The Science Undergraduate Society 2023/2024 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 at Abdul Ladha.
President Brandon Wong
Hello UBC Science! My name is Brandon (he/him) and I’m a 4th year majoring in Microbiology and Immunology! I am honoured to serve as your 2023-2024 Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) President. As SUS President, I extensively support the executive team with their specific portfolios, chair the SUS Executive Committee and Projects Commission, and oversee the EDI and HR Working Groups. I also have the privilege of representing science students at several Faculty of Science meetings.
If you are interested in learning more about SUS, have any ideas or suggestions for SUS, or would like to set up a coffee chat, please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VP Administration Emily Li
Hi UBC Science! My name is Emily (she/her) and I am currently in my 4th year studying Integrated Sciences. I am honoured to be serving as your Vice President Administration for this academic year. For the 2023/24 school year, my portfolio and I will directly communicate with and support Science Clubs, promote sustainability, oversee building management for the Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre, organize SUS documents and meeting minutes, and maintain the SUS code and policy.
If you have any questions about becoming a UBC Science Club, the SUS Governance Documents, working group meeting minutes, feedback on the Abdul Ladha building, suggestions for sustainability initiatives, or any topic related to my portfolio, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email at email@example.com. I’m here to help with any questions you may have!
VP Academic Nicholas Viegas
Hi UBC Science!! My name is Nicholas Viegas (he/him), and I’m a fourth-year Honours Microbiology & Immunology student. I am honoured to be serving you as the 2023-2024 Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) Vice-President Academic.
As the SUS VP Academic, I am here to help ensure that you get the most out of your time here at UBC Science by enhancing your academic experience, offering mentorship opportunities, and promoting physical and mental wellness outside of the lecture hall. I also have the privilege of representing you at the Faculty level, advocating for your concerns, sharing the student perspective, and supporting accessibility and inclusion on the Skylight Development Grants, Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF), Science Curriculum, and Killam Teaching Awards Committees.
If you have any concerns about your academic experiences, suggestions for points of advocacy at the Faculty level, or thoughts on how SUS could further support your academic wellbeing, please feel free to reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VP Communications Allyssa Paulino
Hello UBC Science! My name is Allyssa Paulino (she/her), and I am a fifth-year in Biology and Speech Sciences. It is both an honour and a privilege to serve you as your VP Communications for the 2023/24 school year! The Communications portfolio has the following commissions: marketing, productions, sales, graphic design, visual media and webmasters.
With the help of my team, I aim to make SUS’ presence on communications platforms impactful and resonate with the science student body. We will also focus on fostering a culture of transparency, accessibility, and reliability in making important information readily available for science students. Feel free to message me at email@example.com if you have any questions about the communications portfolio including (but not limited to) event marketing, event videography/photography or ideas of the SUS social media platforms or the website!
VP External Manik Bansal
Hello, UBC Science! My name is Manik Bansal (he/him), and I am honoured to be serving as your Vice-President External for the 2023/2024 academic year. To introduce myself, I am a fourth-year Microbiology and Immunology student!
The External portfolio oversees all things relating to Community Engagement, Careers and Professional Development, Corporate Relations, and Student Benefits. Our team broadly aims to collaborate with external organizations and campus partners, provide networking, volunteering and career development opportunities, advocate for humanitarian causes, maintain the Blue Card science student discount program, and represent the full diversity of our student groups.
If you are interested in providing feedback/suggestions, want to collaborate or just want to chat, please do not hesitate to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
VP Finance Emily Saysanasy
Hi UBC Science! My name is Emily Saysanasy (She/Her) and I am a fourth year Biology student. I’m very excited to be your VP Finance for this upcoming year!
The Finance portfolio provides financial support to a variety of students and clubs across campus. This year, I hope to increase grant/subsidy visibility and budget transparency.
If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to reach out at email@example.com!
VP Internal Jenny Tang
Hi UBC Science! My name is Jenny Tang (she/her) and I am a 4th-year Integrated Science student specializing in Microbiology, Immunology, and Physiology. 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: Internal Committee, Elections, First Year Committee and Science Student Recognition Awards.
With the help of my team, I hope to improve community engagement, 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 run in Elections or just have general questions about SUS, feel free to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Facebook.
VP Student Life Kaitlin Law
Hello UBC Science! I am Kaitlin Law (she/her) and I am currently a fourth-year Honours Biotechnology student. I am excited to be your VP Student Life for the 2023/2024 school year!
The Student Life Portfolio is responsible for flagship events such as Science RXN, Science Week, and Science Graduation, as well as the Social and Sports Working Group events throughout the school year. The Student Life Portfolio aims to plan and execute events that get the student body excited to participate and are inclusive towards everyone.
Feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com to share event ideas, to learn more about SUS and Student Life, or answer any questions you may have!