About Us

The Young Liberals at the University of Guelph are an active, focused force in local, provincial and federal politics.

The Young Liberals of Canada are an official commission of the Liberal Party of Canada, while the Ontario Young Liberals are a part of the Ontario Liberal Party. Both organizations have a presence at the University of Guelph in the form of two distinct clubs, which together form the University of Guelph Young Liberals.

By joining us you are gaining practical political and campaign-related experience, building a vibrant, lifelong network of friends on your campus, across Ontario, and across Canada and are a voice for progressive change both on our campus and in our community.  But, most importantly, we want to make getting involved to make a difference fun.

“I am a Liberal. I am one of those that thinks that everywhere, in human things, there are abuses to be reformed, new horizons to be opened up, and new forces to be developed. This condition of our nature is precisely what makes the greatness of man – for it condemns him irrevocably to movement, to progress. Our means may be limited, but our nature is perfectible and we have infinite for our arena.” – Sir Wilfred Laurier

Executive

Nick Cabral : General Member

Nick Cabral

General Member

Nick is a first year member who excited to see Lloyd re-elected on October 21st!

Lilla Eperjesi : General Member

Lilla Eperjesi

General Member

Lilla is a first year student who is excited about the future of the UGYL!

Brayden Ross : President - Provincial

Brayden Ross

President - Provincial

Brayden is an an economics major with a minor in history. She has a deep love for the lessons biographies figures can teach us. Her passion is studying the interconnectedness of income inequality, populism and climate change.

Alana Keenan : Secretary

Alana Keenan

Secretary

Alana is a legal studies student aiming to attending law school in the near future. Her areas of interest include human rights and constitutional law. Alana actively seeks to engage youth in politics and will continue to do so on the University of Guelph campus.

Sean Mitchell : President - Federal

Sean Mitchell

President - Federal

Sean is an Environmental Science Student majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy. A classical violinist with a passion for agriculture and education policy, he is excited for the upcoming year with the club.

Elaine Yao : Membership Director

Elaine Yao

Membership Director

Elaine is majoring in Mathematical Economics with a minor of Music. In her spare time, she is an avid volunteer and musician who enjoys playing her violin and having quality times with friends. She is fascinated with youth engagement in the political process.

Nimra Noman : Vice-President

Nimra Noman

Vice-President

Nimra is studying Political Science and Business Administration at Guelph. This past summer as a LPCO intern she was the Deputy Field Organizer for Peel region. She loves politics and has a particular interest in Federal politics and social policy.

Michael Putnik : General Member

Michael Putnik

General Member

Michael is a human kinetics major interested in helping the Liberals strengthen the middle class. He is looking forward to meeting you on campus!

Mike Noehammer : General Member

Mike Noehammer

General Member

Mike is a political science student and a jazz music fan with a passion for education policy, he is excited for the upcoming year with the club.

Toni Lefebvre-Mick : General Member

Toni Lefebvre-Mick

General Member

Toni is currently studying Sociology and French Studies. This will be her second year as Communications Director and is very excited to be involved with the elections this fall. She believes the Guelph Young Liberals will help strengthen the youth voice on campus and within the city.

Donovan Capes : General Member

Donovan Capes

General Member

Donovan is an environmental sciences Masters student studying hydrogeology and is the former VP of the UGYL.  He has a strong passion for environmental policy and the management of natural resources.

Maarij Siddiqi : General Member

Maarij Siddiqi

General Member

Maarij is a student in Biomedical Science. He is keen on learning and advocating about societal healthcare implications while expanding his political involvement in the community and province to bring about positive change.