McGill needs a better sense of community. It is time for our events to cater to all students, to build rapport with university administration, and to foster a sense of McGill identity. Being AUS VP External has given me a broad range of experiences. As VP Internal, I will sponsor a guest-speakers series, a student art gallery, off-campus events for those who live at home, and more. Sustainability, financial responsibility, and equity must be priorities for all SSMU events. I will work closely with faculty associations and student groups to create a calendar of events that is exciting and inclusive.
My goal as a Medicine Senator is to gain and promote awareness of the issues revolving around our student body at McGill and to voice the students’ opinions on these matters, especially those that reflect the attitudes of my constituency. Currently, as a medical student, and also having completed a Master’s degree at McGill where I acted as student president for the McGill Anatomy Graduate Students’ Society (MAGSS), I have had the opportunity to observe our scientific education from different perspectives and hope to utilize these experiences as assets in providing valuable input on issues presented before Senate.
Mon objectif, en tant que sénateur de médecine, est d’entendre et de transmettre la voix du groupe d’étudiants de McGill. En tant que président de l’association des étudiants de deuxième cycle d’Anatomie de McGill durant ma maitrise, ainsi qu’en tant qu’étudiant en médecine, j’ai eu l’occasion d’observer notre éducation scientifique sous différents angles. J’espère utiliser mon expérience personnelle comme atout pour aider le Senat à rendre ses décisions.
My name is Ryan Kirschner and I am looking forward to representing the student body of the Faculty of Dentistry on the McGill Senate. I am an experienced McGill student who completed a BSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology and an MSc in Dental Science. My previous experience as the Dentistry rep on PGSS council and as the current DMDI curriculum committee rep will serve me well to be an efficient liaison between our faculty and senate. Thank you in advance for your support!
Please note that Monika Fabian has been sanctioned for sending unsolicited emails to seek endorsements from campus groups.
It’s important for our students to have opportunities for involvement outside the classroom. Monika Fabian has strong background experience in ensuring that these opportunities continue to be bountiful and accessible within the SSMU. She has worked for, participated in, and managed clubs campus-wide throughout her undergraduate career. She also has a fair outlook on how SSMU should be representing each club equally; and, most importantly, she has many ideas to improve SSMU’s existing system to better the clubs and services’ infrastructure. Vote for experience, equality and innovation. Vote Monika Fabian.
Currently, I serve as Med-2 President, but in 10 years at McGill I have always been a student advocate. Last year, I worked with the faculty on the M.D. Accreditation committee to ensure the quality of our education. Presently, I am on the advisory committee with Dr. Munroe-Blum, McGill’s principal, and Dr. Masi our provost, to review our Dean’s performance. Hence, I am uniquely placed to ensure that the needs of medical students are heard at McGill’s highest levels. As Senator, solutions to McGill’s insolvency, tuition increases, and the potential fallout of the MUHC-McGill partnership will be my primary concerns.
I’m running for VP Internal of SSMU because I feel that my diverse array of experiences allows me to both have a solid grasp of the current portfolio and of effective possible improvements. I have experience planning events with the Education Undergraduate Society, McGill Athletics, The McGill Daily, and SSMU – both through my current involvement as a SSMU councillor, and as a member of the Students’ Society Programming Network, a subcommittee of the VP Internal portfolio.
My plans for the portfolio consist of diversifying the events run by SSMU to target a broader group of students, while emphasizing the Internal title through greater inter-faculty, and inter-club relations within the Society.
Please note that Carol Fraser has been sanctioned for putting up unapproved campaign posters.
I’m Carol Fraser, and I’m running for VP Clubs and Services because I’m passionate about student life and student-run initiatives. As VP I’d improve Midnight Kitchen’s new 302 space, foster the development of community-building clubs and services, continue sustainable renovations to Shatner and above all support the groups that make McGill more than just about academics. I’m friendly, organized and committed, qualities I’ve used this past year as MK’s volunteer co-coordinator, and as an active member of Mobilization McGill, at the forefront of student voice on campus. I will work collaboratively with my fellow students, especially transparently explaining policies and procedures.
My name is Mahmoud Almasri, and it would be an honour to be your Medicine Senator. My aim is to establish two-way communication between Senate and our Faculty, while also building a platform upon which the different topics and decisions discussed at senate level are made accessible to the medical student body. In light of the new curriculum to be implemented, we need to have our best interests represented while securing the full support of the Senate so that our academic goals can be achieved. I am both willing and eager, and I hope to be your choice for Senator.
Hi, my name’s Joël. I’m originally from Ottawa and I’m a fourth-year Arts student. As current vice-secretary general of the Quebec Student Roundtable (a provincial student lobby group representing over 65 000 students, including SSMU) and as SSMU Councilor in 2009-10, I’ve developed the experience needed to work closely with student associations in other universities and coordinate a campaign for accessible education here at SSMU.
As VP External, I plan to work on a province-wide strategy to lower tuition fees for all students and increase access to financial aid.
Vote for experience and vision, vote Joël for VP External!
Bonjour, je m’appelle Joël.
En tant que vice-secrétaire général actuel de la Table de concertation étudiante du Québec (un regroupement étudiant représentant plus de 65 000 étudiant-e-s, y compris le SSMU) et en tant qu’élu au conseil législatif du SSMU en 2009-10, j’ai acquis le savoir-faire qui me permettra de collaborer étroitement avec d’autres associations étudiantes tout en mobilisant la population étudiante de McGill pour le droit à l’éducation. En tant qu’externe, j’ai l’intention de contribuer à bâtir une stratégie pan-québécoise pour contrer la hausse actuelle des frais de scolarité et ce, pour les étudiants d’ici comme d’ailleurs.
Please note that Tom Zheng has received a sanction for putting up unapproved posters.
As someone who truly wants to use this opportunity to make a difference, I speak to you from the heart. I don’t believe in the rumor that “there is less help available in university” nor am I content with the fact that “lower year students are distant from what the school has to offer” I dare to dream of a day when we are no longer frustrated with the limited number of academic advisers and students can truly find help whenever they need. I dare to act upon it, and I need your help. We can make it happen.