Though working on the campaign and school is a priority, relaxing is also necessary for Elizabeth Fraser (left) who is tackling her studies at Carleton University while running as the Green candidate for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock in the federal election. [Photo @ Emily Wilson]
Elizabeth Fraser is tackling her studies at Carleton University while running as the Green candidate for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock in the 2019 federal election. The 21-year old is certainly not your average third-year university student.
While pursuing a degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management, Fraser has always been active in environmental initiatives. In 2018, she founded a Green Party Club at Carleton and remains the President.
Juggling school, work, meetings and her campaign is stressful. To cope, Fraser has reduced her course load to three classes. She has also made accommodations with her professors so that she can stay up to date on her school work when she leaves Ottawa to campaign.
This is an exciting time for her. Fraser runs the majority of her administrative work online, but will be riding for six weeks during the campaign. She says that it may seem like a big step, but she recommends running for office to any student interested in pursuing politics.