Hi everyone, my name is Chris and I am running to be your next VP Finance.
On top of the normal responsibilities of planning the PhUS budget, hiring the sponsorship coordinator, and working closely with other PhUS council members, I plan to:
- Provide full transparency on where our PhUS fees go. This year, we paid $66.15 in mandatory PhUS fees and as students, we deserve to know how our money is being spent. I plan on sharing a viewable and regularly updated budget, showing how student fees are allocated and when they are being used.
- Advocate to make sure that clubs and students get ample funding for events and initiatives. PhUS currently has a year-over-year surplus of student fees that are being carried forward to future years. I believe that fees paid for by students should go back to students during that year. With in-person classes planned for September, I will make sure that these accumulated student fees go back to students through events that promote student learning and well-being.
- Push for additional resources for students. As most of you know (except for first years), studying in pharmacy can be a struggle. There are so few study spaces and nearly no power outlets in the atrium. As well, the microwaves are in a sad state. With our surplus student fees, I’d like to have discussions to have more power outlets installed and new microwaves to make studying in the pharmacy building a more enjoyable experience.
Thank you for reading and with your support, let’s take pharmacy to the moon 🚀🚀