IATSU Elections 2010/2011 - Candidates
Marie is a second year SIAT student who is currently the IATSU Communications Officer. She has been involved with IATSU since her first year and has helped plan and execute events such as Black & White Affair, FroshOne, and Beyond SIAT, as well as designed promotional materials and the website. She has also been involved in the Surrey Campus Committee as the TechOne representative and on Student Marketing Association (SMA) as the E-Communications Director. What she hopes to accomplish if elected is to continue to bridge the gap between the SIAT faculty and students, have open communication within IATSU and the SIAT student body, and organize more successful events!
Hey guys, I am Winnie Chung, 2nd year SIAT student.
- Finishing up my term as Member At Large Representative and Surrey Liaison on the Simon Fraser Student Society and Surrey Campus Committee (Term 2009-2010).
- Silver level Student Ambassador
- Veteran Orientation Leader since Sept 2009
I am very involved within the school community in terms of student leadership and volunteer activities, and have an extensive production and operational experience.
- Organized and oversaw events of all sizes, examples include:
- SCC Spook'd Halloween Dance
- SCC Thriller Halloween Dance
- SFSS "Shag in the Magg" Fall Dance
- SFSS/SCC Week of Welcome
- Chaired general meetings on the Surrey Campus Committee
I have been an active volunteer and participating member with IATSU since my first year as a TechOne Student.
I have also provided some training to the current IATSU executives about the workings and procedures when dealing with our Student Society.
I believe that I am a good candidate for the position as VP-Operations as I have a strong knowledge and experience of procedures, policies, structure, and workings of a Student Union and our Student Society.
I am able to deal with issues in a mature and non-biased manner.
Aside from planning social events for students, I am very much interested in advocating student concerns to the SIAT faculty and the university.
IATSU has come a long way since its years starting from Beta Space, I believe it is really important to continue building on the values of the senior students while reaching out to the newer generation of students in SIAT.
My goal if elected, is to continue the works of the current VP-operations and make sure that IATSU continues to be organized, transparent, and a communication portal between our fellow students, the SIAT faculty, the university, and our student society.
Futhermore, I am very approachable, creative, and quirky.
I love anything yellow, Winnie the Poohs and LOVES to eat.
I live by my motto: "life is too short to say to food, enjoy every bite of it."
Guramrit Singh, an international student from Singapore, has been heavily involved in various kinds of activities and organizations before. From being the president of the student union in Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore, to being a hockey captain for club and school competitions. He always believes in a notion, that while doing these activities, you always must love what you are doing or you will not do it right.
Jan Castro is currently undergoing post Olympic withdrawal syndrome AND, on a more related issue, is a second year attempting a Joint Major with SIAT and BUS with a design concentration. He had the opportunity to be a part of IATSU this year as the SCC representative. Throughout the year Jan has helped organized and emcee'd the most successful Open House and Beyond SIAT in IATSU’s history. Along with IATSU he is involved with many other volunteer activities throughout SFU, such as Orientation Leader, the Surrey Campus Committee, and Club for the Cure, to name a few. Jan wants to be the IATSU Vice President of Activities because of the direct and indirect implications it has on present, future, and even past SIAT students.
Hayley is currently a first-year student and is an upcoming Orientation Leader for the Surrey Campus 2010. She is currently pursuing a Bsc joint-major in SIAT and Business with a concentration in Informatics. She would love to contribute more to the campus as after the first semester of her university career the experience has been fantastic. Outside of school, she has been working part-time as an office assistant for over a year and a half now - so organization and basic formalities is what she already does. Hayley's basic principle, "Never leave any room for regret by trying your absolute best".
Hello out there! I am Jenni Rempel, a current TechOne student entering SIAT (and hoping to pursue a B.A. degree with a design concentration). I want to be YOUR new communications officer! IATSU is a great way to get involved in the campus and I like the way it combines fun events with program related academic concerns. I have had lots of previous graphic design experience (check out my portfolio at http://jennirempel.daportfolio.com/) and am well versed in internet promotions (meaning I have a blog, twitter, and facebook haha). I'm also awesome at sending out e-mails... but not too many!
SFSS Forum Representative
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So first off, I'm Kyle Jung, a senior student in the New Media Environments stream in SIAT. For those of you who don't know, that's from the BetaSpace era. Yeah, I've been around for a while.
I'm currently finishing up my second year on the IATSU executive as the current Vice President of Operations and SFSS Forum Representative. I was formerly the Vice President of Activities. I am also an At-Large Representative on the Surrey Campus Committee (SCC). I just received Silver level Student Ambassador certification, and I am a Veteran Orientation leader.
I am running for re-election to the position of Forum Representative. Over the past year, I have been one of the more vocal Forum Reps on Forum.
Quick overview of Forum (www.sfss.ca/Forum.html):
- Act as an advocate for students' rights
- Bring students' needs and priorities to the attention of Forum
- Have a say in budgeting and administering SFSS student fees
- Work with the University administration
- Engage in dialogue with students from all other disciplines at the university
- Advise the elected SFSS Board of Directors as necessary
I sit on two committees as part of my role as your Forum Representative, the Financial and Administrative Services Committee (FASC), and the Student Space Oversight Committee. On Space, I work to get more space for Surrey students, which also falls in line with my role on the SCC. This benefits the Surrey community, which in turn benefits you, the IATSU constituents. On FASC, I work to make sure that IATSU needs are heard. We are one small Departmental Student Union (DSU) in Surrey, and Burnaby has a tendency to forget us at times. I have worked to ensure that IATSU keeps its funding through the budget crunch.
I've worked hard to make sure IATSU doesn't fall off the radar, and if re-elected, I will strive to keep IATSU a strong DSU within the umbrella of the SFSS