Elections


Civil Club Elections

How to run in the Civil Club Elections


Nominations have now closed, scroll down to view this year’s candidates.

General Information

The Civil Club Elections are here. This is your chance to get involved in the community and vote. Civil Club Elections are held in March and we elect 6 Executives, as well as the 3rd and 4th Year Representatives. We will also vote on for the Professor of the Year Awards as well as changes to our Constitution.

EventDateDescription
Campaigning Starts Fri, March 16 at 4:00 pmEverything will go live. The Civil Club will promote the elections over this time.
Voting Starts Mon, March 26 at 12:00 amAll students will receive an email informing them to vote
Year End BBQ and Voting Station Thurs, March 29 at 12:30 pm
All students who vote will receive FREE BURGER at the Civil Club BBQ on March 16 at the ESC Courtyard. Students must vote prior to getting free food. Voting is for the new Civil Club Executives!
Voting + Campaigning Close Thurs, March 29 at 4:00 pmThe best turnout ever!
Elections AnnouncementsFri, March 30 at 5:00 pmFind out who won!

Elected Positions

President is in the charge of all things Civil. Their main job is to support the Civil Club Executive in all of their endeavours and represent Civil Students to the Faculty and to the EUS.
VP Academic is in charge of all academic events and services of the Civil Club. This includes:

  1. Advocacy

    • The Civil Club is the link between teh Department, the Faculty and students. The VP Academic collects feedback from students through our Beef n’ Pizza sessions and Online Feedback Form.
      They then report this feedback to the Department and to the EUS academic committee.
    • In addition to academics, the VP Academic advocates for student mental health and wellness. This can be done through workshops, resources, and department services.
  2. Academic Resources
    • The VP Academic manages our shared course resources and can arrange exam prep sessions and discounted supplies.
  3. Professional Development
    • The Civil Club organizes professional development workshops and industry events.  The VP Academic oversees this portfolio and the Professional Development Coordinator.
The VP Administration is responsible for the internal functions of the Civil Club. This includes facilities, elections, and this website.
The VP External is a new position that is in charge of the Alumni Student Night and Professional Development Events.
The VP Finance is in charge of the overall finances of the society.
The VP Student Life is in charge of the weekly Civil events, everything from Sports, Charity and Social. As well, the VP Student Life helps interact with other Department Clubs and overall engineering event planning.
Year reps are responsible for conveying information between their respective Year class and the Civil Club. They share club updates with their class, and their class’ questions, feelings, and suggestions with the club.
The Grad Rep(s) are responsible for conveying information between the 4th Year class and the Civil Club. They are also in charge of fundraising for grad events, play a role in planning the Iron Ring ceremony, dinner, and after-party at the end of the year, and organize the annual Grad Trip.

Voting Information

You will receive an email on March 25th at 11:59 pm informing you that voting is open. All members who pay their student fees are eligible to vote.

If you are having any issues voting on the ballot, please email civil.vicepresident@gmail.com with [VOTING ISSUE] in the subject so we can response right away.


President

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Rebecca Howes


Hi, my name is Rebecca Howes, but some of you may know me as Bridgette Steele, and I am running for Civil Club President.

I have been involved with the Civil Club for two years now and it has been a blast! From being the 3rd year representative and Alumni Student Night Assistant Coordinator, to this year being the VP External, Civil Club has been one of the best experiences of my undergrad. This year as VP External I organized our 2nd Annual Civil Alumni Student Night. This event aims to bridge the gap between students and alumni in order to provide opportunities for not only networking, but mentorship. As Civil Club President, I would continue to support Civil Alumni Student Night as a key event of UBC Civil Engineering.

Civil Club has so much potential to create new connections within the civil undergraduates here at UBC. As president I hope to increase the diversity and reach of our events to foster department spirit and sense of community. Regardless of how big the Civil Engineering Department is, I want everyone in Civil to feel a sense of belonging.


VP Admin

Nina Tong


Hi, my name is Nina Tong, and I would like to be CC's next External VP! As VP External, I will organize more networking opportunities, site tours, and more to bridge the gap between students and industry.

"Can't go wrong, vote Nina Tong!"

VP Academic

Emily Ding


Hi my name is Emily and I’m running to be your Civil Club VP Academic. I’m in my fourth year of study at UBC after transferring from the Mining Department in my third year. I love spending time with friends and family and am passionate about potatoes, the environment, and yoga. While academics are obviously important, this year I want to bring more attention to student wellness. Come say hi if you see me around; I’d love to chat!

VP External

Nicola van der Mark


Hey I’m Nicola, your past VP Academic, and (hopefully) future VP External! I joined Civil Club in January 2017, intending to just be a sponsorship volunteer for (then) Alumni Dinner, and ended up finding my place in the role of VP Academic! While Academic was a ton of fun, and allowed me to successfully plan two semesters of course feedback, I am looking forward to moving in a new direction with my role. My previous experience with alumni, sponsorship and event organization will ensure a successful Alumni/Student Night for you as students, our alumni, as well as our supporting faculty. I intend on planning some stellar PD events, like AutoCAD and other software tutorials, potential events with influential civil companies, and lunch and learns among students. I will strive to make my term a memorable and positive time for you, and by continuing in a VP position I will help take Civil Club to bigger and better heights.

VP Finance

Marc Cheneval


Marc Cheneval first joined the Civil Club in second year as the Second Year Representative. In that role, he promoted the needs of his fellow students to the executive team and the Civil Department. He also worked to promote civil spirit by organising and publicising events hosted by the Civil Club and the EUS, such as the Alumni Student Night, CEME Rollin’ and E-Week events. Marc looks forward to returning to the Civil Club after a year of working in Kelowna. His time away has inspired him with new and exciting ideas for the Civil Department and its students. As VP Finance, he will responsibly manage club funds to ensure that the Civil Club can continue to offer its great events to students and promote our interests.

VP Student Life


Julia R Dinglasan and Marco Carello


Julia and Marco have been involved in Civil Club since September 2017 and hold the current VP Student Life positions. This dynamic duo brought you Fresh Meat, Bowling with the Profs, CEME Rolling 2018 and hope to organize them again next year. If elected, they look forward to improving the civil student experience by hosting events that cater to the diverse interests of the student body.

Third Year Rep

Supreeth Prasad


As Civil Club's current second year rep, I have experience with giving announcements and creating social media awareness posts. I helped create events such as "Fresh Meat", a second year opening event, and "The Gingerbread Competition" during Holidaze. This semester I also hosted a Q & A session for all second years to voice their concerns about courses, profs and more.
Despite my outgoing personality, I'm incredibly nerdy. In my spare time, I create my own design projects, including a 7- feet greenhouse and a walk-in shed. My other hobbies include jogging, reading philosophy, and maps!

Grad Rep

Christina Di Lorio


Hello people! I would love to be your fourth-year rep to make sure you get what you want out of your grad year. If elected I will make sure your voices are heard, plan the most rad grad events (ie: cheap beer), and fight for your civil rights!!

Daniela Martin


Eager to bring about change by being the bridge between professors and students. Will ensure affordable beer at civil parties and fight for well-spaced midterms. I will also be advocating for civil rights because civil engineers rule the world!