Senators

Note: This page is in the process of being updated with current staff and senators and will be completed by the end of the summer.

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

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!)

Hao Yi Qiu | Science Senator

Contact: sciencesenator@ssmu.ca

Jemark Earle | SSMU President

Contact: president@ssmu.ca

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

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

 

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2019-2020 Senators: 

 

Chloe Kemeni | Arts Senator

Contact: artssenator1@ssmu.ca

Henrique Mecabô | Arts Senator

Contact: artssenator2@ssmu.ca

Hey! My name is Henrique Mecabô and I am one of the two Arts Senators! Beyond, obviously, the McGill Senate, I currently sit on the Subcommittee on Teaching and Learning and the Senate Committee on Libraries. You may also find me at AUS Legislative Council meetings or at the new Redpath Cafe (the pizza is cheep and the coffee is a necessity). Most of my work focuses on McGill's assessment policy, but feel free to chat about anything. I am originally from Brazil and I study Economics, Finance and Political Sicence. Good luck if you play against me in Intramural Beer Pong (just kidding, I suck, have mercy).

Julia Kafato | Art & Science Senator

Contact: artscisenator@ssmu.ca

Hey! I'm Julia Kafato, a U4 Arts & Science student studying Economics and Computer Science. Aside from Senate, I sit on McGill's Committee on Enrolment and Student Affairs (CESA), the APC's Subcommittee on courses and Teaching Programs (SCTP) and BASIC's General Council. If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

Mu Rong Yang | Education Senator

Contact: educationsenator@ssmu.ca

Jeremy Garneau | Engineering Senator

Contact: engineeringsenator@ssmu.ca

Hello, my name is Jeremy Garneau and I am the Engineering Senator! I currently sit on the Subcommittee on Teaching and Learning, the Scholarship and Student Aid Office Advisory Board and the Committee on Student Discipline, as well as on the SSMU Legislative Council as one of the Senate Caucus Representatives. I was born and raised in Montreal. You may have seen me in the soccer intramural league or playing cards (when I really shouldn't) somewhere in Schulich or McConnell. Outside of McGill, I am passionate about politics, music, soccer, and astrophysics!

Henri Schoucair | Management Senator

Contact: managementsenator@ssmu.ca

Henri Schoucair is a fourth year student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, majoring in Strategic Management with a concentration in Finance. He acts as Management Senator but also as a member of the Board of Directors of the Management Undergraduate Society.

Andre Lametti | Medicine Senator

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André Lametti is a fourth year student at McGill's Faculty of Medicine. In addition to the Senate, he also serves on the SSMU Legislative Council as Senate Caucus Representative and on the General Council of the Medical Students' Society. He is a member of the board of the Maude Abbott Medical Museum. His interests include the Latin language, intramural soccer, and playing the accordion.

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Keerth Raveendra | Science Senator

Contact: sciencesenator@ssmu.ca

Hey, I'm Keerth, a U3 in Anatomy and Cell Biology. In addition to Senate, I sit on the SUS Executive, the Enrolment and Student Affairs Advisory Board, and the University Teaching Labs Working Group. I was born in Singapore, I'm a hockey nut, and I enjoy reading Second World War history. I also (happily?) have a longer brother and sister. I love cool projects and problem-solving, and if you ever have an idea or something you want to address, email me!

 

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Click here to see a list of previous Senators.