About Our Members
Our club is made up entirely of students at McGill University. Each year elections are held to elect our 6 member executive, in a one-member one-vote system. The club also features a Board of Directors made up of members who are both paid members of the club and of the Conservative Party of Canada. Lastly, the club has its general members. These members are students that are paid members of the club, but are not official members of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Adam Wilson, President
"My name is Adam Wilson, and I am the President of Conservative McGill for the 2016-17 academic year. I'm in my fourth year of my Bachelor's of Arts degree, with majors in international development and urban studies. Joining Conservative McGill has provided me with numerous opportunities within the Party. I sit on the Board of Directors of the Kelowna-Lake Country EDA back home in BC, I went to the 2016 Convention as a delegate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola EDA, and I am the Quebec Youth Chair for the Hon. Kellie Leitch's leadership campaign. Joining the club has also provided me with political opportunities outside of the CPC. This past summer I worked for the BC Liberal Party, and during the 2016-17 academic year I will be the Manning Centre's campus coordinator at McGill."
Jessica Lyver, Vice President
"I’m Jessica Lyver and I am the Vice-President of Conservative McGill. I am in my final year of Joint Honours Economics and Accounting degree, since I have an aptitude for reading boring subject matter. I grew up in a small town outside Guelph, dirt roads and all, where I have been involved with the Conservative Party since I was nine when my father and I volunteered on the Hon. Michael Chong’s first federal campaign. I have since worked closely with Michael Chong, working with his constituency office for over three years. This past summer I interned in Ottawa in the office of MP Tom Kmiec. Conservative McGill has given me the opportunity to feel more empowered within the party, as well as provided numerous opportunities to be more involved in the many facets of political life."
David Cavey, Treasurer
"My name is David and I am the Treasurer of the the Conservative Association at McGill for my second consecutive year. I'm a B.Com student in the Desautels Faculty of Management majoring in International Management and minoring in Political Science. I grew up and lived in Vancouver, BC my entire life and I've been involved with the Conservative Party since high school. Since then, I've attended many conservative conferences and conventions, worked on countless campaigns, and I've staffed Members of Parliament around the country."
Daniel Braz, Principal Secretary
"My name is Daniel Braz and I am the Principal Secretary of the Conservative Association at McGill University for the 2016-2017 academic year. I am double majoring in Political Science and North American Studies. I joined the club because I wanted to meet fellow McGillians, who are just as passionate about the future of our country as I am. I've been with CAMU for the past two years, and it's been a fantastic resource for not only meeting like-minded young Conservatives on campus from all across Canada, but also top leaders within the Conservative Party of Canada and the broader conservative movement. Through my association with the club I feel I have gained practical knowledge of the political game and strengthened my core beliefs and values in the process."
Andras Vaski, Director of Events
"I am Andras Vaski, and I am Conservative McGill's Director of Events for the 2016-2017 academic year. I am double majoring in economics and political science, and I am entering my 3rd year at McGill. I joined the club at the beginning of last year to meet other young conservatives and engage in political discussion, and there is no better club in Montreal to do just that. As Director of Events I aim to provide more such opportunities to conservative youth in Montreal."
Brinton Wolever, Director of Fundraising and Recruitment
My name is Brinton Wolever, and I am excited to assume the position of Director of Fundraising and Recruitment for 2017. I first became involved with the Party in the last general election, when I volunteered for a candidate in my hometown of Calgary, Alberta, where I was born and raised. I am currently enrolled in the first-year studies program at the Desautels Faculty of Management, where my interests are chiefly in Economics and History. In my role, I hope to engage more young people than ever in our club, and to ensure that we are always striving for free speech, inclusivity, and diversity.