2017-2018 BASSA Executive Members:
President: Solveig Hanson
Hello ASCIs! My name is Solveig Hanson and I am your BASSA President for the 2017-18 year. I am from Vancouver Island and was drawn to the University of Guelph specifically for the BAS program. I am currently minoring in neuroscience and CJPP and was previously a member of BASSA as the CSAHS representative. When I’m not studying, you can usually find me drinking tea, reading a book, or watching British tv shows. I love to stay active, so you may also run across me in the arboretum, kick-boxing, or surfing (if you happen to catch me in the summer!) Please feel free to come and have a chat!I am so excited to be a part of making this year incredible and I hope to see all of you at the many exciting events that we have planned! Please do not hesitate to contact myself and the rest of the fabulous BASSA team at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.
Hi ASCI’s! My name is Christina Rose and I am this year’s VP of Finance and Administration. My role on BASA is to manage our finances and keep BASSA on budget. I am in my third year at Guelph with minors in Psychology: Brain and Cognition and Marketing. I chose Guelph so that I could be a part of the BAS program, and I am so excited to start planning events for our amazing students. Aside from going to class and being on BASSA, you can find me drinking way too much coffee, reading, or napping (usually in that order). If you have any questions I am always available to help! I look forward to seeing everyone at our BASSA events and wish you all a great year!
Vice President of Academics: Antonia DeGroot
Hi ASCIs! My name is Antonia DeGroot and I am very excited to your 2017-2017 VP of Academics! My job is to keep everyone up to date on all things academic going on in the BAS program, run academic related events, and organize the Sibs program! I am currently in my fourth year of my Bachelor of Arts and Science degree, minoring in psychology and neuroscience. I cannot say enough about how great I think this program is, it is truly the reason I came to Guelph in the first place (the great food was just an added bonus). In my spare time you can usually find me drinking iced coffee, eating sushi and watching The Mindy Project (or all three at the same time). If you have any questions or concerns about anything Guelph related, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
Vice President of Activities and Events: Sarah Rafie
Hello future/ fellow ASCI students! My name is Sarah Rafie (you can call me Rafie), and I’m the VP of activities for the 2017-2018 year. I am currently going into my second year at UoG for BAS. I never thought that I would choose this program for university (I was set on bio-medicine or health science in grade 12) and I stumbled upon this versatile program at Guelph, and here I am. I am minoring in Neuroscience and Political Science and it’s an amazing mix (feel free to shoot me a message if you’re ever stressed about choosing your minors). I hail from Richmond Hill, Ontario, and am currently involved in Pre-med club, USCC, Water for Humanity, Orientation Team (I’m a Team Leader this year!) and of course, BASSA. I love being active, and I partake in kickboxing, soccer, volleyball, and swimming. I have a cute little Bichon Frise who resembles a cotton ball and her name is Kyo, inspired by my favourite anime “Fruits Basket.” I’m super involved in extracurriculars, love reading, napping, playing piano, and hanging out with my friends . I’m super friendly and outgoing so if you ever see me wandering around campus, be sure to stop and say hey 🙂 (I may also be sleepwalking because I never seem to get enough sleep….) Anyways, I look forward to meeting all of you, and I hope you join BASSA! Cheers!
Vice President of Communications: Angelika Subang
Hi my name is Angelika and I am 20 years old and I am going into my 2nd year in BAS, but I am in my 3rd year of university (I transferred). I have chosen the path to minor in neuroscience and psychology. I have always been fascinated by the brain and all its innermost functions. I want to work in the medical field and with children someday! I am the VP of Communications for the school year of 2017-2018. My friends know me as a very bubbly ball of personality and opinions. If you are down to have a conversation about world issues or just want to talk about science, come find me! Or, if you want to show someone memes! When I am not doing homework, you can find me watching all my netflix shows and anime, or playing games. I love film and I enjoy making videos and editing! I play piano, sing, and currently, am learning the ukulele. I love pugs, and have a six year old pug named Aiko. Her name is Japanese because I have always been in love with Japanese culture since I was really young. I have been living in Guelph my whole life, and have always dreamed of going to Guelph. I am so excited for this year for BASSA! Cheers! ^_^
2017-2018 BASSA Board Members:
First Year Representative: Zara Chughtai
Hi! My name is Zara Chughtai but most people call me Z. My position on BASSA is First Year Representative! I’m from Vaughan and although I did get accepted to schools closer to home, I was compelled to choose Guelph because of the BAS program specifically as it was this new way of learning that didn’t need me to sacrifice my love for the arts or the sciences. Currently, I’m minoring in Biology and Psychology (so hit me up if you need help with any classes in those fields). I plan on becoming a psychologist one day or at least something in the psychology realm. When I’m not stressing about school and deadlines, you can catch me with my head in a book, watching Netflix in the BAS lounge, or engulfing 10 lbs of tea at the bullring. Additionally, I love going on nature walks and hikes, playing with my dog Murphy (he’s a Yorkie spaniel), and browsing the internet for hours. I truly look forward to being your first-year rep and I hope you enjoy your time in this program.
Second Year Representative: Nadolina Brajuka
Hey Arts and Sci students! My name is Nadolina Brajuka and I am your second year rep! My minors are biochemistry and political science. Fun fact: you can also catch me at any of the home football games because I am also a cheerleader for the school! Basically, my job is to communicate between all the second year ASCI students and BASSA. So if you have any questions about BASSA or any of our events, you are more than welcome to email me, firstname.lastname@example.org! Looking forward to being apart of BASSA this year and getting to know some of you 🙂
Third Year Representative: Melanie White
Fourth Year Representative: Layla Alibabai
Hello, ASCI friends! My name is Layla Alibabai. I’m a fourth year BAS student minoring in Microbiology and Psychology. When I’m not at school or studying, you can find me reading, baking, or re-watching Friends (I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen it but let’s just say I know the lines by heart). This year I have the honour and privilege of being your fourth-year representative! My job is to make sure that your voice and concerns are heard and represented at the BASSA. If you guys have any questions or concerns, or just want to talk email me email@example.com!
CEPSSC and CASU Representative: Lia Humphrey
What’s happening, ASCIs? My name is Lia Humphrey, I’m settling into my third year at Guelph and also my third year on BASSA. This semester I’m happy to represent you concurrently as the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) rep and the College of Arts (CASU) rep! I have minors in Mathematical Sciences, Economics, and French, and I’m your line of communication for relaying updates and events from the colleges to you and vice versa. I’m also going on exchange to France in January! In the meantime, if you have any college/program suggestions, questions, or wholesome internet content to share, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
CBSSC and CSAHS-SA Representative: Meng Ji
Hi everyone! My name is Meng and I am your College of Biological Sciences and College of Social and Applied Human Sciences-Student Alliance representative this year. I’m in my fourth year at Guelph with my minors in Criminal Justice and Microbiology. My minors originated from my love of crime shows, especially Criminal Minds, which you can find me watching while I procrastinate school work. I’m originally from the Guelph area so if you ever see me around campus or the city, please say hi!! I’m only in my second year in the BAS program so I’m always looking to chat to new ASCIs! I hope to meet some of you at upcoming ASCI events!
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