University of Waterloo Senate Candidates

Applied Health Science Candidates

There is one undergraduate seat for the faculty of Applied Health Science (two year term from May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2021), and one candidate.

The applicant is acclaimed in a Senate race with fewer than two candidates (in other words, there will be no vote for this race). The following candidate will take office May 1, 2019:

Alexandria De Sousa

Alexandria De Sousa AHS Senate Canadidate

Program and current year of study: Public Health, 3B
 

Experience:

  • Residence Life Don
  • OUSA Delegate (Winter and Spring General Assemblies)

Top platform points:

  1. Ensure that information relevant to AHS students is communicated in an easily digestible manner.
  2. Express student concerns and always be open to feedback from students.

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

I have a passion for advocacy and representing the student body around me.

After attending two OUSA General Assemblies I was able to represent the

31,000 Undergrads at the University of Waterloo and it was an amazing learning experience. I have involvement working with students and gaining feedback through being a Residence Life Don. I look forward to this opportunity to represent students on the University of Waterloo Senate.

Engineering Candidates

There is one undergraduate seat for the faculty of Engineering (two year term from May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2021), and two candidates running.

Engineering undergrads will choose their representation on Senate by voting for one of their candidates on voting days (Feb 5-7):

Samuel Rubin

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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. Ensure that undergrad needs get prioritized in university decisions
  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:
With several years of involvement in both Feds and EngSoc, I am very aware of what priorities engineering students have and will advocate for them in any strategic decisions made by the university. In particular, the recent announcement from the government on tuition changes means that the university will need to apply budget cuts and I will strongly advocate that the resulting decisions prioritize undergrad students as much as possible.
 

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Mathematics Candidates

There is one undergraduate seat for the faculty of Mathematics (two year term from May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2021), and three candidates running.

Mathematics undergrads will choose their representation on Senate by voting for one of their candidates on voting days (Feb 5-7):

Yussef Ourchane

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Matthew Schwarze

Mathew Scwarze

Program and current year of study: CS/BBA Double Degree, 1st year

Experience:

  • Most recently, I became a volunteer at the student-run and ethically-sourced St. Paul's Student Coffee Shop (check us out for affordable and fair trade coffee & snacks!)
  • I've made first year representative and leadership bids in the Double Degree Club
  • I've participated in many events with you around campus, from hackathons and clubs to networking events and socials!

Top platform points:

My biggest concerns are

  1. The continued affordability and quality of education for all UW students, especially considering recent events in the Ontario gov't
  2. The environmental impacts of the university, and whatever can be done to lessen these impacts and reduce the university's footprint
  3. Whatever can be done to better the mental health and wellbeing of students on our campus, and their access to mental health support.

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

I'm Matthew, and I'm a (relatively!) fresh face to the university! Like you, I'm just a regular young student, with many of the same concerns, tuition/fees being chief among them, particularly in light of recent gov't legislation. This means not only ensuring affordable education for students beyond the two years that the 10% drop in tuition applies, but also ensuring an ongoing quality of education as university budgets are slashed.

I also care very deeply about the university's environmental impacts and its support of student mental health services, and will do whatever I can to improve these important conditions.

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June (Huiqin) Xu

June (Huiqin) Xu Candidate

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 is one undergraduate seat for the faculty of Science (one year term from May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020), and one candidate.

The applicant is acclaimed in a Senate race with fewer than two candidates (in other words, there will be no vote for this race). The following candidate will take office May 1, 2019:

Ashreena Bhangu

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At-Large Undergraduate Representative (One-Year Term)

There is one at-large undergraduate seat (one year term from May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020), and one candidate.

The applicant is acclaimed in a Senate race with fewer than two candidates (in other words, there will be no vote for this race). The following candidate will take office May 1, 2019:

Alex Lee

Alex Lee Candidate

Program and current year of study: Math/CPA – Finance, 3B

Experience:

  • Fall 2017: Math/Business representative, MathSoc Council
  • Spring 2018: Math Endowment Fund Executive Director
  • Fall 2018: MathSoc President
  • Winter 2019: MathSoc Designate, Feds Students’ Council
  • Fall 2018 - Fall 2019: Math FOC, Waterloo Orientation

Top platform points:

  1. I will always consult students before making my vote, and will actively listen to any student concerns.
  2. I will ensure student voices are communicated directly to the university, and act in the best interest of all students at the University of Waterloo.

Why I am the right student to lead and represent us:
I've been involved for quite a while in university and have held numerous leadership positions, representing the views of over 7000 students as a former society president. I've also had plenty of experience with governance by sitting on MathSoc Council since fall 2017 and Feds Students’ Council since the fall 2018 term. I have always been a hard-working individual who looks out for students - and I hope to continue this legacy by representing the views of all University of Waterloo students on Senate.

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At-Large Undergraduate Representative (Two-Year Term)

There is one at-large undergraduate seat (two year term from May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2021), and zero candidates.

Vacant seats will remain open for a by-election. Senate by-election information and rules can be found in Senate by-law three opens an external site   section 2.03. If you’re interested in representing undergrads in this vacant seat on the University Senate, contact Waterloo’s Secretariat opens an external site  .