Endorsement: Gurvir Sangha

There’s a well-known children’s nursery rhyme called Humpty Dumpty. You know the story – an egg, typically not a sentient object, is sitting on a wall. It proceeds to fall off the wall. Now shattered, a futile attempt is made by a dedicated team of men and horses to piece the egg back together. I can only suspect that this team of men was actually a group of six UBC students living in Kits doing peyote in a basement before breakfast.

You’re probably wondering “what does this have to do with Alan” and guess what, that’s exactly what I’m about to tell you, ya impatient little turdnugget. See, Alan reminds me of this nursery rhyme not because of the egg, but because of the wall.

Last year, the Student Life and Communications Committee was fortunate to receive a grant to put together a public art installation titled “Before I Graduate…”. The piece was essentially a large chalk wall for students to share what they would do before they graduate, and it was intended to go up in early September. Last summer, after the groundwork for the project was put down, Alan was appointed the new chair of the committee. He had nothing to do with the conception of the installation or securing its grant – he had no skin in the game, no attachments to note. However, as a good leader does, he took a look at the situation, and launched himself in asking how he could help bring it to life.

I mentioned that this project was intended to go up in early September. The thing about September, as many of you know, is that it is really, really, really busy. I was out of town for advisor training during the best dates to work on it, and other members of the committee had other such commitments. The deadline was there, we had the funds, we knew what we wanted to do, but damn if it isn’t true of student life, all that needed to be done was everything.

Alan, more or less, did that everything. He put the wall together. Seriously.

He used his engineering prowess to literally build a fucking wall on his own.

He recognized a good idea and saw it through to completion, when it would have been so, so, so easy for him to throw his arms up and go “aye lmao maybe next year” – instead of his arms, he threw up a wall because he appreciated the idea and knew it would be something that could contribute to student culture on campus (his time as VP Student Life with the EUS might also give him a hand on this front).

Beyond the wall, seeing him in action as the SLCC chair this year has made it evident to me that he’s a patient and thoughtful individual, genuinely cares about fostering community and, frankly, he gets shit done.

I endorse Alan Ehrenholz for VP Admin.

Gurvir Sangha

At-Large Senator, UBC

Endorsement: Dallas Gawlick

My name’s Dallas, and I definitely think you should vote Alan for AMS VP Administration. Since first year Alan’s been incredibly involved on campus, building community both within engineering and without. He’s an amazing source of support for his fellow executives in the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), and as President he’s not only competent, but resourceful, and capable.

Alan’s extensive experience with event planning and the Student Life portfolio will address the needs of clubs large and small. He’s already proven himself in managing a huge number of events for his constituents – he coordinated 35 events over the course of Engineering Week (the first week of February) when he was VP Student life for the EUS in 2015. His ability to engage the student body is invaluable, and is perfect for the changing portfolio of VP Administration.

He has a clear vision, strong experience, and immense dedication. He’s the definite choice for VP Administration – VOTE ALAN EHRENHOLZ!

 

Endorsement: Alexia Constantinou

I am thrilled to endorse Alan Ehrenholz for VP Administration of the AMS! Alan has engaged and led his fellow Engineering students with good humour and masterful organizational skills, qualities that I value highly. Diversifying the SAC (Student Administration Commission) to change how the AMS addresses all types of clubs is overdue, and he has the skills to effectively help students and clubs embrace the sustainability movement on campus.

Alexia Constantinou
FUS President

Endorsement: Conny Lin

I’ve worked with Alan in AMS council for the past year. I endorse Alan Ehrenholz for the VP Admin position as he has demonstrated his devotion in addressing students’ needs. Alan has had vast experience in student life positions as well as being a leader in several other campus life activities. Alan epitomizes organization, motivation, fairness and compassion. He has shown great concern for the students on campus and his willingness to listen to people’s problems is commendable. Through these qualities Alan will be able to balance academics and leadership effectively and efficiently. VOTE FOR ALAN as we need him in this position.

Sincerely,

Conny Lin

GSS AMS Rep, PhD Candidate in Neuroscience

Endorsement: Liam Watson

I had the pleasure of having mutual friends with Alan for quite some time before we actually knew each other. Even before we became Facebook official, it was clear that he was hard-working and passionate about student life.

As a Residence Advisor, I saw that many of my housemates, as well as many other residents of Place Vanier, were drawn to Alan’s charisma and dedication to the adventure that is first-year engineering. It wasn’t for several months that I found out he didn’t even live in Place Vanier; he just happened to be so involved that it seemed like he had to be one of us. Over time, it was clear that this involvement extended to all aspects of his life, both inside and outside of the classroom. As an student in the faculty of arts, I’ve had the pleasure of watching Alan lead the EUS to everything that I’ve ever hoped my faculty could be. His contagious passion for what he does even had me consider switching faculties several times, despite myself already being well overdue to graduate. In my many many many days at UBC, Alan has remained one of the very few faces that is efficient, inspiring, and positive. Most importantly, he remains truly humble and genuinely inclusive despite his success, a trait that I have found to be very rare in the university experience.

I strongly endorse Alan for the position of VP Admin.

Endorsement Riley Fisher

I am Riley Fisher and I am pleased to endorse Alan Ehrenholz for VP Administration of the AMS.

I have worked with Alan over the past two years in various capacities, first being on AMS Council when I was a representative, and second when I was Forestry Undergraduate Society President. Over this course of time, it became clear to me that Alan is a strong student leader, who has the capacity to build campus community, and a strong student engager. From his campaign plan to develop the Student Life and Sustainability Centre, and his plans to address the diversification needs of the Student Administration Commission, he present concrete ideas that are tangible and realistic in the capacity of a VP Administration. His extensive experience as a EUS executive gives him the experience and knowledge to build a more dynamic, engaged, and better student body. I am happy to endorse Alan Ehrenholz as VP Adminstration of the AMS!

Endorsement: Fareeha Salahuddin

I’m Fareeha Salahuddin, and I am happy to endorse Alan Ehrenholz for VP Administration of the AMS!
Alan’s strong record of engaging students, building campus community and overall leadership experience make him an outstanding candidate for this critical position. I’ve been so lucky to have worked with Alan over this past year as a member of the Student Life and Communications Committee!  As chair of this committee, Alan has direct experience with the needs of students regarding social events and campus culture.  This makes me believe that he will follow through in diversifying the SAC (Student Administration Commission) to better address the individual needs of small and large clubs, one of his platform points.   Alan’s extensive involvement in events aimed at building community on campus, particularly in the context of his time as an EUS executive, will allow him to immediately get to work building more dynamic, engaging events for the student body. In summary, given his strong experience and clear vision, I am thrilled to endorse Alan Ehrenholz for VP Administration of the AMS!    

Endorsement Jacques Martiquet

My name is Jacques Martiquet and I am a member of UBC BikeRave, Wellness Peers, SUS, and Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Having known Alan for two years now, and having attended many many engineering events, I would like to endorse Alan for his dedication to student life, community development, and active leadership.  I hope Alan can continue to benefit campus life in the role of VP Admin of the AMS.

Endorsement: Alex Hutchinson

My name is Alex Hutchinson, the current VP Student Life of the Engineering Undergraduate Society, and I’m happy to endorse Alan Ehrenholz for VP Administration of the AMS.

Alan’s strong record of engaging students, building campus community and overall leadership experience make him an outstanding candidate for this critical position. In fact, his engaging nature is the reason that i succeeded him as the 2015-2016 VP Student Life, after he so fantastically held the position in 14-15. Having worked on the EUS with Alan for 2 years, i can wholeheartedly say that Alan possesses the personality and skillset required for such a position requiring attention to detail of minor and major student groups, as would be required as the AMS VP Admin.

As current President of the EUS, i have witnessed Alan formulate a vision and plan for the year for the EUS, and whilst working on his exec team, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing Alan’s plans and visions come to fruition, at the benefit of all UBC Engineering students.
I can say with certainty that Alan Ehrenholz has the skills required to make the UBC Campus home to a fun, dynamic, and engaging student body next year if elected as the AMS VP Admin.

Simbo Pyo Endorsement

Simbo Pyo

Hello, my name is Simbo Pyo, UBC Civil Engineering Club Co-President. I am happy to endorse Alan Ehrenholz for VP Administration of the AMS!

It is always a pleasure working with him as a fellow council member of the EUS. Alan constantly shows his enthusiasm towards student engagement, building campus community and possesses outstanding leadership skills. These traits make him an outstanding candidate for VP Administration of the AMS. Alan’s plan to diversify the SAC (Student Administration Commission) to better address the individual needs of small and large clubs is long overdue, and he has the know-how to effectively develop the Student Life and Sustainability Centre in a way that will help students and clubs alike embrace the sustainability movement on campus. Alan’s extensive involvement in events aimed at building community on campus, particularly in the context of his time as an EUS executive, will allow him to immediately get to work building more dynamic, engaging events for the student body. In summary, given his strong experience and clear vision, I am thrilled to endorse Alan Ehrenholz for VP Administration of the AMS!

Simbo Pyo

Civil Club Co-President, 2016