Hello everyone, I’m Humza! I am a second year student majoring in Political Science and Economics and I am running to become the next Member Services Officer of your student society.
Over the last two years I have worked with many student clubs on various projects and have had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of SFU students through various leadership roles that I have undertaken ever since I joined SFU. In my first term at SFU (Fall of 2010), I started a club called Nightlife SFU which now has over 750 registered members and has delivered many sold-out events for the SFU community.
In Spring of 2011, I singlehandedly raised over $4000 for the Pakistan flood victims. In Summer of 2011, I was elected Vice-President of Pakistan’s Students’ Association where I drafted a new constitution which was unanimously approved by the quorum. Under my supervision, PSA’s budget multiplied 6 times within its first 2 semesters.
In Spring of 2012, I volunteered for the “Live in for Literacy” campaign under the banner of “Room to Read” and raised over $3500 for building schools and libraries in third-world countries. I was involved with the Burnaby Campus Orientation Program as an Orientation Leader in Fall of 2011 and Spring of 2012. I was lucky enough to get selected for a third time as a Veteran Orientation Leader for the Fall of 2012. I have been an Exchange Student Mentor three times and I was also a Team Leader for the Society of Arts and Social Sciences Frosh.
As MSO, I would like to focus on three key issues – working with clubs and DSU’s, the U-Pass plan and the SFSS Health and Dental plan. Having worked with a multitude of clubs and DSU’s at SFU, I feel that I would be the best-suited candidate for MSO. This is because I know what student-led organizations need in order to grow bigger, reach their maximal potential and achieve their goals.
With regards to the U-Pass and Health and Dental plans, the current systems (regardless of all the good work and efforts put in by the previous SFSS directors and University management) are over-priced, inconvenient and do not reflect the best services possible. I would, to the best of my abilities, negotiate with Translink on behalf of the students and staff of SFU and work towards having a better and more efficient transit system (with a higher frequency of buses going to and from all SFU campuses) during peak hours.
Further cuts are also being predicted from the Health and Dental Plan services offered to SFU students and I will make sure that as your representative, I voice your concerns and come up with the best health and dental services plan for SFU students at the cheapest rates possible. I would like to conclude by saying that I am committed towards bringing a positive change and that you can count on me because I will not only speak for you but also promote your best interests.
If you have any questions for me, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on Facebook. You can also find more details about my campaign by searching “Elect Humza Khan as SFSS Member Services Officer (MSO)” on Facebook.