Elections 2013

The RESS election will take place on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Voting will be by paper ballot in the RESS lounge ED127. For students on co-op or those that can not make it to the lounge can still vote via urcourses – process TBD.
President – Jason Whitelaw

VP Academic – Dan Hebert, Brad Lulik
VP Communications – David Crossman
VP Professional Affairs – Brayden Willenborg
VP Finance – Justin Rumpel
VP Student Associations – Matt Cooke
VP Social – Austin Meldrum

Publication’s Director – Eva Rennie
Stores Director – Magda Seitz
Student Life Director – Seth Hunt, Lindsey Petersen, Dylan Edgar, Shelby Benko
Industry Relations Director – Nicole Barber
Lounge Director – Vacant
Charity Director – Vacant

Candidate Profiles

Seth Hunt – Student Life Director

My name is Seth Hunt and I am in my third year of the Industrial Systems program. Before I decided to pursue an engineering degree, I was in the business faculty. After studying business for two years, I realized that the subject matter was not holding my interest,so I started looking for other options and this lead me to make the switch to engineering. I am very satisfied with my decision and find that the engineering faculty is challenging but it is also very rewarding. I have met some amazing people in this faculty that have made it interesting and fun to go to classes and labs everyday.

I am running for one of the Student Life Director positions for 2013-2014. If elected to this position, I will work to increase the level of student involvement in the engineering faculty. I have noticed—due to many factors—that the student involvement is relatively low, and thus there is a lot of room for improvement in this area. I believe it is important that engineering students are involved within their  faculty and attend events, as it helps build important relationships with fellow students. These  interactions will prove to be beneficial both during and after university.

My organization skills and ability of being able to handle multiple projects at once will be a great asset to  the Regina Engineering Student Society. Additionally, participating in the 2007 Lieutenant Governor’s  Leadership Forum has allowed me to understand the importance of having strong leadership and  teamwork qualities. Working with the other elected members, I will ensure that all RESS organized events are run smoothly so that it is an enjoyable experience for everyone.

I am a hard working and motivated individual who strives to achieve the very best. I am grateful to be nominated for the Student Life Director position and I believe it is the right choice that you, my peers, decide to vote for me on Election Day

Dylan Edgar – Student Life Director

My name is Dylan Edgar, and I’m a 2nd year engineering student running for Student Life
director. This position replaced the I^3 and Competitions Directors previously within the council. Being a Student Life Director entails the following:

Promote the ideals of engineering and RESS among students
Encourage RESS members to participate in RESS social events
Responsible for helping plan FROSH, REC, Engineering Week and Beer in the Lounge.
Being active in planning all RESS events
Assisting the VP Social and Student Affairs to carry out tasks assigned to them.

My goal with running this position is to help maintain the replaced positions benefits while
removing the downsides and drama that was attached to the positions last year, including lack of commitment and unfair workloads. I vow to be committed and organized with all aspects, along with helping the council in all activities required. On top of this, as someone who spends a large amount of time in the lounge and communicating with previous and, hopefully, current council members, emergency activities requiring help at last minute will not be a problem as I have clear communication and would allow for a relatively easy transition into the council. I have been involved in many RESS events in the
past, and I will help to continue Frosh and engineering week’s previous legacy as enjoyable experiences, as well as remedying the unfortunate mishap that accompanied REC’s last minute organization last year.

My goal is to bring more people into RESS sponsored events, along with attempting to make these events even better. I will be constantly involved within the council, I will listen to recommendations on fixing/making events a more enjoyable experience, and I will be sure to be involved myself in as many events as possible as I have in the past.

Your vote will lead to a committed, involved individual, who will listen to all ideas presented to him, along with making the events bigger and better than ever.

Vote for me.

Magda Seitz – Stores Director

My name is Magda Seitz and am presently in my second year of Industrial Systems Engineering. For the 2013-2014 RESS Council, I am running for the position of Stores Director. This will be my first year of involvement with the Council and I am very excited to maintain the level of excellence displayed by previous Stores Directors as well as implement some improvements.

My goal as Stores Director is to update some of the merchandise stocked by the RESS and make it more appealing to the student body, thus boosting sales. As well I would like to better uphold the duties of Stores Director, and put a genuine effort into running a merchandise kiosk at engineering events.

I am pleased to have been nominated for the position of Stores Director and hope to uphold the standard of ethics and quality maintained by the RESS in the coming year. I hope to prove myself as an asset to this organization for this term as well as others.