SIMVO was founded by students developing software to improve the university experience. It began with the development of the Degree Planner: A versatile program allowing students to visualize their whole degree, by planning out the courses they intend to enroll for each semester. With a reach of 400 students, the degree planner simplified the course selection mayhem experienced by many incoming university students.
Along with a team of other students well versed in shortfalls of the university experience, John Nnamchi, Biochemistry ‘2017, sought out the foundations for an organization that would enable students to realize their potential in a professional environment, whilst developing solutions to enhance their time at McGill.
SIMVO projects embody the vision by identifying areas of improvement in the university space and designing and implementing a comprehensive solution. An example of this is Simplify McGill: a website where one can navigate around some of the most common questions asked in the community.
Each project is led by a project leader of SIMVO, whose job is to create an environment conducive to creative ideas, encourage team members to realize their potential and ensure the project deliverable is realized in the set period of time.