Engineering

Candidate Bios: Engineering

Students' Council (4 seats available)

Eddie Wang

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Future civil engineer, commodity trader and avid traveler who loves immersing himself in new cultures. A global student ambassador for Royal Dutch Shell, Eddie is eager to leverage his experience to lead for better efficiency in Student Union operations. Fighting to cut Co-op fees and stop unreasonable tuition increase. Eddie understands you can enjoy your hard-earned money somewhere else. By believing that we can make changes for better student life in our Union, Eddie will cherish his seat and try his best to make your academic and financial situation better. Yes he can!


Nick Sorensen

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Nick Sorensen is an engineering student who, in his spare-time, likes to paint, work with his hands, and read. Sadly, due to a distinct lack of this so-called “spare-time,” he has been unable to any of these things in just over 7 months. Additionally, he plays multiple sports such as volleyball during whatever time is remaining after splashing the canvas or flipping the pages – i.e. he and the freshman fifteen have become well-acquainted. Nick has occupied many different volunteering positions, whether that involves charities, councils, or fundraiser chairs. He will bring his dedication and experience to the role of engineering councillor. Focusing on the student experience, Nick intends to place his focus on bringing the needs of engineering students to the SU. His fresh understanding of the stresses of engineering lends a sense of urgency to his platform. Nick believes that students need conduits to lessen the stresses upon them, and that the faculty of engineering needs to increase the flexibility of students. Believe it or not, Nick is also very flexible. Nick believes that students need more options regarding the choice of majors, potential minors, and other academic bounds.


Katelynn Nguyen

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Katelynn Nguyen is a passionate and enthusiastic third year Civil: Environmental engineering student with an entrepreneurial spirit and a go-getter attitude. As current Vice-President Services for the Engineering Students' Society, Katelynn has been focussing on mentorship, academic support and mental health and wellness in her faculty and have lead teams of over twenty students to provide services to promote overall wellbeing and balance. She has also worked with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Students' Society to create a new student-industry chapter and is advocating for more professional interactions within engineering. As a leader and representative in the engineering community, she would like to expand on opportunities to further represent engineering students in matters that can impact and create change outside of the students' society. Her goal is to promote outreach and communication between councillors and the student body. The liaison between students and councillors is crucial in a role that involves having clear direction and understanding of decisions made that can impact students at the University of Alberta. These qualities and experiences make Katelynn a perfect candidate for a General Faculty's Council and Students' Council member to represent the students in the Engineering Faculty.


Mahmoud Kenawi

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Hello there, I am Mahmoud Kenawi, or Moe for short, and I am running to be your Engineering Student’s Councillor and General Faculty Councillor. I am in my third year in Mechanical engineering. I will work on improving social and academic life of engineering students by maintaining an efficient communication between faculty administrators and students. As an AVP sponsorship in ESS, I believe that I have developed the required communication and leadership skills that makes me qualify for these positions. I consider University of Alberta has one of the strongest engineering programs in Western Canada. UAlberta acquires an extraordinary academic staff that have shown perfection in both teaching and research. Despite countless great things our faculty accomplishes, we still have to work hard to develop our engineering programs and society as a whole. As GFC candidate, my plan is to invest enough time to listen to engineering students’ concerns and addressing their issues properly by raising them to the appropriate faculty members. “TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE”


Daanish Hamid

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My name is Daanish Hamid and I am running to be your Engineering Councilor and GFC this coming year. I have worked with the SU where I helped set up and manage more than 50 events on their behalf. I have also served as your Assistant Vice-President Events for the Engineering Students’ Society and I have also served on various councils representing the ESS on numerous occasions. I have decided to run for the SU councilor and general faculties council to bridge the gap between the SU councils and the students it represents. And here is my game plan:
1) Numerous fees and costs are enforced on the students without their knowledge and I believe it is our job to ensure that all students are aware of the lasting decisions being made by this council. 2) When it comes to increasing costs and fees a public referendum should be held so the students get to decide if they are willing to bear the extra cost. The SU should work on being more cost effective in its spending. 3) Lastly I want to ensure better representation of the engineering undergraduate students. I plan to work with the ESS to ensure that all concerns of the students are relayed to the council. This has worked really well in the past as we were able to get Geer Week back and I intend to carry on this responsibility. On March 22 and 23 I would love to have your support for this election!


General Faculties Council (6 seats available)

Eddie Wang

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Future civil engineer, commodity trader and avid traveler who loves immersing himself in new cultures. A global student ambassador for Royal Dutch Shell, Eddie is eager to leverage his experience to lead for better efficiency in Student Union operations. Fighting to cut Co-op fees and stop unreasonable tuition increase. Eddie understands you can enjoy your hard-earned money somewhere else. By believing that we can make changes for better student life in our Union, Eddie will cherish his seat and try his best to make your academic and financial situation better. Yes he can!



Katelynn Nguyen

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Katelynn Nguyen is a passionate and enthusiastic third year Civil: Environmental engineering student with an entrepreneurial spirit and a go-getter attitude. As current Vice-President Services for the Engineering Students' Society, Katelynn has been focussing on mentorship, academic support and mental health and wellness in her faculty and have lead teams of over twenty students to provide services to promote overall wellbeing and balance. She has also worked with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Students' Society to create a new student-industry chapter and is advocating for more professional interactions within engineering. As a leader and representative in the engineering community, she would like to expand on opportunities to further represent engineering students in matters that can impact and create change outside of the students' society. Her goal is to promote outreach and communication between councillors and the student body. The liaison between students and councillors is crucial in a role that involves having clear direction and understanding of decisions made that can impact students at the University of Alberta. These qualities and experiences make Katelynn a perfect candidate for a General Faculty's Council and Students' Council member to represent the students in the Engineering Faculty.


Mahmoud Kenawi

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Hello there, I am Mahmoud Kenawi, or Moe for short, and I am running to be your Engineering Student’s Councillor and General Faculty Councillor. I am in my third year in Mechanical engineering. I will work on improving social and academic life of engineering students by maintaining an efficient communication between faculty administrators and students. As an AVP sponsorship in ESS, I believe that I have developed the required communication and leadership skills that makes me qualify for these positions. I consider University of Alberta has one of the strongest engineering programs in Western Canada. UAlberta acquires an extraordinary academic staff that have shown perfection in both teaching and research. Despite countless great things our faculty accomplishes, we still have to work hard to develop our engineering programs and society as a whole. As GFC candidate, my plan is to invest enough time to listen to engineering students’ concerns and addressing their issues properly by raising them to the appropriate faculty members. “TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE”


Daanish Hamid

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My name is Daanish Hamid and I am running to be your Engineering Councilor and GFC this coming year. I have worked with the SU where I helped set up and manage more than 50 events on their behalf. I have also served as your Assistant Vice-President Events for the Engineering Students’ Society and I have also served on various councils representing the ESS on numerous occasions. I have decided to run for the SU councilor and general faculties council to bridge the gap between the SU councils and the students it represents. And here is my game plan:
1) Numerous fees and costs are enforced on the students without their knowledge and I believe it is our job to ensure that all students are aware of the lasting decisions being made by this council. 2) When it comes to increasing costs and fees a public referendum should be held so the students get to decide if they are willing to bear the extra cost. The SU should work on being more cost effective in its spending. 3) Lastly I want to ensure better representation of the engineering undergraduate students. I plan to work with the ESS to ensure that all concerns of the students are relayed to the council. This has worked really well in the past as we were able to get Geer Week back and I intend to carry on this responsibility. On March 22 and 23 I would love to have your support for this election!

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