MEET THE HSSA EXECUTIVE TEAM

President

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VP of

Social Affairs

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Hi everyone! My name is Nimrit Kenth and I am a third 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 President, my goals consist of working with the council to build a community atmosphere both in-person and online, so that students receive the best experience possible. I also hope to provide students with more career path guidance, as well as opportunities to volunteer and research. I would love to hear from you all so please reach out!

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. 

Heyyooo!! My name is Paul Collie and I am in my third year of Health Sciences. I am so pumped to represent you as VP of Social Affairs!! I am a loud and outgoing person and love to make new friends - so always feel welcome to say hello! In my free time I love to listen to music, read, try craft beers, play hockey, and throw the occasional party.

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

I am dedicated to making sure this year is as fun and rowdy as possible while keeping everyone safe!! I love to party and hang out whenever I can get the chance, so I hope you will all join me at HSSA events!

Favourite event...

Winter formal!!! stay classy, get trashy HSSA

VP of Finance

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VP of

Internal Affairs

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Hi everyone! My name is Ainsley Baker and I’m going into my second year of Health Sciences in French! When I’m not drowning in schoolwork I like to hang out with friends, watch really bad reality TV, and try different restaurants; I LOVE food. I’m super excited to be apart of the HSSA this year!

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

As your VP finance, it is my job to manage and oversee all things relating to finances for our association. My goal this year is to work hard with the other execs to plan some really great events for you guys this school year!

Favourite event...

My favourite event would have to be the HSS BBQ, it’s a great way to meet people and have a good time before the semester starts :)

Hi everyone! My name is Arianna Halani and I am a third year Health Science student. I love running, fashion, travelling, and anything involving food!! In my free time I’m usually on a patio, or spending time outside!

 

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

As this years VP of Internal Affairs, I want to help you guys find some awesome and fun volunteer opportunities! I’m also super excited to design this years clothing order, to give you guys some cool HSS merch!

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!

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VP of

University Affairs

VP of

Philanthropic Affairs

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Hey HSS! I'm Amani Kane and I'm a 3rd year Bilingual Health Science Student. I am so happy to be your VP of University Affairs! When I'm not advocating your rights to the faculty, I love to swim, play piano, draw and (pre-covid) travel. I'm looking forward to meeting you all when it is safe to do so :)

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

My main job is to be the liaison between you, the faculty, the professors and the union. With the help of this amazing team of executives, I aim to improve the student-university relationship for the better. I want to hear your ideas, your thoughts, your feedback, your concerns, your cares. If you feel that your voice is heard and taken into account, I feel that I have accomplished my job!

Favourite event...

This is so hard to pick!! I loved 101 week so much because I met so many amazing people but I also loved the Winter Formal because it was an excuse to dress up and forget about school. Wine & Cheese as well as Beer & Pizza nights were also very special because you got to meet professors in a chilled setting and chat the night away :)

Hello HSS students! My name is Harneet Cheema, and I am starting my third year of Health Sciences! The main thing you need to know about me is that I LOVE The Office; it's pretty much my whole personality. Otherwise, I love all things to do with music and MMA.

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

As your Vice-President of Philanthropy, my objective is to hold charitable events and fundraisers to amplify the voices of HSS students who feel strongly about current issues. I strive to be the connecting point between your opinions and the executive council.

 

Favourite event...

Out of all HSS events, I definitely love Shinerama the most! I think it’s a great opportunity network while giving back to our community.

VP of Equity and Activism

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VP of Communications

Gwen Manique 

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Hey Health Sci Peeps! My name is Jada Baptiste, and I am in my second year as a Health Science Student. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to represent you as the HSSA VP Equity. When I am not in school, I spend my time listening to music, playing basketball & rugby, working out, and hanging with friends/family.

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

As VP Equity, I would like to advocate for the students who feel misunderstood, misheard, and misrepresented. To be the liaison in creating events surrounding information and inclusion for different demographics within our student body. To start traditions with the executive team!

Director of Marketing

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Hey HSSA! My name is Gwen Manique, and I am in third year of Health Sciences. I’m so happy to be your VP of Communications this year, and I can’t wait to get to know you guys. I am an outgoing person who loves to get involved in my school community, as well as meeting new people. My hobbies are listening to music, watching Netflix, and getting drunk!

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

In my new position as VP of Communications, it is my duty to keep students up to date with all the incoming events. I also plan to use as many social media platforms as possible to interact and connect with students.

Favourite Event...

My favourite event was definitely 101 Week. I was able to make so many friends, and get to know people in my faculty.

JVP of 

 Equity & Activism

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Olivia Ivankovic

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Hey HSS! My name is Olivia Ivankovic and I am a third year Health Sciences student. I love to travel, explore new places, and meet new people. My favourite pass-time is going to the gym or cooking. I am so excited to be the Director of Marketing this year!

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

As VP of Marketing, I will highlight all the exciting aspects of HSSA events through promotional materials. It is my goal to encourage as many people as possible to join in on all the fun and amazing events the HSSA has to offer!

Favourite event...

My favourite event is 101 week. I came to Ottawa knowing nobody and met some of my best friends during 101 week. It was an opportunity to meet so many people and take part in awesome events!!

JVP of 

 Communications

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Seyyon Satkunanathan

Hi! My name is Shannon Blake and I am in my first year of Health Sciences. I completed 2 years of CEGEP prior to starting at uOttawa therefore you may see me in some of your second and third year courses! I am so happy to represent you as JVP of Equity and Activism as I believe everyone should have a voice. I am very empathetic, approachable and welcoming therefore do not hesitate to come see me about any issue you may be experiencing.

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

I want to ensure that all health science students feel included and are treated equitably. If you are feeling unheard, please approach me and we will come up with a plan to change that. I want you to know that you’re all important and if you feel there is no one in your corner, you have me.

JVP of 

 Social Affairs

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Cassandra Lee

Hey! My name is Seyyon Satkunanathan and I am in my first year of Health Sciences. I am excited to be JVP of Communications for you this year. I love to make new friends - so feel free to say hello! For leisure I love to listen to music, give haircuts, read, hangout and play basketball.

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

I would like to make sure all health science students are communicated to in an efficient and clear manner. All in order to make sure that students are up to date with all upcoming events and more!

Favourite event...

101 Week was a really memorable experience for me and gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful people and make friends!

Hey everyone!! My name is Cassandra, and I’m a second year health science student! I’ll be your JVP Social this year, and I’m so excited to be a part of this team and to represent the Junior student body here at uOttawa. In my spare time, I love meeting new people and watching lots of movies and TV shows. I have plenty of ideas for social events this year, but if you have any ideas yourself, please feel free to reach out and we’ll try to make it happen!

JVP of 

 Marketing

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Tuhen Chandrathas

Hey, what's good health sci peeps! My name is Tuhen and I'm a first-year Health Sciences Student. I am your JVP of marketing for this year. Outside of school, I love to game, binge some movies and shows, listen to music and either watch or play basketball. I would say I am an overall friendly person so don't hesitate to reach out.

What I would like to accomplish in my position...

I would like to help promote opportunities for all health sciences. I will make sure that I can help garner attention to many of the exciting events this year to make this year as amazing as it can be for everyone!