The Elections SSMU Team
Leanne Young, Chief Electoral Officer
Leanne is a U1 Science student in the Joint Honors Computer Science & Biology program. Motivated to stay engaged in student government and politics on campus, she has served as President of SSMU First Year Council, a member of Residence Hall Council, committee director and Dais member in both the McMUN and SSUNS conferences organized by IRSAM (International Relations Simulation Association of McGill) and is a staff photographer for the McGill Tribune. Her previous experiences in the electoral process as a member of the YMCA Youth Advisory Council and FYC have inspired her to further engage the McGill community in democratic action and student voice. Her goal is to encourage students to become more active in democratic opportunities on campus and to exercise their right to vote and share opinions. A more inclusive and collaborative campus community is a vision she strives for and she hopes to be able to build a more dynamic democratic culture here at McGill.
Office: SSMU Offices, 3600 Rue McTavish, Suite 1200
Pooja Patel, Deputy Electoral Officer
Pooja is a second-year Arts student at McGill currently double Majoring in Political Science and Canadian studies. Her previous experiences in electoral processes, working in the logistics department of Elections Ontario in during the summer of 2018, and as Student Council President in high school have inspired her to further engage the McGill community in democratic action and student voice. Be it a question about elections, referenda or getting involved with Elections SSMU, Pooja looks forward to helping students navigate and become more engaged in SSMU democracy. Pooja has served as Elections SSMU DEO since January of 2019.