If you catch someone observing you from across the quad, don’t be alarmed. It’s probably just Kevin Brown, the new science representative on the King’s Students’ Union (KSU) council.
Brown, from West Vancouver, says he enjoys watching people interact, because it gives him good insight into who they are. He says “a hug” is what students want this year. Brown has a quirky sense of humor, and he doesn’t take himself too seriously. When he found out he had won the position – by five votes – he ran down the hallway screaming. If you want a good laugh and a chance to discuss how protein filaments work together, Brown is the man to talk to.
The Watch: What was your first impression of King’s?
Kevin Brown: I think it’s cozy… in a great way. The best way I could describe it is communal, accepting and positive.
W: Why did you want to run?
KB: I thought I had good ideas to bring to the table. I knew a few KSU positions were open to the first years and I didn’t pay any attention to it until I heard there was a King’s science rep and I thought I could do a good job with that.
W: What do you think the job entails?
KB: At a base level, it would be to bring all the issues and ideas that the science students have to the KSU. I am in the process of filling out the paperwork for the King’s Science Students’ Society. I am also planning a few outings. One specifically is to the Discovery Centre as there is an exhibition on until January that compares mechanical animals to actual life forms. I would also like to go to the Planetarium and take the science students to some sweet speeches and lectures at Dalhousie, essentially just really expose them to the science community.
W: Do you think it’s important to take both science and the arts?
KB: Yes, if you taking one pure subject that leaves you vulnerable whereas if you take multiple subjects you leave yourself many options. This year I am trying to balance out my curriculum as much as possible. You are also well versed and get a deeper education. I am currently taking FYP as well as Biology and Physiology.
W: What are some of your hobbies?
KB: I love film, so I shoot, direct and edit short films. I like to express my ideas through one simple story. Once I learned more about film, I moved into filming mountain biking and skiing. I was considering going to film school, but I’d like a more stable career. I also extreme BBQ and burned off half my eyebrow once.
W: What makes you the best person to be science rep?
KB: Because I’m tall. But seriously, I don’t know. Actually I do, because I’ve got a bunch of good ideas and I am motivated and curious to see how politics work at King’s.