History Society call for nominations

Friday, March 21, 2014

Are you interested in being part of the greatest undergraduate society on campus? Now is your time to get involved!

The History Society is accepting nominations for next year’s team. Nominations can be made between March 20 and March 28 via Erin Campbell.

  • You may only nominate yourself (you cannot nominate a friend)
  • You must meet the requirements for the role to which you are applying
  • You can apply for more than one role

2013 History SocietyAfter March 28, nominees for each position will be reviewed. If there is more than one nominee for a position, an election period will commence, and the candidate with the most votes on April 2 will be awarded the position. Only current History students (undergraduate, graduate, major or minor) can vote, and you may only cast one ballot.

All candidates will be notified via email or phone of either outcome by April 2. The executives for next year’s History Society will be announced at our year end event, Trivia Night, on April 3.

Position Descriptions

  • All roles run from September 2014 – April 2015
  • You must fulfill the major/minor requirement for your desired position
  • The list of tasks below are inclusive but not exhaustive

If you have any questions, feel free to ask the current executives (uwhistory@gmail.com) or Erin (erin.campbell@uwaterloo.ca).


Must be a History major

  • Help coordinate roles and oversee general functioning of Society
  • Facilitate Society meetings
  • Liaise with History department and attend faculty meetings
  • Coordinate Annual MacKinnon Dinner
  • Organize other social events throughout the year
  • Coordinate year-end elections for succeeding Society
  • Compile year-end report to leave for future executives

Public Relations Officer

Must be a History major

  • Update events on History Society Facebook page
  • Send weekly emails to Society mailing list
  • Coordinate classroom visits 1-2 times per term
  • Make posters for History Society events to display around department
  • Perform outreach activities and host social events to get to know History students
  • Acquire/solicit door prizes for MacKinnon Dinner from local sponsors
  • Respond to emails from Society’s account


Must be a History major or minor

  • Aid Society to create annual budget
  • Ensure money is deposited in a timely manner
  • Keep Society informed about account balances
  • Ensure invoices are paid promptly
  • Keep accurate and detailed records

Secretary/Administrative Assistant

Must be a History major or minor

  • Coordinate Society office hours
  • Ensure Arts Student Union (ASU) meetings are attended
  • Organize and manage office snacks
  • Take meeting minutes and share with other executives
  • Coordinate members and ensure timely communication on tasks
  • Coordinate History swag order with Erin 

If you are interested in nominating yourself for any of the above positions, please submit the following information to Erin by March 26:

  • Full name
  • Email
  • Phone #
  • Major/minor
  • Desired role

Please share this information with your fellow History students and encourage your peers to be part of this incredible team!