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President

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Chukky Ibe

MSU President

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

About:

Chukky is a poet, play write, politico, and literature nerd. He was born in Lagos- Nigeria and has learned to build a home in his beloved Steel City – Hamilton. Chukky is an education advocate. Chukky spent most of his undergrad teaching poetry in high schools, elementary schools, and communities throughout the city. Chukky is also an avid Ti-Cat fan  (Oski-wee-wee!). He recently graduated with a double major in Political Science and Communication Studies.  His interests include electoral politics, the politics of monarchy, and policy for development. 
 
Chukky volunteered at the Student Success Centre between 2012-13, and worked in the orientation department between 14-16. There he supported several welcome week initiatives including IRIS, the common reading program, McMaster, and McMaster welcome. In 2015 Chukky was elected to serve the social science faculty on the student representative assembly. 
 
His mandate is to connect people with ideas to people with resource. Chukky believes the best solutions emerge through collaboration and innovation. We can leverage our assets to overcome the challenges we face.
 

Click here to read Chukky's 2017-2018 year plan.
 

This year, Chukky is emphasizing supporting underserved groups at McMaster. He will be consolidating and building programs to improve the experience of students. He will be investing in programs to ensure marauders have access to affordable accessible, and healthy food. 
 
He is also working to ensure students are provided with relevant information to make better financial decisions, and are well resourced to meet their academic demands. Chukky believes every Hamiltonian should have real access to post-secondary education.  Chukky will also be working to ensure campus is safe and the McMaster Students Union is well positioned to prevent and respond to gender related violence. Chukky will be working on a post-secondary access strategy to ensure parents, and caregivers are well supported, and young Hamiltonians from structurally disadvantaged communities have a fair shot at accessing post secondary education. 
 
Chukky wants to hear from you and is always willing to listen to you over a coffee. He is only a message away.
 

The MSU President Shall:

The MSU President is elected annually by the MSU membership as outlined by the procedures in the MSU Constitutional and Bylaw 10. The elected candidate will subsequently hold office from May 1st to April 30th. The President may carry a course load of not more than three (3) units per academic term. This course load restriction may be waived by a two-thirds majority vote of the SRA.

The President is to serve as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Spokesperson for the McMaster Students Union and be a voting member of the SRA, the Executive Board, and an ex-officio member of all other MSU committees. As well, the President will Chair the Executive Board, Board of Directors and the Presidents' Council. Furthermore, the President will represent the MSU to the University Administration, Hamilton community as well as local, provincial, and national governments and organizations.

FAQs:

What does the President actually do?

It can sometimes be difficult to describe to students what an average day is like. Ultimately, my job is to represent students and in doing so push for decisions and initiatives that will benefit the student body. This manifests itself in a number of a different ways. 

What do I do if I have a concern or issue related to being a student?

The best way to address an issue you have is to contact me or your faculty representative from the Student Representative Assembly (SRA). Given our extensive involvement within the organization, we can help you understand what services or committees are available to support you. We also have the infrastructure to allow you to develop your own projects through committees like University Affairs. Not to mention, we love hearing from the students we represent.

How can I get a sponsorship or donation from the MSU?

Submit a form online through the Executive Board’s Sponsorship & Donations Committee. Every year, we allocate a certain amount of money to support our students with their various projects and initiatives.

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