athletics & recreation first year representative

1 position

Gautham Rejendra

Diana Shenwang

Gautham Rejendra

My name is Gautham Rajendra and I'm looking to run for the First Year Athletics Rep. I did my undergrad at York University where I completed a B.A of Kinesiology. I’ve played competitive sports since I was 5 years old and played Varsity Football at York for 5 years!


I strongly believe that physical activity is so very important for not only your physical, but your mental health. I am so thankful that I got to use athletics to express myself and continue to participate in them in a more recreational manner. I personally felt overwhelmed after the first week of classes with all of the readings and the way I cope with stress is to be active, whether it’s walking, biking, or doing a workout! With all the stress we’re going to have this year, I really want to create a fun, relaxed and good spirited atmosphere where we can loosen up and not think about all the readings we have!


As the first-year athletics representative I am hoping to work in coordination with our second-year representative, Naomi, in creating events that allow for everyone in the program to engage in some form of athletics safely, whether it be virtual or in person while remaining socially distant. I want to take the time to thank all of my peers for considering me for this position. I hope to have your vote and I wish the best of luck to all my peers applying for any NUS positions!

Click the next slide to see Gautham's video speech!