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Board of Directors

The MSU has four student leaders spearheading the operations and strategic vision of the organization. The President and three Vice-Presidents lead a team of paid and volunteer staff to accomplish goals within their one-year term. The President is elected at-large by the student body each January, and the Vice-Presidents (Administration), (Finance) and (Education) are elected by the Student Representative Assembly (SRA) in April. Any full-time undergraduate student (enrolled in 18 or more units) is eligible to run for a position on the Board of Directors.

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Giancarlo Da-Ré

Email: president@msu.mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23885

Giancarlo graduated from McMaster in 2020 with a B. Sc. from the Chemical Biology Co-op program. Hailing from Markham, he enjoys good coffee, making Spotify playlists, and learning how things work. Giancarlo believes in community building and advancement through research and consultation. As President of the MSU, he plans to foster a stronger community on campus. At McMaster, he has worked as a chemistry Teaching Assistant, CLAY Part-Time Manager, and Residence Orientation Advisor for McKay, Edwards, and PGCLL. He believes that McMaster and the MSU facilitate a unique journey for all undergraduate students through the creation of community spaces and improvement of student life beyond academics.

Giancarlo is committed to building a campus community that reflects the changing needs of students, and he encourages students to reach out as they navigate their own journey through undergrad.

Graeme Noble

Email: vpadmin@msu.mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23250

Graeme graduated from McMaster this past spring with a B.Sc. in Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour and a specialization in Mental Health. An active contender in bands throughout his high school and university years, he prides himself on musical endeavours, his love of research, and an odd appreciation for governmental policy. Graeme has played, sung, and taught with various clubs and ensembles across campus. After bringing the school’s marching band to perform in A-list movies, Toronto Raptors’ games, and internationally televised events, Graeme quickly realized the extent of talent within the McMaster community. He has studied memory, music, mind-wandering, and meditation, taught essential skills to adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and only recently discovered his avid taste for evidence-based educational tools. Graeme looks forward to helping students learn more about each other and themselves.

 

Ryan Tse is pictured wearing a grey shirt, standing in the MSU office, with the sunlight coming through a window

Ryan Tse

vped@msu.mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24017

Ryan has completed three years of the Arts and Science program and was the Associate Vice-President (Municipal Affairs) in 2019-2020. He grew up in Toronto and spends his spare time reading fiction, watching hit comedy show Nathan for You,  being disappointed by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and playing the guitar, piano and cello. At McMaster, he has been an Arts and Science Welcome Week rep,  OPIRG board member, and a news reporter for The Silhouette.

As Vice-President (Education), Ryan will advocate for accessible and high-quality online learning during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. He plans to champion sustainable multi-modal transportation on campus and across the city to make sure that students are able to get to campus and explore Hamilton conveniently and safely. Ryan will also prioritize student health and safety, including advocating for expanded physical and mental health support for students.

Jess Anderson

vpfinance@msu.mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905.525.9140 x24109

Jess graduated from McMaster in the spring of 2020 with a (Hons) B.A. majoring in Anthropology and Sociology (Specialization) and a Business Studies Certificate. Throughout her undergraduate degree, Jess was involved within her faculty, and program society, serving as the president of the McMaster Anthropology society in her final year. Jess was also involved in Welcome Week as a Residence Orientation Representative twice. In addition, she was elected to the Student Representative Assembly (SRA) in 2018-2019 and was hired the following year as the Associate Vice-President (Finance). Over her term as VP (Finance), Jess will create strategic plans for the long-term financial stability of the MSU’s business units and review the internal employment structure of the organization, ensuring efficient operations and more effective engagement with students.