Executive Elections


Every year at the end of January, nominations are opened up for candidates wishing to run for the position of President of the McMaster Social Sciences Society.

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    President

    Responsible for setting the direction and vision of the MSSS Executive and preparing the Society year plan.

Following this election, nominations open up for the following positions:

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    Vice President Administration

    Responsible for the internal communication of the Society, as well as facilitating applications, evaluations and hiring. While also acting as the presidents primary advisor.

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    Vice President Finance

    Responsbile for the finances of the MSSS, and keeping proper books of accounts for the MSSS.

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    Vice President Programming

    Responsible for the planning and implementation of social events for the MSSS as well as overseeing and managing the Year Representatives and assisting in their contributions to all events.

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    Vice President Academic

    Responsible for organizing and planning academic events, and acts as an advocate on behalf of social sciences student’s academic conners.

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    Vice President External Communications

    Responsible for the positive external image of the MSSS, including the website and all social media. Further acts as a liaison between the Student Representative Assembly (SRA) and the general student members.

Campaigns generally run for one week after the All Candidates Meeting, followed by a two day election period. For more information regarding the election process contact our Vice President of External Communication, Linda Cabral, at vpexternal@themsss.ca.

Important Documents


Peripheral Executive Positions


After elections take place and the new executive team has been elected, applications for Executive Assistants and Year Representatives are opened up towards the end of February/March.

The following is a list of available Executive Assistant positions:

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    Administrative Assistant

    The Administrative Assistant position will act as a primary assistant to the Executive Team, and the Vice-President Administration in particular. This includes recording meeting minutes, creating the weekly agendas, organizing staff appreciation events, maintaining the Society Office, etc.

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    Clubs Administration Coordinator

    The Clubs Administration Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and managing the clubs of each program society; working alongside VP finance to run the clubs as per the MSU regulation.

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    Outreach Coordinator

    The Outreach Coordinator position is responsible for the MSSS’s participation in charitable and external events. Each year the Coordinator will be responsible for taking part in a minimum of three (3) external events or initiatives specific to some sort cause or charity.

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    Media & Design Coordinator

    The Media and Design Coordinator is responsible for the creation of all promotional material for the MSSS and their events. These responsibilities include designing, printing, and ordering of promotional materials (posters, flyers, tickets, online advertisements, etc.).

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    Photography Coordinator

    The Photography Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring high quality photos are taken at all MSSS events for promotional use by the MSSS.

Peripheral Executive Application

Year Representatives


Every year ten year representatives are hired to be a part of the MSSS team. Year reps aim to plan events throughout the year under the supervision of the VP Programming.

Applications are due April 2, 2017 by 4pm

The following is a list of available Year Representative positions: 

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    4 x First Year Representatives

    Responsbile for planning programming and events aimed at first year social sciences students.

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    2 x Second Year Representatives

    Responsbile for planning programming and events aimed at second year social sciences students.

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    2 x Third Year Representatives

    Responsbile for planning programming and events aimed at third year social sciences students.

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    2 x Fourth Year Representatives

    Responsbile for planning programming and events aimed at fourth year social sciences students.

Year Representative Application

Social Comittee


The MSSS Social Committee is an integral part of the promotions process for the MSSS. On occasion, the Social Committee volunteers will also sometimes be needed to help out with events (to set up a room, clean up after an event etc.)

Your Social Committee duties are very simple:

1. Share any and all posts on the McMaster Social Sciences Society Facebook page onto your own wall or create a status related to the event.
2. Invite your friends to our Facebook events.
3. Where applicable, share our other posts on social media (ex. Twitter, Instagram). This is not required, but is incredibly helpful!

The main goal here is to really get our events out there! As a bonus of being a part of Social Committee, members will be entitled to ticket discounts on MSSS events, as long as you (1) are consistent, (2) invite at least 20 of your friends to each event and (3) share any and all events on your wall. I will be keeping track of who is actively sharing events and inviting their friends. While it is super simple to click and share, I need people who will continually promote throughout the year.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Social Committee Coordinator Jenny Siam at socialcommittee@themsss.com


Welcome Week

Welcome Week Planners

Every year, the MSSS hires two Welcome Week Planners to recruit a team of reps, train them, and organize how Social Sciences will run Welcome Week to ensure that incoming first years will have a memorable first week at McMaster!

The hiring process for planners will take place in early November, and involves an application and interview process. After being selected for the position, the planners begin to brainstorm ideas, looking at the turnover reports from previous years, and eventually developing a budget that must be approved by the incoming executive members of the MSSS. As well, in February or March, the planners must conduct interviews with potential reps and recruit a team before the term ends.

Congratulations to Stephanie Perrotta, Raquel Munoz and Chloe Deraiche on being selected as the 2017-2018 Welcome Week Planners. If you have any questions, they can be reached at wwplanners@themsss.com

Planner Application

Shinerama Coordinators

To ease the workload of the welcome week planners, two Shinerama Coordinators are hired to focus strictly on Shinerama fundraising over the course of the summer and throughout Welcome Week. These individuals are responsible for planning Shine Day, an entire day spent in the community for the purpose of raising charitable funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Shinerama Coordinator Application

Blu Cru

Our Welcome Week Reps aren’t just reps, they’re members of the Blu Cru; it is a full year commitment, and are not limited to bringing the fun and energy during Welcome Week! They dedicate their love and joy to bringing first years and students in the Social Sciences the best undergraduate years of their life.

Blu Cru members are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the bees knees, the cherry on top. Blu Cru members help out with our events, whether they help plan or run it or they just show up, they’re always around supporting Soc Sci.

If having tons of fun at Soc Sci events sounds like your kind of thing, why not join?! Apply to be a Welcome Week Rep for next September!

If you would like more information about being a Welcome Week Rep, please email our planners at wwplanners@themsss.com

Applications have been officially released, and are due Wednesday, February 22 at 5:00pm, so don’t forget to submit your applications on time!

Blu Cru Application

Faculty Cup


All the faculties rocked Welcome Week 2015, but the McMaster Social Sciences Societies Blu Cru team pulled out all the stops and brought home the Faculty Cup, for the second time since 2009. They did this by adhering to the Core Values and Guiding Principles of Welcome Week at McMaster University. If this is your first year at Mac, we hope #MacWW2015 gave you the chance to meet some of the wonderful people that will make you glad you chose McMaster and proud to say #IAMSOCSCI

Welcome Week Values & Guiding Principles:

Equality: First year students join the University community with all the rights of those already here. They are given the support and assistance which new members of the community require. They will feel proud to be here, to not be treated as subordinates, and to not feel that first year students are inferior.

Freedom of Choice: First year students are encouraged to participate in the events of Welcome Week. However, they are free to choose when and how they would like to join in or to even decline participation if they wish.

Celebration of Diversity: First year students come from varied backgrounds and cultures and they have highly varied interests and values. Differences in gender, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, ability, religion and political affiliation are recognized and treated with respect and sensitivity.

Respect for Individuality: All first year students are free to be unique and can expect to be treated with respect.

Privacy: Even where students live together, as in residence, they are entitled to their own private space and time. They should not be disturbed when they have gone to their own room and other students should enter only if invited.

Soc Sci Cheers

Aw’yeah, hear that sound
Soc Sci’s here to break it down
S-O-C-S-C-I
S-O-C-S-C-I
Soc Sci, let me hear your battle cry!
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…..CIALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
We’re Soc Sci, we’re blue,
you wish you were too,
We’re Soc Sci, we’re class,
we like it in the…
Arts Quad!
Soc Scis in the front, let me hear you grunt!
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Soc Scis in the middle, let me hear you sizzle!
TZZZZZ
Soc Scis in the rear, let me hear you cheer!
WHOOOO!!!
Uh tzzz whooo, uh tzzz whooo
Go Soc Sci go Soc Sci go…Go Soc Sci go Soc Sci go
SOC SCI WHAT?
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