Senators

Every undergraduate student is represented by a Senator based on their faculty affiliation. The Senators main role is to represent undergraduate students at the McGill Senate. Senators can relay their constituents’ concern to the McGill Senate, McGill Admin, the Faculty Association, or University-level committees.

To send an email to all Senators, direct your message to senators@ssmu.ca. Note that since the SSMU President and VP University Affairs are also senators, emails sent to this address will also reach them.

2019-2020 Senators:

Addy Parsons | Music Senator

Contact: musicsenator@ssmu.ca

Originally from Vermont, Addy Parsons is in her third year of the Concurrent B.Mus/B.Ed program. This year she will sit on the Committee on Enrollment and Students Affairs and the Committee on Student Discipline. In addition to her position in the Senate, Addy is an executive of the Music Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA) and sits on the Schulich School of Music Faculty Council. Outside of class, Addy is passionate about trivia, baking, and the Second Vermont Republic, which she loves to discuss over a friendly drink.

Adrienne Tessier | Law Senator

Contact: lawsenator@ssmu.ca

Adrienne Tessier is proud to be serving her community for a second term as Law Senator. A 3L at the Faculty of Law, she brings a passion for governance to the student Senate Caucus. Aside from her work with the SSMU and the Law Students’ Association, Adrienne has been involved in the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, the Youth Parliament of Manitoba, and currently serves as Speaker of the PGSS. This year, she is looking forward to working on the revision of the University Student Assessment Policy, and amplifying student voices and concerns in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Brooklyn Frizzle | Vice-President (University Affairs)

Contact: ua@ssmu.ca

Brooklyn is entering their third year of Microbiology and Immunology - which is extremely applicable to the University Affairs portfolio, for obvious reasons. As Vice-President (University Affairs), they fight for equity and accessibility and are committed to bringing students’ voices back to University decision-making. In this capacity, they sit on a handful of University Committees, including the Senate Steering and Nominating Committees. Their passions include poetry and coming up with creative names for groups and meetings. They ask that you ignore the growing stack of RedBull cans on their desk.

Darshan Daryanani | Arts Senator

Contact: artssenator1@ssmu.ca

Born to parents from Jamaica and India, and having lived in Indonesia, China and the United Kingdom, Darshan Daryanani is always open to community building, new opportunities and making new friends. At McGill University, he is pursuing a joint honours degree in Political Science and International Development Studies with minors in Communication Studies and Social Entrepreneurship. As Senator, Darshan sits on the the Subcommittee on Teaching and Learning, the Committee on Student Services, the Scholarship and Student Aid Office Advisory Board and the Arts Undergraduate Society's Legislative Council. Moreover, he has been elected as the Senate Caucus Representative on the SSMU Legislative Council and the Board Ad-Hoc Committee on Naming (BACoN). Darshan enjoys taking pictures of the flowers and squirrels on campus, trying new ice cream flavors and playing the trumpet! If you would like to meet him virtually, feel free to email him and follow him on Instagram @darshansdaryanani 🙂

Émile Brulé-Champagne | Engineering Senator

Contact: engineeringsenator@ssmu.ca

Hiya, my name is Emile Brulé-Champagne and I'm the Engineering Senator this year! I'm a third year (U3) Software Engineering student, born and raised here in Montréal, and I've grown increasingly fond of my city the more I travel the world. This year, I'll be sitting on the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Governance Council and the Career Planning Services (CaPS) Advisory Board. These committees align well with my commitment to sustainability, and interest for technology in industry. Outside of school, I love spending time outdoors, making lasting memories with close ones, and catching up over a cold one or other drink of choice (I particularly fancy both bourbon and cider!)

Haoyi Qiu | Science Senator

Contact: sciencesenator@ssmu.ca

Haoyi Qiu is in her last year studying Math & Physiology. Her committees include the Senate Committee on Libraries and the University Teaching Labs Working Group. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and being outdoors. Feel free to send an email with any questions or concerns!

Jemark Earle | SSMU President

Contact: president@ssmu.ca

Jemark is going into his 3rd year at the Faculty of Law. Prior to starting his law degree, he graduated with a Bachelor of Music from McGill University in 2018 in Saxophone Performance. He has also completed his Associate Diploma in Piano Performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In addition to music, he has a passion for student governance, having previously served as the Vice-President Student Life for the Students' Society of McGill University. In his role as President, he remains committed to lifting up marginalized voices and ensuring that they are heard in regard to University Level decision making.

Jo Roy | Social Work Senator

Contact: socialworksenator@ssmu.ca

Kwai/Bonjour/Hi! My name is Jo and I am a U2 Indigenous student in the School of Social Work. This is my second year involved with SSMU and University Administration at McGill. I'm passionate about Indigenous rights, social justice, and public policy! As the associate senator from the School of Social Work, I am committed to supporting our senate caucus in any way I can and the greater student body. If you need help with advocacy or knowledge to navigate McGill's labyrinthian systems, I would be more than happy to help. Wli Nanawalmezi

Joella Reev | Physical and Occupational Therapy Senator

Contact: ptotsenator@ssmu.ca

I'm a third year student in Physical & Occupational Therapy (PT/OT). I'm from Montreal, and I love discovering new music in my spare time. This year, I sit on the Teaching and Learning Spaces Working Group as well as the Course Evaluation Advisory Group. Aside from Senate, I enjoy organizing Orientation Week for incoming students, and promote positive engagement from the McGill community. Please email with any questions!

Krishna Uttamchandani | Management Senator

Contact: managementsenator@ssmu.ca

Mary-Lynne Loftus | Arts Senator

Contact: artssenator2@ssmu.ca

Mary Lynne is a fourth year Arts student majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Communication Studies and Canadian Ethic and Racial Studies. She is passionate about the promotion of women’s representation in politics, serving as a Coordinator for McGill Women in House. She is excited to be sitting on the Academic Policy Committee and the Career Planning Service (CaPS) Advisory Board. In her spare time, Mary Lynne enjoys yoga and reading and is a huge brunch enthusiast.

Mu Rong Yang | Education Senator

Contact: educationsenator@ssmu.ca

Mu Rong is a Fourth year Education student majoring in Kindergarten/ Elementary, serving her second term as an Education Senator. She currently sits on the Academic Policy Committee and the Committee on Enrolment and Student Affairs, and works alongside SSMU and the Education Undergraduate Society. She is passionate about providing accessible and equitable educational resources for youth. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and doing watercolor painting, as well as playing badminton with friends.

Samer Salameh | Medicine Senator

Contact: medicinesenator@ssmu.ca

Hey! My name is Samer Salameh and I’m a second-year student at the McGill Faculty of Medicine. Within my role as Medicine Senator, I sit on the Academic Policy Committee and the Committee on Student Services. Aside from my position on the Senate, I serve on both the General Council and the Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee of the Medical Students’ Society. I originally come from Lebanon, and I previously completed my undergrad in Neuroscience at McGill. I’m very passionate about politics and sports, and I always enjoy a friendly debate in either subject over a drink. If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

Shaainee Ramnawaz | Arts and Science Senator

Contact: artscisenator@ssmu.ca

Tom Lee | Dentistry Senator

Contact: dentistrysenator@ssmu.ca

I am a second-year dental student at the Faculty of Dentistry. For the following school year, I am representing as the Dentistry Senator. During my time as the Dentistry senator, I will be sitting on the Course Evaluation Advisory Group and the University Health and Safety Committee. In addition to my role as the senator, I serve as the SSMU Legislative Council Dentistry Representative on the Dentistry Students’ Society and SSMU. I look forward to representing the student body at McGill and be the bridge between the Dentistry Students’ Society and SSMU! During my free time, I enjoy going on long-distance runs and playing musical instruments, including drums and piano. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send me an email!

 

Click here to see a list of previous Senators.