Hi there! My name is Natalie Thoman, I’m in second year Genetics and Biochemistry and your current VP Academic. Through my work this year with the Chemistry Club, I have been able to be a part of almost every event that we have hosted. I have experience with the March Break Open House, Fall Preview Day, National Chemistry Week, organizing the first year tutorials and the BUGS and Chem Club ice cream social, as well as taking over the last responsibilities of merchandise. It is through these events that I believe I have gained the required skills in order to be a great President for the Chemistry Club next year. Although I am not in the chemistry faculty, through previous classes and my work in this club I have gotten to know many of the professors and faculty members we work with. I think my previous experience would be a great asset to this team, and I have plenty of fresh ideas for next year! I would love to represent all of you as the President of your Chemistry Club and use your talents to make next year the best year yet!
3rd Year Chemistry
I would like to represent the Chemistry department as Chem Club President next year because everyone in chemistry is Sodium fine. Over the course of this year I have grown to love being a part of this department because it is true that chemistry is one big family! Whether it is through making new friends inside and outside the classroom or establishing personal relationships with your Profs, It creates a completely new atmosphere at school. As President, I want to make sure next year is not Bohrium, but continues the formation of strong bonds between classmates through fun filled events like Quaff and other social events! In addition to the fun filled events to come, I also have innovative ideas to aid with academics such as presenting “2nd and 3rd year at a glance” for the incoming years, as well as providing knowledge on which electives are available in chemistry and what it is like being involved in research. Finally I believe I would make a great president because my outgoing and enthusiastic attitude are pretty radical and can be seen periodically.
P.S. Sorry for my bad chemistry jokes, all the good ones Argon.
I'd like to enter my name in the electron for the VP Outreach and SSC Liaison positions. I'll be entering my second year of chemistry in the Fall 2014 semester. A little about me:
I have been looking forward to joining the chemistry department since I started at Western this past year. In my previous employment, I have been told that I am very organized and I enjoy working with different people to achieve a common goal. I am dedicated to my commitments and would work hard to ensure that a conscientious approach was taken with respect to my duties. I also think that combining the roles of SSC Liaison and VP Outreach is logical, given that the responsibility for both positions lies in working collaboratively with other individuals. Good luck on finals and thank you.
- Alex Pasqual
Entering 3rd Year Honours Spec. Chemistry
I would like to run for the position of VP Social because I am bubbly and outgoing girl that is often described as an excited electron. Over the past year I have grown to love my fellow chemmies and I can't think of a better way to bring everyone together than by organizing awesome socials and events (alcohol is a solution after all). I am an extremely organized person (you should see my orgo notes) so event-planning is right up my alley - I'm that person that makes lists of lists. With athletics being such a huge part of my life, I will make sure that our chemmies are well represented in intramurals (I will motivate alkynes of chemmies to play). Overall, if you want someone who is dedicated, has a passion for chemistry (and the destressing that follows), is super organized and involved you won't be disappointed (like you are when your NMR is not able to be elucidated).
I feel that I would be an excellent choice for the position of Chem Club VP Social. I am currently enrolled in my third year of the Hons BSc in Chemistry and will be entering my 4th year in September. I believe I would be a good candidate because I am organized and outgoing. I am more than capable of organizing events for large numbers of people and ensuring that they run smoothly and effectively. If elected, I promise to ensure that all events next year are fun and enjoyable for all. Thank you!
My name is Margot Treidlinger and I am interested in applying for VP sports. I will be in my third year of Honors Specialization Chemistry this coming fall. I have enjoyed running and participating on many intramural teams my past two years at Western University and I am excited to try out some new sports with my fellow chemistry friends. I think sports are a great way to meet people and let go of some academic stress. As for myself, I love both recreational and competitive sports. There are not many sports I haven't tried but I am open to anything of the chemistry member's interest. My goals if granted this position would be to develop spirited teams and have all players looking forward to their games.
"I'm graduating soon and I want to know what to do!" "I want to know whether this will be on the exam." "I want to enjoy going to school again."
Hi everyone! My name is Flora Jung and I want to help. My first step is by running to be your VP Academic for the 2014-2015 school year and with the experience of being a first year representative for the club and 5 years of tutoring under my belt, I assure you that I am more than capable of excelling in this position. Though I'm limited by our short attention spans and a word count, allow me the opportunity to prove it to you.
Having attended every tutorial and outreach event this year, I've complied some ideas. For one, I want to run a Q&A panel with upper-year Chemistry students and professors to give younger students the opportunity to ask questions about their research projects and how to go about obtaining lab positions. As for tutorials, I believe that the tutors should be students who have taken the course recently (i.e. 2nd years for 1301 tutorials, rather than have 4th years struggle to remember 1st year material) so that both tutors and students are making the best use of their time.
Fellow club members: our club has conquered the fields with our intramural sports teams and charities with our outreach projects. The time has come for our club to conquer the classrooms. Vote Flora Jung for VP Academic! I'm here to mold the Chemistry experience that you'll love.
Ryan Maar (4th Year)
I am a patient, responsible and helpful individual who strives to be the best I can be at whatever task I set out to complete. I have been on the Dean's List for the last two years and will be pursing graduate studies after next year. I intend to enter the field of academia after I have completed my studies. This opportunity would be excellent preparation and would provide skills necessary to be an effective instructor when I enter the workforce. I enjoy helping people with various problems and feel as though the ability to run numerous tutorial sessions would be of extreme benefit to first year students. I enjoy working individually as well as part of a team and would like to provide the same enjoyable chemistry experience that I received. I am excited to learn and I feel that being an executive member of the Chem Club would help me to grow as a person. I would like to thank you for this opportunity and for your time in reading my application.
Year (as of Fall 2014): 2nd
Position: VP Academics
Excelling in academics has always been important to me, which is why I am running for the VP Academics position. I believe that there are various ways to enhance study habits such as working with other people who are knowledgeable in the subject of study (in this case, Chemistry) as well as using resources provided. I would be a good candidate for this position because I have been one of the First Year Representatives for the ChemClub and I know how important tutorials and Q&A sessions are for first year students. It is important for us to reach out to students in the Chemistry Department to make them aware that we can offer academic support through these review sessions. I also believe that we should attempt to expand our available resources by offering tutorials to second year students as well. By being elected this position, I will ensure that academics will be a priority and promote the resources that we can provide to students.
Thank you :)
My name is Luissa Vahedi and I will be a second year Health Science student in September. You may recognize me as one of the First Year Representatives for the 2013-2014 school year. Most importantly… I am running to be Chemistry Club’s VP of Communications next year.
Why VP of Communications of all positions available?
Well, because communication is key in chemistry and in the world of human interaction. Chemistry club’s website, displays, activities, and bulletin boards must attract UWO students to take part in social events that both celebrate and encourage chemistry. Chemistry club is the nucleus of the UWO Chemistry community. The VP of communications represents the nucleus’ ability to attract students and faculty in participating in chemistry club social events. Without the VP of communications, Chemistry Club is just a lonely nucleus without the electrons of students and faculty to participate in social events. Chemistry Club will only have a stable octet with me as the VP of Communications.
Why am I the best candidate for this position?
Consider me the Fluorine atom. I possess the greatest affinity for captivating peoples’ interests for matters chemistry club related. I am a visually creative person and will have no problems creating captivating displays, website pages, and boards. One glance at my visual creations will make chemistry club irresistible.
If above wasn’t convincing enough, in the words of Bill Nye, "Please consider the following":
- I have the best chemistry pick up lines (and yes, I do use them occasionally)
- I LOVE breaking bad
- My mom is a chemist, so I once dyed my hair blond with 2,5-diaminotoluene and Hydrogen Peroxide.
- I have two laminated copies of The Periodic Table (Don’t get too jealous)
I would like to apply for VP of communication. My name is Bianca Carelli and next year is my second year of university. I am pursuing an honours biology degree in order to keep many post graduate options open. This role would be a key fit for myself for quite a few reasons. First of all, I always have my cellphone on me and I can send out emails at any time or contact anyone whenever. Additionally, I have strong time management skills, like to add a dash of creativity to everything I do and I love to write, even boring emails! Getting involved is something I have always enjoyed and worked hard to do and so I would love to be apart of the team and help make next year's Chem Club even better than all the years of the past! Thanks for your consideration!
See you Thursday!
My name is Nicole Maione, I am HSP Chemistry student and I will be going into my 4th year of studies for the academic year of 2014/2015. The position I would like to run for for the ChemClub Exec is VP Records. I think I would be a good fit for this position because I am a very dedicated and punctual person so I will be present at every meeting and event to ensure my duty is complete. I am also a very responsible person, so I will be sure to always update meeting minutes to keep everyone informed, and keep the USB key up to date and in sight. Lastly, I think I would be a good VP Records because I am quite organized, so I would be able to ensure all students that sign up for the ChemClub end up on the e-mail list and make sure they get all the notifications about the great events ChemClub holds and updates we give at meetings. I absolutely love being a member of ChemClub, and I would be honored to be a member of this clubs exec for the up-coming academic year.
Hello. My name is Anna Hordiyenko, and I am immensely interested in the VP Finance position. I will be in my second year of Health Science in the upcoming fall.
I am a volunteer at the Brampton Civil Hospital in the Emergency Room section, there I am given some tasks which require high responsibility and attentiveness to those around, answering people’s questions as well as finding ill patients for family members. This makes me incredibly responsible, as well as an active team player as I work and collaborate with many individuals, but I can also be a strong leader. In my first year, I was very fortunate to gain the position of being a Team Captain in the Dance Force Club. This position offered me the opportunity to teach routines at the practices. My role as a dance teacher had me taking on tasks of leadership that were new to me. I have danced for a long time, but teaching dance presented a new challenge. Despite that, I approached my job with enthusiasm and dedication, and I feel that it paid off. My experiences there left extremely positive impacts on my leadership ability. This position really helped me become more assertive and manage my time very well.
I am good at thinking on my feet. In my first year, I am living off campus and on my own. This experience made me grow up very quickly and it lead to me becoming more responsible and independent.
I know I will be very good for the Finance position as time management, responsibility and independence are key character traits of any good leader.
Thank you very much,
Best regards, see you Thursday!
My name is Simona Miljanic I will be going into 3rd year and I would like to run for two positions Science Student Council Liaison and VP Merchandise.
I am currently a second year student in Chemistry and Biochemistry and have been an active member of Chem Club for both my years here at Western, for example helping out with fall preview day. I believe that merchandise is a big part of Chemistry Club (especially for first years). I've seen and owned the merchandise in the past and I have a lot of ideas for how to keep the same kind of style as well as coming up with new and fun merchandise ideas. I have planned and ordered clothing before. In high school, I designed and ordered shirts for Math Club, and aided in the design, ordering and distribution of graduation sweaters. I am responsible and organized so I know I would be able to order merchandise smoothly and correctly. Since I possess these qualities I know I would attend all SSC meetings and keep the Chem Club up to date, as well as the SSC on the ongoings of the Chemistry Club. I am very enthusiastic and work hard giving every task my all. I believe that I would excel at both these positions and keep the Chem Club up to the standards it has always had.
I’m Laura Kizovski, currently a first year student in the Medical Science First Entry Program at Western and going into the second year Medical Science program in Fall 2014. I am a member of Chem Club this academic school year and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a great group of people who share the same interests as me and it’s always fun! I would like to apply for the position of VP Merchandise because I think it’s what makes people notice Chem Club. When I wear the trade mark Chem Club W“ester”n logo, people always stop me to tell me how much they love my shirt. Merchandise is a great way to promote Chem Club and it is something that everyone loves. I believe I would be a good fit for this position because I have a lot of great ideas, which include some witty chemistry jokes. I am hardworking and dedicated to my work in anything I do. I am passionate about Chem Club and would be honoured to be a part of it. I am good with dealing with money because I am extremely organized, trustworthy and efficient when orders need to be placed. I would also like to apply to be the SSC liason. I am willing to put in the commitment that is necessary to attend all SSC meetings. I am extremely passionate about science and would love to be able to sit in on our council to see the decisions being made.
I am a great fit for these positions because of my dedication, hardworking mentality and passion for science.
Firstly, I would like to start off by saying I love chemistry and would be honoured to be part of Chem Club with all the other chemmies. I would like to run for VP of merchandise because I am a typical materialistic girl. I have a shopping addiction and would love to share and spread this addiction with the chem world. I can and I will motivate individuals to buy our punny items because nothing is more intimidating than a girl holding 12M HCl. Likewise, nothing is more exhilarating than ordering items online with other people’s money. I love to organize events, and therefore will be more than willing to arrange a merchandise sale. Furthermore, if we need new innovative ideas for items I am your girl to make that happen. All in all, if I was elected to be VP of merchandise, I will probably not only buy half of the items, but also enable everyone’s inner shop-zilla.
Have a lovely day and good luck on exams!
See Alex P (VP Outreach section) and Simona M (VP Merch section).