The Science Undergraduate Society 2020/2021 Executive Team
Here you can find the contact information of each executive to be able to contact them. As well, office hours are held for each executive, and you can attend them during their times on Zoom here.
President Shovon Das
Shovon is in his 5th year of the Joint UBC BCIT Honours in Biotechnology degree. As President, his focus will be on supporting the executive team, restructuring and streamlining the Science Undergraduate Society, and promoting community building and inclusion for all Science students during the online term. Outside of SUS, he loves to go biking, being silly and kayaking. Shovon cannot stress that if any Science student has any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out. The Science Undergraduate Society welcomes all, and we value everyone’s opinions and concerns.
Office Hours: Wednesday & Friday 5:00-6:00 pm
VP Academic Dayle Balmes
Dayle is a third year student integrating Microbiology and Genetics in the BSc Integrated Sciences program. As your VP Academic, Dayle strives to advocate for your academic, physical and mental health and well-being to the faculty. With the help of the Academic portfolio, he aims to run high quality events for the student body such as Wellness Cafes, #Back2School Surveys and Exam Care Packages. In his free time, you can catch Dayle watching Netflix, playing volleyball, playing tennis or catching up with friends!
Office Hours: Monday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
VP Administration Nathan Chang
Nathan is a second-year student in the Combined Major in Science program. As your VP Administration, he is responsible for managing the Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre, advocating for sustainable practices both in and out of SUS, maintaining SUS’ Code and Procedures, and ensuring that science clubs are well-supported throughout the academic year. In his free time, Nathan can be found curled up with a calculus question or scouring both Richmond and Vancouver to find the best bubble tea and ramen. Feel free to send him an email or drop by his Office Hours if you would like to chat, have any questions, or if you have any food recommendations!
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm
VP Communications Rebecca Liu
Rebecca is headed into her 3rd year studying Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences. As the VP Communications, she oversees all things related to the face of SUS, whether that be social media, email, or our website. Committees that she helps out with include the Visual Media Commission, Sales Commission, Marketing Commission, Productions Commission, and First Week Working Group. In her free time, she enjoys painting and listening to music. If you have any questions please feel free to contact her for a chat.
Office Hours: Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
VP External Katsy Concepcion
Katsy is a 3rd year Integrated Sciences student with a focus on Neuroscience and Physiology. As Vice-President External, Katsy hopes to empower students to achieve their career goals and inspire them to be involved in their community. With the help of her team, she plans to launch an online volunteer portal, digitalize the Blue Card, spearhead the Ignite Series, and organize a Community Engagement Fair. If you want to learn more about philanthropic or professional opportunities, please feel free to contact her through Facebook or email.
Office Hours: Wednesday, 2:00-4:00 pm
VP Finance Jennifer Liu
Jennifer is in her third year of biology who likes music, food, video games, and
colour-coordinating everything. As VP Finance, her main goals entail making grant applications easier and user-friendly, listening to student needs, and increasing the awareness and transparency of the SUS budget. If you ever want to talk with her, she is available on email and facebook.
Office Hours: Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm and Friday 2:00-3:00 pm
VP Internal Keanna Yu
Keanna is the VP Internal for the 2020 school year. Within Internal, the committees she oversees are Human Resources, Elections, First Year Committee and Science Student Recognition Awards. Feel free to reach out during her office hours to ask about how to volunteer with SUS, how to run in Elections, how SUS works to integrate First Years, or just general questions about the way SUS works and our community!
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
VP Student Life Benny Zhang
Benny is this year’s SUS VP Student Life. Headed into his third year doing a bio major, his hobbies include playing League of Legends, volleyball, basketball (huge Golden State Warriors fan), Marvel, and Star Wars. If you ever want to chat about any of his hobbies or want to duo in League, (or actual work-related inquiries), feel free to shoot him an email or a message on Facebook!
Office Hours: Thursday, 4:00-6:00 pm