Hello everyone, my name is Amin (he/him). In case you were wondering, the pronunciation of my name is A-mean, like “I saw A-mean turtle the other day.” Some quick facts about me: I played professional volleyball until before COVID and have played the guitar since I was 12. I got my undergrad degree in Kinesiology at York University, where I studied the nuances of human movement and physical activity. During my undergraduate years, I realized my passion for student leadership, advocacy and became the elected president for my KINE student council and student senator for the faculty of Health. So yes, I am that person who unconditionally enjoys attending meetings, collaborating with student leaders, implementing new initiatives and advocating for the wellbeing and success of my student body. I am very much looking forward to meeting some of you folks virtually and in-person very soon, hopefully as a member of the MMSC!
As the president of the MMSC, I would like to collaborate with the council to ensure that we are effective advocates as individuals and as a unit. In addition, I want to reflect on my previous experiences as the president of my undergrad student council and support the development and growth of the entirety of our student body. One way to enhance this growth is by collaborating with the council to introduce a new chapter to the mentorship programs offered by MMSC, where folks can engage in professional development and career exploration through networking with clerks, postgrads and faculty members. Additionally, as the president, I would like to keep a clear line of communication with the class by providing updates around ongoing initiatives and decisions made at committees. Finally, I would want to maximize student input around what additional initiatives we can be doing as a council through social media check-ins, feedback forms and town hall meetings.