Executive Team 2019-2020

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Top Row: Doris Braunstein, Sarina Nikzad, Iris Liu, Kelsie Cyr, Marlene Rong, Neha Matharu, Ayesha Rashidi, Heba Qazilbash Bottom Row: Delphine Ji, Daniel Jerman, Robert Dydynsky, Benjamin Banh, Myles Chan, Sean Jeong, Daniel Li, Manal Choundhry

The core executive team is elected at the end of each year, while year reps are elected at the beginning of each year. The Executive Team for the 2019-2020 Year is as listed:

Co-Presidents

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Name: Delphine Ji (4th Year)

About Me: Hey y’all! I’m Delphine and I’m one of you Co-Presidents for 2019-2020! I’m currently in my fourth and hopefully final year of a Neuroscience specialist and Physiology major. As your Co-Pres, I hope to be able to provide the best resources and events for all of you! Beyond that, I love podcasts, photography, video games and working out! I’m always willing to talk about anything – just message me! Look forward to seeing you all at our events this year!

Instagram: @delphineji

Twitter: @delphinoplaza

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Name: Marlene Rong (4th Year)

About Me: Hi Bioneers! My name is Marlene Rong and I’m one of your Co-Presidents this year! This is my 4th year of a Neuroscience/Psych double major, and my 4th on HBSU too! It’s been a blast so far but I can’t wait to help make this year the best one yet. Outside of helping run our programs, I really love teaching the piano and training for dragon boat. See you at our next event!

Co-Vice Presidents

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Name: Kelsie Cyr (3rd Year)

About Me: Hello beautiful humans! My name is Kelsie and I’m currently in my third year, majoring in Human Biology: Health & Disease with a double minor in immunology and psychology. This year I’ll be acting as one of the co-vice presidents. As Co-VP, my goal is simple: to take your ideas, concerns, and questions and bring them to the team so we can do our best to cater the HMB community! If I’m not camping out on the 13th floor of Robarts listening to Bruno Mars (9-year obsession), I’m probably out eating somewhere or planning my next kayaking trip!

Instagram: @kelsiecyr

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Name: Heba Qazilbash (3rd Year)

About Me: Hi friends! I’m Heba and I’m currently in my third year, completing a double major in Health & Disease and Psychology. I am super excited to be one of the co-vice presidents this year. I hope to make this a fun and enjoyable year for all HMB students, which means that I’m always open to ideas and suggestions. From socials to graduate fairs, HBSU has got you covered! When I’m not studying or organizing events, you can find me working at the Commons, reading or planning my next trip.

Instagram: @hqazilbash

Twitter: @hebaqbash

Co-Academic and Mentorship Directors

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Name: Iris Liu (2nd Year)

About Me: Hello hello! I’m Iris and I’m just your average 2nd year life sciences student who takes extra naps. I’m doing a double major in Physiology and Neuroscience, and minor in Psychology. This is my second year on HBSU and honestly, I love this amazing family! I have a slight obsession with beanies, animals, cacti, and food. If you ever need someone to talk to or a friend, feel free to reach out to me! See you at our events! 

Instagram: @irisagram

Twitter: @Narci525 (I don’t post tho its kinda a dead account) 

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Name: Sarina Nikzad (3rd Year)

About Me:Hey everyone! I’m Sarina and I’m a 3rd year student majoring in Health & Disease and minoring in physiology and physics (oof). As an Academic and Mentorship Director, I will be overseeing the mentorship programs to make sure everyone is having an amazing experience! If you ever want to talk about cool physics facts or raccoons, hit me up! Or just some say hi! Can’t wait to meet all of you at our events :)

Instagram: @serenaa_nk

Outreach Director

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Name: Daniel Li (4th Year)

About Me: Hi everybody! I’m Daniel and I’m a 4th year student in a Human Biology: Health & Disease specialist. As the Outreach Director, I’ll be making sure you and your friends know what events we’re running and when they’re happening. If I’m not doing that, you can find me with my headphones on listening to podcasts and music or cooking up a new dinner recipe. Don’t be afraid to say hi – I promise I don’t bite! Looking forward to seeing you at our events!

Instagram: @sniksnek

Social Coordinator

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Name: Robert Dydynsky (3rd Year)

About Me: Hey bioneers! I’m Rob and I’m a third-year specialist in health and disease. In terms of HBSU though, I’m the specialist for different aspects of events & social planning, like venue booking and food-running, as well as just general team support! My life rotates between phases of intense studying #medschoolgrind and then literally the exact opposite, pretending I have nothing important to do and going out (or even staying in) for a whole weekend in rebellion. P.s., since I’m a commuter and thus don’t have enough friends, it’s up to you guys to come out and give me some spark to my week, and I promise our events will do the same for you!

Secretary

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Name: Neha Matharu

About Me: Hi everyone! My name is Neha and I’m completing a major in Health & Disease, with minors in Immunology and Psychology. As secretary, my role on HBSU is more on the administrative side, but I also help organize events with the rest of the team. Stay tuned because we have a lot of great ones coming up! When I’m not commuting or studying, I enjoy exploring the city and spending time with friends and family.

Instagram: @nehamatharu

Web Admin & Graphics Designer

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Name: Manal Choudhry

About Me: Hey Bioneers! My name is Manal and I’m a 4th year double-major in Human Biology and Sociology with a minor in Biology (R.I.P). As the web admin and graphics designer, my job is to entice you to come to our events with some catchy posters! You might also find me taking pictures of you guys if you come out to our events! I’m looking forward to meeting you all!

1st Year Representatives

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Name: Benjamin Banh

About Me: What’s up y’all! My name is Ben and I’m one of your 1st year reps. Right now I’m trying to adapt to life in university and survive 1st year life science (it’s a grind). I’m planning on doing a double major in Human Biology and Immunology but only time will tell. When I’m not studying you’ll probably see me at Goldring or the Athletic centre lifting weights or on the rowing machine. I like going to the gym, taking naps, listening to music (probably to Pentatonix or Post Malone), OVO and rowing. As your 1st year rep I hope to connect with my fellow 1st years so if you have any suggestions or questions about events or just wanna talk feel free to dm me. I’m looking forward to an exciting year with the HBSU and I hope to see some of you at our events!

Instagram: @ben.banh

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Name: Myles Chan

About Me: Hey guys. My name is Myles and I’m one of the three 1st Year Reps. I’m a first year Life Science student who is probably going to major… somewhere in Human Biology. As a first year rep, I hope to quickly familiarize myself with my role and connect with you first years. I want to understand your perspectives and hopefully deliver you the help that you need. On the other hand, what I like to do for fun: going to the gym, playing basketball, listening to music, and also I am a big foodie. I love to cook and I am currently exploring Toronto for the best restaurants and dessert places. If you have any suggestions PLEASE let me know!!! Anyways, I’m looking forward to meeting you all and hope I can be of service to you :-)

Instagram: @myles_chan

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Name: Sean Jeong

About Me: Hey guys! My name is Sean and I am one of the 1st Year Reps this year. I’m in Life Science and I’m planning to pursue a Health & Disease Specialist, but what do I know, I’m only in first year. As a 1st Year Rep, I hope to connect with all of you, especially fellow first years, and make sure that everyone is aware of all the great events hosted by the HBSU. I look forward to meeting you all and to help out however I can!

2nd Year Representatives

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Name: Doris Braunstein

About Me: Hi! I’m Doris and I’m a 2nd Year Rep for the 2019-2020 school year! I’m majoring in Human Biology with minors in Physiology and Immunology. I can’t wait to spend this year connecting with the wonderful students of the HBSU and planning fun and helpful events! Please message me on Instagram if you have any ideas for events, any questions or anything else :) Let’s have a great year!

Instagram: @doris_braunstein

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Name: Ayesha Rashidi

About Me: Hey everyone! I’m Ayesha and I’ll be your 2nd Year Rep this year! I’m a second-year (obviously), double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience. As your 2nd Year Rep, I will be sure to enhance the student experience through HBSU, drawing from my own experiences as a second year student at U of T. My main goal this year is promote diversity and inclusivity to ensure that HBSU has something for everyone! I look forward to meeting all of you :)

Instagram: @ayeshagrashidi

Upper Year Representative

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Name: Daniel Jerman (4th Year)

About Me: Hi everyone! My name is Daniel and I’m the Upper Year Rep for this school year! I’m in my third year doing a major in Global Health with minors in Immunology and Physiology. If you need any advice about what you want to do after you graduate, I am here to help! We offer a wide range of events that talk about postgraduate studies so the HBSU is a good place to stay up to date with. When I am not with the HBSU, I’m either working at the Sidney Smith Commons, studying, or baking some kind of dessert (hmu with some delicious recipes).

Instagram: @daniel_dj99