Engineering

Candidates

Students' Council (5 seats available)

Dhir Bid

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Hello! My name is Dhir Bid, and I’m a first year engineering student. I am running to be an engineering councillor on the Students’ Union council and the General Faculties council. I am very passionate about student governance, and I want to become a councillor so that I can learn from the more experienced councillors and at the same time represent your views and voice.

I was the chairperson and vice-chairperson of various clubs at my school and was the head-boy of my school. Being involved in various leadership positions such as these has equipped me with the skills to represent your voice better.

I intend to work closely with the Engineering Students’ Society so that the collaboration between engineers and the students’ governing body becomes more cohesive and leads to better realisation of goals. I am confident that as your engineering councillor I shall represent you in my best capabilities. I am one of you, I go through what you go through, and so I represent us, hence I will act in our best interests on these councils.

On March 18th and 19th, please vote for me, Dhir Bid, as one of your engineering councillors.

Purna Hariharan

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Hi everyone! My name is Purna, and I’m a first-year engineering student with an enthusiasm for representing my fellow friends. I’m running to be your next Engineering Councillor in the General Faculty Council (GFC) and the Students’ Union (SU)!

This year has been frenetic and problematic for students with budget cuts to the University of Alberta by the government, hiked fees for international students, fewer opportunities for part- time and summer jobs, etc.

As an engineering representative, I would advocate for more experimental learning for students, affordability of textbooks and online learning resources for students, scheduling all the midterms within two weeks and reducing the assignments in this period, increasing scholarship funding and encouraging more engineering students in student governance and representation. The Engineering Student Society (ESS) must be more transparent and accountable to students and there should be more integrated events of Students’ Union and ESS, ensuring more participation of engineering students.

I’m running for this position to represent and strengthen the student voice, ensure affordable tuition and academic facilities and organize more inclusive, diverse and high-quality student events and engagement.

On March 18th and 19th, vote for me, Purna, to be your next General Faculty Council (GFC) and the Students’ Union (SU) Councillor!

Thank You!

Andrew Batycki

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My name is Andrew Batycki and I’m a second year environmental engineering student. I’m running for re-election on student council because I believe in student governance. Over the past six months I’ve represented the faculty of engineering to the best of my abilities and fought for transparent governance. One of the biggest issues I’ve seen impacting our faculty is student engagement. A lot of engineering students don’t know where their student fees go. There is a plethora of supports the Student Union has for students that you pay for. If elected I will work to help students learn about all the Student Union does for them. Another big issue I’ve noticed is that there is a large disconnect between the Student Union and the faculty of engineering. A lot of students feeling like issues with the Student Union don’t impact them. I want to change that. I want to increase engagement within our faculty, I want better consultations when big issues are coming to vote, and most of all I want the faculty of engineering to feel like a part of the larger campus community. If re-elected I will use my experience in student government to stand up for all engineering students. On March 18th and 19th please vote Andrew Batycki for engineering councillor.

General Faculties Council (6 seats available)

Dhir Bid

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Hello! My name is Dhir Bid, and I’m a first year engineering student. I am running to be an engineering councillor on the Students’ Union council and the General Faculties council. I am very passionate about student governance, and I want to become a councillor so that I can learn from the more experienced councillors and at the same time represent your views and voice.

I was the chairperson and vice-chairperson of various clubs at my school and was the head-boy of my school. Being involved in various leadership positions such as these has equipped me with the skills to represent your voice better.

I intend to work closely with the Engineering Students’ Society so that the collaboration between engineers and the students’ governing body becomes more cohesive and leads to better realisation of goals. I am confident that as your engineering councillor I shall represent you in my best capabilities. I am one of you, I go through what you go through, and so I represent us, hence I will act in our best interests on these councils.

On March 18th and 19th, please vote for me, Dhir Bid, as one of your engineering councillors.

Purna Hariharan

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Hi everyone! My name is Purna, and I’m a first-year engineering student with an enthusiasm for representing my fellow friends. I’m running to be your next Engineering Councillor in the General Faculty Council (GFC) and the Students’ Union (SU)!

This year has been frenetic and problematic for students with budget cuts to the University of Alberta by the government, hiked fees for international students, fewer opportunities for part- time and summer jobs, etc.

As an engineering representative, I would advocate for more experimental learning for students, affordability of textbooks and online learning resources for students, scheduling all the midterms within two weeks and reducing the assignments in this period, increasing scholarship funding and encouraging more engineering students in student governance and representation. The Engineering Student Society (ESS) must be more transparent and accountable to students and there should be more integrated events of Students’ Union and ESS, ensuring more participation of engineering students.

I’m running for this position to represent and strengthen the student voice, ensure affordable tuition and academic facilities and organize more inclusive, diverse and high-quality student events and engagement.

On March 18th and 19th, vote for me, Purna, to be your next General Faculty Council (GFC) and the Students’ Union (SU) Councillor!

Thank You!

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Students' Union Elections Office
Room 6-04
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7