A first-year MI student, Will is specializing in Critical Information Policy Studies and Human Centered Data Science, and also currently works as a TALint student with the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office. He holds an Accounting and Finance certificate from the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, and was formerly a part of the Finance Committee for the Aboriginal Studies Student’s Union at U of T.
He is excited to assist in the day-to-day affairs of the MISC and work with the wide variety of students both on the council as well as in the program itself. Prior to the MI program he attended U of T for Cinema and Media, shortly after which he began working as an Associate Producer for Zoomer Radio and Classical FM in Toronto. He studied Forestry at Algonquin College, rekindling his love of the outdoors, and worked closely with both the Canadian Institute of Forestry as well as the Friends of the Petawawa Research Forest. Most recently he completed a post-grad certificate in Public Administration, where he specialized in municipal data policy and privacy legislation.
Outside of work and school, he enjoys antique collecting, camping, hiking, going to concerts, and getting in as much socializing as possible. He usually has about 10 to 15 books on the go at any given time.
The VP Finance attends and contributes to all MISC meetings and is allotted one vote. The VP Finance is primarily responsible for managing MISC’s finances, processing expenses and reimbursements, and producing reports of MISC’s expenses to present at MISC’s monthly General Council meetings. Over the summer, the VP Finance and President, in consultation with the Executive Committee, Standing Committees, and Working Groups, prepare the annual budget for the upcoming fiscal year to be approved no later than the October General Council meeting. At the last General Council meeting of Council’s term, the VP Finance and President are responsible for preparing a report detailing MISC’s expenses for the year.
The VP Finance is also responsible for applying for MISC’s annual head grant funding from the UTGSU each fall, keeping a detailed ledger of MISC’s finances, preparing and submitting MISC’s annual student society audit to the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students in accordance with the Policy for Compulsory Non-Academic Incidental Fees, and responding to financial inquiries and requests as needed.
The VP Finance, along with the President and all other Vice President positions, is also a member of the MISC Executive. The Executive is responsible for the day-to-day operations of MISC, and are responsible for high-level decisions about MISC’s strategy and goals for each academic year.