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Voting Instructions

Fifth Years: Balloting will take place Thursday, March 20, 3:20PM (right inbetween Nuclear Physics and Optics)

Fourth Years: Friday, March 21, 2PM

Third Years: Friday, March 21, 3:50PM, right after PHYS 350

Second Years: Vote by email ballot. Put an X beside the name you want to represent you in each role. Please do not vote for Graduate or Fourth Year Representative. Send ballots by Friday, March 21 at 11:59PM to elections@ubcfizz.com. Reopen nominations means you are unhappy with all candidates and wish to redo the nominations phase. No means you do not want the single candidate for that position.

If you are unavailable at these times, balloting will be available at the Penthouse on Friday. Times TBA.

Ballot:

President

_ Alexander Gosselin

_ Martin Ho

_ Francis McGee

_ Nolan Ohmart

_ Reopen Nominations

VP Academic

_ Sharada Balaji
_ No

VP Events

_ Michael Ip
_ No

Graduate Representative

_ Francis McGee
_ No

Fourth Year Representative

_ Alex Toews

_ No

Third Year Representative

_ Emma Fajeau

_ Will Hansen

_ Reopen Nominations

Treasurer

(No candidates running)

Board of Studies - EECE

_ Casey Gu and Jannicke Pearkes (co-running)

_ No

Board of Studies - MECH

_ Amit Anand

_ No

Computer Overlord

_ Kevin Venalainen

_ No

Sports Representative

_ Lucas Cahill

_ No

Pop God

_ Jordan Karyanto

_ No

Penthouse Manager

_ Reid Nielson

_ No

 


Candidate Platforms and Introductions

President

Alexander Gosselin

Some of you know me as Castle Bravo. I am the current VP Academic - a job that has me organizing exam review sessions for first year engineers. Last semester we made two thousand dollars for fizz and we're looking to do better this term (send me an e-mail at vpacademic@ubcfizz.com if you want to participate!). I like everyone who's running for exec positions this term and I want to work with them to make their projects successful. This means supporting and encouraging exec members who want to take initiative to improve the program, Fizz, and the penthouse. I will also do my best to maintain a good working relationship with the EUS and secure funding for exec projects. I can't do it without you though - I need your vote!

Martin Ho

I'm Martin - 4th year Electrical option, Math minor, Pokemon fanatic, and Fizz presidential candidate.

What do I want to do as President? Primarily maintain the existing services and events that Fizz already runs. One thing we need in the Penthouse is a long-overdue replacement for the mini-cairn so we can collect revenue (and justify restocking) snack food and ice cream sandwiches.

Why should you vote for me? Of the four candidates, I've spent the most time in Fizz Exec, having been Third Year Representative, Treasurer, and Pop God. This gives me a good grounding in the nitty-gritty of running meetings as well as all-around knowledge the current state of Fizz Exec. On being a strong representative to the EUS, I'm enthusiastic and generally willing to go an extra mile to get things done - stuff like restocking the penthouse at midnight on short notice or building a giant wearable cairn costume last year on Imagine Day.

Anyone who cares - I have no issues with camp stoves in the Penthouse, as long as they are operated and stored by capable individuals, and are NOT USED COMMUNALLY, because that's what makes things messy. Coffee machines, no, because they'd get disgusting pretty quickly


Francis McGee

As 4th year rep, I helped implement the new keypad access system for the penthouse, giving all fizzers easy access to our shared clubroom. As president, I want to make more tangible changes to improve the Fizz experience. Unlike others running for student government, I won't just describe what the position entails, or make vague promises about greater engagement, increased advocacy, or my commitment to the job, those things go without saying. Instead, I am going to lay out exactly what I want to do as president on top of my day to day duties. Here is my platform:


  • Upgrade the online course database to meet the needs of the new option-less system, including a course/prof evaluation component to help future fizzers decide which electives are worth taking.
  • Work with the penthouse manager to reform the food sales system, including expanded hot food options and possibly new appliances (coffee maker, hot plate, etc.) - I want to make the penthouse a viable alternative to the SUB basement, particularly during the hectic final days of the robot competition.
  • Use the revenue generated from increased food sales to finance ongoing improvements to the penthouse - new computers, chairs, etc.
  • Update the club merchandise, giving Fizz a unified brand.
  • Lobby plant-ops to finally give us official roof access - then buy patio furniture to put up there.

Fizz is one of the best run clubs on campus, and I don't want to just maintain the status quo, I want to make things even better.

Next Thursday/Friday, help make Fizz the best it can be - Vote Francis!!!


Nolan Ohmart

As an entering 5th year in Eng Phys I have really come to recognize the positive influence this program has had on my career. I never thought I would learn the things that I have, or become fascinated with the subjects that I have, or meet the incredible people that I have. None of this would be possible without the work of many: from Andre and Jon, Bernhard and Jeff, all the way down to our awesome 253 TAs, I feel that many people have gone out of their way to make an exceptional impact on our lives as students. At this time I am interested in doing what I can to give back to Eng Phys, and I believe that running for president would be a great way to do that. Although I haven't had experience with fizz exec, I am confident in my capabilities as both a team player and a leader, and am genuinely interested in making this the best program it can be. Cheers.

 

VP Academic

Sharada Balaji

Hi Fizz, 

Over the last term, I enjoyed being on exec as co-secretary and getting to know about how Fizz runs. I would like to continue to contribute (even more)...this time as VP Academic! So let me take on this role and provide you with services including the Seminar Series, Fizz Tutoring, and Grad School Info Night, by voting for me!

 

VP Events

Michael Ip

Hey! My name is Michael Ip and I'm a fourth year Fizzer - those that know me, know me as SUPER AWESOME. I'm usually around the project lab talking about random stuff and playing silly music. I make it a point to get to know all the fizzers around - and I think I can put my social activity to use as VP Events! 

I actually plan to team up with the Sports Rep to get things going - LONGBOAT, GLADIATOR, STORM THE WALL! I also plan to have a few LAN parties going (Minecraft, LoL anyone?), as well as some cross-program parties...Let's make next year crazy awesome! Of course, there will be Philosoraptor, the Annual FIZZ Party, which I plan to make off the hook!

Among all the quantum physics, partial differential equations, and electrodynamics, I'll make sure we'll have a SUPER year next year with all the events we'll have. Yes, Fizz is awesome, and let get it going eh?


Graduate Representative

Francis McGee

As 4th year rep I helped implement new security features for the penthouse, and raised student concerns at the executive level. As grad rep, I will continue to advocate for enhanced internet access in the penthouse, while working with other members of the fizz exec to address the concerns of graduating fizzers.

 

Fourth Year Representative

Alex Toews

Hello fellow fizzers, my name is Alex Toews and I'm running for the position of 4th year rep. I'm particularly well suited to this role on account of my previous experience on high school student councils, my current involvement in a few UBC clubs, and last but not least my louder-than-normal speaking voice which will allow me to make announcements like no other. We've got a pretty amazing cohort of students in our year so I'd be honoured to represent us all in the coming school year.


Third Year Representative

Emma Fajeau

As a communicative, accessible and reliable fizzer, I would like to find out how the exec can improve your fizz experience and make sure you are aware of what's going on. I have experience organizing and promoting events as part of my residence council and hope to  make next year fun and rewarding!

Will Hansen

I am the best suited candidate for class representative because I already have experience in the position, knowledge of the system, and an ego fit for a leader.  Where there's a Will, there's a way.  A VOTE FOR ME IS A VOTE FOR SUCCESS!      (>'')b

 

Treasurer

No candidates running.

 

Board of Studies – EECE

Casey Gu and Jannicke Pearkes (co-running)

Hi my name is Jannicke Pearkes and I am running to be your Board of Studies Representative. As your Board of Studies Representative I will be there to make sure that your concerns about courses are heard during Beef and Pizza and addressed during the departmental curriculum reviews. I also promise that there will be no shortage of Pizza!!! So please, vote for me. Thank you!

Casey: I will be dedicated to improving the curriculum for students and hearing feedback (or just complaints) on current courses.


Computer Overlord

Kevin Venalainen

Hi my name is Kevin Venalainen. I've been serving as computer op overlord for the past year and would  like to continue doing so. I keep the mailing lists up to date and the ubcfizz.com sure running. 

 

Board of Studies – MECH

Amit Anand

 

Sports Representative

Lucas Cahill

My name is Lucas Cahill and I am in fourth year fizz. I am running for sports rep because I think that sports are an important part of faculty pride and I would like to create the best opportunities for Fizz students to become part of a sports team. My previous experience in sport management include being Eng Phys sports rep in 2012, planning sporting events, coaching volleyball and lacrosse teams and forming teams for and competing in REC events such as Day of the long boat, intramural volleyball and Storm the Wall. Besides coaching and managing events, I’ve played many sports competitively (basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, rugby and lacrosse) and am passionate about encouraging others to become involved. I would be a strong candidate for this position because I am experienced in sport management, knowledgeable in REC events and am dedicated to creating a stronger Fizz sporting presence.

 

Pop God

Jordan Karyanto

So I heard that no one really wants to be a pop god.
Well, I have a car, drink quite a lot, and go grocery shop everyday. And if it means that by simply helping out to stock the foods and drink in the penhouse get me the key to access the building, I don't see why not. Since it seems to be a win-win situation, I will do it :)

 

Penthouse Manager

Reid Nielson

I would like to become penthouse manager to help keep the penthouse in a clean and operable condition. I am in the penthouse 6 days a week and would make sure things are clean and free of broken furniture. I will also clean out the glass room on the south side as well as try to find new couches.

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