1. What is the main role of the SUS President?
As the president of the SUS, my portfolio is essentially the entire Society itself. My most important duties include:
- Representing Science students’ interests at AMS Council
- Liaising with the Faculty of Science: Office of the Dean of Science, Science Advising, Science Student Engagement, and more!
- Acting as the main spokesperson for the Society
- Leading and supporting the Executives of the Society
- Chairing all general meetings of the Society and meetings of Council
- Engaging and consulting with stakeholders in the UBC Science community – students, faculty, staff, and alumni
2. What committees fall under your portfolio?
The Executive Committee – This Committee is one of the most important and consists of all nine elected executives of the Society. We exercise the powers and follow through with the duties as outlined in the Code of Procedures of SUS. The main objectives of this Committee are to update one another of the day-to-day operations of each executive’s portfolio; present options and make recommendations; and discuss and vote on important issues that require a decision (i.e., an executive motion).
The president also organizes the Annual General Meeting, chairs SUS Council meetings, and attends important UBC, AMS, and Faculty of Science meetings and ceremonies.
3. What can I look forward to from you?
We are going through some exciting changes for the Society – and, we want to hear from you! There is nothing too big or too small for the president to consider or to do. I’m super excited to welcome nearly 2,000 new-to-UBC Science students at Dean’s Welcome and the pep rally on Imagine Day and returning students throughout SUS First Week in September. I always want to hear from you, so please stop me to say hi!