Academic Affairs

Mehnaz Lamia (Mia) is a First Generation International Student from Bangladesh, who has been actively advocating for BIPOC , ELL and International students  since she first came to Canada to study at OCADU in 2019.  She is the current Executive Director of Academic Affairs at the OCAD Student Union and is re-running for the  position at this year’s elections. 

Mia believes her strong advocacy and passion towards her peers and the whole OCAD student body will help eliminate academic struggles which even she herself faces and will result in better resolutions. She  plans on working hard towards the Undergraduate Studies  Caucus, gauging student feedback through  surveys and addressing concerns and planning for better outcomes. Mia is consistently committed to reduce barriers for students. In 2021, Mia was the elected Student Senator for her faculty of Liberal Arts and Science where she courageously brought up student concerns directly to the Senate board. Mia advocated for inclusivity and fairness for International Students.