General Election for Fall 2021

Nomination Period: July 1-July 19
All Candidates Meeting: July 20
Campaign Period: July 21-23
Voting Period: July 26-28

Vice-President Academic Election

Dennis Joo

Program(s): Mathematics/CPA
Email: cjoo@uwaterloo.ca
Reddit: u/DennisForVPAcademics
Social media:
Instagram: chanwoojoo,
Discord: RubberSoul#2959,
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chanwoo-dennis-joo/

  1. Why are you running for Vice-President Academic?

    I am running for Vice-President of Academics in MathSoc because I would like to represent students in the Faculty of Math to prioritize their academic success with their voices being heard with concerns regarding courses, coop, and wellbeing. Academics is an essential element for all students at Waterloo and I believe MathSoc gives quality academic service to students by representing the thousands who want to succeed and pursue their career in the future. As Vice-President, I would like to continue and strengthen MathSoc’s advocation for fair representation in classrooms, expectation of exceptionally organized courses, preparing students for coop terms, and most importantly, listening and adapting to the feedback of what Math students want for the benefit of the Faculty of Mathematics.

  2. What is your past experience with MathSoc and/or WUSA?

    I am a part of the Accounting and Finance Student Association where I am involved with Education for students apart of the School of Accounting and Finance. I was an Education Project Manager, where I was responsible organizing study notes/study sessions for first year SAF courses to make sure each student has access to academic resources to better prepare themselves for upcoming evaluations.

  3. What will be your top priorities as Vice-President Academic?

    My main priority is to show the value each student receives when paying for their MathSoc fee. I believe in Waterloo; many students prioritize their academics with high standard. I want to make sure that student voices are still being heard through clear communication between students and faculty staff. Due to Waterloo’s plan of allowing more students to return to school, I would also like to prioritize students who are unable to attend in-class courses are still being taught the quality content online so that there are no discrepancies between online and in-class course material. I want to prioritize the inclusion and equity of all programs within the Math Faculty so that one can attend academic programs and events accommodating to their program’s needs. This can be business opportunities, coffee chats with people in various fields, competitions, etc. I believe participation is an important factor to develop one’s academic interest. I would like to promote the various math clubs/committees offered by MathSoc which can benefit one’s academic experience with community involvement. If one can surround themselves with people who have the same interest as them, I believe this will only strengthen a student’s desire to learn and develop more skills for the future.

  4. What previous MathSoc advocacy work would you like to continue?

    A previous MathSoc advocacy work I would like to continue is listening to feedback students have given from courses. I am not ashamed to repeat this: Listening, cooperating, and changing from student feedback is what makes any academic institution succeed and progress to newer horizons. Putting the student first by showing faculty staff that change needs to be implemented for courses that are not meeting student needs should be a priority so that in the future, more students can understand the course without unnecessary adversity.

  5. What MathSoc advocacy work would you like to start?

    An advocacy work I would like to start is networking. I would like to take this time allow undergraduate students to connect with those who are already involved with the fields they desire to be a part of. Certain students in the Math Faculty are interested in pursuing mathematics WITH the opportunity to apply their knowledge into various fields such as finance, accounting, physics, chemistry, data science, etc. There are also other students who are pursuing mathematics with the intent of becoming teachers, researchers, etc. I would like to use MathSoc’s large platform (which has many connections with various math clubs/committees) to connect students by promoting various club events, get guest speakers from various mathematical fields, host events which include hiring managers from large companies, etc. I would like to use the platform MathSoc has right now and allow students the opportunity to connect with members outside of Waterloo to open more opportunities.

Arnav Gupta

Program(s): Honors Mathematics/Business Administration co-op.
Email: a357gupt@uwaterloo.ca
Reddit: u/Zone_Hour
Social media:
Instagram: arnav6402,
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agupta2002,
Discord: Conquestor#9480,
Facebook: Arnav Gupta

  1. Why are you running for Vice-President Academic?

    I am running for the position of Vice President Academics because I believe that I have required skills and will be a good fit to represent the society to the faculty and the Deans with dignity. The skills which I believe I acquired and will polish over my tenure are communications skills, leadership skills, timeliness, sincerity, and ethics. I am looking forward to making an unimaginable experience of the students in the faculty by making the voice heard and giving them what they require or want.

  2. What is your past experience with MathSoc and/or WUSA?

    I worked as a Vice President Operations of Mathematics Society and Finance Coordinator of Universal Finance Organization. I believe that by being at the positions, I have maintained the dignity and I will make sure that I maintain the dignity of the Vice President Academics position of Mathematics Society.

  3. What will be your top priorities as Vice-President Academic?

    My top Priorities as Vice President Academics will be:
    a. Make sure that the updated data and academic information is being provided to all the members of the Mathematics Society.
    b. Will make sure that the grievances of the students are being looked after and they have been provided with what they require or want.
    c. Make sure that there are necessary changes being made in the course if necessary and provide students with a new course if required by students. I will also see if there is active participation in the events being conducted to make students an unimaginable experience of the university.

  4. What previous MathSoc advocacy work would you like to continue?

    The previous advocacy work that I would like to continue is CSC and Undergraduate Affairs Committee.

  5. What MathSoc advocacy work would you like to start?

    Some of the advocacy work that I am looking forward to start is, improving the PD course to make it convenient for all the student body. Moreover, I am looking forward to starting the advocacy on providing videos in the course which are not currently providing, which will improve the learning of all the students.

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