Meet the HSSA Executive Team
The HSSA Executive Team is here to represent you! Please feel free to contact any one of us at any time during the year:)
Hey there! I’m Cassandra, and I’m the HSSA’s President this year. I can’t wait to represent the voice of health science students this upcoming school year and to bring your ideas to the decision table! I promise that you can look forward to plenty of social, academic and networking events, as well as lots of opportunities to get involved within the health science community! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and tell me what you want to see in HSS this year! Together, we can make it happen :) What would you like to accomplish this year on the HSSA? “I’d like to ensure that there is more open communication between our student body, our association and our faculty. I’d also like to implement the first HSS graduation ball this year!”
My name is Erika Vandervoet and I am going into my third year as a Health Science student with a minor in Biochemistry. This is my first year on the HSSA and I am so excited to be the VP of Finance for this school year! What would you like to accomplish this year on the HSSA? "This year my position in the HSSA is the VP of finance. With this position I would love to achieve a lot, I want to give the students a lot of events they actually will enjoy and get them more involved and connected to their faculty! My big goal is give an awesome Winter Formal to the students so they can mingle within their community of health science students."
VP Philanthropic Affairs
Hey HSS! My name is Aliya Qureshi and I’m starting my third year of Health Sciences. In my spare time I love to read, travel, and spend time with my family and friends. I’m super excited to be the Vice President of Philanthropy this year! I am outgoing and love meeting new people, so feel free to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions for philanthropy events/fundraisers. What would you like to accomplish this year on the HSSA? My main focus is to hold events in support of charities. This year I’m looking forward to being able to raise awareness and money for a more diverse range of causes, and to advocate for charities important to Health Sciences students
VP Equity and Activism
Hi everyone. My name is Sajanth Senthilkumaran and I am a third-year Health Sciences student. In my free time, I love to visit new places, listen to music, and spend time with my family and friends. I am very excited to be a part of the HSSA as your VP Equity and Activism. I am a very friendly and empathetic person who is diligent about creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for students. Feel free to approach me about any concerns that you may be facing, without any hesitation. What would you like to accomplish this year on the HSSA? "As VP Equity, I want to ensure that all students feel respected, included, and represented. I am very passionate about making sure that every student knows that their voice is important and should be heard. I want all students to know that I am here for them and to help them have an amazing experience at uOttawa."
VP Internal Affairs
Hey Guys! My name is Sameer Zulfiqar and I am a third year Health-Science student with a minor in Biochemistry. I can usually be found on the 3rd floor of Morriset studying but in my spare time I love reading, going on hikes, travelling, and music. What would you like to accomplish this year on the HSSA? "I’m very excited to be on the HSSA this year as I have a bunch of cool new volunteering opportunities planned. Since starting at UOttawa I have met so many students in the faculty of health science and can see that it is very diverse so my main goal is to provide a wide selection of volunteer opportunities that can appeal to everyone. I am also super excited to be planning the merchandise for the HSSA as well!"
Director of Marketing
Hi! My name is Kylie and I am second year Health Sciences student :) I love Taylor Swift (my queen), traveling, dogs, cooking, going on walks and going out with friends! What would you like to accomplish this year on the HSSA? "As Director of Marketing I would like to produce creative and clear media that will keep health science students in the loop and excited about new events and opportunities! Feel free to reach out at my email down bellow for any questions/comments/suggestions.