The HSSA is the Health Sciences Student Association. It is formed of various executive members whom represent the Health Sciences' students voice. Our role is to represent you. Don't hesitate to contact us!


Hey HSS students! My name is Hillary Baran and I’m fourth year French Immersion Health Sciences student. Some of my hobbies include spinning, hot yoga, traveling and binge watching Netflix. I am trilled to take on the position of President for this upcoming school year.

What I would like to accomplish in my position

It is my responsibility to oversee the operations of the HSSA. I help out the rest of my lovely executive committee and attend meetings with the faculty of Health Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences in order to assure that student voices are heard at all levels. I am excited to see the HSSA overcome the challenges that this coming year brings, and make sure that our students feel supported.

Favourite event

My favourite event is for sure 101 Week! It is an excellent opportunity to meet other first year students, as well as upper year students who are guides for 101 week. I also love our HSSA’s annual Beer & Pizza and Wine & Cheese events as they are a great opportunity to meet our professors in a relaxed setting.

VP of Finance

Hello and Salut! My name’s Naomi Lewis and I am currently in my fifth year of Health Sciences! Outside of school, my hobbies are: reading, cooking, singing, piano, violin, playing video games, basketball and watching TV, movies and anime.


What I would like to accomplish in my position

This year as your VP Finance, it is my responsibility to oversee the budget and all financial operations of the HSSA and work with the other exec members to carefully plan events for you all throughout the upcoming school year!

Favourite event

Halloween bash and the Rocking Climbing event were my favourite events.

Andrew Sharobim


VP of

University Affairs

Hey everyone! My name is Andrew Sharobim and I am a third year Health Sciences student. I am very grateful for the opportunity to represent you as your VP of University Affairs. I love meeting new people and I am very approachable so if you have any concerns please let me know! I love basketball, working out and cooking.

What I would like to accomplish in my position

As your VP UA, my aim is to support your interests by voicing your concerns and to create an effective liaison between students, professors and the administration. By collaborating with my fellow HSS students and the HSSA executive team, we will be able to achieve the goals we wish to accomplish!

Favourite event

My favourite event is 101 week! It is a great way to meet new people and transition into University life.

VP of Equity and Activism

Keara Strong


VP of

Social Affairs

Marguerite Fortin


Hello everybody! My name is Marguerite Fortin and I am in my third year of health science. I'm super excited to be your next VP of Social Affairs this year. I love meeting new people and socializing so don't hesitate to come to see me if you have any questions or just want to talk. My hobbies include reading, listening to Netflix, playing Volleyball and I jump on any occasion to party;)

What I would like to accomplish in my position

I am super dedicated to making sure you have as much fun as possible all through the year! I, myself, love to party, have fun and socialize between two study sessions. I can't wait to meet all of you!

Favourite event

Among all the events that I participated in and organized, I would say that I have two events that really stood out among the rest. They are Winter Formal and Sexy Bingo.

VP of

Internal Affairs

Hi everyone! My name is Ruby Sannoufi and I am currently in my fourth year of Health Sciences. When I’m not at school I spend my free time going to the gym, listening to music, doing yoga, and hanging out with my pets (AKA the loves of my life). 


What I would like to accomplish in my position

As your VP internal, my main role is to organize the HSS clothing order and help you guys find volunteer opportunities. So if you’re looking to get cozy with a cute sweater or get involved in the community, I’m always here to help!

Favourite event

My favourite event is definitely 101 week. It’s how I got to know so many people in the faculty and how I became involved with the HSSA! If you haven’t been a frosh week guide and you’re looking for a fun experience this coming September, I would 100% recommend it.

VP of

Philanthropic Affairs

Hi everyone! My name is Nimrit Kenth and I am a second year Health Science student. Outside of school I love swimming, playing piano, and hiking. My favourite pastimes are baking and spending time with my family.

What I would like to accomplish in my position

As VP Phil, my job is to organize fun events and fundraisers like Shinerama that help us give back to the community. I have lots of cool ideas for new ways to raise funds while creating a memorable experience for all of us. I am very open to new ideas and love talking to people so please reach out if you have any ideas, specific causes you would like to focus on, or just to talk. Looking forward to hearing from you!


Favourite event

My favourite events, because it is impossible to pick just one would have to be 101 week and Winter Formal. 101 week is a great event to meet many of your close friends at university, both first years and upper years. Definitely one of the moments you will remember the most from university. Winter formal allows you to reconnect with Health Science students you have not seen in a while, and it’s a great night to take a break and have fun. 

VP of Communications

Hey there! My name is Keara Strong and I am a 5th year student in Health Sciences. My hobbies include dancing in many different styles, going to the gym, reading, watching horror movies and   trying new food places all over town.


What I would like to accomplish in my position

As VP Equity, my role is to plan events surrounding information and inclusion of the different demographics and communities within our student body! Working in collaboration with the other execs I hope to start new traditions and hold fun events that will benefit us all!

Favourite event

My favorite event has always been 101 week – its the great catalyst for rapid friendships that honestly do last throughout your 4 years here!

Hey! Almost didn't see ya there! My name is Paul Collie and I am in my second year of Health Sciences. I am so grateful for the opportunity to represent you as VP Communications of HSSA! I am a loud and outgoing person and love to make new friends. In my free time I love to listen to music, read, try craft beers, and watch/play sports!

What I would like to accomplish in my position

I am responsible to communicate HSSA events, updates, opportunities, and news as much as possible! I look forward to connecting our students through various social media platforms and getting our news out to you. If anyone has any questions or comments, I am always available to talk so don't be a stranger!

Favourite Event

Director of Marketing

Hi everyone! My name is Arianna Halani and I am a second year Health Science student. I love running, fashion, travelling, and anything involving food!! I also love trying new arts & crafts, which is why I am so excited to create new designs for HSSA this year!

What I would like to accomplish in my position

As VP of Marketing, my goal is to create promotional material that brings the excitement of HSSA to life. I want to use my passion of design to show students how great HSSA is through many different forms of media!

Favourite event

I would say my favourite event is the Winter Formal. It's a great night to get dressed up, and have loads of fun with your friends! Its a great break from studying, and you get to meet new HSS friends!


Executive Advisor


Junior Vice-President of Philanthropic Affairs

Junior Vice-President of Equity and Activism



Junior Vice-President of Social Affairs


Junior Vice-President of University Affairs


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