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Mathematics Senate Candidates

Catherine Dong

By-election math senate candidate Catherine DongTeam Name: Cath for Math!
Program: Honours Mathematics
Current year of study: 2B

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

  • Mathematics Councillor (04/2020 – Present)
  • Member of the Internal Administration Committee of WUSA (05/2020 – Present)
  • First Operations Director of the WUSA Secondhand Clothing Store (08/2020 – Present)
  • MathSoc Councillor (10/2019 – Present)
  • Interim Vice President, Academic of MathSoc (08/2020 – 09/2020)

Top three platform points:

  • Building effective infrastructure for online & distance course delivery without usage of online proctoring
  • Prioritising student mental health & accessibility support structures;
  • Taking a strong stance in favour of sustainability initiatives.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

We've all seen shortcomings come to light as classes abruptly transitioned to an online format, and we have a long way to go before they even come close to what we expect from our education. A focus on online delivery, the many aspects of accessibility, and sustainability are the pillars of what I want to tackle through the Senate.

My priority will always be the best interests of Mathematics students, and it'd be an honour to represent you as a Senator!

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Stone Luo

By-election math senate candidate Stone Luo

Team Name: Let's Rock Math!
Program: Math Double Degree
Current year of study: 1

Top three platform points:

  • Every students matters!
  • Understand needs of different communities
  • Building an online platform to connect students

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

Hi UW! I am running to be your next WUSA Senator. Through my student council experience and my identity as a foreign student, I understand the importance of student engagement and recognized ways to make it more inclusive of different communities. Every student, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, should feel a sense of belonging in the university. If elected, I aim to create an online platform that connects all students during COVID. I will work closely with clubs and societies to ensure that all events are accessible for all students and help foster a positive undergraduate experience.

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Mathematics Council Candidates

Brian Chau

By-election Math council candidate Brian ChauTeam Name: imax4wusa
Program: Mathematics
Current year of study: 1A

Top three platform points:

  • E-Learning - 
    Transparency on calculations behind reopening decisions, including all health data.
    Pushing every class to have live interactive sessions.
  • Mental Health
    Providing basic mental health training so that students are able to help their friends in times of need.
    3-step plan of Aid, Inform, Refer
    Expanding existing resources and adapting them to online.
  • Accountability
    Ensuring WUSA is focused on universal issues, such as lowering tuition and student health.
    Ensuring that WUSA funds are used only when necessary and in the interest of those being represented.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

I'm an IOI Medallist with experience on both ends of a virtual classroom, known for supporting the CS community educationally and psychologically. Like all of you, I faced uncertainty and anxiety to how courses would continue. I lived the desperate scramble to transition classes online, teaching classes similar to first/second year CS courses at 3rd-party educator Triway Education. All this means I have what it takes to adapt to a post-pandemic future. I understand that despite intricate plans, it is vital for students to know what their future holds and will push for that as your representative.

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Tian Deng

By-election Math council candidate Tian Deng

Program: Math/ Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM)
Current year of study: 1A

Top three platform points:

  • Tian hears everyone's voice, and ensures YOUR needs are addressed and YOUR interests are represented.
  • Tian strives to get every math student being involved with WUSA activities and events.
  • Tian respects everyone and tries her best to create a diverse and friendly environment within the math faculty.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

As a math representative, I will oversee WUSA's actions and ensure it benefits all of the math students. Also, I will be your voice during the meetings - ensure your needs are addressed, our perspective is communicated, and your interests are represented. Moreover, I wanna make sure every math student is connected despite the current situation of the pandemic. I am enthusiastic, organized, and easy to talk to. I am always glad to communicate with each of you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you want to talk about your concerns or issues.

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Cher Chen

By-election math council candidate Cher Chen

Program: Math/ Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM)
Current year of study: 1A

Top three platform points:

  • New but experienced
  • Calm but enthusiastic
  • Prefer listening but talkative

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

  1. 1. New but experienced:
    1. New: I'm a new 1A student. However, I'm prepared to learn about UWaterloo family.
    2. Experienced: I have been in students' council since primary school and led two clubs in my high school.
  2. Calm but passionate:
    1. Calm: I have been in various situations due to my experiences. Therefore, no difficulty amounts too much.
    2. Passionate: I feel fulfilled to overcome different difficulties.
  3. Prefer listening but talkative:
    1. Prefer listening: I believe that careful listening is what brings good talk.
    2. Talkative: As the leader of Model UN club in my high school, I am good at expressing ideas.

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Yash Rohatgi

By-election math council candidate Yash Rohatgi

Team Name: vote4yash
Program: Computer Science
Current year of study: 1A

Top three platform points:

  • Will strongly advocate for the best interests of Math faculty undergraduates.
  • Ensuring that there will still be opportunities for student engagement amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Transparency in how the WUSA budget will be spent.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

You should vote for me because I have immense experience in student government. Handling funds, planning events, and advocating for the student body is second nature for me. With over 4 years of experience in student government, I have always been working tirelessly to improve the school for all those that attend it. So, a vote for Yash is a vote for progressive change!

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Abhiraj Lamba

Program: Combinatorics and Optimisation/Pure Mathematics
Current year of study: 2B

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

  • Board of Directors, MathSoc
  • Board of Directors, Math Endowment Fund
  • Math Orientation Leader
  • Math Ready Pink Captain
  • Math Ambassador
  • REV Residence Council

Top three platform points:

  • Increased Mental Health Advocacy
  • Safer and More Inclusive Campus for ALL students
  • Being YOUR voice

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

I bring experience to the table and I bring a promise. I promise to be your voice. I promise to amplify it. Simply, I promise to truly be YOUR representative if I get a seat on the Student Council.

My priorities as a councillor would be to advocate for increased and more easily available mental health resources.

In addition, I also aim to work towards the campus a Safer and More Inclusive Campus for ALL students, something I'm sure we can all agree is a necessity in the current climate.

Abhiraj Lamba
Here To Hear You

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Akshar GoyalBy-election math council candidate Akshar Goyal

Program: Mathematics
Current year of study: 3B

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

  • ARTS Orientation Leader
  • Residence Life Don
  • ARTS/MATH Ambassador
  • Village 1 Residence Council
  • MathSoc Representative

Top three platform points:

  • As an international student, I know the struggles of having a temporary
    status in a foreign country.
  • As someone who has felt invisible, I am ready to understand your needs and
    do my best to present them.
  • As someone who feels online learning is not seeming beneficial, I want to
    try to make it better.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

Because I care. I want to use this role to understand more about my constituents and make them heard to WUSA. I want to try my best to make this campus's resources more beneficial to the students. Problems are everywhere. Complaining among ourselves won't solve them. Working together and taking action will do.

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Zang, Wem (Wen Zang)

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Science Senate Candidates

Abhijith Ajith

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Divy Kochar

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Science Council Candidates

Mark Brutto

By-election Science council candidate Mark Brutto

Program: Honours Chemistry
Current year of study: 3A

Previous applicable involvement with WUSA/Waterloo:

  • WUSA Awesomeness Club
  • UW Volleyball Intramurals
  • Active Participant in UW Chem Club, UW Pre-Med Society, and UW Campus Compost events

Top three platform points:

  • Ensure that this online semester runs as smoothly as possible without sacrificing quality of education.
  • Advocate for more funding for Faculty of Science clubs.
  • Create an accessible discussion forum for science students to voice any ideas or concerns they may have.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

I transferred to UWaterloo after first year and it was the best decision I've ever made. I gained some knowledge from the student union at my old school that I feel could be incorporated nicely with the policies set in place here. I plan to listen tentatively to what the student body wants, and to try my absolute best to make this online semester one to remember!

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Rishann Ghia

By-election Science council candidate Rishaan Ghai

Program: Physical Sciences; Honours Chemistry
Current year of study: 1A

Top three platform points:

  • I would be my pleasure to lead you all and become a great point of contact that'll benefit you all in the best possible manner.

Reason why someone should vote for you in 100 words or less:

I have been in a position of leadership for a very long time and it has always been an honour to lead my fellow peers and to be able to help them out in the best possible manner. Its always a great feeling to see myself being able to help each and everyone to the best of my abilities by putting in huge amount of effort to meet their expectations. I don't promise you all success, but I do promise you my commitment into living up to each and everyone's expectations.

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Abhijith Ajith

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