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CORE EXECUTIVES

Nomination forms for First Year Representative Elections are currently available and are being accepted in the MSS Office during regular office hours

Nomination forms must be handed in to the MSS office prior to their respective All-Candidates meeting.

The core executives consists of the President, 6 Vice Presidents, and 5 Year Representatives. Excluding the first year representatives, these positions are elected in early-February following a 3-day campaign. For a full role descriptions, please see the MSS Executive Policy. Brief overviews are provided below. For questions regarding elections, please email the VP Internal at vpinternal@mcmastersciencesociety.com.

Overview
First Year Representative Elections
  1. Fill out a core executive nomination form with 10 signatures from full-time students within the Faculty of Science. Hard copies of nomination forms are due to the MSS Office (BSB B108) before 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 19th, 2019.

  2. Ensure that you have reviewed the MSS Elections Policy, and understand that all candidates must abide by these rules throughout the nomination, campaign, and election period.

  3. Attend the All Candidates Meeting on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 6:30 pm in BSB B108. Pertinent information will be provided during this meeting.

  4. Run a 4-day elections campaign from Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 12:00 pm to Thursday, October 2nd, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

  5. Stay tuned for results!

February Presidential Elections
  1. Fill out a presidential nomination form with 10 signatures from full-time students within the Faculty of Science. Hard copies of nomination forms are due to the MSS Office (BSB B108) before 5:30 pm on Friday, February 1st, 2019.

  2. Ensure that you have reviewed the MSS Elections Policy, and understand that all candidates must abide by these rules throughout the nomination, campaign, and election period.

  3. Attend the All Candidates Meeting on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 6:30 pm in BSB B108. Pertinent information will be provided during this meeting.

  4. Run a 4-day elections campaign from Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 12:00 pm to Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

  5. Stay tuned for results!

February Core Executive Elections
  1. Fill out a core executive nomination form with 10 signatures from full-time students within the Faculty of Science. Hard copies of nomination forms are due to the MSS Office (BSB B108) before 5:30 pm on Friday, February 8th, 2019.

  2. Ensure that you have reviewed the MSS Elections Policy, and understand that all candidates must abide by these rules throughout the nomination, campaign, and election period.

  3. Attend the All Candidates Meeting on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 6:30 pm in BSB B108. Pertinent information will be provided during this meeting.

  4. Run a 4-day elections campaign from Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 12:00 pm to Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

  5. Stay tuned for results!

The General Process
  1. Fill out a nomination form with 10 signatures from students within the faculty of science.

  2. Always abide by the election rules.

  3. Attend the elections meeting in late-January / early-February and hand in the nomination form. Pertinent information will be provided during this meeting.

  4. Run a 3-day elections campaign in early-February.

  5. Check the results! 

The Positions

President

The CEO and spokesperson for the MSS. They are responsible for overseeing all MSS operations, chair meetings, and oversee the doings of the 6 Vice Presidents.

VP Internal

The right-hand-man to the President. They will oversee smooth operation of the MSS office, chair the elections committee, and communicate with sub-societies.

VP External

The liaison between the MSS and the outside community. They are responsible for out-of-campus conferences attended by Science students and represnting the MSS on the OSSA council, SRA, and MSU. 

VP Finance

The financial advisor for the MSS. They are responsible for planning the yearly budget, funding sub-societies, validating expenses, and managing MSS scholarships.

VP Academic

The pedagogical scientist of the MSS. They are responsible for identifying and solving academic issues, chairing the Academic Affairs Committee, and coordinating guest speakers, events in conjunction with the SCCE, and open and closed forums.

VP Communications

The promotions advisor for the MSS. They are responsible for overseeing the many communication mediums of the MSS including the website, social media platforms, photography, and posters. 

VP Student Affairs

The event planner and advisor for the MSS. They are responsible for supervising events coordinated by the year representatives and other peripheral executives, including Formaldehyde, The Hunt, and the Science Musical.

Year Representatives‚Äč (5)

The year representatives consist of two first year representatives along with a single second, third, and fourth year representative. The first year represntatives are elected in September during a separate election period. They are responsible for representing and advocating for their respective year's concerns in the MSS.