Meet the Team
Max Chen Huang
The chief executive of the Marianopolis Student Union, the President oversees the activities of Congress and ensures that Congress upholds its core values of transparency, community, and accountability. The primary spokesperson and representative of the MSU, the President also acts as a Director on the Board of Governors of the College.
The Vice President serves as the primary liaison between Congress and the MSU’s student clubs. Working with Club Executives, he is tasked with maintaining an enriching and engaging student life for all students of the College. Acting as the Interim President when the President is unable to fulfill his duties, the Vice President is also granted a seat as Director on the Board of Governors of the College.
Vice President of Finance
The Vice President of Finance is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of all MSU Clubs. As Chair of the College’s Finance Committee, the Vice President of Finance is also tasked with, among other things, managing the budget of the MSU, filing all budget requests, and presenting accurate financial reports to members of Congress.
Coordinator of Communications
A second-year position, the Coordinator of Communications manages all Congress, you guessed it, communications. Chief among her duties are managing the Congress website and various social media, coordinating with communications clubs, and maintaining student bulletin boards, posters, and advertisements. The Coordinator of Communications also acts as the Chair of the Communications and the Yearbook committee.
David Thomas Li
Coordinator of Student Advocacy
The student body’s first and foremost representative, the Coordinator of Student Advocacy is responsible for safeguarding the rights of students at Marianopolis. Working towards nurturing and strengthening the community of the College, the Coordinator conducts surveys to identify student needs, develops new projects and programs with Student Services, and coordinates with service clubs (i.e. First Aid). Most importantly, the Coordinator of Advocacy updates and manages the legal codes of Congress and provides council and assistance to students seeking advice on academic grievances and affairs.
Coordinator of Social Justice
A second year position, the Coordinator of Social Justice promotes awareness of social justice issues among the student body through special events, fundraisers, and awareness campaigns. In doing so, they ensures that all events and activities are carried out in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. As part of his mandate, the Coordinator of Social Justice also acts as a member of the Greening Marianopolis sub-committee and as Chair of the Social Justice Committee.
Jamie-Ly Costa Nelson
Coordinator of Social Activities
The Coordinator of Social Activities is tasked with creating social activities to enrich student life at the College. In conjunction with the Vice-President of Finance, the Coordinator of Social Activities also oversees expenditures on events and parties hosted by Congress. She is the Chair of the Social Activities Committee.
Max Chen Huang (Past)
Coordinator of External Affairs
The Coordinator of External Affairs is in charge of managing external relationships between the Marianopolis Student Union and other CEGEPs and Universities in and around Montreal. A first year elected position, the Coordinator ensures the representation of MSU interests among both public and private institutions. An executive member of the Coalition of Anglophone Student Associations of Quebec, (CASAQ), the Coordinator of External Affairs is required to organize at least one major intercollegiate project in the year.
Samantha Pierotti (Past)
Coordinator of Internal Affairs
The Coordinator of Internal Affairs occupies an important position in managing the legal affairs of the accredited Union. In particular, the Coordinator serves as a legal consultant for all activities of or relating to Congress and its governance of the student body.
Xirui Huang (Past)
Coordinator of Cultural Affairs
A first year elected position, the Coordinator of Cultural Activities is responsible for enriching student life at Marianopolis through cultural events, parties, and fundraisers celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of students at Marianopolis. As Chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee, the Coordinator works alongside the Campus Ministry Office as a representative for ethnic and religious clubs.
Matthew Homa (Past)
Coordinator of Charities and Volunteering
Established in order to foster global citizenship and a greater sense of giving among the students at Marianopolis, the Coordinator of Charities and Volunteering is a first year elected to establish and maintain contact with charities in and around Montreal. The Coordinator is responsible for providing volunteering opportunities to the students, and works closely with both the Campus Ministry and the Student Life Animator in organizing Congress fundraisers and events, the profits of which are partially donated to selected charities. The Coordinator also doubles as the Chair of the Charities Committee.
Vanessa Vassalos (Past)
The official secretary of Congress, the Administrative Assistant is an appointed first year in charge of keeping records (Minutes) of Congress meetings. Working with the Coordinator of Communications, the Assistant distributes Minutes and receives and processes mail directed to or sent from Congress. The Assistant is also required to maintain a Task List, an official list of all pending Congress tasks to be posted in the Congress Office and brought to Congress meetings.
Matt Azoulay (Past)
A first year appointed position, the Financial Assistant is Congress’ official bookkeeper, in charge of carefully recording, organizing and maintaining all of MSU’s financial transactions using proper accounting methodologies. Working closely with the Vice-President of Finance, the Financial Assistant must also send all necessary documents and information to MSU’s hired accountant to ensure the creation of financial statements and proper tax return filing to the Federal Government.