Student Committee

The Student Rep Committee advises RGD’s Board on how to best serve the needs of RGD Student Members, develops programs and services that benefit students, assists to raise awareness of RGD to students and unites students from schools across Canada. 


  • Jordan Jackson Student RGD, Co-Chair

    Logan McKinnon Student RGD, Co-Chair

    Andrea Abello Student RGD

    Megan Baker Student RGD

    Alexandra Batista Student RGD

    Rebecca Black Student RGD

    Allison Cake Student RGD
Paul Ching Student RGD

    Mickayla Christie Student RGD

    Kimberley Cruea Student RGD

    Simon Dunford Student RGD

    Kristine Feliciano Student RGD
Logan Finlay Student RGD

    Forrest Heard Student RGD

    Luisa Jahn Student RGD
Leah Johnson Student RGD

    Bianca Jozwiak Student RGD

    Palwasha Khan Student RGD

    Sarah Kim Student RGD
Andreane Labrosse Student RGD
Rebecca Mitchell Student RGD

    Soraiyah Mohammed Student RGD

    Anissa Pahlke Student RGD
Shantell Powell Student RGD

    Rebecca Quinton Student RGD
Scott Rigmond Student RGD

    Rami Shouk Student RGD

    Joe Thoong Student RGD

    Maisha Turner Student RGD

    Brandon Wagar Student RGD

    Rebecca Westcott Student RGD
  • Presented via recorded video by Jordan Jackson Student RGD at RGD's AGM on April 25, 2018


    This year’s 2017-2018 Student Committee consisted of 32 students from various schools and program levels from Toronto, London, Ottawa, even Vancouver! The committee met virtually once a month to discuss plans for the year, ongoing as well as new projects, and student involvement in upcoming events.


    Since we had significantly more students than last year, we operated two meeting dates per month where I would work alongside Hilary to run the meeting one day, while Co-Chair Logan McKinnon would tackle the other.


    The committee has been focusing on two main projects this year. Due to some initial delays, our student-run and focused podcast, Minds of Design, which was supposed to launch last year, ended up launching in early September. We continued the project with two other episodes in November and January and have received some great feedback from both students and industry professionals alike. We are currently looking at the possibility of recording more episodes before this year’s term ends in September. I have been spearheading the podcast (from a technical and hosting standpoint) and at that time we will look at the program’s feasibility for continuation into next year as I will be graduating. Hopefully we have someone up to the task and has a little bit of a flair for the dramatic like I do.


    Our second main project has been focusing on student member involvement over Instagram. Launched in February, we created a monthly challenge for students called #RGDStudentChallenges. These challenges ask students to post a new (or legacy) design they’ve done that pertains to the theme for that specific month. In February our theme was red, March it was Nature, and April has been “From Concept to Completion”. Each month RGD has selected a few standout designs to be featured on and a select few individuals who have posted outstanding work for all three themes will be shown on a small display at DesignThinkers Vancouver.


    Success of the program has varied from month to month but students who are engaging have really enjoyed the program. Even in our short run it has already done better than our DesignThinkers Scholarship social media program. The idea of using RGDStudentChallenges in replacement of the current Designthinkers Scholarship format was brought up at our last meeting. Further discussions will happen following the AGM to determine the specifics of this change.


    In conclusion, this has been another successful year with the Student Committee with a lot of dedicated student volunteers that are eager to improve the already great Student Member program.