2023 Council

Executive Council

Marcus Wong

President 路 president@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

Pharmacy is such a small world and I believe everyone should feel welcome from the first day they step into our program until graduation! I want to build upon the inclusive community of future pharmacists that past presidents have helped cultivate and maintain open lines of communication between students, clubs, and faculty. My goal this year is to strive to create a supportive environment in which all our students may thrive and develop to their full potential. To achieve this, I will work closely with the entire council to ensure that our resources are used fairly and effectively for the welfare of all students.

The most common feedback that I get is that the current UpToDate registration process is quite complicated. Unfortunately this prevents a lot of students from taking full advantage of the PhUS subscription that we pay for via student fees. This year I’d like to see what improvements can be made to streamline this process. Hopefully this will improve accessibility and bump up the utilization of this excellent resource. I’ll try to keep everyone updated on the updates on the UpToDate process! 馃檪

Describe yourself in 3 words

ambitious, dedicated, resourceful

What is your self-care routine?

Power naps are key! Try to take things in small strides. I like to travel and in my spare time I like to spend quality time with friends and family


Alecz Reyes

VP Internal 路 internal@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

I want to revive the student lounge to make it more welcoming for all students! I also wish to increase student turn-out for events by promoting the use of the PhUS events calendar and ensuring these events happen away from our busy exam schedules so students don’t have to sacrifice their studying.

Describe yourself in 3 words

optimistic, enthusiastic, caring

What is your self-care routine?

My self-care routine consists of me sipping on Bubly while I scroll through the Aritzia website in the comfort of my own bed surrounded by my Squishmallows with BTS playing in the background.


Charlene Yang

VP External 路 external@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

My goal is to liaise between the pharmacy student body and AMS and advocate for the interests of pharmacy students. In addition, I want to increase the public awareness of pharmacists as healthcare professionals and keep promoting our profession!

Describe yourself in 3 words

Adventurous, caring, genuine

What is your self-care routine?

Intake sugar (fruit tea, pops, chocolate), play games with friends, and SLEEP! 馃檪


Grace Song

VP Academic 路 academic@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

I would like to build a safe learning environment where students feel like they are always heard and supported by everyone within the Faculty.

Describe yourself in 3 words

low laughter threshold

What is your self-care routine?

A self-care kind of day for me would be: sleeping in, eating tons of fruits, shopping, dancing to bops, and binging some kdrama and/or anime in bed!


Sarah Kim

AVP Academic

What is your goal?

My goal as an AVP is to provide our Pharmacy students with academic help, mental health resources, and be a voice for them at the Student Pipeline meetings for better experience throughout pharmacy school!

Describe yourself in 3 words

loving, genuine, sincere

What is your self-care routine?

I go to gym, get yummy food/dessert, play with my dog, watch kdrama, or go shopping!


Allan Ma

VP Finance 路 finance@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

My goal is to financially assist the PhUS Council, year reps and pharmacy club leaders with hosting fun events for the students. I want to remove any monetary concerns they may have when planning for events through proper budgeting and funds allocations. This will allow all the students to enjoy their time and have a memorable experience in pharmacy!

Describe yourself in 3 words

Adventurous, Easygoing, Hungry

What is your self-care routine?

Rx: Sleep
Sig: ud prn
Mitte: unlimited
Refills: prn


Angel Chiang

Sponsorship Coordinator 路 sponsorship@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

My goal is to ensure a delightful environment for all collaborations by effectively arranging opportunities for both students and sponsors.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Persistent, joyful, open-minded

What is your self-care routine?

Watching Korean variety shows before I sleep


Prianka Sharma

VP Social 路 social@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

My goal as the current VP Social is to translate my skills from my past experiences to better serve the student body and bring on bigger and better events! We’ve missed out on almost 2 years of in-person events due to the pandemic, but I hope to make up for them all in this upcoming academic year.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Creative, Social (who would’ve guessed) and Ambitious

What is your self-care routine?

My self-care routine begins with a long drive (although this may be debatable in today’s economy) listening to a professionally-curated playlist by yours truly of only the best songs of the early 2000’s and typically ends at Starbucks with an iced-coffee in hand 馃檪


Palvy Sharma

AVP Social

What is your goal?

To make sure everyone has fun! I want to create a close-knit pharmacy community and as AVP Social I hope to help plan events that can bring our student body together.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Energetic, spontaneous & kind

What is your self-care routine?

It’s a 3-step simple routine;
1. A long car drive featuring my favourite playlist
2. Sit near the ocean and enjoy the sunset
3. Make sure I have my cappuccino flavoured ice-cream on hand.


Hanbin Sung

VP Communications 路 communications@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

My goal is to promote a more inclusive PhUS community by improving communication and providing the latest news and updates.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Loud, sleepy, ambitious

What is your self-care routine?

Talking mental health walks with a Starbucks refresher or ice cream in my hand, followed by a 4 hours nap


Jessica Zou

Secretary 路 secretary@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

Being able to type over 100 wpm

Describe yourself in 3 words

Outgoing, scatterbrained, and dedicated

What is your self-care routine?

Going for power-walks around campus while listening 2010’s pop hits


Balpreet Kalkat

Sports Rep 路 sports.rep@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

My goal is to plan and execute some fun sports activities throughout the school year that promote and active lifestyle while also giving the students a chance to get to know each other!

Describe yourself in 3 words

Diligent, funny, simple

What is your self-care routine?

I try to stay active as much as possible during the stressful school year so my go-to activities are usually soccer, basketball, biking, or running or least 3 times a week. I also make sure I get around 7 hours of sleep every night so that I am well rested to take on whatever challenges I may encounter the next day!


Kanika Khosla

Senator 路 senator@ubcphus.org

What is your goal?

With the transition to in person classes, my goal is to act as a representative for the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences on the UBC Senate, and to advocate for the interests of our students.

Describe yourself in 3 words

ambitious, driven, coffee-lover (hehe)

What is your self-care routine?

Doing a whole skincare routine, or going to the movies.

Year Representatives & General Council

1st Year

Representatives

2nd Year

Representatives

3rd Year

Representatives

Grad Representatives

  • Madailein Schuckel
  • Sara Tavoossi

4th Year

Representatives

Grad Representatives