Shuffling the USC's deck of cards
By Sara Marett
Start spreading the news, it's election time again.
Campaigning began yesterday for the University Students' Council vice-presidential elections. This year, contenders will be vying for some newly-named positions as three of the four USC board VP titles and portfolios have recently been restructured.
The new portfolio of VP-campus affairs will include responsibility for on-campus issues such as the women's issues network, caucus for first-year students and affiliate colleges. Candidates for this position are Peter Hill and Warren Tilston.
Nick Iozzo and Richard Jenkins will be vying for the position of VP-education. Under this portfolio falls academic and external lobbying issues.
The position of VP-finance is the only portfolio that will not see any change this coming school year. Jeff Clayman, Jeff Dekowski, David Small and Derrick Taub will be the candidates competing to balance the USC's books.
The VP-student programming portfolio has the largest race with five people running for the position. Although the name has been changed, the responsibilities are the same as this year's VP-student affairs position, managing the USC's clubs and activities such as orientation week and the Charity Ball. Chuck Balazs, Melissa Cousineau, Abe Prabhakar, Meigan Terry and Russel Viirre are running for this position.
The vice-presidential contenders will be discussing their platform ideas and answering questions at a forum on March 20 in the atrium of the University Community Centre. Their positions will be voted on by incoming and outgoing USC councillors and board members on March 21.