Meet the Candidates: Cam Rempel (VP Activities)
The Vice-President Activities is responsible for organizing Clubs Day, Semi-Formal, and inter-faculty social events (like the Med-Law games). They also coordinate law lounge bookings and year councils’ and clubs’ events and co-chair the Student Recruitment and Education Committee, which hosts welcome receptions for incoming Queen’s Law students).
We asked Cam what makes him the right man for the job.
Juris Diction: Why are you running for this position?
Cam Rempel: VP Activities is the position best suited to my talents and interests. I love organizing events and bringing the law school together for high times. Bridging the gap between our faculty and others at Queen’s has been a recent focus in my role as 2017 Social Coordinator, and I hope to continue this as VP Activities.
JD: What qualifications and/or past experience do you have that you think will help you if elected?
CR: I have acquired a substantial amount of experience acting as President and VP Social/Grad of previous student associations. This year I was introduced to the workings of student government at Queen’s Law as part of the 2017 Council. Involvement in student government and advocacy has been a large part of my university experience.
JD: What are some of the challenges you see for Queen’s Law right now? How would you tackle one of those challenges?
CR: Queen’s Law has a central heating system with a mind of its own. If elected, I promise to investigate the source of this problem and deal with the sauna that is the upper floor of the library.
JD: Who is your favourite judge past or present?
CR: My favorite judge is, of course, Lord Denning. An icon of fashion and grace, he always knew which wig was best and how to balance the scales.
JD: There’s been a lot of talk about drinking at Queen’s Law events, specifically in terms of alcohol. Anecdotally, drinking events get a higher turnout, and dry events are “boring,” but not everyone feels comfortable at a smoker-type event. How would you balance trying to accommodate different types of people with striving to run successful events with high turnout that use resources appropriately?
CR: Queen’s Law certainly has a reputation for enjoying a fine wine or cold beer now and then. In addition to these simple pleasures, I will make every effort to organize outings like our skating event last semester and larger events with activities and perhaps a charity focus. Generating interest in games nights like the Mario Kart tournament that fell through last semester is a challenge, but with the appropriate scale and prize incentive it is certainly possible. Most importantly, I want to encourage input from all years for event ideas. If there is a unique activity in Kingston that could work for a group outing, let me know!
This interview is the first in a series that will run until Tuesday profiling each of the candidates for the 2015-16 LSS Core Elections. The questions were designed by Juris Diction’s election coverage committee, which does not include any of the candidates who sit on either of Juris Diction’s two boards or current members of the LSS Core. The views expressed are those of the candidates only; they have not been edited for content and do not reflect the views of Juris Diction or any of its board members.
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