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FEB. 26th 2008
"He has Van Gogh's ear for music. " -Billy Wilder
Act as a hub (forwarding appropriate questions and information to the right people)
Attend meetings (a lot of them)
Motivate and assist the members of the exec team (you need to know the answer or know who
can get the answer)
Ensure a positive working environment and develop a sense of teamwork amongst the executive
You have a little time to do your own initiatives (but not as much as in the other exec positions)
Liaise with the other constituencies and the Alma Mater Society (these duties are also part of the
VPX portfolio)
Attend internal events (you need to come out to show support to as many of the society's events
as possible)
Attend external events (you will be asked to attend a lot of other constituency events and UBC
Pick up anything that falls through the cracks
Vice-President External:
Liaise with SUS clubs: Making
sure that clubs are getting the
most of out SUS and that SUS
is getting the most out of its
Director of Administration:
The Director of Administration is the secretary of council, the chair of
the Building Management Commission, and the chair of the Code and
Policy committee. You should consider running for this position if all of the
following interest you:
Organize Science Week: This is probably the most work for the
VPX, but it's also the most rewarding. There's a lot of grunt work
involved, but having it all come together is very satisfying. This
ends up consuming most of your time in January.
Informing students of opportunities after graduation: Work with external
groups such as The Princeton Review and graduate schools to bring presentations about what students can do with their
Heading up Science Frosh: I guess we haven't
really nailed down if thisfalls under the VP-
External but I did it this past year and
it'd be great for it to continue!
Involves a lot of meetings,
time in summer and
grunt work!
* Being the point-person over all Ladha Centre related policy.
* Providing the administrative support to the over 50 person large SUS
* Being the chair of the committee that reviews all the structure and rules ]
of conduct of the society.
) Jobs:
Janages the internal components
of the society. Organizes annual fall
' retreat, internal entertainment events,
the spring wine and cheese, and the
annual general meeting. Also the
executive in charge of both the fall
and the spring elections.
Committees that I run:
•        First Year Committee
•        Academic Committee
Number of hours per week: as much as
you put into the position.
Social Coordinator:
FThe Social coordinator is responsible for coordinating all external social
events that can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. The Social Coordinator
should be organized, visionary and should have a strong passion
for event planning. Time commitment is approximately 15-25
hours a week with a lot of out-of-office work. This year, I have
worked hard to project a high end image of SUS social events
and would like to see some continuity in the type and feel of my
Science ' Senator:
Inform students on
Senate activities (this can be done during
SUS council meetings, office hours, classroom announcements, and through
other means). You will need to be comfortable with public speaking and speaking with
individual students.
-Collect comments and concerns, and advocate student interests as an elected representative (on Senate
committees, Student Senate Caucus, and at Senate meetings). You should be passionate about academic
issues that affect students.
Act as a voting members on various Senate Committees. You will likely dedicate most of your time as a Senator
on these committees, and this can be a very large time commitment (depending on which committees
and how many you become a member of).
Attend Senate meetings and Student Senate Caucus meetings on every
third Wednesday of the month. These meetings take approximately
4-5 hours each month.
events. The main events that
were run this past year include 2 dance
parties in Ladha, Cold Fusion, movie
nights, a gaming tournament, and
a year end semi-formal^t Science
Public Relations Officer:
Support promotion of SUS through co-ordination of Science-wide emails.
website, other media.
Inform students of opportunities from other campus or community groups
Organize charity and public relations events.
Oversee the SUS Sales Manager and merchandising.
Run the PR Committee.
Represent Science on Grad Class Council or co-ordinate other student
representatives. Page Two
26th February, 2008
Candidate Guide
By: Varun Ramraj
Alright, since this is the "Prelection" issue, it's probably wise to talk about the upcoming election. This is the annual Spring election
for your Science Undergraduate Society, when
Science students vote for their SUS Exec, dream
team for next year. You are reading this because
you want more information on actually running
for a position, so I've created a simple checklist
including all important dates.
1. Cut out the back page of this paper. It's your
nomination form.
2. Get 15 signatures on the nomination form.
3. Submit the form by this Thursday, February
28 at 4:32 p.m., to the SUS office at the
Ladha Centre.
4. Attend the MANDATORY All-Candidates
Meeting this Friday, February 29, at 4:32
p.m. in Ladha. You will be presented with the
Elections Guidelines.
5. Over the weekend, work on your promotional
material. Keep track of all expenses. Send
EVERYTHING via email to election. sus@
gmail.com for approval. Read the Elections
Guidelines and KNOW them.
6. Listen to Sky.FM Smooth Jazz (I'm doing it
right now...ohh yeah...).
7. Campaigning officially begins on Monday,
March 3 at 9:00 a.m. Do NOT campaign
before this. More information is available in
the Elections Guidelines.
8. On the same day, Monday, March 3, send
your 150-word blurb to the432@gmail.com.
It will also be displayed on the SUS website.
9. Keep campaigning hard!
10. Voting i s from Monday, March 10 to Thursday,
March 13, onWebCT.
11. STOP CAMPAIGNING on Wednesday,
March 12 at 3:30. Voters get until Thursday,
but you only get till Wednesday to show
off. Take all your posters down. Follow the
12. If all goes well, we'll have the results for you
on Friday, March 14. Come to the Results
Meeting on this day at 4:32 p.m. at Ladha,
to find out how you did (bring your record of
expenses)! This date is subject to change, pay
close attention to your email. The Elections
team will keep you updated if dates change.
Pay attention to dates. Don't miss deadlines!
During    campaigning,    make    LOTS    of
classroom announcements. Ask the professor
nicely to let you speak for a minute before
class starts.
Pick big, generic Science classes.
Email   execs,   with   any   questions   about
positions (see page 7)
Having said that, don't underestimate the
power of speaking in classes away from
the central Science area. Venturing out to
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Volume 21
Issue 6
February 26,2008
Varun Ramraj
Casey Chan
Lois Chan
Jacob Cosman
Angela Liao
Lacey Fishnets
Miss Chief
SUS Councillors and Execs.
The 432 is a publication of the Science
Undergraduate Society of UBC We are not
responsiblefor misuse of this paper: including
but not limited to usage as instruments
of arson, assault, armed robbery, impaired
driving, rape, murder, fraud and gross
indecency. This issue is made from IOO%
recyclable materials.
All views expressed in this issue are strictly
those of the individual writers, and as such
are not the responsibility of The 432, The
Science Undergraduate Society (SUS), or
the Faculty of Science. Writers and
cartoonists are encouraged to submit their
material to The 432. Submission must meet
the requirements of making the director
chucklethriceand must contain theauthor's
name and contact information.
Wit us up at: the4-32@gmail.com Vol. 21, Issue 6
Page Three
By: Lois Chan
Some of us were clearly confused about the concept
of touring a telescope during the day. Daytime
sky-gazing typically gives us nothing more than birds and
Ryan Ransom, our host and researcher at the
Dominion Radio Astrophysics Observatory, had anticipated
the question. The telescopes here observe at radio
wavelengths, he explains at the start of our tour. These
longer wavelengths are not so easily influenced by sunlight.
Or clouds, for that matter.
"As long as we don't point the telescopes directly at
the sun, we can observe 24/7," says Ransom.
The Astronomy Club of UBC arrived in the outskirts
of Penticton early Thursday morning for a brief tour of the
radio telescope facility.
A pretty, fiery, panoramic poster spanned more than
three meters across the main foyer. It was a snapshot of the
outer edge of our galaxy taken by the telescopes we were
about to see. From this altitude, we are best situated to see
the outer edge of the Milky Way.
"Which of these telescopes do you think is the
biggest?" Ransom asked, gesturing at the various dishes
facing skyward. We knew it was a trick question but we fell
for it anyway.
The biggest is definitely not the solitary 26-metre
telescope, being the most physically imposing structure in
sight. We guessed that it was the Synthesis Telescope, which
we were told earlier to actually consist of seven smaller
scopes. We were wrong.
The largest telescope is actually an unimpressive-
looking series of cables and telephone poles, arranged in
a huge T shape. The stem of the T is eight poles wide, and
hundreds of poles long. The cables strung between the
poles are sensitive to the long wavelength, background
radiation. Completed 25 years ago, the T was one of the
first instruments in use at the facility, though it is no longer
in operation.
The interferometric Synthesis telescope is the second
largest. Seven individual telescopes, each measuring nine
metres across, are laid out on a line running east to west.
The distance between the two farthest scopes is six hundred
metres. As the Earth rotates, the seven telescopes operate
in unison, making the Synthesis effectively a six-hundred-
metre telescope.
In a nearby hut, the Continuum Correlator, the
Synthesis?: Ryan Ransom explains how the Synthesis works. One of the seven Synthesis
antennae can be seen behind him.
brain of the Synthesis, synchronises and
combines the signals from the seven
antennae-telescopes into one complete
signal every twelve hours.
Since the frequency of radio waves
are so low, it takes much longer to gather
enough information for an interesting
image than an optical camera.
It took a full decade to take a
snapshot of a segment of the outer rim
of our galaxy, says Ransom, referring to
No Break, No Fix: Synthesis' computer terminals from the 70s, still operational. As Ransom says:
motto for this scope is, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
the photo of the Milky Way we saw at the
start. As the scopes collect more data, the
panorama will be extended on either side.
All the equipment in the
Synthesis were from the 1970s. There
have been incremental upgrades, but
no new technology has been added.
The 26-metre telescope received recent
upgrades to its antenna as well, but the
level of sophistication did not increase
If all the instruments are so old,
then what's the fifty-odd engineers doing
nowadays at the facility? "Next generation
stuff," says Ransom simply. I suppose that
will have to be left up to the next tour.
While we were visiting the 26-
metre telescope's control room, one of
the cupboard-sized computers beeped
four times and began whirring. Outside,
the giant dish lazily nudged itself toward
a new target in the sky. The dinosaur
The DRAO in the Okanagan
is about a half-hour's drive outside of
Penticton. The other DRAO is located near
Victoria. Both are operating 24/7, tirelessly
observing our universe. If I could see what
these telescopes see, I would probably opt
to not sleep, either.
The DRAO can be found on-line at: www.
drao-ofr.hia-iha.nrc-cnrc. gc.ca. Lois Chan
is a nerd-wannabe who tagged along on
the trip to take pictures, some of which are
shown in this article. Page Four
26th February, 2008
Candidate Tips
Continued From Page 2 »
Forestry or Dempster could give you the
vote differential you need to win.
6. When you make your announcements, tell
people when and how to vote.
7. PLEASE do something interesting during
classroom announcements. PLEASE. It
should not be as boring as the lecture.
8. Seriously, listen to Sky.FM Smooth Jazz.
It clears the mind when you're working on
posters and other paraphernalia.
9. Get EVERYTHING approved early by
the Elections Administrator (me). Email
every poster, button, graphic, logo, etc.
Make sure your posters contain the Science
Elections logo (e-mailed to you after the All
Candidates Meeting). The earlier you email
me, the sooner you'll get a response.
10. Keep track of all your expenses and receipts.
While you don't get reimbursed, you DO
have to submit a record of expenses to the
elections committee.
11. This paper has information on the various
available positions. Read through them to
ensure you are running for a position you
will love.
12. This year's campaign period is a wee bit
longer than other years' for a reason. Use
it wisely.
13. Kiss hands and shake babies as much as
necessary. Talking/socializing/interacting
is the best way to get votes.
14. If you're really smart, you'll deliver The
432 Elections Issue, which comes out
during voting week. Ask the Elections
Administrator for details.
15. I'm trying not to sound sappy, but I simply
have to end with "have fun!" If you lose
this year, at least your face is out there for
next year. Relax, follow the rules and have
a good time.
SBN Recap
 By: Angela Liao	
The 4th Annual SBN (Student
Biotechnology Network) Career Expo &
Conference was held on Wednesday February
13, 2008 at the Westin Bayshore. The conference
with industrial and academic representatives,
seminar style presentations and various breakout sessions about topics like possible internships
opportunities, how to excel in interviews and
interesting careers with a science degree. I
attended the internship session and learned a lot
about new programs that I've never heard of. The
internship programs that were shown really looked
exciting and offered great opportunities for recent
graduates to start and advance their early career.
There is a great variety of booths, including
biotech companies like Cardiome and Cantest and
Academic institutions like UBC, SFU and BCIT
There were opportunities to network with these
representatives and to get to learn more about
current job openings and how to get into a career
in industry or to continue education. There was
also a very inspirational speech by Krista Green,
about how to create a personal brand, how to "Get
Noticed. Be Remembered", and how to succeed
in the job market by effectively selling yourself as
a marketable product with high values. She really
told us all to find our own talents and strive in
what we love to do. This was a very informational
conference and I gained a lot of knowledge that is
useful for finding my future career.
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ubc tennis club
Tennis Midnight Madness!
Fri. Feb. 29th @ 10:30pm-lam
Sat. Mar. 1st @ 10:30pm-lam
UBC Tennis Center
Admission: $5
Portraits: I snapped this through my telescope just as the cloud cover lifted. The Moon is coming
out of totality. -Picture by Varun Ramraj, 2/20/08 Vol. 21, Issue 6
Page Five
Insights into the politicization of science
Thursday March 6 th, 2008 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Life Science Centre, Lecture Hall 2
What is Insite?
North America's first supervised injection facility where drug addicted individuals can
inject their drugs under the supervision af a registered nurse in a clean and safe
What are the effects on my community?
Scientific evidence has shown that Insrte reduces needle sharing, a high risk activity for
transmission of blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C; users are twice as litely
to go to detox and treatment and public disorder is reduced.
What does the future hold for Insite?
Despite all the scientific evidence to support it funding for Insite in in question.
The latest extension is until June 30, 2003 Public and political support Is vita I.
To educate the UBC community on the scientific evidence in support of supervised
injection and find out why politics may often interfere with the implementation of the
most scientifically sound health and social reforms.
4fl0 pm   Stephen Owen
Personal Experience
530 pm
Q 8. A Session    5:35 -6:00 pm
Wrap Up 6:00-6:10 pm
Refresh merits   6:10 - 6:30 p m
An Insite User
Dr Thomas Kerr, PhD, UBC Faculty of Medicine;
Principal Researcher for Insite; Winner of the 2007
Canadian Institute of Health Research fCIHR) award
Will Small, UBC Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate
Dr. Richard Mathias, PhD. Faculty of Medicine
Department of Health Care & Epidemiology
Political responder, TBA
Open Dialogue (Audience]
Concluding remarks
Ught dinner & dessert
Please RSVP by emailing: insite@ubcissa.com
This conference is hosted by the student society of the Integrated Sciences
Program, Our mission statement is to foster relationships and bring together
science students through our events, For more info, please email:
>'n insite^ubcissa.com   or visit us at www-ubcissa.com Page Six
26th February, 2008
Vancouver Quadra Elections
A Guide For Casting the Right Ballot
By: Jacob Cosman
What with all the excitement and
dramatics around the AMS election, there's been
less attention paid to a bigger but somewhat
more boring election hereabouts: the by-election
for the Vancouver Quadra riding, which includes
UBC. Our MP, Stephen Owen, recently resigned
to become VP External and Legal for UBC,
leaving a vacancy which is getting filled in a
by election on 17 March.
This election might not seem as important
to UBC as the AMS elections - especially if
there's a spring general election and it gets re-run
a month later - but this is for our representative
in the federal government, and these elections
will be much better run than the AMS ones (fun
fact: if the federal elections were run as badly as
the AMS ones, people would be going to jail for
it) so your loyal correspondent tracked down the
four registered candidates for the by-election and
interviewed them all.
I asked the candidates about the Canadian
university   system,   scientific   research,   climate
change, and (to be difficult) the Canadian
Space Agency. Below are their positions and
priorities, summarized in handy chart form.
If you want to read the transcripts of these
interviews, I've exhaustively typed them out
and posted them online at http://little.miss.
Incidentally, if you live on or nearby
campus (or in the western half of Vancouver,
basically; this is a big riding we're in) and
you are a Canadian citizen (sorry foreigners)
you should definitely vote. Seriously.
Rebecca Coad, NDP
Dan Grice, Green
Joyce Murray, Liberals
Deborah Meredith,
Nice superficial
thing about
Quick and helpful -
arranged interview
right away.
Party office in interesting
heritage building.
Insanely well-staffed - four
people were there when
the office opened in the
Offered tea during the
superficial thing
about campaign
Signed me up for
the party mailing
list without asking.
Requested that I
volunteer for campaign right
after interview.
Office is unreasonably
difficult to find.
Bitter-sounding campaign
volunteers kept changing
their minds on whether
the candidate accepted
interviews at all.
Current UBC student,
working on a B A in political
science and philosophy
Former UBC student, with a
BA in classical
archeology in 2003.
Former SFU pre-med - later
returned for an executive
MBA (1992).
Current UBC prof for 27
years - undergraduate at
McGill, graduate at UBC.
'I've been in the system for
a long, long time."
Reform of the
loan system, more money
from federal government.
Formula for core funding,
debt relief for students, a
"livable wage" for co-op
students of "fifteen [or]
eighteen dollars an hour".
Saving it for the general
election. Her party is "not
going to go into specifics
until the election".
Assistance for out-of-
town students, and vague
strengthening of post-
secondary system in
Research in Canada
Stop the "creeping of the
corporate world" into
universities, fund forest
diversity studies.
More funding for NSREC
chairs, specific disciplines,
expanding the SRED
program, funding cultural
heritage, better licensing
Reversal of five billion
dollar funding cuts since
Conservatives took over.
Continued research
funding, research
broadband network.
Canadian Space
Agency policy
Right on the party line.
Bemoaned "a deal to sell the
Canadarm" and mentioned
that "now it's being seen as
a potential military tool".
Intriguing, but indisputable.
"I don't know if we should
be hunting for oil on Mars as
of yet as apriority."
Cautiously political. "I have
no specific suggestions, but
the kind of thing I would
want to hear from people
about if I become a member
of Parliament."
No idea.
"This is something I'm
perfectly prepared to be
educated on."
Climate change
Beating Denmark - "There
was a time when Canada was
the world leader on wind
power, and now I believe
that's Denmark, because
we shifted our priorities."
Also, a cap and trade system
for carbon emissions, and
building retrofit.
Revenue-neutral carbon tax
and "market incentives"
for green technology and
for switching to alternative
energy. Also, energy
standards for housing and
appliances. (Uses the term
"ulterior energy" repeatedly.
What does this mean?)
Changing Canada's position
at international negotiations
- "Canada's more
obstructive than George
Bush." Renewable energy,
green buildings, dealing
with climate change. Former
provincial Environment
"A combination of
adaptation, technological
advances, personal
adaptation, and government
action." Also, protection
of tax dollars from "party
cronies." (Cronies are a
leading source of carbon
Favourite Canadian
David Suzuki, for his
position on academic
tenure and for his advocacy
of "keeping universities
separate from corporations".
"I want to cheat, go online,
find out who won the Nobel
Prize." Andrew Weaver, who
didn't win the Nobel Prize
(a climatologist from the
University of Vi ctori a).
Vernon "Bert" Brink
(former UBC environmental
scientist, recently deceased)
active in conservation
Allen Eaves (UBC stem-cell
researcher whom she met the
night before the interview).
"He's my most recent
favourite." They discussed
government policy. Vol. 21, Issue 6
Page Seven
AIMS Recap
By: Angela Liao
AIMS, the Alternative and Integrative
Medical Society, held its 8th annual
conference on Saturday, Janurary 26th, 2008.
The theme this year is "Healthy Food,
Healthy People, Healthy Earth: How we can
revolutionize our health through sustainable
food systems". This day-long event consisted of
discussions about the global food industry, local
industrial agriculture and summaries of recent
research. There are lecture style presentations and
a variety of break-out sessions discussing various
topics including sustainable food production,
local food, organic crops, genetic engineering,
pesticide use and many more. Nutritious snacks
and meals that were made from locally grown
organic food were served through the event. They
were both tasty and nutritious!
There were many great speakers with
novel and thought-provoking presentations. Many
of them really changed my perspective in many
issues. One session, presented by Josh Brandon
about the environmental risks of genetically
engineered foods, really changed my view about
GI foods and crops. I never realized that GI
foods are actually very prevalent, sold in local
supermarkets without any labels or warnings. We
are subjected to these foods that might negatively
impact out health without even knowing! As a
consumer, I should have the right to know what is
in the food that I eat and make the choice myself
instead of ignorantly eating whatever is given to
Another really influential speech is
presented by Dr. EleanorBoyle, avery enthusiastic
and engaging speaker, who discussed the effects
of industrial meat production on the environment
and climate change. She talked about how the
food choices we make have big impacts on
the planet. Meat production in the world is not
only not humane, but is also not sustainable and
harmful for the environment. Her speech made
me recognize the perils of eating meat: not only
at a personal level, but also on a global level. I
never realized that the meat we eat is actually
putting a huge burden on the environment and
may contribute to global warming and speeding
up the death of the planet. I have always thought
that going vegetarian/vegan is just a personal
preference or something religious, but it's actually
a lot more than that. This speech really opened up
my eyes and gave me a global perspective of the
foods I enjoy everyday that I take for granted.
This conference had really opened some
new windows for me and helped me appreciate
the new, current event on the food society of the
world. I was really motivated by the speakers
this conference that shared their knowledge. I
also gained new perception of the food we eat by
understanding how they can drastically change
the world we live in. Next time I eat meat or buy
groceries from the supermarket, I won't be totally
ignorant of the possible danger those food may
bring to me and the earth. And the next time I
throw away "garbage" in the dumpster instead of
recycling or composting, I would stop, knowing
the significance and consequences of what this
might do to the society and how it might affect
my future of the planet and mankind. I know
from now on, I will eat more local products,
recycle, compost and eat less meat. It was an
exciting opportunity for me to participate in this
AIMS conference; I will definitely attend again
next year!
President (prez.sus@gmail.com)
The president of SUS is the spokesperson for the Society. Their role is to ensure that
the executives function cohesively and are able to produce results. Other roles are to
act as a liaison to UBC administration, the AMS, and outside media and to send outside
interest to the appropriate executive.
Vice-President External (vpx.sus@gmail.com)
The VP External liaises between the SUS and Science Clubs, plan the annual Science
Week during second term, and deal with sponsorships for the Society.
Vice-President Internal (vpi.sus@gmail.com)
The role of the Vice-President Internal is to handle academic affairs, facilitate year end
turn over, organizing the year-end Annual General Meeting, and monitor the elections.
They will also help with First Year transition by organizing First Year BBQ and forming
the First Year Committee.
Director of Administration (administration.sus@gmail.com)
The Director of Administration is the chair of the Code and Policy committee, keeping
the Constitution, Bylaws and Code of Procedures up to date. They will also act as the
secretary for the council and execs, by recording minutes, taking attendance and
performing other administrative tasks for the SUS council and executive meetings.
Finally, they will work with the BMC to maintain the Abdul Ladha Science Student
Director of Finance (finance.sus@gmail.com)
The Director of Finance manages the finances of the Society by ensuring that there is
enough money to go around and by approving expenditures and the like. They will also
be responsible in submitting all budgets as required by the AMS Finance Commission.
Public Relations Officer (pro.sus@gmail.com)
The Public Relations Officer is in charge of informing students of opportunities and
services, co-ordinating charity and public relations events, approving media releases,
and overseeing the SUS Sales Manager and merchandising. They are also responsible
for assisting the promotions of all SUS activities and services.
Social Coordinator (social.sus@gmail.com)
The Social Coordinator organizes and coordinates all social functions of the Society,
such as alcoholic events, movie nights and other Science Student Senator. The Senator
attends the UBC Senate, represents the interests and concerns of all Science students
reports back the proceedings during SUS council. Finally, at the Annual General
Meeting, they will file a comprehensive report of the activities for record.
Director of Publications (publications.sus@gmail.com)
The Director of Publications oversees and edits the publication of The Guide, The
Paradigm and The 432. They also work with the webmaster to maintain the website of
the Society and assist in the production of posters and banners.
Director of Sports (sports.sus@gmail.com)
The Director of Sports organizes and coordinates all sporting events, promotes the
participation of Science students in the intramural sports programs and subsidizes
Science sports teams by providing rebates.
Science Student Senator (senator.sus@gmail.com)
The Senator attends the UBC Senate, represents the interests and concerns of all
Science students and reports back the proceedings of the Senate during SUS council.
Finally, at the Annual General Meeting, they will file a comprehensive report of the
activities for record.
AMS Representative
The AMS representative represents the Science Undergraduate Society by giving
reports on behalf of the Society at AMS council meetings and Iso report to SUS council
the proceedings at AMS council meetings. In addition, they must fulfill duties defined
in the Bylaws and Code of the Alma Mater Society. Page Eight
26th February, 2008
2008 Spring Council Elections
Name of Candidate:	
Year; Department:	
Email Address:	
Student #:
I am aware of my nomination and am willing to run of the position of:
We, the undersigned, 15 bona-fide members of the Science Undergraduate Society,
nominate the above for the position of:	
Please fill out and return this form NO LATER than 4:32 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 to the Abdul Ladha Science Student
Centre. There is a MANDATORY All Candidates' Meeting starting at 4:32 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 in the Abdul Ladha
Science Student Centre. If elected, you must be able to attend the MANDATORY Council Training Retreat that takes place
in October 2008. Questions can be forwarded to Varun Ramraj at election.sus@gmail.com.


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