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.

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 a representative 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 second 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 for more details. All members of the CUS are welcome to attend. Please see “Meetings and Minutes” for agenda information.

 
 
 

2019-2020

Priscilla Chan

President

 

Dante Agosti-Moro 

Commerce Student Senator and Chairperson of Board of Directors

 

Chantal Despres

Ombudsperson

 

Andrew Huang

AMS Representative 

 

Jessica Jiang and Shaurab Hamal

Fourth-Year Representatives

 

Kaartik Sathianarayanan Shakila and Daniel Cho

Third-Year Representatives

 

Elaine Zhang and Jenny Zhao

Second-Year Representatives

 

Kevin Yang and James Chen

First-Year Representatives

2018-2019

 
 
 

Evan Zhou 

President

 

Priscilla Chan

Commerce Student Senator and Chairperson of Board of Directors

 

Snigdha Bhardwa 

Ombudsperson

 

Jacqueline Wu

AMS Representative 

 

Victor Yap and Jacob Kim 

Fourth-Year Representatives

 

Jessica Jiang and Suprabhe Ballary

 

Third-Year Representatives

 

Brandon Jao and Jenna Leung 

Second-Year Representatives

 

Alan Yang and Dante Agosti-Moro 

First-Year Representatives

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    

Fourth-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