Welcome to First Year Council Elections
Do you want to be part of First Year Council? Yeah you do! Get ready for First Year Council Elections over the next two weeks. Any questions about elections, timelines, or specific requests can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Nominations Open||September 12th at 12:00 am||To nominate yourself for a position, fill out the form that can be found in the “nominations” tab.|
|FYC Info Session
|September 12th, 4:00pm||First Year Council Info Session, run by past FY Councillors.|
|Nominations Close||September 19th, 5:00pm||All nominations must be submitted in the red Box of Democracy in the Vice Office.|
|All Candidates Meeting (ESC 201)||September 19th, 5:00pm||Learn about election rules, and how to not get in trouble!|
|Debates (ESC Atrium)||September 20th, 6:00pm||Learn who to vote for!|
|Campaigning Starts||September 20th, 12:00am||Candidates and the EUS will be promoting the Elections. There will be various events throughout this time that can be on the next tab.|
|Voting Starts||September 22nd 12:00am||All students will receive an email informing them to vote. EUS will be promoting the voting link and encouraging a great turnout.
Want to vote at a polling booth? There will be stations at the following locations:
THURSDAY: ESC Eatery 11-2 pm; Red Sales 1-4 pm
FRIDAY: Red Sales 11-2pm
|Voting + Campaigning Close||Sept 23rd 5:00pm||The newly elected FY council will be announced after polls close! Come to the First Year Room in the ESC at 5pm to hear the results first-hand.|
Nominations are now closed.
The President leads First Year council – they are the
official spokesperson of all first years, they sit on EUS
Council and the AMS First Year Committee, and they
supervise the First Year Councillors.
The Vice President supports the president, and takes on special projects. They are responsible for coordinating the First Year E-WEEK team, and making sure the First Year Chariot and Ball Model are up to scratch!
The Secretary is responsible for internal affairs – means room bookings for meetings, taking and submitting First Year Council minutes, and keeping First Year policy up-to-date.
The Academic Rep works alongside the EUS VP Aca- demic to improve the academic experience of the First Year class. They represent the class alongside with the President at academic meetings like Grand Council.
There can also be up to two Pub Reps! The Pub Reps promote and communicate all events and services of the First Year Council – they maintain the First Year Council Facebook and Twitter, create posters, and make the First Year Slipstick (yearbook) pages.
The Social Coordinator is – as you could probably guess – responsible for social events! They strive to enhance student life and the social environment for the First Year Class. They sit on the EUS events committee, and meet with the social/events coordinators of Department & Ex-O clubs.
SPORTS AND CHARITY REP
There can be up to two Sports & Charity Reps. They oversee sports and charity events and services, from coordinating First Year UBC REC teams to coordinating First Year involvement in EUS charity events like Blood Drives or Pi Week.
The Treasurer is responsible for the money! This means recording all expenditures by First Year Council, maintaining the First Year Council budget, copying and submitting receipts to the EUS VP Finance, and keeping First Year council up to date with it’s financial status.
There can be up to two Vantage Reps. Vantage reps serve as the voice of the Vantage College engineering students.
You will receive an email on Sept 20th at 12:00 am informing you that voting is open if you are eligible to vote in the FYC Elections 2016. All first year students (students with first year academic standing) are eligible to vote.
If you are having any issues voting on the ballot, please email email@example.com with [VOTING ISSUE] in the subject so we can response right away.
Vote in the 2016 FYC Elections
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Hello everyone! My name is Hassan and I am from Pakistan. After graduating from high school in 2015, I took a gap year to explore my interests. Due to being President in my High school student council, I am experienced in organizing successful social and academic events with the help of my team. Moreover, I am a huge Game of Thrones fan so as the Valyrian saying goes: “Valar Dohaeris (All men must serve)”, I would like to have the opportunity to serve First Year Engineers in any way possible!
Hello! My name is Jacob Koo and I’m currently staying in Place Vanier Mackenzie House. I’m a Korean by birth and grew up in Italy in a British Education system (it’s a long story). I’ve been a member of the Student Council Officer Team in my High School, and I wanted to contribute to the UBC community to make it a better and friendlier place. I want to make this year’s Engineering group outstanding as leaders among the university in terms of academics and social events. If you see me, come say hi! Don’t forget to vote, every vote counts!
Do you want someone awesome and fun to be VP?
Then you should vote for Cynthia!! (I’m telling you, she’s pretty cool)
◆ Dedication— She’s super passionate about supporting the first year engineering community.
◆ Representation—She will ensure that every single one of your voices is heard and that FYC carries out events based on your needs and preferences.
◆ Experience—She has tons of experience with organizing large-scale events and conferences that have attracted 1000+ attendees totaled.
◆ Awesomeness—Yes, it’ll be LIT if she becomes your VP!
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Having been a sports and academic representative through high school, I have had a diverse array of experiences to help me manage responsibilities and put my best foot forward to support this wonderful community of engineers.
I’m so thrilled to meet all of you, learn of your stories and share ideas to help build on the future of the EUS. I hope to work hard towards bringing our community closer and effectively promoting the EUS’s position while supporting the president to the best of my ability.
Let us make it a great year for us first year engineers!
Hello First Years! I have lived in 2 continents, 4 countries, 11 houses and I’ve gone to 10 different schools, so I know about the scariness of starting something new.
I want to make this new transition into university academics as pleasant as I can for you. I want to organize tutoring sessions, exam prep events and ensure that YOUR voice is being heard.
We are all engineers, so school is going to be hard, I can’t prevent that. What I can do, and will do, is ensure we all have the best academic year we can!
I tried finding a better picture. It clearly did not work.
You know what does work though… Me as your Academic Rep!
Very often, there lies this huge gap, between the students and teachers – perhaps a result of miscommunication, or students not able to voice their opinions. The consequence? The students’ academics lie in jeopardy.
I’m here to bridge that gap. I’m here to make sure that this year’s academic experience will be as productive, interactive, and interesting as it can. We all as students must be prepared to face a lot of challenges. However, miscommunication of academics shouldn’t be a part of it. We need to make this academic year as smooth as possible. And so, here I stand, with an open mind, ready to make this a great ride!
I am super passionate about being involved and getting to know everyone in my faculty, and if I become your Academic Representative, I will be here to maintain and improve your first year academic experiences! I will be working along with professors, the EUS, and many more to make sure that each single voice of yours is heard and try to make a difference. You can come talk to me about any academic-related concerns and ask questions, or you can literally talk to me about anything and make friendship! There is no one who listens better than I do! Plus, I put effort and dedication in everything I do, so please, vote for me!
I am running for Academic Representative for the Engineering FYC because I want to get the privilege to represent the engineering first-years and work alongside faculty members in order to make your learning experience more memorable.
I want to bridge the gap between faculty and students and better voice the issues faced by first-year engineering students. Academics is one of the main reasons we are here and although it isn’t the best measure of potential it’s a main one, therefore, I want to help you maximize on various opportunities and get the most out of your academic career at UBC.
I grew up (mostly) in Vancouver, but have been to seven different schools (in Canada, the US, and China) since kindergarten, allowing me to meet so many amazing people and be involved in a variety of extracurricular activities.
I will listen to your input – you can come to me with any suggestion or concern regarding your studies. When I attend meetings or speak with professors, I will ensure that your voice is heard. I hope to help organize study materials for midterms/finals and support a healthier learning environment.
What’s up, engineers? It’s Allison and Hamza here!
Our goal for this year is to have you guys come out to as many engineering events as possible. And to do this, you need people who can publicize in the best way possible. We can do just that because we’ve both been heavily involved in the past with graphics, publicity, marketing and councils. This is only a short list of experiences we have that would benefit the council if we won.
Never miss another EUS event thanks to your future publicity reps, Allison and Hamza! You won’t regret voting for us!
Hey First Years! It’s Mark and David. We are passionate, encouraging, and caring individuals who aspire to serve as your EUS First Year Publicity Reps!
We hope to be your friends and messengers, enrich your first year experiences by enthusiastically promoting EUS events and services, and ultimately unite, connect, and bond us engineers in unforgettable ways.
Our goal is to reach out and build a relationship with all of you this year through social media, and establish a welcoming, friendly, and memorable community. This election means serving you, and we hope that you give us the privilege to do so.
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Hey, I’m Yas, and you may or may not have seen me in your classes as the girl with the puffy hair. I’m running for the Publicity Representative position of the First Year Council, so vote for me. Haha, jk. You don’t have to, but you can ;). Now a little bit about me. I grew up in Iran, but lived in the Netherlands for a while; I came to Vancouver in grade 11 and graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School’s IB Diploma Program. I think I can be a good publicity rep as I’m not only very organized and hard working but also creative. I may have forgotten to mention but SOCIAL MEDIA is life, so I’ll be sure to let you guys know about any events either through social media or through the flyers that I’ll shove in your face and I know you’ll love. Say YES to YAS!
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WHO THE HELL ARE WE? WE ARE, WE ARE, WE ARE THE E……but who the hell is Casey?
Hello future engineers! I am Casey Tam and I hope to become your FYC Secretary.
Because I can type 60 words per minute?
No – Secretaries aren’t typewriters. Secretaries are skilled individuals who are passionate about
being organized, accountable, and approachable.
Me – A person who is driven to dedicate time to making positive changes that YOU want!
(I am more than a typewriter)
Vote Casey Tam as your secretary and get your voices heard!
Hey all the engineers out there!
I’m Grace Wang, and I’m running for secretary.
What do you think of at the word “secretary”?
Written and verbal communication skills?
Proudly, I can say that I have all the qualities listed above. While it may sound vague for now, I will prove myself if given chance.
Transitioning into a brand-new environment isn’t easy, but I will make your first year at UBC one of the best.
VOTE GRACE WANG for secretary and get ready for an awesome year!
Thank you all for the support!
I’m running for Social Coordinator because I want to see a change in the amount of people engaged in EUS events. I used to be someone who didn’t attend social events or didn’t get involved in school activities. Reflecting back on my high school experience, I realized that I wasn’t fully happy with the way I spent my time. For this reason, my main goal if elected will be to help others make the most of their university experience and get involved. I aspire to plan events that will appeal to as many students as possible and encourage people to step out of their comfort zone.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/190414081388550/
The Social Coordinator is responsible for organizing events. I’m the one ensuring you will have social_skills.dl installed in your system!
Now we all agree socializing and having fun with our peers is important. But whats more important is the skills we gain from socializing—networking skills. If you vote for me, I promise to try my best to create events where you will develop professional skills by meeting faculty and professors in the industry you want to pursue! But of course, don’t forget the usual fun and games!
I’m Haseenah and I want to be your 2016-2017 Social Coordinator. I have an extensive background in student council, leadership positions, and event planning. I’m not saying I’m Superwoman, but have you ever seen me and her in the same room? There is no doubt that Engineering is a lot of pressure and hard work, but it is also a community that knows how to party hard and relax. I hope to shape our community into a social and spirited environment that warmly welcomes everyone. P.S My number one goal in life is to become a meme.
Hi! My name is Lachlan, the long haired ginger who you may have seen around. I am an excellent candidate for the position of Social Coordinator because of my outgoing, vibrant, and hardworking personality. I am determined to put on many amazing events that are fun for the whole first year class. Including free movie nights, game nights, barbecues, parties, and many more. Vote for me so that our first year will be totally rad! For info about my campaign and platform check it out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/694940194008422/694940197341755/?notif_t=like¬if_id=1474508093977516. Thanks:)
Sports & Charity Rep
Despite getting into the habit of eating cold pizza over our physics textbooks at 2AM, we should still try and enjoy our time in university. Making friends and memorable throwbacks is always the highlight of the university experience. What better way to meet others than through fun events and activities? Therefore, if chosen to be your first year sports and charity reps, we will put in our utmost effort to bring excitement to your first year in UBC engineering. The events we organize will be all-inclusive and fun so that everyone can say they’ve partied like a true engineer.
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Enchante, my name is Cassidy Ho and vote for me to become TREA$URER because I have
(𝓒) – COMMITMENT I am ready to be fully committed to this role.
(𝓐) – ACTION Where you have any concerns, I am ready to take action.
(𝓢) – SKILLS I have a broad background of managing and directing large sums of money.
(𝓗) – HONESTY I promise to be honest with everything I do, and I will manage the first year funds with integrity and responsibility.
So… Count on me, ‘cuz I can count.
Cassidy Ho for Treasurer!
Hi, I’m Karina, and I would really like to be part of the council that represents you! I am dedicated, and enjoy doing things for my peers. Last year in highschool, I was Treasurer, and this included creating a budget, collecting money, and paying people, among other things. Counting money is definitely something I like to do. I commute to school from Surrey, but that does not stop me from spending as much time here as possible. Very eager to participate in my community, I have painted the Cairn four times already and potentially joined two student design teams. Thankyou.
People might ask me “Nadhem, why would you want to be treasurer?” and to them I say “meh… why not!”.
I’m originally from Tunisia but I lived in Vancouver for the past 6 years. I went to a small French school where I was pretty active in the community. As treasurer, I will bring the fun to fundraising and insure that we’ve always got the moola. I also like to think that I’m pretty trustworthy so you got nothing to worry about (for now >:D). Remember that I will always treasure you, so don’t be Nadumb, vote for Nadhem!
Hey! I am Ronak and and I am running for Treasurer.If you don’t know me, I’m the guy who is always at UpperCase with a cookie.
Why Vote for Me?
I have managed the finances of a MUN conference attended by over 500 delegates.
I am well trained in financial accounting.
I am open minded and always willing to listen to suggestions.
If elected, I will:
Make Reds cheaper for first years.
Create a website for UBC Engineering students to sell and buy used textbooks at fair prices (also a new source of funds via third party ads).
Hello, Future engineers! My name is Zihua Tan. I am running for Vantage Rep in EUS. I am a first year Vantage engineering student. And like many of you guys, who have travelled thousands of miles from another country to study here in Vancouver, Canada. Here, we all speak another language that is different from our mother-tone. In this new environment, we will all experience happiness, sadness, and often times, homesickness. However, worry not, I will be here to accompany and go through the same experiences with you. I will guide you guys as you take your first steps out your comfort zones, where you can become engaged in EUS’ activities. I will help you guys adapt to new environments, and most of all, I will be with you guys as a friend, a new family member, as we walked down this path together.
I am, and want to be here for you guys, and by becoming your representative, aside from being a guide, I will also be the link between Vantage One engineering students and the EUS, and help express and convey between the two groups.