2021/22 Nominations

2021-22 QSCU Executive Nominations

The QSCU is currently looking for 2021-2022 executive positions. If you are interested in running for a position please apply as soon as possible. For a list of positions please see our current executive page. If you require more information about positions please email Jordan at president.qscu@gmail.com, or the relative email to the position you are interested in.

The QSCU AGM will be held on April 10th, with more details to come.

President

Emily Medema

Computer Science

4th Year

Hi, I’m Emily and I’m a fourth year Computer Science major, Data Science minor. In my previous capacity as Treasurer and Vice-President of the QSCU, I have gained a good sense of how the executive team runs, responsibly maintained our finances, planned and participated in events, and regularly met and worked with the SUO to ensure a good working relationship. I wish to continue to be involved in the QSCU because I love the work we do to help students network with the professors and each other as well as support them academically and professionally. I am a very organized, driven and passionate person. I have a lot of experience within academia as well as within the industry. I want to use the knowledge I have gained with my research, teaching, and work experience to bring more value to the students within Unit 5. A main goal of mine is to also ensure a welcoming environment for all minorities within STEM. To accomplish this I want to continue to prepare students with workshops on topics not covered within classes, networking and industry events, as well as continue with social events geared towards creating a welcoming and safe STEM community for all.

Vice President

Gillian Godden

Physics

4th Year

Hello! My name is Gillian, and I am a fourth-year physics major. For the past year, I have been involved with the QSCU as the Physics Representative. As the Physics Representative, I ran workshops such as the Latex workshop, organized talks such as the DRAO virtual tour, and ran review sessions for the PHYS 111 and 121 courses. I believe my experience in this role has given me an understanding of the process behind planning and running events and workshops, as well as an understanding of the work needed to assist the president in running the QSCU smoothly. In addition, I have also worked as a first-year physics TA and student learning hub tutor.

I want to continue to be a part of the QSCU because I want to help run workshops that extend students’ knowledge and skills outside what is taught in the classroom. I also want to help provide events that allow students to network with their fellow students and professors. I’ve enjoyed being a part of the executive this past year, and I hope I get to be a part of the executive this upcoming year.

Internal Coordinator

Joey Fraser

Mathematics

4th Year

Alternate position

VP Finance

Livia Jonnatan

Data Science

2nd Year

Alternate position

Events Coordinator

Logan Parker

Computer Science

2nd Year

My name is Logan Parker, I’m a second-year computer science student. I was the QSCU Social media coordinator this past year, as well as the internal coordinator for the VGDC. I want to stay on the QSCU team because I think the club is pretty neat, and I’d like to help keep it that way!

Izgi Kocacelebi

Data Science

3rd Year

Alternate position

External Coordinator

Manya Narwal

Mathematics and Data Science Minor

2nd Year

I am a second-year Mathematics and Data science concentration student. I studied pure sciences in school i.e Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry with Economics. I have a love hate relationship with these subjects. I struggled with this subject in my high school but eventually learnt how to grasp the concepts better. I know what is feels like when you are at a dead end and not really understanding the content. I think with my personal experiences I would be able to better guide students.

I have taught Science & Mathematics to underprivileged school girls during high school. I have previously worked as Events coordinator for Punjabi Student Association and as an Operations coordinator for Pride Resource center.

So, I think I am equipped with the skills and experience in managing teams and getting tasks completed under defined deadlines.

I believe I will be a great fit in this organization.

Social Media Coordinator

Izgi Kocacelebi

Data Science

3rd Year

I’m from Turkey. I’m a transfer student from City University of Hong Kong where I studied Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. It is my first year in UBCO.  I would like to join QSCU Executive team because I would like to take part in organizing events that help my fellow students that major in Quantitative Sciences.

I have completed two online courses related to Social Media Marketing and doing my third one currently (Google’s Digital Marketing course and udemy’s Instagram Marketing 2020 & 2021). I am very familiar with using Canva to create digital art, which can be used while designing social media posts.

In my previous university, I took multiple courses related to planning organizations such as Project Management. I can successfully organize an event with taking every detail into consideration. In my highschool, I was very active in club activities and I organized multiple events successfully such as New Year raffle, Clothing Donation Campaign for Syrian refugees, weekly bake sales that lasted for three months, Mole Day Fair, etc.

Sebi Unipan

Computer Science

3rd Year

Alternate position

Computer Science Representative

Sebi Unipan

Computer Science

3rd Year

I want to join the QSCU Executive team because most of my life, I have held back from joining school groups and taking the initiative. This year I’m deciding to change that for the better. I even participated in my first hackathon at BC Hacks 2.0! I bring a positive attitude wherever I go and enjoy interacting with others, making friends, and having quality conversations. I have a good sense of humour, and I like to think of myself as a good leader as I take the initiative in almost all group projects. I have work experience in trades such as hazardous materials abatement and house renovations. These jobs required working and communicating with a team to get tasks done efficiently. I’m good with Photoshop, Premiere Pro and can also code in Java and Python.

Logan Parker

Computer Science

2nd Year

Alternate position

Data Science & Statistics Representative

Livia Jonnatan

Data Science

2nd Year

I came to UBC as an international student, and I intended to major in Data Science and minor in Economics. Here I am, in my second year, majoring in Data Science and minoring in Economics. Since my first year, I have been actively involved and volunteered in some clubs. I have been part of UBCSUO as a Student-at-Large, Indonesian Students of the Okanagan as the head of marketing, and Let’s Talk Science as a volunteer. People often ask me why I am involved in so many clubs. My answer has been and will always be the same. I feel more alive when I can do things other than going to class. On top of that, I believe that university is the moment to learn and grow personally and professionally. All in all, this will be a valuable opportunity to apply my knowledge outside class and to expand my network by working with people from various backgrounds.

Physics Representative

No nominees

Math Representative

Joey Fraser

Mathematics

4th Year

Hey all, I’m Joey and I’m a 4th year math major/bio minor. This is my second tour of duty here at UBCO having once been an Arts student. I’ve gotten a lot out of what the QSCU does from review sessions to all the cool workshops. With what will be my last year coming up, I wanted to seize this opportunity to pursue an executive role so that I might help pay forward some of what I’ve gained from being a QSCU member.

I’m a TA for 1st year math and stats courses, which has been an especially rewarding experience; I love helping students learn. Outside of that, I’ve volunteered at KGH, Heart and Stroke, and numerous clubs at UBCV like CITR and Blank Vinyl Project. While not attending university, I became a personal trainer and played in local bands before enrolling at OC to pursue biology.

I took an unconventional path to get here and as a result I think I bring a unique perspective to the university experience – let alone studying math. If selected, I will strive to bring maturity and dedication to my role and do my best to support my fellow QS students. Cheers!

Manya Narwal

Mathematics and Data Science Minor

2nd Year

Alternate position

Graduate Representative

Alexander Iannantuono

MSc Mathematics

Graduate Student

Hi! I’m a graduate student in mathematics working with Dr. Warren Hare and Dr. Yves Lucet on the road optimization project that they’ve been collaborating on for around 10 years. I did my BSc at McGill in mathematics and computer science graduating in May 2020. Despite me choosing to do my Masters in math, I’m very much interested in both domains (and I also really like to code, so there’s a little bit of software engineering in me I suppose). I’ve done academic research over the summer and even throughout terms back at McGill during my undergrad so I’m familiar with the application processes for NSERC and FRQNT (this is a Quebec one, but relevant to some degree).

As for joining the QSCU Executive team, I have seen the great resources that have been shared through your website and I hope that I can contribute to them with my knowledge of things pertaining to math, computer science, coding, etc. I am a proficient user of LaTeX and git for my own academic and personal projects, two workshops that you have held. I know this isn’t unique, but I hope to add to that workshops that are being provided to possibly make them a more regular occurrence.

As for unique experiences, I went to McGill being quite afraid of the graduate students (and even more so of my instructors). While it doesn’t seem like that is the case for many (if not most) at UBCO, I have been fortunate enough to have had some great mentors that were graduate students (as well as research supervisors). I hope that I can be that liaison between the undergraduate to graduate student for those exploring that option. In addition, there are several great experiences that were done at McGill that could possibly be of interest to the community here.

Review Session Coordinator

Ian Kennedy

Physics

4th Year

Hi, my name is Ian, I’m a fourth year student at UBCO currently completing my BSc. with a major in physics. Next year I’ll be taking a fifth year to do my honours thesis. I’ve been a TA for first and second year physics courses as well as a member of the QSCU for the past 3 years. I’ve always wanted to get involved with the QSCU, but have previously found that I’m just too busy. Due to the light course load I will have next year I’d like to finally be a part of the executive committee! I’m a very detail oriented person who thrives off of organization and planning and I think I would be a great fit for the role of the midterm review session coordinator. I feel that my past experience with being a TA has helped me develop into a person who is readily available to help others as well as to organize and plan labs and meetings. Throughout my undergraduate education I have attended many review sessions and have always found them extremely beneficial. I would love to have the opportunity to help plan and be a part of these functions. Thanks, Ian Kennedy!