CSSS Elections

Categories: Elections

The CSSS Executive Elections will be held on Wednesday, April 6th from 11:30am to 4pm, and Thursday, April 7th from 11am to 3:30pm (may be extended if the voting booth isn’t open during those hours) in the first floor lobby of the Hugh Dempster Pavilion. All students registered in a Computer Science major program are eligible to vote in the election.

Here are the nominees for each position:

Janet Poon

Hi all! I’m Janet, and I’m running to be your next CSSS president.

I’ve been a student in the Department of Computer Science for three years now, and I know that there is so much more the CSSS could do to support students in their social, academic, and health-related well-being. Some of the changes I want to see implemented are:

  • Restore the CSSS Tutoring Board & the Past-Exams Database to full functionality.
  • Provide a ‘Students-Seeking-Students’ board for those looking for partners for side-projects and startups.
  • Reduce the duration of The Cube’s Snack Shop stock-outs (can’t have you starving during exam season).
  • Host more casual events for students to hang out in and get involved with The Cube.

For next year, my experience as VP Volunteering (2014-2015) and VP Finance (2015-2016) will help the team keep offering awesome events and services, while seeing through new changes to make your experience better!

VP Communications
Tristan Rice

No write-up provided.

VP External
Jerome Rasky

No write-up provided.

VP Finance
Kevin Shi

No write-up provided.

VP Internal
Benson Li jointly with Jinny Byun

This year, we kept the Cube relatively clean and running smoothly. We acquired new and updated equipment such as a new printer and coffee grinder. We re-decorated and adjusted the room layout. In the near future and next year, we plan on increasing seating and replacing the last couch.

VP Social
Godot (Yuan) Bian

I switched to BUCS program last summer, and I feel welcomed by CS since the first day of this academic year when I got to know CSSS. I am excited to be running for the position of VP Social. Speaking on the responsibilities of the position, I have experiences organizing events including annual literature competition, school magazines promotion and new year celebration for more than a thousand people when I was president of Literature club in high school. In addition, I have been a TA and a math coach at UBC.

CS is the most academically diverse department with students from a full range of backgrounds and perspectives. It would be my honor if I could contribute to CSSS’s welcoming and comfortable social setting where common interests are discovered and shared. If elected VPS, my goal would be to create unforgettable memories, increase awareness of the club and its services through various social events.

VP Volunteering
Bianca Subion

Hi! Although my name listed here is Bianca, most people call me Bea (BAY-ah). I’m in my third year at UBC, but my second year as a Computer Science major. I’m passionate about volunteering and am an avid advocate for giving back. As a volunteer board member at the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, I see firsthand the impact we make in women’s lives by allocating a portion of our time to educate, provide services and organize workshops. I look forward to being able to make a difference in our Computer Science Department by getting more CS students involved with volunteering, and organizing opportunities for students to be able to give back to the community!

(VP Admin is uncontested)


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, April 7, 2016 (All day)


Hugh Dempster Pavilion lobby


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2016-2017 Executive Nominations

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Nominations for CSSS executive positions for the 2016–2017 academic year are now open. To run for election, you must be nominated by ten undergraduate members of the Computer Science department, on your nomination form.

New for this year is the option for a Joint Ballot. In this option, two candidates will run together, each holding office for one school term (the candidates will hold office jointly during the Summer Session). Details about this will be provided at the Semi-Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 15th, and will be voted on as a constitutional change.

Please submit the completed nomination form to a current CSSS Executive by noon on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact returning officer Brian Chau at <elections[at]ubccsss[dot]org>


Monday, March 14, 2016 - 00:00 to Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:00



VP Volunteering Opening

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The Computer Science Student Society is accepting applications for the Vice President, Volunteering role. If you are interested in the position, please email vpc [at] ubccsss [dot] org with a 150 word blurb describing who you are and why you’re interested in the position, and attend our CSSS meeting on Nov 24th at 5:15pm with a one-minute statement prepared. Deadline for applications is noon on Nov 24th. No experience necessary!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 17:15



2012 Executive Election Results

Categories: Elections

Elections are over, and the results are in, pending any candidate-requested recounts. If a candidate wishes a recount to be taken, they should e-mail elections[at]thecube[dot]ca by April 11, 2012. Barring any changes to the outcome, congratulations to our new executives-elect:


No candidates

Vice President, Administration

Rylan Santman: 12
Michael Wu: 35

Vice President, Communications

Matthew Arnold: 44 in favour, 8 against

Vice President, External

Akshat Divrkar: 20
Sandy Fang: 20
Yi Bo (David) Zhao: 14

Vice President, Finance

Anmol Gupta: 27
Yi Bo (David) Zhao: 25

Vice President, Internal

Kerry Li: 44 in favour, 6 against

Vice President, Social

Grant Harris: 42 in favour, 2 against

Vice President, Volunteering Services

No candidates

Thanks to everyone who voted and ran, congratulations to the winners, and good luck to next year’s executive! The new executives will take power on May 1, 2012, with the exception of the Vice President, Finance who will take power at the time of treasurer orientations with the AMS Finance Commission.

2013 CSSS Election Results

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The election results are in!

57 votes were accepted out of 59 total.

3 People ran for president:
Anmol Gupta: 20 votes
James Deng: 27 votes
Henry Chee: 21 votes
James Deng is president elect.

3 others ran and were elected into their chosen positions:
Mike Wu (VP Finance): 46 yea, 2 nay
Matthew Arnold (VP Communications): 44 yea, 6 nay
Michael Kwan (VP Social): 47 yea, 3 nay

Since not every position had a candidate, our remaining positions still need to be filled. Email vpc [at] thecube [dot] ca about your chosen position if interested!


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