New executive for EngSoc

Fisher wins as presidential candidate, with Davidson and Savides claiming vice-presidential spots

EngSoc election winners celebrating their victories.
Image by: Nicolaas Smith
EngSoc election winners celebrating their victories.

Standing arm-in-arm, the newly elected Engineering Society executives were applauded by a crowd at Clark Hall tonight.

The newly restructured executive will be led by President-elect Carolyn Fisher, who came out on top in the race over the other candidate Robert Thomson.

During her acceptance speech, Fisher, Sci ’15, said she never thought she would end up winning the presidential spot, stating that she felt “over the moon.”

“From the day that I applied here this was exactly where I wanted to be,” she said.

“I feel like I’m going to cry, but I don’t want to.” Fisher said her first priority as EngSoc president is to hire the new directors and get them to work together as a team.

Thomson said he’s been friends with Fisher since he came to Queen’s two years ago and was excited for her win.

“I bounce back better than I jump into things, so I’m excited to see where I end up,” he added.

The Vice-President (Operations) election became a vote of confidence for candidate Peter Davidson, as his original opponent in the election, Janeil Johnston dropped out of the race earlier this week, citing personal reasons.

For Davidson, Sci ’16, it was important to see that he had the support of the society.

“I’m so happy I can go forward in the next year as Vice-President (Operations),” he said.

“I’m glad I got all the support of the society and I’m excited for what I can do for it.”

The final member of the new executive is Vice-President (Student Affairs) Alexander Savides, who came out on top over Eric McElroy in the race.

Savides said he was grateful that the society’s voters had faith in him to carry out the position’s responsibilities.

He also spoke with admiration about McElroy. He said he was happy to call him a friend.

“My first priority is transitioning with these wonderful people,” Savides said, “and figuring out how to better the engineering society for students.

The percentage of votes cast for the candidates weren’t announced this evening, however, individual voter turnout for the society’s election was 39.8 per cent.


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