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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. V.U.C. Students' Association Annual Elections, 1952

Maurice O'Brien

Maurice O'Brien

Maurice has been Vice-President since June. 1950, since which date he has represented V.U.C. on 'N.Z.U.S.A.S Resident Executive and at all Councils. He chaired the August Council last year, and was once Travel and Exchange Officer for a short period. On the V.U.C. Exec, he chaired the Blues and Exec-S.C.M.-E.U. Committees, and served on the Finance, Constitution and Cafeteria Investigation Committees. Deputy-Chairman of the Debating Society, after being Treasurer for three years, he has debated for V.U.C. on three occasions and won the Union and New Speakers' Prizes in 1948. One-time Secretary of the Political Science Society, he served on the I.S.S. Committee, and was Extrav. House Manager in 1950 and 1951. As Billeting Officer for Easter Tournament this year, he was responsible for the least expensive billeting organisation any College has had for years.

Maurice would seek to continue the present sound financial policy of the Association, re-institute Travel subsidies immediately and, if necessary, vote more money for Congress. Major policies include hastening the Student Building and Te Aro Park development schemes (as far as is practicable at any given time), and implementing whatever Common Room policy the Association desires. He would seek to expand the Public Relations policy, and encourage the student committee on academic problems' He believes that such activities as the overseas students reception, the Witwatersrand Appeal and I.S.S. contribute more to International student understanding than attempts to link the Association with phoney international, semi-political organisations such as the International Union of Students.

Nominator: D. B. Horsley.