2018 Council

Executive Council

SAM CHU
President
What is your goal?
My platform was engagement, transparency, and advocacy, and I intend to carry through with those themes this year. For engagement, PhUS is looking to facilitate collaboration between clubs to promote larger and more popular events for our student body. We will also promote diversification of our own events to encourage further participation. As PhUS president, I will look to work hard on providing transparency in the expectations of students from faculty and OEE. I want PhUS to become a resource that students, faculty, and OEE would trust with their inquiries and responses. Finally, I want PhUS to become the largest voice in advocating for the profession of pharmacy in BC. I want to see a future in pharmacy where pharmacists are practicing the same way we are trained to at school in all settings across our profession. My goal this year is to establish a culture of engagement and advocacy such that our program here at UBC is not just training capable pharmacists, we are also developing leaders for our future communities.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I would be doing what I have always done….what is sleep anyways?

What movie title describes your life?
Planet Earth: Season 1 (2006) and Season 2 (2016)

 

 

MIMI WEI
Vice-President, Internal
What is your goal?
Maintain the quality of the BCPhA Student Lounge, facilitate communication and collaboration between all clubs in pharmacy, support students in their initiatives via funding applications.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Maybe start using the extra time to go to the gym since I eat so much.

What movie title describes your life?
Despicable MiMi (2010)

 

 

 

 

 

AMY KWAN
Vice-President, External
What is your goal?
To protect the world from devastation,
to unite all peoples within our nation!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Binge watch Greys Anatomy.

What movie title describes your life?
What Happened to Monday? (2017)

 

 

 

 

 

SHERRY YU
Vice-President, Finance
What is your goal?
To create a balanced budget that is sustainable, through optimizing spending and exploring innovative sources of revenue.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Nap, does that count?

What movie title describes your life?
Up (2009)

 

 

 

 

 

JENAH ALIBHAI
Vice-President, Academic
What is your goal?
My goal is initiate exciting new projects (revitalize the peer mentorship program, establish a good mental health support network) and try to involve as much of the student body as possible in these initiatives.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Binge watch one of the many TV shows on my list (Currently attempting to catch up on game of thrones).

What movie title describes your life?
The Mindy Project (2012-2017)

 

 

 

 

 

ELISA COLASURDO
Vice-President, Social
What is your goal?
To broaden the student experience outside the classroom by facilitating the planning of major social events, such as Skits Night and Gala! Pharmacy can be stressful at times and my ultimate goal is to bring everyone closer together and help create memories that will last beyond graduation <3

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Probably take a nap.

What movie title describes your life?
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

 

 

 

SELENNE DORUS
Vice-President, Social
What is your goal?
My goal is to bring you amazing, fun, memorable events for you and your pharmbesties to enjoy! Although I know that we are here to become competent and respectable pharmacists one day, I truly believe that we need to maintain a healthy work-life balance.. or should I say work-fun balance. I hope to hear from the people on what kind of exciting activities they would like to see, and to give them some of their fondest memories looking back! 

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Probably catch up on reading more books, or going on more hikes!

What movie title describes your life?
Limitless (2011)

 

 

 

 

ALEX PAI
Vice-President, Sponsorship
What is your goal?
To increase funds available for new and existing pharmacy events.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Work.

What movie title describes your life?
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1967)

 

 

 

 

LEO ZHENG
Communications Officer
What is your goal?
My goal is to ensure clear, concise, communication between PhUS, the faculty, and the students. Improvements will be made towards how the weekly announcements look, how the Facebook groups get updated, and how students can view the website as a more reliable source of info.

I hope you are enjoying the website’s new modern design!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Nothing will change because I already don’t sleep!

What movie title describes your life?
The Lion King (1994)

 

 

 

 

NICK PANG
Senator Elect
What is your goal?
To voice students opinions on Senate and more importantly Senate committees. Topics for this year: new BPharmSci curriculum and building spaces on Curriculum committee and Academic Building Needs committee, respectively.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Eat 😀

What movie title describes your life?
Mamma Mia (2018)

 

 

 

 

 

WENDY SONG
Secretary
What is your goal?
To ensure transparent and effective communication for all staff, students and faculty by making our weekly minutes more accessible and easy to read to keep all of you up to date 😉

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Learn how to cook and not burn down a kitchen.

What movie title describes your life?
Peter Pan (1953)

 

 

 

 

 

SERENA QUAN
Sports Rep
What is your goal?
My goal for this year is to influence everyone in some way to live a healthier, active lifestyle by organizing inclusive sports events, sharing wholesome recipes, and providing opportunities for busy students to get involved with fun activities!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Explore Beautiful British Columbia!

What movie title describes your life?
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

 

 

 

 

 

Year Reps and General Council

1st Year
1st Year Representative 1st Year GC 1st Year GC
John Lee Tom Sun Sonali Rishi
2nd Year
2nd Year Representative 2nd Year GC 2nd Year GC
Sean Cardwell Jenny He Caitlin Chew
3rd Year
3rd Year Representative 3rd Year GC 3rd Year GC 3rd Year Grad Representative 3rd Year Grad Representative
Riaaz Lalani Ada Mew Pending Yungee Jung Vivienne Hsu
4th Year
4th Year Representative 4th Year Representative 4th Year Grad Representative 4th Year Grad Representative
Alex Assumption Miriam Ahmed Arpita Patel Arielle Beauchesne