Volume 95, Issue 74

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

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Profile: Kevin Shipley

By Joel Brown
Gazette Staff

It is not surprising that Kevin Shipley says that if he were elected USC president, he would make protecting students from the implications of the Student Code of Conduct a top priority.

As VP-social for the Undergraduate Engineering Society, Shipley took part in a battle with Western administration over the UES' Festivus party in September that was cancelled by university administration due to liability concerns.

As a result, he now wants to see more University Students Council intervention when it comes to matters of the Code.


"We need an itemized list of what the USC will and will not support when it comes to taking on administration," Shipley said. "We need to deal with clubs or councils facing trouble with the Student Code."

Shipley also says the USC should negotiate with administration to have money set aside specifically for campus safety in the annual budget.

As for reaching out to students, the third-year mechanical engineering student would like to set up a "Presidential Beef Buffet" where he would be available for an hour each week to field questions and concerns in the University Community Centre atrium.

In order to acclimatize new faculty council executives more effectively, he believes the USC executive board should hold educational sessions with their faculty peers.

Shipley has been a representative on the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Society twice and is currently the co-chair for the 2003 Ontario Engineering Competition to be hosted at Western.

He was an engineering soph in 2000 and in 2001 he was a member of Orientation staff. "I was around all of last summer and got a good idea of seeing how things happen with the USC," Shipley said.

Shipley describes himself as having a balanced personality, capable of being serious or humourous when needed and good at getting his point across without being confrontational.

"I have all the skills necessary to meet all the goals I set by the end of my term."

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