Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:41 am
The CSS is once again holding our annual general elections on Friday, March 22nd at 5:00 pm in the COGS Lab. If you’re interest in running for a position, please attend the elections. Even if you have no plans to run, it would be great if everyone could come out to vote. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to run, please email email@example.com with your choices.
This year, participants are allowed to run for up to two positions — a first choice and a second choice. These are the positions that we will be voting on:
As president you will be required to plan and manage weekly meetings, as well as delegate various tasks and mediate conflicting opinions from the other members of exec. You will be ultimately responsible for any miscellaneous tasks that need doing before events, and will be expected to speak for the club whenever the need should arise.
As the minutes-tracker of the exec team, you are responsible for recording the discussion that partake in weekly meetings. In addition, you have the opportunity to bring up ideas, vote on motioned items, help other execs, and host CSS events. You are also responsible for organizing and setting up the annual CSS elections.
VP External Science
The VP External – Science acts as the main liaison between the club and the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS). Your role is to keep the club up to date on any projects SUS may be undertaking and vice-versa. In order to streamline this process, it is highly recommended that you run for the department rep position in the SUS elections. This requires a substantial time commitment outside of the usual club work but is also extremely rewarding as you get to work on many larger scale projects.
VP External Arts
The duties of this position include: attending the AUS meetings, helping CSS get grants from AUS, and ensuring a fluent communication between CSS and AUS.
As the Study Chair, your duties are to help facilitate academic concerns of the students, organize academic events for the membership, and help the TA’s to run study sessions.
The treasurer oversees all financial activities of the CSS, and is accountable for all the club’s account transactions. You will write the CSS budget and aim to follow it. You will reimburse individuals who spend money on behalf of the CSS and companies the club does business with. You will also be responsible for all bookings made as one of the two Bookings Representatives.
Your duties consist of planning, organizing, and running social events, which will include preparing marketing materials, contacting vendors, purchasing event materials, and helping to organize volunteers.
The Industry Relations executive serves as a link between the club and potential employers/companies. One of the primary duties of the executive is to represent the club’s interests at the Tech Career Fair. This comprises attending meetings with the Co-op board and the CSSS, helping organize the fair, as well as looking for companies that might be relevant to Cognitive Systems students.
As webmaster, you are responsible for the regular upkeep of the CSS’s web presence by posting updates on the club’s activities to our website and Facebook account. Additionally, you must attend to any technical difficulties as they arise.