Students’ Council Candidates

AHS Candidates

There are two at-large seats for the faculty of Applied Heath Science, and one candidate running. Vacant seats will remain open for a by-election after this election comes to a close. If you’re interested in representing your faculty by filling an empty seat on Feds Students’ Council, please contact elections@feds.ca.
 
AHS undergrads will have the opportunity to choose their representation on Council by voting yes or no to the following candidate on voting days (Feb 5-7):

Victoria Rodney

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Arts Candidates

There are five at-large seats for the faculty of Arts, and five candidates running.

Arts undergrads will have the opportunity to choose their representation on Council by voting yes or no to the following candidates on voting days (Feb 5-7):

Kaitlynn Mccomiskey

Students' Council Arts Canadidate Kaitlynn Angela McComiskey

Program and current year of study: Honours Political Science, 2nd year

Experience:

  • Off Campus Community Don
  • Volunteer at the Bike Center

Top platform points:

  1. Work toward a campus-wide sustainability action plan
  2. Provide adaptability services for incoming students to improve their transition into the university
  3. Ensure that Arts students' interests and needs are represented equally to STEM programs.

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:
My name is Kaitlynn McComiskey and I am confident Arts student ready to bring your voice to Feds Students’ Council. It is difficult to find a balance for Arts in a STEM-focused school, but the Arts community here is large and I want to focus on making our faculty a larger consideration on campus!

Shehnoor Nasir

Shehnoor Nasir Students' Council Arts Candidate

Team Amber  

Program and current year of study: Political Science, 4A

Experience:

  • Feds Academics Affairs Commissioner

Top platform points:

  1. Enhance and improve the experiences of non-coop students
  2. Increase opportunities for students in regular streams
  3. Improve communication between students and Feds by ensuring greater transparency and accountability

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:
My active participation in multiple clubs and leadership roles on campus allowed me the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with many arts students consequently exposing me to a lot of their grievances. The University of Waterloo has a highly regarded co-operative education program, but I hope to enhance the experiences of non-coop students by trying to increase the resources available on campus that will provide more opportunities to students in regular streams. Additionally, I have come to realize that the communication channel between students and Feds can be improved to ensure greater transparency and accountability.

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Taijah O'Meally

Taijah O'Meally Students' Council Arts Candidate

Team Amber

Program and current year of study: Honours Political Science, Co-op, 3rd year

Experience:

  • Renison University College Residence Council
  • UW Student Refugee Program
  • Feds Food Bank

Top platform points:

My three main areas of focus are:

  1. The improvement of mental health services
  2. Working towards a campus-wide sustainability action plan
  3. The implementation of designated cannabis smoking/vaping areas on campus

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:
Warriors! I am a passionate member of the Faculty of Arts who is willing to work hard to represent YOUR interests. I want to start off by addressing issues which I know are important in our community. My key priorities are mental health, the environment, and fair regulation of cannabis smoking on campus in contrast to that of cigarette smoking.

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Shazza Riaz

Shazza Riaz Students' Council Arts Candidate

Team Amber

Program and current year of study: Honours Arts and Business, Economics and Legal Studies, Co-op, 2nd year

Experience:

  • Arts Ambassador

Top platform points:

  1. Increase resources for Mental Health, especially for international students
  2. Increase resources for accessibility services
  3. Provide adaptability services for incoming students in order to improve their transition into the university

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:
Hello! My name is Shazza. My platform is to act as a voice for international students, especially those coming in from developing countries into Waterloo as they experience tremendous culture shock and sometimes discrimination. Mental health for students as well as initiation of a smooth transition into academics for a student who is just beginning university is important so we can prevent mental health issues. I am confident and charismatic and well qualified to act as a voice for the Arts Faculty and make sure we get as much as any other faculty. Choose Team Amber as your voice!

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Abigail Tait

Abigail Tait Students' Council Arts Candidate

Team Amber

Program and current year of study: Honours Political Science, Double Minor in Speech Communications & International Studies, 4A

Experience:

  • Employment with Waterloo as a Writing & Communication Tutor, Teaching Assistant, Communications/Programming Assistant and Public Affairs Coordinator

Top platform points:

  1. More comprehensive implementation of course evaluations to ensure feedback cycles are responsive.
  2. Higher degree of accountability to mental health on campus and increased support for international students.
  3. Ensure that Arts students' interests and needs are represented equally to STEM programs.

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:

My name is Abigail Tait and I am confident I can bring a charismatic and thoughtful voice to Feds Student Council. While it sometimes seems challenging to give Arts an impactful voice in a STEM-focused school, the Arts community here is large, vibrant and diverse. My time at UW has given me a comprehensive view of the services and resources that need to be improved in order to enable Arts students' talents. If you are looking for someone responsive, enthusiastic and reflective to represent your interests, please consider me for Arts Councillor!

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Engineering Candidates

There are five at-large seats for the faculty of Engineering, and four candidates running. Vacant seats will remain open for a by-election after this election comes to a close. If you’re interested in representing your faculty by filling an empty seat on Feds Students’ Council, please contact elections@feds.ca.

Engineering undergrads will have the opportunity to choose their representation on Council by voting yes or no to the following candidates on voting days (Feb 5-7):

Kevin McGuire

Kevin McGuire Students; Council Engineering Candidate

Program and current year of study: Systems Design Engineering, 2A

Experience:

  • None whatsoever.

Top platform points:

  1. Make Feds better
  2. Make Feds cost less
  3. Make Feds better and cost less

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:
My mom would vote for me. Why wouldn't you?

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Jason Small

Jason Small Students' Council Engineering Candidate

Program and current year of study: Systems Design Engineering, 3B

Experience:

  • Feds engineering councillor for two years
  • Various EngSoc roles

Top platform points:

  1. Continue working to streamline the governance of Feds
  2. Keep students informed of important decisions being made to ensure transparency
  3. Always listening to concerns and suggestions (24 hour email response guaranteed)

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:

During the last two years on Students' Council, I have striven to ensure that issues concerning engineering students are brought to the forefront while also working to reform the governance structures of Feds such that they are more efficient, accessible, and transparent. I hope to be re-elected so that I can continue this work.

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Megan Town

Megan Town Students' Council Engineering Candidate

Program and current year of study: Chemical Engineering, 3B

Experience:

  • Feds:
    • Education Advisory Committee, May 2018 – present
    • MATES Peer Support Counsellor, Jan 2017 – Aug 2018
    • UW Deception Board Games Club founder and executive, Sep 2015 – Apr 2017
  • Engineering:
    • Academic & EngSoc Class Representative, Sep 2015 – present
    • EngSoc Board of Directors At-large member, Sep 2016 – Aug 2018
    • Student Services Commissioner, May 2017 – Dec 2017
    • Mental Health Commissioner, Jan 2018 – Aug 2018
    • Career Fair Chair, Sep 2018 – present
    • Engineering Orientation Leader, Feb 2016 – present
    • EngSoc director (various), Sep 2015 – Apr 2017

Top platform points:

  1. Put pressure on Feds to support their mental health services
  2. Mandate Board and Executive to increase transparency in the student union
  3. Increase communication with engineering students via online presence and mailing list

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:
I have substantial advocacy experience within engineering and I am excited to bring that expertise to a broader stage. On top of my experience, I am passionate about what I do. In my term as an engineering councillor I will work to support your interests alongside my goals.

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You can read more about my platform here: fb.me/Megan4EngCouncil opens an external site  

And contact me with any questions or comments at metown@edu.uwaterloo.ca

Edward Yang

Students' Council Engineering Candidate

Program and current year of study: Mechatronics Engineering, 2B

Experience:

  • EngSoc Class Representative 2017-2018

Top platform points:

  1. Make sure Feds is held accountable and is acting in the best interests of the students
  2. Implement policies to help students understand what Feds is doing without having to read through mountains of documents
  3. Work towards reducing student apathy towards Feds and elections

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:
Feds is the student union, meant to serve, empower and represent the students. That's not possible to do if there is no one to represent the students as part of council. Vote for me so that you can have a group of engineering councillors that will be your voice on council and help ensure that you have a student union that is able to serve the changing needs of students.

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Environment Candidates

There are two at-large seats for the faculty of Environment, and one candidate running. Vacant seats will remain open for a by-election after this election comes to a close. If you’re interested in representing your faculty by filling an empty seat on Feds Students’ Council, please contact elections@feds.ca.

Environment undergrads will have the opportunity to choose their representation on Council by voting yes or no to the following candidate on voting days (Feb 5-7):

Brendan Wilson

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Math Candidates

There are five at-large seats for the faculty of Mathematics, and eight candidates running.

Mathematics undergrads will choose their representation on Council by ranking the following candidates on voting days (Feb 5-7):

Diana (Chao Ching) Chang

Diana (Chao Ching) Chang  Students' Council Mathematics Candidate

Team: Diana-June

Program and current year of study: Computer Science, 3A

Experience:

  • Hack the North 2018: Logistics Lead
  • Hack the North 2017: Logistics Member

Top platform points:

  1. Make the progress and work of Feds more transparent and available to all students through termly and annual reports.
  2. Advocate for more diversity and inclusivity in decisions made for campus initiatives.
  3. Establish a mentorship program for students to obtain more industry-relevant support in preparation for, and throughout the job search process

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:

I have served the Waterloo tech community for 2 years through organizing Hack the North, vote for me to allow me to serve the larger University of Waterloo community now with Feds! I'd like to improve the experience of math students (that's you!) at the University of Waterloo by making your voices heard and can't do it without your help :)

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Terry Chen

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John Hunte

John Hunte Students' Council Mathematics Candidate

Program and current year of study: Statistics & Actuarial Science, 2B

Experience:

  • Member-at-Large, Feds Budget & Appropriations Committee (2018-2019)

Top platform points:

  1. Increased accountability of Councillors, Directors, Executives, and staff
  2. Rigorous budget procedure

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:

  1. Elected officials should be held to the highest standard possible. That's why I intend to prepare and vote in favor of any resolution that ensures officials act in the best interest of students.
  2. Currently, some budgets are not reviewed by the Budget & Appropriations Committee. Why is this an issue? B&AC are your elected officials who ensure accountable use of member dues, but they can't do that properly without vetting the budgets!

I have an in-depth knowledge of Feds infrastructure, brought by development of procedure and experience on Feds' Budget & Appropriations Committee. (hunte.me/my-work opens an external site  )

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Navya Mehta

Navya Mehta Students' Council Math Candidate

Program and current year of study: Computing and Financial Management, 1B

Experience:

  • WATonomous (Project Manager)
  • Equithon (Operations Coordinator)
  • Residence Council (Vice President - Finance)
  • UW FinTech Club (Technology Director)
  • IT Advisory Board (Board Member)
     

Top platform points:

  1. Make Feds truly the voice of the entire student body by ensuring greater representation and involvement from first- and second-year undergraduates
  2. Improve appropriate strategic partnerships with existing faculty-specific bodies including MathSOC to build a more holistic, accountable and supportive student organization
  3. Increase the scope of Feds on-campus student services including co-op resources, recreational events and faculty-specific activities to build a reputable school spirit amongst the student body

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:

Have you ever heard of a first-year serving on the Math Council?

If no, the lack of representation is the very problem.

As a first-year undergraduate, I understand the needs, wants and challenges of an incoming freshman class and the inadequate attention they get in campus-wide discourse. As a Math Councillor, I will strive to create a more responsive and flexible union that strives to serve the unique interests of diverse student cohorts.

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Yussef Ourchane

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Rana Saleh

Rana Saleh Students' Council Mathematics Candidate

Program and current year of study: Pure Mathematics and Combinatorics and Optimization, 4th year

Experience:

  • Math Councillor
  • Math Orientation Leader
  • SSO Orientation Leader
  • Pure Math Club President
  • UW Animal Rights Society Art Council

Top platform points:

  1. Advocate for mental health support on and off campus
  2. Create a more accessible and inclusive campus
  3. Make Students’ Council more accessible and accountable to students

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:

As a math student, I have struggled with my academic performance and mental health. Hence, I understand how demanding and stressful our program can be. As a math councillor, I will advocate for mental health support on campus. I will also push for a more inclusive campus that caters to a diverse student body.

Finally, I will ensure that Feds communicates and works with MathSOC without overreaching.

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Hancheng Wu

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June (Huiqin) Xu

June (Huiqin) Xu Students' Council Mathematics Candidate

Team Diana-June

Program and current year of study: Computer Science, 3rd year

Experience:

  • Math Rep on Math Society
  • Executive Assistant on Hack the North

Top platform points:

  1. Create an online space for students to discuss issues that Feds is working on.
  2. Establish a mentorship program for students to obtain more industry-relevant support in preparation for, and throughout the job search process.
  3. Increase online resources to make MATES more accessible to students.

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:

Using past Math Society and HTN experience, I'll work hard to improve Math student experience. I believe the quality of our student life should parallel our tuition increases.

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Science Candidates

There are four at-large seats for the faculty of Science, and five candidates running.

Science undergrads will choose their representation on Council by ranking the following candidates on voting days (Feb 5-7):

Mackenzie Lau

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Alexandru Nica

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Colin Parkyn

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Nikka Ysabella Roxas

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Sebastian Soo

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