A hopeful face for VP of Campus LifeFebruary 9th, 2010 | Entertainment | No Comments »
Story, image and audio by Edith Zikmann
Brad Jones, 20, is a second-year music business management student from Cambridge Ont. who understands the inner workings of the music industry.
“I’ve had music surround my life for as long as I know. My whole entire family plays music… I’m a musician myself. I’ve toured on the east coast with a band called Battle Creek and Killing for Friday.”
Jones has been with Universal Music for about a year now and has worked to promote artists such as Protest the Hero and Kid Cudi. He plans on using his experience within the music business industry to add a fresh, new contribution to campus life at Durham College and UOIT.
“Canada is actually a very small industry so as soon as you know one person it’s like one big schmooze fest,” said Jones.
“When you get some connections at Universal and start talking to people that’s when more opportunities come about and connections get back to you better and you can understand where people are coming from in business standpoint,” he said.
Jones plans on improving some of the already popular campus events such as Campusfest and Winterfest and enhancing the orientation experience for Durham College students because many people have expressed that their orientation was not as lively as the UOIT students’ experience.
He also hopes to bring more debates like the highly successful “Does God Exist?” debate to campus to encourage open minds and engage the student population.
On his website, Jones points out that this year there weren’t a lot of guest speakers that came to the school and hopes to bring some influential speakers such as Jean Chrétien and David Suzuki to campus to speak to students.
Voting can be done online and ends Feb. 8th at 5 p.m. and those elected will be announced on the Student Association website at 6 p.m. on the same day.
Listen to the audio clip below to hear Jones’ informal mission statement