A Message From the President-Elect

Abdullah Bakarat -
Posted on: October 8, 2016

Hey everyone! I’m so excited that I get to say this: my name is Abdullah Barakat and I am the incoming A-Society President! I am very humbled by the opportunity and I look forward to working with my new Executive team to bring forward my vision for the Society. One of my main goals is to work towards keeping students constantly informed, which is always a true struggle. Making sure the EngSoc class reps are more involved in the operation of the Society would add more importance to their roles and would encourage them further to want to get their classes involved. Furthermore, I plan to join with the incoming VP Academic to work towards collaborating with the various Engineering Departments on campus to further improve and advertise our professional development services.

I look forward to working with my amazing B-Society counterpart, Rachel Malevich, on all of her initiatives, notably working on the integration of MATES (Mentor Assistance Through Education and Support) into the Engineering Society in order to further expand the mental health services that we offer. Mental Health support is of major importance, especially within a program as challenging and stressful as Engineering, and I believe the Society should have more of a presence on the Mental Health frontier. MATES is definitely a step in the right direction.

There are more initiatives I plan to work on with my team, but that will come once my whole team is elected. I look forward to representing all of you once I take the position at the end of December. In the meantime, if you have any questions for me or would like to discuss any potential ideas for the Society, please feel free to shoot me a message! Thanks again for the opportunity!

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