Meet Jess Stewart-Lee, a fourth-year Innis student, and President of the Cinema Studies Student Union!
I’m in my 4th year studying Cinema Studies and Diaspora and Transnational studies! I’m currently a work-study student doing the graphic design of the Innis OSL, the Video Editor for The Varsity, and the president of CINSSU (the Cinema Studies Student Union)
I’m the president! In past years I have been print promoter, special events co-ordinator, and vice-president.
We’re looking ahead to the start of our Spectacle Film Series, which is in collaboration with CSI and is a series of 4 films which are meant to be seen on the big screen. We’re starting Nov 29 in Innis Town Hall with The Sound of Music! We also have a Cinema Studies student social on Nov 30 at Snakes & Lattes!
It’s been hard adjusting to being the one in charge, especially as part of a student union and knowing that I am leading a group which represents so many students, many of whom are my peers. I love the opportunity to work with younger students, though, and to actually use and pass on all the knowledge that I’ve accumulated in my years in the program.
University isn’t scary! You’ll meet so many incredible people and learn so much, and even though moving across the country seems like a big step, it’s the best decision you’ll ever make.