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Biomedical Engineering Elections


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Welcome to Biomedical Engineering! As this is a new program at UBC, BME does not yet have a representative student body. That's where you come in!

In Engineering, each department is represented by a department club, which caters to its students’ needs by running various events and services throughout the year. In addition, the club acts as the main liaison with the faculty, advocating on academic, professional and student wellness issues.

The club will be managed by a number of elected representatives. If you are interested in starting a brand new student club, read on!

Timeline

September 10th

Midnight - Nominations open (form available HERE)

September 17th

4PM - Nominations close (must be submitted to the Box of Democracy outside of the VICE Office in the ESC)

5PM - All candidates meeting (ESC, Room 201, attendance mandatory)

September 18th

12:01AM - Campaigning begins

5:30PM - Candidate debates (ESC atrium)

11:59PM - Deadline to submit biography and photo for the ballot (details below)

September 20th

12:01AM - Voting begins (email notification sent to all eligible voters)

September 21st

4PM - Voting and campaigning end (results announced at 4:15PM in the ESC atrium)

Available Positions

PRESIDENT

The president will lead the Biomedical Engineering Council and will act as the spokesperson for biomedical engineering students. They also attend EUS Council.

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

The Academic Coordinator works alongside the EUS VP Academic to improve the academic experience of biomedical engineering students. They represent the program alongside with the President at academic meetings like Grand Council.

CLUBROOM MANAGER

The Clubroom Manager is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the clubroom. Keeping the student space in good order and implementing fun upgrades is their job! For now, the BMEUSA Clubroom space is very small and they will be responsible for getting the club settled into a good home!

E-WEEK MANAGER

The E-Week manager coordinates the biomedical E-Week team and makes sure the (new) biomedical chariot and Ball Model are up to scratch!

INDUSTRY MANAGER

The Industry Manager is responsible for coordinating professional industry events for the program club. They may organize networking socials, professional seminars, and maybe even alumni dinners one day!

PUBLICITY MANAGER

The Publicity Manager will take charge of branding the BMEUSA, logos, making a facebook page, and any other social media and marketing that needs to happen to start a student club! They will create posters and make the BMEUSA Slipstick (yearbook) pages!

SECRETARY

The secretary will take meeting minutes at BMEUSA meetings and other internal affairs including room bookings and keeping policy up-to-date.

SOCIAL COORDINATOR

The Social Coordinator is – as you could probably guess – responsible for social events! They strive to enhance student life and the social environment for biomedical engineering students. They sit on the EUS events committee, and meet with the social/events coordinators of Department & Ex-O clubs.

SPORTS AND CHARITY COORDINATOR

They oversee sports and charity events and services, from coordinating biomedical engineering UBC REC teams to coordinating BMEUSA involvement in EUS charity events like Blood Drives or Pi Week.

TREASURER

The Treasurer is responsible for the money! This means recording all expenditures by BMEUSA, maintaining the budget, and keeping BMEUSA up to date with it’s financial status.

2ND YEAR REPRESENTATIVE

Serves as the voice of the second year biomedical engineering students. 

Election Procedures

CANDIDATE MATERIALS

  • Send in a blurb (100 words maximum) and headshot to elections@ubcengineers.ca. Please name your file as [first name][last name].png/jpg/whatever you like. These will be displayed on our website and the elections voting portal. Please only submit once; we will not be accepting multiple submissions. Submissions will close Tuesday, September 18 at 11:59pm in order to allow for the blurbs/headshots to appear on the ballot. This is an inflexible deadline. Earlier submissions are highly encouraged.

  • Candidates must submit a digital version of all campaign materials to the EA and President (elections@ubcengineers.ca and president@ubcengineers.ca) for approval before use. We will take no longer than 24 hours to approve all material.

Posters and other visual campaign material shall not contain the EUS logo, the UBC Engineering logo, the UBC Alma Mater Society logo, The University of British Columbia logo, or any branding associated with those entities. When putting up posters you must adhere to the UBC Postering Policy - they MUST, however, include the EUS Elections logo

SIMPLIFIED CAMPAIGN RULES

  • Campaigning is only allowed from 12:01am September 18 to 5:00pm on September 21.

  • No negative campaigning.

  • No slating (i.e. campaigning with or supporting candidates for other positions)

  • Posters must be put in approved locations only (postering in residence areas is prohibited, see UBC Postering Policy linked above)

  • $25 spending limit; receipts must be presented upon request (you do not have to spend any money!)

  • Violations of campaign rules will result in penalties at discretion of the Elections Administrator and the President; appeals of these decisions can be made in writing to the EUS Board of Governors