Hello friends! My name is Mohamed Omar and I am excited to run for VP External Jr. The VP External Jr. serves as a student voice and representative for our College when interacting with external stakeholders. An ideal candidate for this position must exemplify excellent leadership, time management, student advocacy and collaboration. I am confident that my experiences and personality make me the right candidate for this role.
I am proud to have represented the U of S Men’s Soccer team throughout my undergraduate degree, both as a player and a co-captain. My leadership role in student athletics gave rise to the many cardinal qualities that I would seek in a VP External. As a successful student athlete, I displayed diligent time management skills to balance the demands of a full course load, varsity sports, and my volunteering roles. As a leader, I acted as the point of contact between the team and various external stakeholders. My duties included advocating for my teammate’s concerns to the coaching staff, meeting with management regularly, and coordinating various outreach and fundraising events. Similarly, I look to embrace the role of representing you as VP External Jr. and work tirelessly to fulfill my responsibilities to the best of my ability.
Beyond my role on the pitch, I also represented the men’s soccer team on the Huskie Athletic Council (HAC). This council consisted of select athletes from each sports team convening to address relevant issues, organize events and relay pertinent information to our respective teams. Through HAC, we collaborated to organize Huskie Homeroom, an initiative aimed at promoting physical health and wellness to Saskatoon’s inner-city youth. We acted as role models in hopes of inspiring students to lead active lifestyles. Through this experience, I developed meaningful relationships and gained a desire for advocacy and assuming leadership. When elected, I hope to translate my skills and passions to the role of VP External Jr. and make sure your voice has a place on the table.
Finally, we have all worked very hard to be where we are, and we are going to continue to face academic and professional challenges throughout our time in medical school. Given these inevitable challenges, I will do everything I can to ensure that no one in our college faces additional obstacles caused by circumstances beyond their control. Specifically, I will advocate for those facing burdens because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical health. These efforts will be part of my broader push to promote diversity and inclusion in medical schools and within the medical field. Thank you for your consideration!
Wishing you all the best (from 6ft away),