Prez race begins, cliches follow
If you like inflated egos, plastic smiles and comical rhetoric, then you're
in luck. It's student elections time, and this year's University Students'
Council presidential race features six candidates for top dog.
According to Mohamed Al Sabawi, third-year political science student and
presidential candidate, he is looking to diversify the USC. "I feel
that we need a little change, a little diversity in representation,"
Sabawi explained, adding he would strive to be an effective middleman
between students, faculty and administration.
"My reason [for running] is all about challenging the spectrum,"
said third-year civil engineering and geography student Myron Belej. Belej
said he wants to ensure there is adequate representation for all students
on campus, as well as address certain policy and communications issues
within the USC.
Brook Dyson, a fourth-year political science student, said he threw himself
into the race to provide leadership for students. "I think I'd be
a great leader for the students," Dyson said, adding, with the incoming
double cohort, student leadership will be incredibly important.
Fourth-year history and political science student Cameron McAlpine said
he wanted to use the USC as a vehicle to accomplish things for students.
"I think the USC is an organization that can do tremendous things
for the student body and it's time to start doing them," he said.
According to Neil Uttamsingh, a fourth-year psychology student from King's
College, he is running for USC president to reach out to students across
the Western community. "I think it's important for the USC president
to get out there," he said.
"I'm running because I really want to help the students at Western,"
said Paul Yeomen, a fourth-year political science student, adding Western's
125th anniversary and the changes being made for the incoming double cohort
will make next year an exciting and important one.
This year's elections will be held for USC president, Social Science Students'
Council president and social science councillors, with all other positions
having been acclaimed or left vacant last Friday.
Election Candidates 2003/2004
Arts President - acclaimed
Arts Councillors - acclaimed
Health Science President - acclaimed
Health Science Councillors - acclaimed
Media, Information and Technoculture President - acclaimed
Science President - acclaimed
Science Councillors - acclaimed
Social Science President
Social Science Councillors