Introducing the 2014-2015 BASSA Board…

The Winter 2014 elections have officially concluded! Allow me to introduce the incoming BASSA board for the 2014-2015 year…

President: Veronika Kratz
VP Finance & Administration: Esha Sharma
VP Academics: Tamlyn Freedman-Kalchman
VP Activities: Jocelyn Lynett
College of Arts Student Union (CASU) Representative: Joanne Pearce
College of Biological Sciences Student Council (CBSSC) Representative: Laura Armstrong
Second Year Representative: Arielle Geist
BAS Student Senator: Arianne Cohen

Thank you to everyone who voted!

If you are still interested in getting involved with BASSA next year, the following positions are open for the Fall 2014 election:

First Year Representative

First Year BAS Cluster Representative

Third Year Representative

Fourth Year Representative

College of Social and Applied Human Sciences Student Alliance (CSAHS-SA) Representative

College of Physical and Engineering Sciences Student Council (CPES-SC) Representative

If you have any questions about these positions or the election process, please feel free to email and consider running this Fall! More information on the Fall 2014 elections will be available at the start of September.

Life After Undergrad – TODAY!


It’s today!! Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30-7:30 in MacKinnon 232 we will be hosting our annual Career Night: “Life After Undergrad!”

Join us to hear a first-hand experience from BAS alumni pursuing various post-undergraduate degrees and careers. Among sharing their personal stories, they will also be sharing tips & tricks as to how to be a strong undergraduate candidate applying to their field.

After all the speakers present, we will be holding an informal question & answer period for students attending to have the opportunity to ask personalized questions to the speakers! We will also have Jill Ferguson from Co-Op & Career Services to be there as a resource and four alumni participating to answer questions via Skype.

Download a little “teaser” of what’s to come at Tuesday’s event. Each speaker has provided 5 tips as a guide for students interested in pursuing their respective careers. We hope you make the most of this event.  It is definitely not one to be missed! It will be an informative, helpful and enjoyable night to be had by all!

P.S. Feel free to bring your non-ASCI friends to the event! This is a great opportunity to receive some guidance from generous Guelph graduates who want to help YOU!

Our guests who will be present at the event include:

Deanna Brockman: Masters of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University
Jill Ferguson: Co-Op & Career Services
Alisha Fernandes: Medical student, McMaster University
Sophie Jefferson: Registrar at Jersey Canada
Olivia Hazelden: Speech Language Pathologist
Kimberly Hester: Veterinarian
Aleisha Korga: Teachers College, University of Western Ontario
Kaitlyn Krizmanich: OVC DVM Student
Jeremy Levick: Mathematics PhD student, University of Guelph
Shelby White: Masters in Rural Planning & Development, University of Guelph

In addition, we are fortunate to have 4 BAS alumni available to answer your questions via Skype!

Lindsey Chapman: Medical student, University of Toronto

Aimee Collier: Lawyer

Tara Lynn Joly: PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Zoe Lazaris-Brunner: Medical student, University of Ottawa


Download the 5 Tips package here (by clicking on the words “5 Tips”)

Looking forward to seeing you all,

– Tamlyn

O-Week Events Update!

Hey ASCIs!

It’s nearly time for o-week, and that means it’s nearly time for all of you new BAS students to enjoy the awesome events we’ve been busy planning this summer. To celebrate the occasion, check out our new O-Week 2013 Events page for all the newest information and updates about our events.

Here’s what we’ve added so far- hope to see you there!

ASCI Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Sept. 2nd at 2:00PM at the Bullring Patio

Come out to work with fellow BAS students to find all of the clues hidden around the University of Guelph! Winning teams will receive free BAS travel mugs and everyone will learn about some useful campus locations.

NOTE: We’ll be meeting at the Bullring Patio for the event. Don’t know where this is? Head over to the Bullring and look for our BASSA sign!

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Sample Lecture – “Science and Wonder at the Magic Show”
Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 10:00AM in ROZH 103

Prof. Sofie Lachapelle teaches in the Bachelor of Arts & Science program and conducts research on science and entertainment, science and children, animals in science, and modern France. Come out and listen to hear her give a talk on “Science and Wonder at the Magic Show”. Everyone is welcome! Prof. Lachapelle will also be teaching the ASCI*1000 course this semester so this is a great opportunity to meet one of your Profs (in your lecture hall) and get a feel for what a university class is like before classes actually start!