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.

  • President

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

Presidential Nomination Form

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

  • 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.

  • Vice President Finance

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

  • 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.

  • Vice President Academic

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

  • 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, followed by a two day election period. For more information regarding the election process contact our Vice President of External Communication, Melissa Darby, at vpexternal@themsss.ca.

Executive Nomination Form

Important Documents

Peripheral Executive Positions

After elections take place and the new executive team has been elected, applications for Peripheral Executive and Student Representatives are opened up towards the end of April.

The following is a list of available Executive Assistant positions:

  • Internal Assistant

    The Internal 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.

  • Formal Committee

    The Formal Committee will be responsible for assisting the Vice-President Programming in the execution of the MSSS Formal

  • 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.

  • 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.).

  • 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.

Interested in becoming one of the MSSS Peripheral Executives? Click on one of our applications below and email it to vpacademic@themsss.com with a current resume. If you have any questions contact the MSSS VP Administration, at vpadmin@themsss.com!!

Student Representatives

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

The following is a list of available Student Representative positions: 

  • 2 x First Year Representatives

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

  • 3 x Student Representatives

    Responsbile for planning programming and events for all social sciences students.

Interested in becoming one of the MSSS Student Representatives? Click on our application below and email it to vpacademic@themsss.com with a current resume. If you have any questions contact the MSSS VP Administration, at vpadmin@themsss.com, or MSSS VP Programming, at vpprogramming@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 will take place in late January 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.

Want to apply?

Welcome Week Planner 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

Returning Rep Application
Blu Cru Rep Application

Faculty Cup

All the faculties rocked Welcome Week 2018, we are especially proud of our McMaster Social Sciences Societies Blu Cru team for pulling out all the stops throughout the week. They constantly adhered to the Core Values and Guiding Principles of Welcome Week, and continue to show McMaster spirit throughout the school year. If you are in your first year at Mac, we hope #MacWW2018 gave you a 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.

Freedom of Choice: First-year students are encouraged to participate in transition and orientation events and programs of their choosing and comfort level. However, they are free to choose when and how they would like to join in or to even decline participation if they wish.

Individuality and Celebration of Diversity: First-year students have the right to express their individuality and celebrate their culture, gender, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and political affiliation.

Privacy: First-year students have a right to private space and time.

Safety: First-year students have a right to a safe environment free from harassment and discrimination.

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