August 23, 2023

Who are on your 2023-24 Senior Leadership Team?

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The GSA has 9 committees, 4 subcommittees, and 2 working groups that work diligently to carry out initiatives and host events to improve the graduate student experience at the University of Calgary. The Chairs and Vice Chairs of these committees and subcommittees together with the Board of Directors, Chief Returning Officer, GRC Speaker, GRC Clerk, AVP Labour, and GSA Executive Director make up the Senior Leadership Team which acts as an advisory body for the GSA Board of Directors.

The GSA is excited to introduce this year’s Senior Leadership Team members who are committed to providing collaborative, consultative guidance for the GSA this year.

James SteelePresident
Kirsten NeprilyVP Academic
Alex Cameron (AC) VP External
Masume AkbariVP Student Life
Cameron ArmstrongVP Finance and Services
Daniella Ikurusi Executive Director
Hunter YaworskiAVP Labour
Kristaps BalodisGRC Speaker
Paulina AnabaGRC Clerk
Amir ShaniChief Returning Officer
Nneka Jk-OnyekaSustainability Committee Chair
Valentyna MaslieievaSustainability Committee Vice Chair
Lauren BowronAwards Committee Chair
Gabriel GabariAwards Committee Vice Chair
Samantha McIntoshAwards Committee Vice Chair
Mehak StokoeAcademic Events Committee Chair 
Balkarn GillAcademic Events Committee Vice Chair
Allan LyonsGovernance Committee Chair 
Rita EresiaGovernance Committee Vice Chair
Assadullah Ali BikEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Chair
Richard LiuEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Vice Chair (Student Life)
Hailey BarrellEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Vice Chair (Advocacy)
Pavana BolluFinance Committee Chair
Ryan ChaffeeStudent Experience and Events Committee Chair 
Urvash RibadiaStudent Experience and Events Committee  Vice Chair
Colin MackenzieMental Health and Wellness Subcommittee Chair 
Nabil RoyezMental Health and Wellness Subcommittee Vice Chair (Student Life)
Seong Eon HaMental Health and Wellness Subcommittee Vice Chair (Advocacy)
Garima MehtaNewcomer and International Students Subcommittee Chair 
Don Pubudu KapurubandarageNewcomer and International Students Subcommittee Vice Chair
Brandon PattarGender and Sexuality Alliance Subcommittee Chair  
Caroline LuszawskiGender and Sexuality Alliance Subcommittee Vice Chair (Advocacy)
Susie ForsythGender and Sexuality Alliance Subcommittee Vice Chair (Student Life
Jameson DundasCommunity Engagement Subcommittee Chair 
Ishara IshamCommunity Engagement Subcommittee Vice Chair
Rahul SarkerEvents Subcommittee Chair 
Shuang QiaoEvents Subcommittee Vice Chair
Lucy AnowaiH&D Provider Search Chair
TBAH&D Service Standards Chair
TBAFood and Housing Working Group Chair
TBAFood and Housing Working Group Vice Chair
TBADepartmental Engagement Chair
TBADepartmental Engagement Vice Chair

You can learn more about our committees and subcommittees HERE:

Many of our committees and subcommittees are currently recruiting members. Don’t miss this chance to get involved in the great work the GSA and our volunteers are doing to enhance graduate student experience at UCalgary. Learn about the available positions HERE: Current GSA Volunteer Opportunities

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