Executive Nominations and Elections

The History Society Executive nominations are now open for the 2017/2018 school year!

Nominations will be accepted until March 24. Election period will follow if required. 

If you were looking for a way to get involved with your school/department/fellow students this is a great opportunity! 

If you wish to nominate yourself for any of the positions below please email your name, student information, and which position(s) you are interested in to uwhistory@gmail.com.

You will be contacted shortly after by the executive team with more information regarding elections and placements.

Before starting their positions, future executives will be given a full introduction to the society along with information surrounding their roles and any necessary information (a.k.a. there will be slight training to ensure you don’t struggle!). 

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The University of Waterloo History Society is a society within the History Department run by the students for the students. It is primarily for undergraduate students, and it is these undergraduate students that make up the executive team.

The executive team works together throughout the year to hold a variety of social and academic events their fellow students. They also organise the ever popular events of Trivia Night and the annual MacKinnon Dinner.

The executive team is made up of five students with a passion for history as well as a passion for being involved.

Working with the executive team offers students the opportunity to better know their department and their professors, allows students to leave their mark on the school, and looks GREAT on a resume or future applications.

Besides simply being good on paper and a great way to get involved, the History Society is also a lot of fun and creates lasting friendships between those on the executive team.

 

Feel free to nominate yourself for any or all of the following positions. Some require a full year commitment, however some are able to accommodate co-op terms if necessary.

President

  • Declared history major/minors; preferably upper year students (3rd or 4th year)
  • Chairs executive meetings
  • Works directly with the department of History, occasionally attending department meetings
  • Ensures the Society is functioning smoothly and efficiently
  • Participates in, organises, plans events throughout the term
  • Great for those looking for a leadership position, or who are already familiar with the department or history society – but also an opportunity to learn more!
  • *Must be available for the full year*

Vice-President

  • Declared history major/minors; preferably minimum 2nd year student
  • Assists the president as necessary
  • Acts as liaison between other student societies and organisations, and the students themselves
  • Works directly with the ASU as necessary
  • Participates in, organises, plans events throughout the term
  • Great for those who would be interested in returning in future years as a president, great opportunity to learn more about the society and the department
  • *Must be available for the full year*

Treasurer

  • History major/minor student
  • Responsible for the financial aspects of the society; budgets, reimbursements etc.
  • Attends, organises, plans events throughout the term
  • Great for those who are looking to get involved, with good organisation skills, comfortable working with money
  • Great for returning and graduating students
  • *Must be available for the full year*

Public Relations Officer

  • History major/minor student
  • Responsible for communications between students, staff, other societies, graduate students
  • Updates social media pages, creates event pages, creates posters and advertisements, helps organise door prizes for MacKinnon Dinner
  • Attends, organises, plans events throughout the year
  • Great for outgoing students who are interested in working directly with their fellow classmates
  • Ideal for someone who is comfortable using all kinds of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress website design)
  • *This position is able to accommodate co-op terms if necessary*

Secretary

  • Coordinates meetings, office hours, and is the behind the scenes hero of the office
  • Keeps records of meetings and events
  • Updates bulletin boards and display cases outside Society office and around the department
  • Attends, organises, plans events throughout the year
  • Great for students who are looking to get involved, great opportunity to get to know the department and the society
  • Great opportunity for new students
  • *This position is able to accommodate co-op terms if necessary*

 

If you are interested in any of the above positions, or have more questions about getting involved please email uwhistory@gmail.com