People

From the elected Board of Directors to the hired Executive Council and Service Council, they are the talented people behind the Commerce Undergraduate Society.

Meet the People

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of elected individuals responsible for maintaining the direction of the Commerce Undergraduate Society. Formed in 2009, the Board fosters a long-term strategy and maintain this strategy and the general mission of the CUS. It currently comprises eight year representatives, a representative for the UBC Senate and two representatives to the Alma Mater Society, as well as the President and Ombudsperson, both of which also sit on the Executive Council and the former of which is the CUS’s third AMS representative. One member also doubles as the Chairperson. The Board also approves the annual CUS budget and budgetary amendments while continually evaluating all CUS activities. There are many committees within the Board responsible for maintaining and streamlining larger topics such as budgeting and policy development, all of which include members-at-large and Executives. The Vice-Presidents of the Executive Council are selected and appointed by the Board to carry out day-to-day operations of the CUS.

Board meetings occur once a month; please contact the Administrative Director at angela.li@cus.ca for more details. All members of the CUS are welcome to attend. Please see “Meetings and Minutes” for agenda information.

2017-2018

Daphne Tse
President

Michael Pratt
Commerce Student Senator and Chairperson of Board of Directors

Maddie Zapach
Ombudsperson

Simran Cheema and Julien Hart
AMS Representatives

Mattew Chiu and AJ Jha
Fourth-Year Representatives

Jacob Kim and Victor Yap
Third-Year Representatives

Angela Dai and Erwin Hsiung
Second-Year Representatives

Caryssa Kim and Sanjay Khemani
First-Year Representatives

2016-2017

Jennifer Zhen
President

Daphne Tse
Commerce Student Senator and Chairperson of Board of Directors

Taryn Jessop
Ombudsperson

Ryan Kamimura & Namdar Shafiei
AMS Representatives

Allistair Tan & Kevin Han
Fourth-Year Representatives

Matthew Chiu & Sapnil Mohanty
Third-Year Representatives

Hilton Nguyen & Evan Zhou
Second-Year Representatives

Ethan Tam & Suraj Varma
First-Year Representatives

2015-2016

Vanessa Lau
President

Tyler Tanaka
Commerce Student Senator

Juvan Huoang
Ombudsperson

Katherine Pan & Lisa Mah
AMS Representatives

Ben Gardiner & Justin Chan
Fourth-Year Representatives

Debbie Pai
Third-Year Representatives

Michael Worthington
Third-Year Representatives

Daphne Tse
Second-Year Representatives and Chairperson of Board of Directors

Ryan Crasta
Second-Year Representatives

Allison Cheng & Rita Kim
First-Year Representatives

2014-2015

Niloufar Keshmiri
President

Cole Leonoff
Commerce Student Senator and Chair

Grace Kim
Ombudsperson

Lauren Telford & Vadim Chernenko
AMS Representatives

Harpal Kandola & Julian Ertelt
Fourth-Year Representatives

Casey Chen & Murat Suyumbayev
Third-Year Representatives

Alex Lee & Christopher Heathcote-Rey
Second-Year Representatives

Rachel Chan & James Lau
First-Year Representatives

2013-2014

Sean Fleming
President

Cole Leonoff
Commerce Student Senator and Chair

Tom Tang
Ombudsperson

John Lee & Lauren Telford
AMS Representatives

Graeme Nixon & William Pigott 
Fourth-Year Representatives

Tony Han & Maria Fung
Third-Year Representatives

Ben Gardiner & Mark Sha
Second-Year Representatives

Vadim Chernenko & Christopher Heathcote-Rey
First-Year Representatives

2012-2013

Jack Leung
President

Rameez Al Aghbar
Chairperson

Enzo Woo
Senator

Jasmine Jan
Ombudsperson

Michelle Ho
AMS Representative

Sara Hladun & Rameez Al Aghbar
Fourth-Year Representatives

Alexandra Lam & Sifat Hasan
Third-Year Representatives

Quinn Blunderfield & Joanna Zhu
Second-Year Representatives

Mark Sha & John Lee
First-Year Representatives

2011-2012

Johannes Rebane
President

Graham Russell
Speaker

Jack Leung
Senator

Aldora Chong
Ombudsperson

Tim Tong
AMS Representative

Klazina van den Berg & Anna Kouzovleva
Fourth-Year Representatives

Lilian Hsieh & Mandy Cheung
Third-Year Representatives

Enzo Woo & David Huynh
Second-Year Representatives

Armin Rezaiean-Asel & Emmett Lee
First-Year Representatives

2010-2011

Connor McGauley
President

Pia Ghosh
Speaker

Chad Embree
Senator

Jesse Xin
Ombudsperson

Dylan Callow
AMS Representative

Tom Dvorak & Lucas Lemanowicz & Michelle Wang
Fourth-Year Representatives

Pia Ghosh & Prina Packchigar & Michael Moll
Third-Year Representatives

Tim Tong & Moses Gatonye & Daria Panteleeva
Second-Year Representatives

Veronica Cho & Nikolay Mal’tsev & Jordan Huang
First-Year Representatives

Paulina Aksenova & Niki Babic
Executive Council Representatives

Negar Amiri & Lisa Andrews & Laura Brand
Service Council Representatives

2009-2010

Laura Silvester
President

Thato Makogolane
Speaker

Ben Cappellacci
Senator

Kelly McRae
Ombudsperson

Ekaterina Dovjenko
AMS Representative

Chad Embree & Kira Pirani & Azim Wazeer
Fourth-Year Representatives

Thato Makgolane & Paul Davidescu & Robert Li
Third-Year Representatives

Pia Ghosh & Stas Pavlov & Vincent Tse
Second-Year Representatives

Griffon Hamilton & Daniel Kong & Khalil Kassam
First-Year Representatives

Uvini Lokuge & Kristin Shearer
Executive Council Representatives

Dylan Callow & Alina Mustafina & Melissa Mills
Service Council Representatives

Tina Peng
Clubs Council Representative