Program: 4th year General Biology
What I do: I am the Speaker of SUS Council, I chair the Executive Committee and also act as the main spokesperson for the society in liaising with the dean’s office, UBC administration and other Faculties. As the chair of Executive Committee, I get to work with the rest of the extremely talented executives to direct the society and work towards reaching the goals set out by the Strategic Plan.
Why I chose this role: I wanted to become part of the process that throws all these great events and outreaches science students to enrich the undergraduate experience.
Contact me for: Questions regarding the society, involvement, executive projects, Strategic plan, feedback or to simply ask me anything about being a science student in biology. I have experienced all the aspects of being a student and being involved with the society so please feel free to ask me anything no matter what year you are in.
TBD in Spetmeber
Random fact: I sport a blue moustache at every science event
Program: 2nd year Integrated Science
What I do:
As a member of the SUS Executive, I focus primarily on internal affairs/communications, council engagement/professional development, and maintaining strong connections with the Dean’s Office, Student Development, Science clubs, and Faculty administration. I am also responsible for chairing the First Year Committee and take great pleasure in engaging new Science students with SUS. As Co-chair of the Academic Committee, I work with the Science Student Senator to ensure that all councillors have the skills necessary to effectively lobby for academic change.
Why I chose this role:
I’m a people person who loves engaging others and expanding my suite of leadership and professional skills.
Contact me for: The inside scoop on SUS, elections, First Year Committee, and new music.
Office Hours: TBA
Random fact: Two of my teeth are false. Try to guess which two.
Program: 4th year Animal Biology, with a minor in Economics
What I do:
1. Code and Policy, upkeep SUS rules, cause you know….SUS rulz!!!
2. Science Clubs, review standings and build a healthy relationship with clubs!
3. Building Management Commission, work with the Building Manager to oversee the well being of ALSSC
Why I chose this role: When we first meet, our eyes locked, and we never looked back! It was meant to be
Contact me for: Whatever you like! Rainbows, Pixies and Unicorns…!
Office Hours: TBA
Random fact: I like TALL buildings with HIGH ceilings, I like to watch aeroplane land and taking off!
Program: 3rd year Integrated Sciences, with a minor in Economics
What I do: To ensure that our Society remains fiscally responsible, I create and manage the budget that SUS follows throughout the year. Being the sole signing officer of SUS, I oversee all expenditures of the Society, and handle all reimbursements and grants disbursements. In addition, I chair the Finance Committee, which is responsible for the review and approval of all club and individual student grants.
Why I chose this role: Being on the Finance Committee last year, I was able to obtain invaluable insight and experience on the different aspects of finances within SUS. So, I felt that this position was the best way for me to contribute and continue to be involved with SUS.
Contact me for: Absolutely anything! I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have. And more specifically, anything related to SUS finances: grants, reimbursements, budget, financial education, etc.
Office Hours: TBA
Random Fact: I go by the names: Serena, Serayray and Shadow Queen. And I flare my nose a lot when I’m confused or frustrated.
Program: 5th year Biology
What I do:
My portfolio is divided between the work I do within SUS and the work I do as a senator in UBC Senate.
I lead lobbying and advocacy efforts within SUS and co-chair the SUS Academic Committee alongside the VPI. I work closely with department representatives to help them create strong relations with their respective departmental/program heads and with their associated club executives.
Within UBC Senate, I sit on the Teaching and Learning committee, Admissions committee, and the Student Appeals on Academic Standing committee. As a student senator I am a member of the Student Senate Caucus and have a voting seat on the highest academic affairs in UBC Senate.
Why I chose this role: I have always been drawn to enriching the academic experiences of students. By leading the academic committee and having a seat on UBC Senate, I am given the perfect position to make faculty and university-wide changes to our academic policies and regulations for students’ benefits. I have had some amazing role models and previous SUS senators that I look up to who have inspired and supported my growth within SUS.
Contact me for: Although my position focuses on academics, I am truly interested in everything that a student faces at UBC. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime to talk about your school work, your social life on campus, being a commuter/rez student, etc. I am really interested in getting to know you better and the kind of life UBC has provided you thus far. It can be daunting to contact an exec especially if you’ve never been involved with SUS before, but I warmly welcome your messages!
Office Hours: TBD
Random fact: I am a firm advocate of spontaneous singing and dancing, especially in cars and showers. If you see a girl with huge headphones on lip synching and dancing from class to class….it’s probably me.
Program: 3rd Year, Integrated Sciences
What I do: I chair the Public Relations and First Week Committee. The Public Relations Committee is involved with the promotion of the society and organizing various charity events, while the First Week Committee puts together the Open House, Main Event Carnival and other events during the first week back for new and returning Science students. I oversee the SUS Media Team, which is responsible for the Society’s (social) media documentation, and the Sales Committee, whose main focus is to promote Science pride through merchandise. I also oversee the Publications Committee, which issues The 432 publication.
Why I chose this role: My experiences with SUS have given me so many opportunities to get involved on campus. I chose this position because this role allows me to focus the skills I’ve gained to promote the Society. My goal as PRO is to have more Science students involved in the Science community, and to promote all the resources available to them.
Contact me for: Anything, really! I’d love to answer any questions you have about SUS, including social media, promotions and involvement.
Office hours: TBD
Random fact: I can’t stand the smell/taste/texture of peanut butter. Also, I’m so accident prone that I’ve accumulated a collection of Tensor bandages, but have never broken a bone.
Program: 3rd year Biology
What I do: I’m the social events coordinator: my main goal is to create a university experience you won’t soon forget that doesn’t include all-nighters and studying — after all, “work hard, play hard,” right? I am in charge of planning and hosting many crazy events throughout the year and I hope to see everyone out there enjoying themselves!
Why I chose this role: For some ungodly reason, I’m just as big a fan of planning and logistics as I am of large quantities of alcohol, so this position seemed very befitting.
Contact me for: Anything. Need a drinking buddy? I’m there. Need help with your SOL? I’m there. Are you sure you don’t need a drinking buddy? Because I can definitely be there.
Office Hours: TBD
Random fact: Despite being the stereotypical outgoing social events coordinator, I’m the biggest nerd ever. I’m a big anime fan (can anyone say Studio Ghibli?!) and I love anything sci-fi, gaming included.
Program: 4th year Biochemistry
What i do: Win
Why I chose this role: To continue winning