SHOOT YOUR SHOT 

 MES 2022-2023 ELECTIONS 

 about the election 

Campaigning is currently ongoing for the MES Presidential election.

Check out more information about the candidates and the role below!

Elections Dates:

Campaigning: January 10th, 8:00 AM (EST) - January 16th, 11:59 PM (EST)

Elections: January 17th, 8:00 AM (EST) - January 18th, 4:00 PM (EST)

On January 17th, a link will be sent to your McMaster email for you to vote via the virtual polling site!

 sheridan fong  

 
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Hi! My name is Sheridan Fong (she/her), and I am in my third year of software and biomedical engineering 👩🏻‍💻. I am running to be your 2022-2023 president. My platform has three pillars: inclusion, education and transparency. I am actively involved in student life, contributing to the engineering and general McMaster community. My vision is for the McMaster Engineering Society (MES) to be an inclusive, safe environment that provides opportunities that interests all students.

My experience on the MES makes me a fantastic candidate as your next president. I am your current Vice President Student Life on the MES. In my role, I manage all activities related to student wellness, hatch operations, clubs & services, events and the First Year Experiential Conference. I am familiar with the organizational structure of the MES and am aware of the challenges. Most notably, I have increased equity, diversity and inclusion training by 4x for all council members. I firmly believe that to create a safe, welcoming community, we need to educate ourselves as student leaders. Topics that I have personally covered and are passionate about include digital accessibility, using inclusive language and planning inclusive online and in-person events. I am also an active member of the general McMaster community, where I serve as an executive on one of the McMaster Student Union’s services, the Student Health Education Centre (SHEC). I am the Training and Development Coordinator. In my role, I train over 50+ volunteers on giving peer support on various subjects. I have provided training on mental wellness, disability justice, empowered bodies, peer support, substance use and harm reduction.

My platform has three pillars, inclusion, education and transparency.

🌞Inclusion: I want to make sure the MES provides and supports clubs, teams, conferences, events and services that cater to the diverse nature of our community. I want to ensure that there is something for everyone.

🌞Education: The MES has so many AWESOME opportunities that students often miss due to a lack of advertising or general community knowledge. I plan to increase awareness of everything the MES is doing. For example, did you know the MES gets discounts at local restaurants through the MES card or that all engineering students can book Hatch study rooms for free?

🌞Transparency: Our job is to help the entire engineering community. I want to be honest about how we spend our money, time and resources, as, after all, we serve you!

I believe that the McMaster Engineering Society should contribute positively to student wellness and academics. Both are my top priorities. I want to create an environment where all students feel safe and secure so they can thrive. I’d love to connect more with you, I can be reached @sheridan.for.president_.

✨Fun Fact: Outside of the classroom, I can often be found exploring the local Hamilton area through hiking or trying new restaurants, jamming to Taylor Swift in my car, thrifting or 3D printing in the iBiomed design studio. ✨