Staff

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.

Abeer Almahdi | Equity Commissioner

Contact: equity@ssmu.ca

Adrienne Tessier | Student Rights Researcher and Advocacy Commissioner

Contact: ssrac@ssmu.ca

Adrienne Tessier is a 3L at the Faculty of Law. As SRRAC, she is responsible for researching university policy and helping students navigate McGill. She is passionate about governance and access to justice and believes strongly that everyone should be able to understand political and legal institutions. Outside of SSMU, she is the Speaker of the PDSS and volunteers with the Legal Information Clinic at McGill. Students can reach her at srrac@ssmu.ca with any questions or concerns.

Amandri Dahanayake | Equity Commissioner

Contact: equity@ssmu.ca

Annabelle Couture-Guillet | Secretary General

Contact: uasecgen@ssmu.ca

As University Affairs secretary, I support the work of the Student Senate Caucus and I sit on the Committee on Student Grievances, the SSMU Accountability Committee and the Scholarship Review Subcommittee. Things I care about include students having a voice by and for themselves, on campus and beyond. I study Law also - first year! Please do reach out to share thoughts/questions on any of the above - or any schemes to *end* fossil fuel extractivism!

Belle Sullivan | Menstrual Hygiene Coordinator

Contact: mhc2@ssmu.ca

Brianna Cheng | Library Improvement Fund Commissioner

Contact: lifc@ssmu.ca

I'm a third-year student studying political science and history, and I'm this year's Library Improvement Fund Commissioner! My responsibilities include: coordinating the Library Improvement Fund Committee, funding projects that improve students' experiences in McGill Libraries and advocating for student view in relation to McGill Libraries! I'm from Toronto(ish), Ontario and in my free time I enjoy growing my mug collection, watching bad comedies, and talking about Harry Styles.

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.

Claire Downie | Menstrual Hygiene Coordinator

Contact: mhc1@ssmu.ca

Hi! I’m one of SSMU’s Menstrual Products Coordinators. My job is to make menstrual products accessible on campus and it is one of the best things I’ve gotten to do during my time at McGill! I study economics, history, and health geography, and I live for any opportunity where they intersect, which is often! Outside of school, my main passions are my cat, going for ice cream, and yearning for New Jersey.

Jocelyne Couture | Indigenous Affairs Commissioner

Contact: iac@ssmu.ca

Jocelyne is a student in the Faculty of Law joining us from the Métis Nation of Ontario. During her time at McGill, Jocelyne has sat on both the Indigenous Affairs Committee and the Indigenous Law Association de Droit Autochtone. In her capacity at SSMU Indigenous Affairs, Jocelyne has brought both her lived and legal experience to the benefit of Indigenous peoples both at McGill and in Montreal. This work includes the facilitation of Gladue report training and the amendment of the SSMU Indigenous Solidarity Policy. Jocelyne brings with her experience within the McGill context as well as work done at Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto and the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, and these speak to the importance of community relations at SSMU Indigenous Affairs.

Juliette Chesnel | Francophone Affairs Commissioner

Contact: caf@ssmu.ca

Juliette Chesnel is a third year Arts student from Normandy, majoring in Political Science and double minoring in International Development and Russian language. As Francophone affairs commissioner, she is committed to defending the rights of the Francophone community on campus, promoting Francophone student groups, and ensuring bilingualism at SSMU. /// Juliette Chesnel est une étudiante de troisième année en arts de Normandie, menant une majeure en sciences politiques et une double mineure en développement international et en russe. En tant que commissaire aux affaires francophones, son travail consiste à défendre les droits de la communauté francophone sur le campus, à promouvoir les groupes étudiants francophones et à assurer le bilinguisme à l’AÉUM.

Maeve Botham | Anti-Sexual Violence Mobilization and Advocacy Commissioner

Contact: asvma@ssmu.ca

 

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2019-2020 team:

Nathan Mendel | University Affairs Secretary General

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Nathan is a second year student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, studying Philosophy at McGill. His responsibilities include supporting Senate Caucus, running the Associate Senator program, and training and supporting University Committee representatives. Additionally he sits on the Appeal Committee for Student Grievances and Discipline and the Student Wellness Hub Advisory Board. When not at SSMU, you can usually find him working for AUS or Players' Theatre.

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Alana Bertin | Equity Commissioner

Contact: equity@ssmu.ca

My name is Alana and I'm a (graduating!) international student from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia in Honours Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. I love my two dogs more than anything, but I'm also in awe of the beauty of trees and elephants. I intend on pursuing a research career in law and social psychology, but in my free time I like reading, making attempts at acrylic painting, and engaging in impassioned conversations about anti-oppression social justice. I'm excited about the opportunity to contribute to strengthening social equity in campus culture at McGill.

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Briannna Cheng | Library Improvement Fund Commissioner

Contact: lifc@ssmu.ca

Hi there! My name is Brianna, I'm a third-year student studying political science and history, and I'm this year's Library Improvement Fund Commissioner! My responsibilities include: coordinating the Library Improvement Fund Committee, funding projects that improve students' experiences in McGill Libraries and advocating for student view in relation to McGill Libraries! I'm from Toronto(ish), Ontario and in my free time I enjoy growing my mug collection, watching bad comedies, and talking about Harry Styles.