By-elections: We’re Recruiting!

It’s getting to the last stretch of our By-election Nomination Period!

What is this By-election?

Glad you asked. Usually, executives like me have a term that lasts one academic year (e.g. Summer 2016, Fall 2016 & Winter 2017). However, Member Associations can hold another election during that same term, as another attempt to fill in the empty spots.

Which positions are available?

President, VP Academic, VP Internal, VP Finance
(Emphasis on those two because we need them)

President

The president will be responsible for overseeing the association. They will also be the spokesperson & task delegator (if required) to the rest of the executive body

VP Academic

The VP Academic shall be the primary spokesperson for the Association’s matters, being the middleman between the department/programs to ensure that the students’ academic interests & is responsible for organizing academic events (e.g. Tutoring)

VP Internal

The VP Internal is the primary liaison between the association & the department as well as the main representative of the association on anything related to the curriculum within the department

VP Finance

The VP Finance shall be the primary spokesperson for everything in terms of the  Association’s finances. They are be responsible for the creation of a budget at the beginning of the Academic Year, updating  the budget and making sure that the Association has sufficient funds for their events.

What if there’s someone else running for the same position?

If does happen, then you will have to convince the others members during the campaigning period to vote for you (it helps to mention what you would like to do if you were to have that position).

recruiting-executives-2What’s with the Nomination & Campaigning Periods?

Nomination

The period where interested individuals get the nomination papers filled with the intention of running for one the positions. To get them filled, they have to get signatures of other member students (i.e. in our case, students who are doing the Modern Chinese Language & Culture Certificate/Minor). Once the paper is filled with those signatures, the individuals are to send a scan/picture of it to the CEO (who, by then would have posted how to send it)

Campaigning

(in our case) It’s the period where those who successfully submitted the forms go to a few MCHI classes to talk to students for a few minutes about who they are, what position they would like to fill and (ideally) what they would like to do when they get into the position

What about the voting?

The Voting period takes place over the course of 2 days. The CEO can be found in a pre-determined location and time where he would have ballots ready for members to fill out and place into a box. Be sure to bring a valid Student ID when going to vote.

How/When do we know the results? 

In our case, you’ll be seeing the updates on our Facebook group.

Any other questions? Comment below or send us an email via mochiconcordia@gmail.com

 

November Movie Night

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This month’s movie night is… MULAN!

Now, it’s not Disney’s 2004 Mulan, but rather a 2009 live-action Movie called Mulan: Rise of the Warrior.

Summary:

With China faced the impending threat of invasion, a nation wide draft was conducted. The legendary Hua Mulan (starring Vicky Zhao) disguised herself as a man, taking the place of her ailing father, to enlist into the army. In the army camp, Mulan met her childhood friend, Xiaohu (played by Jaycee Chen), as well as gained the attention of Wentai (starring Chen Kun), the battalion’s Vice Commander. Through the harsh military training, she proved herself an outstanding warrior. Mulan eventually assumes a historically critical role in defending the nation in a time of war who was on par with the men.

Yin Wei – Movie Review: Mulan 

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