Ryan MacDonald — Vice-President (Finance)

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Ryan MacDonald has been elected Vice-President (Finance).

MacDonald joins MSU President-Elect Justin Monaco-Barnes, Blake Oliver (VP Education) and Shaaruja Nadarajah (VP Administration) on the BoD. As the name suggests, the Vice-President (Finance) role handles the financial details of the McMaster Students Union.

MacDonald ran on a platform that focuses on the long-term success of the MSU, as well as improving the McMaster community through empowering others. Key platform points include:

  • An overhaul of how the Union consults students
  • Evaluating the fee for Marmor — an MSU-produced McMaster yearbook — and CFMU, the campus radio station
  • A re-evaluation of the MSU’s clubs funding system

The full platform can be downloaded here.

MacDonald’s qualifications include work with the MSU and the University. Most notably, the Vice-President (Finance) elect was the lead author for the first MSU-University Budget Submission. Previously, he has worked with CLAY, the Maroons, Horizons and Spark.

The 2016-17 Board of Directors will take over their roles on May 1.



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Author: Scott Hastie

Scott is the Editor in Chief for Volume 87 of the Silhouette.