2020-2021 Exec Team

Co-President

Dorisa Meng

About me

  • Fourth Year
  • Honors Specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

My Duties on BUGS

  • Coordinate VPs and be a resource to all executives for VP initiatives
  • Act as a liaison for sponsorships and other Science clubs
  • Attend Biology Department meetings
  • Act as a bridge between the biology faculty members and undergraduate students

Interests outside of BUGS

  • Crafts/DIY
  • Calligraphy
  • Yoga and Volleyball
  • TV Shows
  • Spending time with our pup Cleo

Co-President

Ashlee Hogan

About me:

  • Fifth Year
  • Honors Double Major in Psychology and Criminology with a minor in Biology

My Duties on BUGS:

  • Coordinate VP’s and be a resource to all executives for VP initiatives
  • Act as a liaison for sponsorships and other Science clubs
  • Attend Biology Department meetings
  • Act as a bridge between the biology faculty members and undergraduate students

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Travelling
  • True crime documentaries
  • Hiking
  • Cooking/Baking

 

VP Academics

Dursa Koshkebaghi

About me:

  • Third Year
  • Honors Specialization in Neuroscience

My Duties on BUGS:

  • Plan and execute most academic based events on BUGS such as the NSERC info session and Prof Meet and Greet
  • Represent the undergraduate student voice on the BUEC
  • Manage the Academics Committee

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Making Puns
  • Watching the Great British Bake-off
  • Reading
  • Socializing

VP Outreach

Farshad Murtada 

About me:

  • Fourth year
  • Honors Specialization in Health Sciences with Biology + Major in Pharmacology

My Duties on BUGS:

  • Fall Preview Day and March Break Open House
  • Work with the Biology Outreach Committee to design experiments, organize events for the day, and recruit/ train volunteers
  • Helen Battle Lecture Series
  • Book rooms, reserve accommodations, organize schedule, set up transportation (if necessary) for lecture
  • Dinner/Lunch With a Prof
  • Organize schedule of professors and attendees

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Singing and playing guitar
  • Writing Songs
  • Watching and making short films
  • YouTube

VP Webadmin

Amaar Hussein

About me:

  • Third Year
  • Honors Specialization in Synthetic Biology

My Duties on BUGS:

  • Maintain and build the BUGS website to accurately reflect new updates and events
  • Strive to develop new and innovative strategies to manage BUGS’ social media presence
  • Manage and collaborate with the Promotions/Social Media Committee

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Poetry
  • Gardening
  • Spicy food

VP Promotions and Operations

Our Duties on BUGS

  • Design posters, cover photos, merch (T shirts, stickers etc)
  • Develop new promo ideas
  • Collaborate with social media to provide graphics/ promote BUGS
  • Oversee the promotions  & social media committee

Athena Zhao

About me:

  • Fourth Year
  • Honors Specialization in Physiology

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Digital art
  • Video games
  • Watching documentaries

 

Alice Zheng 

About me:

  • Fourth Year
  • Honors Specialization in Physiology and Pharmacology

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Drawing
  • Netflix
  • Hawaiian pizza

 


VP Fundraising

Mengxi Sun 

About me:

  • Fourth Year
  • Honors Specialization Biochemistry and Cell Biology

My Duties on BUGS:

  • Plan, organize, and execute all fundraising events for BUGS where all proceeds go to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)
    • Bar Night
    • Pie Day
    • Krispy Kreme Sales
  • Work to develop new innovative and creative ways to improve events to get more donations
  • Manage and collaborate with the Fundance (Fundraising/Finance) committee

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Sleeping
  • Snacking
  • Watching TV Shows
  • Creative writing

VP Finance

Vicky Chang

About me:

  • Third year
  • Physiology and Pharmacology

My Duties on BUGS:

  • Compose budget for each event and overall academic year
  • Manage all income and expenses acquired throughout the year
  • Manage and collaborate with the Fundance (Fundraising/Finance committee)

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Coffee dates,
  • Real estate tour videos,
  • Road trips
  • Taking care of house plants

VP Admin

William Ding

About me:

  • Third Year
  • Honors Specialization in Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity

My Duties on BUGS:

  • Send weekly emails to BUGS members detailing upcoming events or opportunities
  • Maintain the BUGS membership email list
  • Lead and collaborate with the First Year Committee to promote BUGS initiatives and organize first-year oriented events (academic or social)

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Music (Alto Saxophone and Piano)
  • YouTube
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Language studies

VP Events

Sylvie Nguyen

About me:

  • Fourth Year
  • Biology

My Duties on BUGS:

  • Plan and host social events for BUGS members:
    • General Meetings
    • Socials
  • Create new event ideas to enhance member involvement
  • Manage the Events Committee to assist in events planning

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Traveling
  • Baking
  • Hanging with my Dogs
  • Binging Netflix