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Chris Ng (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As an executive for SFU UNICEF, I have come to be involved in dealing with internal as well as external matters such as organizing events, gathering sponsors, making meeting minutes, managing an e-mail account among many others.
Yet what has really opened my eyes is the lack of involvement between the members of the student groups/clubs and the SFSS. Moreover, students such as yourself who value communication, cooperation as well as coordination of the SFSS are unfortunately distanced with the society.
What I have to offer as your SFSS Member Services Officer:
- Bring fresh and diverse perspectives to the board
- Facilitate to bring the student-ran clubs into focus using the tools the SFSS offers
- Tap into the vast amount of volunteer power of the SFSS which has been very much underplayed
- Communicate effectively with students and groups alike
In doing these acts along with my profuse commitment in serving you, I offer you a chance to put your foot forward, to take a step and just jump into revamping what we all know to be the SFSS today into a society we can cherish and associate with. Cast a vote on March 22-24, take the leap.
For any questions or inquiries please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone with the information below as well as joining and/or writing on the wall of my Facebook event titled “CHRIS NG for SFSS Member Services Officer (MSO)”.
Lorenz Yeung (email@example.com)
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read my platform and consider me for Member Services Officer (MSO). I am a molecular biology/biochemistry major and a linguistics minor. Originally, I was an average student. I took four classes and worked part time as a cook to support myself. Then I started to volunteer and realized there was more to this campus. Through volunteering within my faculty I met amazing people who, just like everyone else, are serious about their academics, work part-time, but also take the time to build community at SFU. I have built strong friendships along the way and I have incredible memories of these times past.
I decided to take on the position of SFSS Science Representative because I wanted to see a continuation of large events that bring students together. I wanted everyone to have the opportunity to experience the same things I had.
During my term as science rep, I have learned of more important issues affecting students. The SFSS provides other services such as the U-Pass, the handbook, and the student pub. I decided that these services are crucial to students and I went above and beyond my regular duties to maintain and improve them. Now, I am seeking re-election in order to continue this work.
The role of the Member Services Officer involves planning large-scale events while handling the administrative duties that are expected from an executive officer. I have demonstrated both of these abilities throughout my year as the science representative and I have enjoyed the experience.
I have organized two major events as the science representative: Science Frosh and Geek Week. I also completed the Science Community Initiative which aims to increase the number of volunteer opportunities within the faculty.
This year I went above and beyond my duties as a faculty rep by working on projects which have benefited the wider SFU community:
- Renegotiation of the U-Pass contract
- Implementation of the Highland Pub renovations
- Preparation for the Food and Beverage Services (FBS) labour negotiations
In addition, in the Fall semester I put forward a referendum question asking for financial accountability from external groups on campus. The non-binding plebiscite was very popular and received support from 88.5% of voters! After much hard work, this project has culminated in memorandums of understanding between the affected parties.
- Continued promotion and expansion of large scale on-campus events
- Expansion of the popular SFSS volunteer program
- Negotiation of the Food and Beverage Services contract
- Finishing the Highland Pub project with a grand re-opening and new menus
- Adding more affordable food options to the SFSS food services
Our first court date against the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is approaching and I want to work to prepare the board on this important matter. It is crucial that we have continuity on the board to settle this efficiently and diligently.
I have served the students in the faculty of science well and I am now ready to work for all students. Please consider my experience, dedication, and results when voting for Member Services Officer. Vote for Lorenz.