Executive Elections

Categories: Elections

Elections for the Computer Science Student Society executive for the 2011–2012 academic year are coming up! If you’re an undergraduate student in Computer Science, be sure to make your voice heard. Please bring your student card!

President: Vlad Zaharia

Hi Everyone,
My name is Vlad Zaharia and I am running for CSSS President.
Why should you vote for me?

  • 2 Years experience in the CSSS as a Social Coordinator, Publications Officer, Sites of Change member, and member in Department Committees (Computing and Outreach).
  • Microsoft Student Partner for Term One, where I collaborated with Microsoft to promote products, services, and events throughout the campus.
  • Volunteered in various CSSS and Department events, including Movie Nights, LAN Parties, and Tech Trek.

What will I do?

  • Ensure that our various events (Food Sales, Game Nights, Boat Cruise, etc) continue to be a success.
  • Work with the Industry to ensure that our career fair is highly attended and successful. Continue working with the department and industry to bring events that benefit students, such as more industry panels and information sessions.
  • Collaborate with the industry to allow students to have tours of the work environments at different Vancouver-based companies.
  • Organize events that increase the exposure of the society, and attract new members.

I want to improve the society, but I can’t do this without your votes. So make sure to vote for me, Vlad Zaharia, for CSSS President.

Vice President, Administration: Sang-Jung (Sean) Lee

My name is Sean and I’m running for VP Admin for CSSS this year. I’ve worked very hard this year as a VP Social, bringing you more BBQs and Pizza Sales than the CSSS has ever had, and finding sufficient funds to put off some great events like the Robot Party and the first ever Starcraft 2 tournament at UBC. But more importantly, the CSSS collaborated with other clubs on campus, bridging strong connections and setting us up for even better events for the years to come. It’s been a lot of stress, pressure, but it’s been a ride, despite this being my first year at the Cube.
Next year, I hope to continue my involvement but would like to take a step back as the VP Admin. As one of the only two returning execs, I’m sure I’d be valuable in any position, but being VP Admin position will provide me the flexibility I need to avoid jeopardizing my other activities while staying at the Cube. I’m currently the VP Admin of the UBC Starcraft Club as well.

Vice President, Communications: Kevin Miller

I am a first year computer science student who is interested in being the Vice President, Communications of the Computer Science Student Society. As VP Communications I will work to keep you informed and up to date on the many events hosted by The Cube, as well as contribute to the overall running of The Cube. I am reliable and hardworking, and will make sure I do a good job.
A little bit about myself. In my free time I play a lot of video games, as well as program. I am interested in game design, and have programmed many small games for fun. I usually hang around the computer science building, and am always up for a game. One day I hope to gain super cow powers.
You should vote for me if you want a good, hardworking VP Communications. (though you should also vote for me if you don’t want one) I will push to continue hosting many fun events, as well as many new ones, and also try to get some new faces to come out to them. I will continually stay in contact with UBC Faculty and Staff to make sure you get information about your interests. Thanks, and vote YES for Kevin Miller!

Vice President, External: Richard Lo

Since the beginning I’ve been involved with the cube, first as a social coordinator and later as the VP Internal. From my years of experience I have gathered a strong understanding of the way the Cube works and how all its members are awesome and diverse. The first time I visited the Career Fair was in my 2nd Year, at the time it felt like it was something that was still far off and was not part of my list of worries. However, being at the Career Fair filled me with an overwhelming sense of inspiration and awe as I saw all these huge companies marketing themselves towards students and trying to recruit the best of the lot. After my experience of applying to jobs through the co-op program, I can say that it is truly amazing how beneficial it can be to have a good conversation with a recruiter.
I want to provide everyone with the chance to meet face to face with potential employers and see for themselves how coveted and talented they are in the market. I promise to plan a Career Fair that will include the industry’s best companies and allow students to expand their network, so vote Richard Lo for Vice President External!

Vice President, Internal: Kerry Li

My name is Kerry, and I’m running for VP Internal for the CSSS. I’ve been involved in the CSSS for 3 years now – 2 of them as an Office Manager for the Cube. I estimate that I have spent roughly 6 hours a day in the Cube, every school day, for these past 3 years. Given this experience, I believe I have the ability to perform well as VP Internal.

If elected, I will continue to keep the Cube’s services available to you, including:

  • Keeping the Cube open as long as we can
  • Keeping the Cube stocked with food and drinks, sold to you as cheap as possible
  • Continuing locker services
  • And more!

I will strive to make the Cube more accessible to everyone, as a place where anyone can come in and meet new people, have fun, get help with schoolwork and feel welcome. Have any suggestions on what we should sell, or how we could improve your experience with the CSSS? I’m all ears, and given the time I spend in the Cube, it will be very easy for you to reach me.

All in all, I want to make your experiences with the CSSS to be as great as possible. So, please vote for me to be your next VP Internal!

Vice President, Social: Omri Wallach

Hi, my name is Omri Wallach and I’m running for Vice President - Social of the Computer Science Society. Last year I transferred to UBC from Western Ontario, and I tried to get involved right away. I am currently a Social Coordinator for the Computer Science Society, and I’m hoping to be elected to the Social position to continue and improve upon what I’ve learned while being here. I want to continue having events such as barbecues and pizza sales, as it is always nice to provide cheap, tasty food to Comp. Sci students. As well, the board game nights, LAN sessions, dance party with Cogs, and any other events represent a fun way to relax and socialize outside of class. I know I can keep the fun events going and try to add my own.

When: 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 18:58 to Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 18:58

Where: 

DMP foyer

Tags: 

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Executive Elections

Categories: Elections

Elections for the Computer Science Student Society executive for the 2012–2013 academic year are coming up! If you’re an undergraduate student in Computer Science, be sure to make your voice heard. Please bring your student card! Voting is open March 20 from 12:30 to 4:30 and March 21 from 12:00 to 5:00.

VP Administration: Rylan Santman

VP Administration: Michael Wu

VP Communications: Matthew Arnold

VP External: Akshat Divrkar

My name is AKSHAT DIVEKAR and I am a second year CS student running for the position of VP External for the upcoming year. About me, I have strong team working and networking skills, with an ability to lead and work collaboratively. I have also participated in some CSSS initiatives in the past, such as sites of change and simply appreciate the events that the CSSS organizes for us, from monthly barbeques to the career fair and the tech talks. Talking about my experience, I have held executive positions at various clubs in the past and am currently a Webmaster at another club, a tutor for SOS while also being a teaching assistant for CPSC 210. Apart from that, I am always interested in learning about and trying out new things, whatever they may be. I love watching movies and documentaries, designing websites and listening to music (currently learning drums!).

VP External: Sandy Fang

Hello everyone! I’m currently a third year computer science student and I am running for the VP External position. I really enjoy the time studying here and learning cool new things with good friends! I am greatly benefited from UBC Computer Science as well as the CUBE from the past years. I hope to have this chance to get involved more and to serve everyone as a VP External for the coming school year! I will do my best so please vote for Sandy Fang! Your vote is highly appreciated! J

VP External: Yi Bo (David) Zhao

Through becoming the VP External/Finance position, I can make CUBE much more relevant to all the students in the Computer Science department. My main focus will be improving both the professional and social aspect of student life through events and career fairs. Thus provide students with more networking opportunities and help launchtheir post-graduate careers. In addition, I have liaised the Corporate Relation role for UBC eProjects, where I’ve hadopportunities to network with technology startups and entrepreneurs. And, throughbecoming the VP External/Finance position I see the need to providing students with more events in turning excellent ideas into business plans. This is only just one of the changes I’m going to bring with my VP External/Finance position. Please vote for me as your upcoming VP External/Finance position and I guarantee an exciting year is waiting for you!

VP Finance: Anmol Gupta

Hi All, a brief introduction to myself, my name is Anmol Gupta and I am currently running to be the VP Finance of your undergraduate society. I’m second year international student from India and Singapore doing a combined major in Business and Computer Science at the Sauder School of Business. My main goals going into the CSSS would be to hold quality events, whilst increasing the attendance and awareness of the society to everyone as well as trying to attract corporate sponsorships to further reduce the costs of the events to those who are part of the society.

VP Finance: Yi Bo (David) Zhao

Through becoming the VP External/Finance position, I can make CUBE much more relevant to all the students in the Computer Science department. My main focus will be improving both the professional and social aspect of student life through events and career fairs. Thus provide students with more networking opportunities and help launchtheir post-graduate careers. In addition, I have liaised the Corporate Relation role for UBC eProjects, where I’ve hadopportunities to network with technology startups and entrepreneurs. And, throughbecoming the VP External/Finance position I see the need to providing students with more events in turning excellent ideas into business plans. This is only just one of the changes I’m going to bring with my VP External/Finance position. Please vote for me as your upcoming VP External/Finance position and I guarantee an exciting year is waiting for you!

VP Internal: Kerry Li

VP Social: Grant Harris

When: 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 22:53 to Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 22:53

Where: 

DMP Foyer

Tags: 

Club Activities

Volunteer

Get involved with the Cube!


Hey everyone, welcome back for another school year! Getting involved in the Cube is one of the best ways to become a part of the UBC Computer Science community. Getting involved helps you to make friends, meet professors and have an all-round awesome experience. If you are interested, check out the open positions that we have available in our Volunteering Committee then e-mail André Malan at <vpv[at]thecube.ca> with the position that you want. If you are unsure about what a position entails, just e-mail André with the positions that you may be interested in to find out more.

Undergraduate Representatives needed!


The department would like to have an undergraduate representative on the following committees:

  • Communications
  • Computing
  • Curriculum
  • Executive
  • Faculty Affairs
  • Focus on Women in Computing
  • Recruiting
  • Recruiting Instructors
  • Space
  • Teaching & Learning Support
  • Undergrad Affairs

This is your chance to voice any suggestions or concerns you have about various elements in our department. If you are interested in being on one of these committees please contact Nakisa at internalvp[at]csss.cs.ubc.ca.

CSSS Recruitment


Hey everyone,

The Cube is still looking for more awesome people to help us out with our events. If you are interested in any of the following positions please send an e-mail to the contact listed for the position by October 18.

SOCIAL POSITIONS (contact [email protected])
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Social Coordinator (1 position open)

Social Coordinators are responsible for organizing and running awesome social events for CS students. Past events include Bowling, Movie Nights, LAN Parties, Lazer Tag and the popular Year-End Boat Cruise!

Sports Rep (2 positions open)

Sports Reps are in charge of organizing intramural teams on behalf of the CSSS. This can include organizing teams to take part in UBC REC Leagues or events such as Storm the Wall.

VOLUNTEERING POSITIONS (contact [email protected])
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Imagine1Day Coordinator

The CSSS will be working with the local organization Imagine1Day this year to help build schools in Ethiopia. The Coordinator will be in charge of managing the UBC CS student's creatribution.

Department Committees

The department is still looking for undergraduates to sit on various committees.
See http://cs.ubc.ca/local/administration/committees.jsp for descriptions of all the committees.

Available positions:

Classroom Experience (1 position open)
Communications (1 position open)
Computing (1 position open)
Focus on Women In Computing (1 position open)
Space and Safety (1 position open)
Teaching and Learning Support (2 positions open)

COMMUNICATIONS POSITIONS (contact [email protected])
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2nd and 3rd Year Representatives (2 positions open, per year)

Year Representatives act as liaisons between the CSSS and the students in their respective year groups. Year Reps are responsible for communicating the views of their peers to the CSSS and to increase student involvement by promoting our events.