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 VP Academic, I would want to focus on ensuring the academic success of our collective class by introducing new initiatives focused on educational and personal development and by representing the best interest of students at various governing bodies. I want to make our voices heard around curriculum components during our transition back to in-person interactions and learning. To be an effective advocate I plan on collaborating with other student leaders, reflecting on my previous leadership experiences, maintaining close communications with the entire class via social media and virtual check-ins/feedback. Additionally, I would like to improve the communications around examinations by working with the admin to create documents that outline all of the assessment components, dates, and expectations for each MF. Finally, I would like to introduce a new collaborative platform for sharing study techniques, where current and upper-year medical students can share their study strategies and the resources they found helpful for each MF.
Hey everyone! My name is Jason Wang (he/him), and I am super pumped to be running to represent YOU, the Class of 2024!
I did my undergrad at Western and am originally from Richmond Hill, Ontario. Advocacy is something I am hugely passionate about! I’ve held a number of school and community positions where I’ve been able to spearhead many initiatives that have resulted in tangible, long-lasting change. I believe I have the necessary skillset and experience for the MMSC, but more importantly the desire to drive innovation.
Outside of MacMed, I am an avid gamer, Netflix-binger, math nerd, and ex-gym rat (pandemic’s got me down bad :( ).
Enough about me… I want to hear from you! I have tons of ideas I would love to implement if elected, and would be happy to chat with anyone who wants to learn more about me or my vision for the MMSC.
Thanks for your interest in my platform!
My goal as VP Academic is to address the largest issues I anticipate will uniquely challenge our class this year. With a delayed transition to in-person, we lack avenues of support in our day-to-day learning in pre-clerkship. I plan on addressing this through the following 3 pillars:
Summary: COVID/online learning is your toxic ex. Let’s look ahead and do better.
Hello, my name is Ming (he/him), and I’m extremely excited to be running for a position on MMSC!
I graduated from uOttawa with a BHSc. in 2020, with an interest in health policy, fuelling my passion for advocacy and determination to turn information into action. This helped me succeed as the Finance Director of the uOttawa Student Emergency Response Team, where I helped overhaul the team’s infrastructure, focusing on improving team cohesion, community engagement, and responder training.
I am passionate about helping others succeed while ensuring that all students have a fair chance to excel in their education. Resultantly, my research interests revolve around improving education quality and mental health awareness.
Outside of university, I enjoy playing soccer, piano, and cooking, but I am terrible at baking!
I pride myself on being an approachable leader, so I am always happy to connect -- please reach out and say ‘Hi’ on Facebook!
Enhancing anatomy resources: Currently, hands-on anatomy learning opportunities are hard to organize. I intend to implement technologies like virtual reality and 3D simulation at all three campuses to supplement our learning, putting us on par with other top medical universities around the world!
Build mentorship relations: Questions about career exploration and professional mentorship have been recurring themes this past month. I aim to build on our new peer mentorship programs to include faculty members, fostering social connections and offering the opportunity to learn more about various medical fields in more intimate interactions.
Mental Health Training: As future physicians, we need to be as well-versed in our ability to help those with mental health problems, as we are in our ability to help those with traumatic injuries. Working with Student Affairs, I aim to incorporate specific mental health education and training so that we can better help those in need, friends or patients.
Hello! My name is Amna Ismaili and I am running to be your VP Academic! I recently graduated from McMaster’s Kinesiology program which taught me a lot about the importance of inter-faculty transparency at every level. In particular, I was involved with a close team of professors and students that worked to improve the Kinesiology curriculum for incoming students as it pertained to research-based courses. Together, the students and faculty members collectively made changes to the curriculum which improved the program holistically. I am passionate about making meaningful changes when it comes to improving curriculum content and I believe my undergraduate experiences will directly support my endeavours in this position. Beyond my academic interests, I love to sing, travel, and bake! I am always available to chat and want to create a platform that encourages communication at every level starting with all of you!