Engineering

Candidates

Students' Council (5 seats available)

Adrian Wattamaniuk

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Hey Everyone! My name is Adrian Wattamaniuk, and I'm running for re-election to the Students' Council and the General Faculties' Council. In the last two years, I have served as the Vice President Academics & Services and President of the Engineering Students' Society, as a representative on the General Faculties' Council, and as the Undergraduate Board of Governors Representative.

All of this experience has given me the chance to advocate on tuition increases, hybrid learning, academic restructuring, budget cuts, and so much more. I am highly dedicated to continuing this work on GFC and Council. Vote March 23rd and 24th for Adrian Wattamaniuk for GFC and Council!


Madina Usserbayeva

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Hello Hello,

My name is Madina and I am running for the Students’ Union Council. I served as a general volunteer and Career Fair Director at the Engineering Students’ Society for three years, and as a Vice President Student Life at the Chemical Engineering Students’ Society. I was never interested in politics, but I am a heartful advocate for students’ rights and equality amongst the student body. Hence, I am a Vice President Internal and an incoming Vice President Student Life at the International Students’ Association. I cannot sit still when I see the marginalization and alienation of certain student representation, therefore I decided to dedicate the last year of my degree to make the change and uplift you! I will put your choices, needs and wants first. As an international student, as a female student, as an engineering student, I will amplify our voices and make sure we are heard.

Vote Madina on March 23 & 24 as your first choice!


Polina Reisbig

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Hello!

I am Polina Reisbig, a third year Environmental Engineering Co-op student. I am running to be your Students' Council and the General Faculties' Council representative.

I have spent 2021-2022 as your Co Vice-President of Student Life in the ESS and started the Engineering Restructuring Advocacy Group (ERAG), which asked the engineering students what improvements can be made within discipline selections, transfers, Y2Q2 and academic assessments. I am very passionate about inclusivity and volunteer with the Diversity in Engineering club where I work with the Students Union to bring a prayer and meditation space that is accessible to engineering students. As well, I work part time for DiscoverE, an engineering summer camp, where I strive to break engineering gender norms.

I promise to be the compassionate and open-minded leader that represents the voice of the engineering student body in Student Union Council and GFC. Vote Poline March 23rd and 24th for your Students' Council and the General Faculties' Council representative


Gurbani Baweja

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Hey UofA Engineering folks! I’m Gurbani and I’m running to represent you in GFC and Students' Council. In my two years of experience in student governance, I have ensured that my constituents are (more than) adequately represented at every front. I have been serving as the Vice President External of the International Students' Association (ISA) for 2 years. I have been a major contributor in lifting the barriers of the underrepresentation of international students. I have led a positive and impacting change for my constituents and I want to do the same for my engineering community now!

I am contesting because I believe in uplifting those around me and I want to use my experience and voice to advocate (which is one of my greatest strengths!) for engineering students. I believe that there is an essential need of holding those at positions of power accountable for their work and transparency and I wish to accomplish that while representing you. We have all taken the bumpy road towards completing our degree during the pandemic and as we navigate back to normal, you need a representative who understands your hardships and is willing to listen and be your voice. I have never been afraid to boldly advocate for the best interests of my community and that is why I am the right fit to represent you in GFC and SU!

Please vote for me on March 23 &24! To learn more about my platform and myself, please follow my Instagram GurbaniForSU&GFC.


Chanpreet Singh

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I am Chanpreet Singh, a fourth-year software engineering student. Recently, you all elected me as your incoming co-President for Engineering Students' Society (ESS) and now I am running to be your General Faculties Council (GFC) and Student Union (SU) Council engineering undergraduate students representatives. I have served as International Students' Association (ISA) President twice and GFC Engg rep last year as well, thus bringing a lot of experience into this position that is required to represent you all strongly.

If you elect me, Firstly, I will do Student First Advocacy by being your voice and my advocacy shall always be in your best interests! Secondly, I will advocate for more Awards and Bursaries to provide more financial support for engineering students. Third, I will be transparent and accountable to you all by sharing updates about SU/ GFC and taking your feedback on all important matters!

I am going to be there for you and thus I hope you vote for Chanpreet Singh as your first preference on March 23 and 24. Follow my campaign on my Instagram @chanpreet.for.su.gfc.


Aiman Saif

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Hello all my Engg folks! I am Aiman Saif, a second year Computer Engineering student and I’m running to be your next Students’ Council and General Faculties Council Engineering representative. I have served in the International Students' Association (ISA) as the Internal Communications Coordinator for a little more than a year. My involvement in student governance made me dive deeper into this and so this year I was elected as incoming co-Vice President of the Internal Department of the International Students' Association (ISA).

I am new in student governance, but I am passionate about advocacy and making students’ voices heard. As a student, we have all faced a lot of troubles meeting those deadlines and choosing the correct course sequence. We have all gone through problems that only another student can understand, so, for raising your voice as a student and addressing all your issues vote me as your next Engg rep in Students’ Council and General Faculties Council! I am eager to hear your issues and amplify them, make the Council hear those issues too. Although I am new, I promise to never hesitate in boldly advocating for the students of UofA.

If you put your trust in me, I promise to never let it down and be there for you throughout my term as your Engg rep. Please vote for me on March 23 & 24! To follow my campaign, please follow my Instagram page @aiman_su_gfc.


Jayden Brooks

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Hello there! My name is Jayden Brooks (he/him) and I am running to be one of your future GFC and Students’ Council Representatives. You’re probably wondering who this guy is and why he believes he’s worthy of your vote, so let me begin with my most relevant experience. Throughout this past year, I have been serving as the 2021-2022 President of the Electrical Engineering Club where I have worked to increase transparency, streamline Club efficiency, and build a strong foundation for the future of the Club to assure fair representation of its students. As President, I have built strong connections with leaders within the engineering student body to push my agenda of transparency and advocating for the best engineering experience possible.

From this, my agenda for being your GFC and Students’ Council representative is simple: I plan to bridge the communication gap between the average engineering student and the highest levels of the Students’ Union. More specifically, I want to bring the information most relevant to you down to you. Secondly, I look to represent the unique and different culture which engineering hosts compared to other programs. Engineering is a blanket of unique project groups, strong discipline clubs, a impactful Engineering Students’ Society, various interest-focused groups, and many more. This strong culture is unlike any other found on campus and deserves to have its voice amplified to the highest level of student governance.


Deep Rajani

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Hello Engineering folks! Let me cut right to the chase, has the recent exceptional tuition increase, transition between learning platforms, and quality of education made you feel helpless? It has made me, for one, feel helpless and feel as though I had no choice but to accept the decisions being made which ultimately impact my personal and university life. My goal is to change this and ensure that our needs and interests are listened to and taken into consideration in making decisions. We have many great candidates in this year's elections with prior experience at the SU and GFC as well as other roles, so you must be wondering why cast your vote for me?

Here's why. While I may not have prior experience at the SU or GFC like other candidates, I strongly believe that I have the necessary desire, courage and ability to amplify our voices and boldly represent our community with more conviction than before. If we have not been able to get the best outcome possible for our engineering community in the past, which I believe we have not, then it means we need to strengthen our advocacy in pursuit of getting what we deserve. For this, we need to have change. We need to have better ideas, methods and representation. I am confident I will be able to bring a positive change that can make for a more effective, functional and student serving council.

It is with this intention that I am requesting you to honor me with this opportunity to represent us and our views. I really appreciate your time, support and trust and will devote my time, effort and commitment to reciprocate it.


Dumi Gausi

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General Faculties Council (6 seats available)

Adrian Wattamaniuk

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Hey Everyone! My name is Adrian Wattamaniuk, and I'm running for re-election to the Students' Council and the General Faculties' Council. In the last two years, I have served as the Vice President Academics & Services and President of the Engineering Students' Society, as a representative on the General Faculties' Council, and as the Undergraduate Board of Governors Representative.

All of this experience has given me the chance to advocate on tuition increases, hybrid learning, academic restructuring, budget cuts, and so much more. I am highly dedicated to continuing this work on GFC and Council. Vote March 23rd and 24th for Adrian Wattamaniuk for GFC and Council!


Polina Reisbig

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Hello!

I am Polina Reisbig, a third year Environmental Engineering Co-op student. I am running to be your Students' Council and the General Faculties' Council representative.

I have spent 2021-2022 as your Co Vice-President of Student Life in the ESS and started the Engineering Restructuring Advocacy Group (ERAG), which asked the engineering students what improvements can be made within discipline selections, transfers, Y2Q2 and academic assessments. I am very passionate about inclusivity and volunteer with the Diversity in Engineering club where I work with the Students Union to bring a prayer and meditation space that is accessible to engineering students. As well, I work part time for DiscoverE, an engineering summer camp, where I strive to break engineering gender norms.

I promise to be the compassionate and open-minded leader that represents the voice of the engineering student body in Student Union Council and GFC. Vote Poline March 23rd and 24th for your Students' Council and the General Faculties' Council representative


Gurbani Baweja

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Hey UofA Engineering folks! I’m Gurbani and I’m running to represent you in GFC and Students' Council. In my two years of experience in student governance, I have ensured that my constituents are (more than) adequately represented at every front. I have been serving as the Vice President External of the International Students' Association (ISA) for 2 years. I have been a major contributor in lifting the barriers of the underrepresentation of international students. I have led a positive and impacting change for my constituents and I want to do the same for my engineering community now!

I am contesting because I believe in uplifting those around me and I want to use my experience and voice to advocate (which is one of my greatest strengths!) for engineering students. I believe that there is an essential need of holding those at positions of power accountable for their work and transparency and I wish to accomplish that while representing you. We have all taken the bumpy road towards completing our degree during the pandemic and as we navigate back to normal, you need a representative who understands your hardships and is willing to listen and be your voice. I have never been afraid to boldly advocate for the best interests of my community and that is why I am the right fit to represent you in GFC and SU!

Please vote for me on March 23 &24! To learn more about my platform and myself, please follow my Instagram GurbaniForSU&GFC.


Chanpreet Singh

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I am Chanpreet Singh, a fourth-year software engineering student. Recently, you all elected me as your incoming co-President for Engineering Students' Society (ESS) and now I am running to be your General Faculties Council (GFC) and Student Union (SU) Council engineering undergraduate students representatives. I have served as International Students' Association (ISA) President twice and GFC Engg rep last year as well, thus bringing a lot of experience into this position that is required to represent you all strongly.

If you elect me, Firstly, I will do Student First Advocacy by being your voice and my advocacy shall always be in your best interests! Secondly, I will advocate for more Awards and Bursaries to provide more financial support for engineering students. Third, I will be transparent and accountable to you all by sharing updates about SU/ GFC and taking your feedback on all important matters!

I am going to be there for you and thus I hope you vote for Chanpreet Singh as your first preference on March 23 and 24. Follow my campaign on my Instagram @chanpreet.for.su.gfc.


Aiman Saif

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Hello all my Engg folks! I am Aiman Saif, a second year Computer Engineering student and I’m running to be your next Students’ Council and General Faculties Council Engineering representative. I have served in the International Students' Association (ISA) as the Internal Communications Coordinator for a little more than a year. My involvement in student governance made me dive deeper into this and so this year I was elected as incoming co-Vice President of the Internal Department of the International Students' Association (ISA).

I am new in student governance, but I am passionate about advocacy and making students’ voices heard. As a student, we have all faced a lot of troubles meeting those deadlines and choosing the correct course sequence. We have all gone through problems that only another student can understand, so, for raising your voice as a student and addressing all your issues vote me as your next Engg rep in Students’ Council and General Faculties Council! I am eager to hear your issues and amplify them, make the Council hear those issues too. Although I am new, I promise to never hesitate in boldly advocating for the students of UofA.

If you put your trust in me, I promise to never let it down and be there for you throughout my term as your Engg rep. Please vote for me on March 23 & 24! To follow my campaign, please follow my Instagram page @aiman_su_gfc.


Jayden Brooks

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Hello there! My name is Jayden Brooks (he/him) and I am running to be one of your future GFC and Students’ Council Representatives. You’re probably wondering who this guy is and why he believes he’s worthy of your vote, so let me begin with my most relevant experience. Throughout this past year, I have been serving as the 2021-2022 President of the Electrical Engineering Club where I have worked to increase transparency, streamline Club efficiency, and build a strong foundation for the future of the Club to assure fair representation of its students. As President, I have built strong connections with leaders within the engineering student body to push my agenda of transparency and advocating for the best engineering experience possible.

From this, my agenda for being your GFC and Students’ Council representative is simple: I plan to bridge the communication gap between the average engineering student and the highest levels of the Students’ Union. More specifically, I want to bring the information most relevant to you down to you. Secondly, I look to represent the unique and different culture which engineering hosts compared to other programs. Engineering is a blanket of unique project groups, strong discipline clubs, a impactful Engineering Students’ Society, various interest-focused groups, and many more. This strong culture is unlike any other found on campus and deserves to have its voice amplified to the highest level of student governance.


Tahmid Al Hafiz

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My warmest greetings to all my fellow Engineers — my name is Tahmid Al Hafiz, I use he/him pronouns and I am currently in my 3rd year of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the UofA. I express my heartiest gratitude towards our engineering community for electing me as your Co-President of the Engineering Students’ Society (ESS) earlier this month. However, I shall request you to entrust your faith in me one last time by re-electing me into the General Faculties Council (GFC) to pursue my second 1-year term, so that I may continue my consolidated advocacy efforts to represent your voices at the highest level as the ESS Co-President and as an elected councillor. My other notable experience(s) in student governance include serving as the Board of Directors’ Chair of the ESS and as an elected representative on the General Faculties Council (GFC) for the 21-22 academic year. Aside from that, I am also an appointed Senator to the University of Alberta Senate. In my past two years in student governance; my primary focus has always been to hold the university accountable to maintain the consistency in the quality of education, while pushing for building an equitable environment with better mental health support & accommodation policies for students. During my term on the GFC, I have always been vocal in supporting many student centric advocacy efforts such as the Integration of Exploration Credits, Clean Air Strategy, ensuring access to university buildings for students during the pandemic etc.


Warren Leung

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Hi everyone! I'm Warren Leung, a 4th-year MEC E co-op student. I'm running this year for one of the Engineering seats on the GFC to advocate for you folks. We've all faced the difficulties of tuition fee increases and challenges of job hunting. With my past experience in several leadership positions in entities like the International Students' Association, the APEGA Student Liaison Committee, Residence Services and the HUB Community Association, I want to commit to being the voice for engineering students and keep being the support that is needed. Don't forget to vote for me on March 23 and 24 for a diverse and experienced representation on GFC.


Dhir Bid

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My name is Dhir Bid. I am in my third year of Mechanical Engineering Co-op. Previously, I was the chair of the Council Administration Committee (CAC) of the UASU Students’ Council and also a member of the Council on Students’ Affairs (COSA) of the GFC.

Why am I running?

I believe the best person to represent you is yourself. As an engineering student and an international student, I experience first-hand many of the issues my colleagues face. Stemming from an innate quest to make the university experience better for all of us, I am running for this position to hold the university accountable to us and make decisions that are in students’ best interests.

I am running on three primary goals, which I believe is what will do justice to being elected to this position. My last goal is the most important because making students’ voices heard and representing their interests is vital, but sometimes the university will not carry out due diligence in their consultation. They will go ahead anyway with their proposed changes, and that is where we need student leaders to hold them accountable and question their actions. Your Voice Amplified Ensure the university listens to how issues such as tuition hikes impact us. Represent your Interests Advocate for our needs to uplift the quality of education being offered to us. Question Every Unconsulted Decision Push against every unconsulted decision that impacts us such as the exceptional tuition increases.


Deep Rajani

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Hello Engineering folks! Let me cut right to the chase, has the recent exceptional tuition increase, transition between learning platforms, and quality of education made you feel helpless? It has made me, for one, feel helpless and feel as though I had no choice but to accept the decisions being made which ultimately impact my personal and university life. My goal is to change this and ensure that our needs and interests are listened to and taken into consideration in making decisions. We have many great candidates in this year's elections with prior experience at the SU and GFC as well as other roles, so you must be wondering why cast your vote for me?

Here's why. While I may not have prior experience at the SU or GFC like other candidates, I strongly believe that I have the necessary desire, courage and ability to amplify our voices and boldly represent our community with more conviction than before. If we have not been able to get the best outcome possible for our engineering community in the past, which I believe we have not, then it means we need to strengthen our advocacy in pursuit of getting what we deserve. For this, we need to have change. We need to have better ideas, methods and representation. I am confident I will be able to bring a positive change that can make for a more effective, functional and student serving council.

It is with this intention that I am requesting you to honor me with this opportunity to represent us and our views. I really appreciate your time, support and trust and will devote my time, effort and commitment to reciprocate it.

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