Co-President 

Dursa Koshkebaghi

About me:

  • Fourth Year, Honours Specialization in Neuroscience

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:

  • Baking, socializing
  • Reciting quotes from the Office
  • Puns

Co-President

Vicky Chang

About me:

  • Fourth Year, Honours Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences

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:

  • Lots of painting
  • Coffee dates
  • Watching “The Good Place”
  • Socializing

VP Academics 

Flora Li

About me:

  • Fourth Year, Honours Specialization in Genetics

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:

  • Hanging out with friends
  • Listening to music
  • Going to the gym

Co-VP Outreach 

Our 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

Crystal Valdez 

About me:

  • Fourth year, Honours Specialization in Physiology

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Kpop
  • Kdramas
  • Cooking
  • Embroidery

Co-VP Outreach 

Vaisnavi Raveendran

About me:

  • Third year, Honours Double Major in Pharmacology and Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences

Interests outside of BUGS:

  • Travelling
  • Dancing
  • Reading
  • Binging Netflix

VP Webadmin

Robert Merentsov

About me:

  • Fifth Year, Double Major in Biology and Medical Science

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:

  • Basketball
  • Video games (League, Valorant, etc.)
  • Anime
  • Guitar

Co-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

Katie Tchang

About me:

  • Third Year, Honours Specialization in Physiology and Pharmacology

Interests:

  • Digital art
  • Photography
  • Finding new cooking recipes

Co-VP Promotions and Operations

Matthew Chung

About me:

  • Fourth Year, Honours Specialization in Biology (Currently on internship)

Interests:

  • Drawing
  • Cooking
  • Listening to podcasts
  • Dragon boat
  • Gardening

VP Fundraising

Stephanie Fu 

About me:

  • Third Year, Honours Specialization in Microbiology and Immunology

My Duties on BUGS:

  • Plan, organize, and execute all fundraising events for BUGS where all proceeds go to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)
    • Pie Day
    • Krispy Kreme Sales
    • Succulent 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:

  • Watching Yotube
  • Cooking
  • Reading (always looking for book recommendations!)

VP Finance 

Anne Cao

About me:

  • Fourth year, Double Major in Pathology and Physiology

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:

  • Bubble tea
  • Disney+
  • Taking naps
  • Doing crafts
  • Snacking

VP Admin 

William Ding

About me:

  • Fourth 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

Karen Wong

About me:

  • Fourth Year, Honours Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences

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:

  • Weightlifting
  • Running
  • Thrifting
  • Trying new foods