The Science Undergraduate Society 2021/2022 Executive Team

Here you can find the contact information of each executive to be able to contact them. If you would like to contact the entire SUS Executive team collectively, please email us at executives@sus.ubc.ca.

You can also take a look at this year’s Executive Team’s Goals.

President Dayle Balmes 

Hello UBC Science! My name is Dayle Balmes (he/him) and I am in my 4th year studying Microbiology, Genetics and Visual Systems in the BSc Integrated Sciences program. This year, I have the honour and responsibility of being your Science Undergraduate Society President. As SUS President, I chair the Executive Committee, sit on several Faculty of Science meetings and support the BIPOC Working Group. Please reach out to me via email (president@sus.ubc.ca) if you have any general SUS questions or if you’d like to have a coffee chat!

Vice-President, Academic Davey Li

Hello UBC Science! My name is Davey (he/him) and I’m a 3rd year Microbiology and Immunology student! As your VP Academic this year, I’ll be working to advocate for your physical and mental health alongside your academic needs to the faculty. The Academic Portfolio and I strive to organize high quality events and intiatives such as the #Back2School Survey, Wellness Cafes and the Mentorship Program to better your academic experience and support your transition to campus. Feel free to contact me at vpacademic@sus.ubc.ca to chat about anything academic related!

Vice-President, Administration Nathan Chang

Hey UBC Science! My name is Nathan (he/him) and I’m a 3rd-year Integrated Science student studying microbiology & statistics! This year, I’m serving as your VP Administration and will be tackling Ladha’s reopening, sustainability advocacy, club support, and more. Feel free to reach out to me at vpadministration@sus.ubc.ca if you have any questions about Ladha, to talk about sustainability at UBC, or just to chat in general!

Vice-President, Communications Christina Cervantes

Hello UBC Science! My name is Christina Cervantes (she/her), and I am in my 3rd year in Integrated Science (Computer Science and Genetics) here at UBC. I am also in the B+MM dual degree program! I am honoured to be serving as your 2021/22 Vice-President, Communications. As VP Communications, I oversee all of the SUS communications platforms like our the website, and our social media accounts. The Communications Portfolio includes First Week, Marketing, Visual Media, Productions, Sales, and Webmasters. 

If you or your club/organization need any support from SUS with the promotion of your events, please feel free to contact me via email! Also, do not hesitate to get in touch for anything regarding the Communications portfolio or even just to chat!

Vice-President, External Harjot Uppal

My name is Harjot Uppal (she/her), and I am honoured to be serving as the Vice-President External for the 2021/2022 school year. To introduce myself, I am a fourth-year student in the Honours Integrated Sciences program studying Physiology and Infectious Diseases. However, I am currently on co-op with UBC’s School of Population and Public Health at the BC Centre for Disease Control.

The External portfolio oversees all things Community Engagement, Careers and Professional Development, Corporate Relations, and Student Benefits. Our team broadly aims to increase the diversity of our initiatives, the advocacy of humanitarian issues, networking and personal development opportunities, the diversity of our campus partners, and the representation of student groups.

If you are interested in learning more about the portfolio or want to collaborate, please do not hesitate to contact me via email (vpexternal@sus.ubc.ca)!

Vice-President, Finance Caris Tin

Hello UBC Science! My name is Caris Tin (she/her) and I am currently in my 3rd year studying Honours – Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences. I am super excited to be serving as your Vice President, Finance for the 21/22 academic year. As VP Finance, my main goals are to provide more financial support through club grants, personal subsidies and monetary awards. Additionally, I aim to increase awareness of financial resources for students as well as increase financial literacy within science students. Please reach out via email (vpfinance@sus.ubc.ca) with any questions about how SUS can provide you with financial support.

Vice-President, Internal Sheila Lam

Hi UBC Science! My name is Sheila Lam (she/her) and I am currently in my 3rd year studying Microbiology & Immunology. I am honoured to be serving as your Vice President Internal for this academic year. The internal Portfolio relates to anything and everything that concerns the inner workings of SUS and here are the following committees within the portfolio: Human Resources, Elections, First Year Committee and Science Student Recognition Awards. 

With the help of my team, I hope to improve the SUS Volunteer initiative, expand the impact of the Science Student Recognition Awards Night and improve inter and intra-portfolio relations. I hope that student’s feel welcomed and appreciated when they join the team or get involved with SUS. If you want to learn more about how to become a SUS Volunteer, how to run in Elections or just have general questions about SUS, feel free to contact me via email (vpinternal@sus.ubc.ca) or Facebook.

Vice-President, Student Life Wendy Yang 

Hi UBC Science! My name is Wendy Yang (she/her) and I’m currently in my 4th year of Honours Biology. As your current VP Student Life, I oversee the planning and execution of all three Science flagship events: Science RXN, Science Week, and Science Graduation, as well as the Social and Sports Working Groups which run events year-round. If you have any event inquiries or just want to chat, feel free to email me at vpstudentlife@sus.ubc.ca!