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As an undergraduate student in computer engineering at the Sherbrooke university, Wendy Vasquez is just as passionate about new technologies as about student representation. That's why she is involved in the Quebec Confederation for Engineering Student Outreach as president. This organization represents more than 24,000 students across the province on different issues, such as mental health and workload. In addition, this past year, she initiated the student movement NOT HERE, because gun control is an issue that unfortunately affects closely the student community.
As student in electrical engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, Manuel Klaassen is student engaged in student representation since the beginning of his studies. He was involved for two years at the Association étudiante de Polytechnique (AEP) firstly as treasurer and finally as president. For historical reasons, gun control has always been an important issue for the AEP. That is why he was the instigator of the movement NOT HERE; to bring the demands of the movement to all associations in Quebec and Canada. With now 20 member associations and more than 250,000 students represented, NOT HERE demonstrates tha the younger generation is interested in having tougher gun control laws in Canada.