LSS Members 2021-2022

Core Council 

President

Ross Denny-Jiles

Ross

Previous Education: University of Southern California (Theatre), Quest University Canada (Equity and Justice).

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia

Fun Fact: I once competed in a Settlers of Catan national qualifier tournament and came in second!

Contact: lsspresident@queensu.ca

VP Administrative 

Peter Garrett

Peter  

Previous Education: Western University

Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia

Fun Fact: Has a spending problem

Contact: lssvpadmin@queensu.ca

VP Academic 

Genevieve Westrope

Genevieve

Previous Education: BA (University of East Anglia), BEd (University of Ottawa), MEd (University of Toronto)

Hometown: Toronto

Fun Fact: I've broken my nose five times

Contact: lssvpacademic@queensu.ca

 

VP Finance

Derek Hooper

Derek

Previous Education: Queen's (MA), Western (BA)

Hometown: Ingersoll, Ontario

Fun Fact: I once touched Beyoncé and sang into her microphone

Contact: lssvpfinance@queensu.ca 

 

VP Activities 

Zach Cohen

Zach

Previous Education: McGill University BA (Hons) Psychology, Minor in Anthropology 

Hometown: Paris, France 

Fun Fact: I met Seth Rogen in an airport terminal and he called me an "upstanding young man" 

Contact: zacharie.cohen@queensu.ca 

VP Communications

Nivi Srinivasan

Nivi

Previous Education: Honours BBA, Western University

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Fun Fact: I play 7 instruments and sing!

Contact: lssvpcomms@queensu.ca

 

LSS Student Senator

Marina Saporito

Marina

 

Previous Education: BSc, BA and MA from University of Alberta 

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Fun Fact: Big sports fan.  I’ve watched Italy win two soccer championships and the Edmonton Oilers win none.

Contact: lssstudentsenator@queensu.ca

 

LSS Council Speaker

Tony Yin

Tony

Previous Education: Bachelor of Science & Master of Public Policy, University of Toronto 

Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario

Fun Fact: My pet cat became a mother this summer and gave birth to two beautiful kittens

Contact: tony.yin@queensu.ca

3L Council

President

Sara Baxter

Sara

Previous Education: BBA Majoring in Accounting at Acadia University

Hometown: Moncton, NB

Fun Fact: I have a scar on my face because when I was 3 I thought I could fly (I can’t…).

Contact: sara.baxter@queensu.ca

 

Vice President

Dakota Bundy

Dakota

Previous Education: University of Toronto, Political Science and Environmental Studies

Hometown: Coldbrook, Nova Scotia

Fun Fact: In high school I directed a play adaptation of Mean Girls and have been able to recite the movie word for word ever since.

Contact: dakota.bundy@queensu.ca

 

Secretary-Treasurer 

Vacant

Social Coordinator

Amethyst Haighton

2L VP - Amethyst Haighton

Previous Education: University of Guelph (Criminal Justice and Public Policy major and Political Science minor)

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Fun Fact: I'm a triplet! (But we look nothing like each other).

Contact: a.haighton@queensu.ca


Faculty Board Representative

Nash Vijayan

2L FB Rep - Nash Vijayan

Name: Nash Vijayan

Previous Education: Ryerson University, RTA School of Media

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Fun Fact:  I’m a big fan of hiking! My goal is to one day hike Mount Kilimanjaro.

Contact: nash.vijayan@queensu.ca

Wellness Coordinator

Gina Azer

 

Previous Education:

Hometown:

Fun Fact:

Contact:

2L Council 

President

Paget Houston

Paget

Previous Education: Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s University 

Hometown: Pictou County, NS

Fun Fact: I grew up in Bermuda

Contact: paget.houston@queensu.ca

 

 

Vice-President

Nicole Demirov


Secretary Treasurer

Patrick Lyons

Patrick

Previous Education: B.Sc from McMaster in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour. Graduate Certificate from Niagara College in Public Relations

Hometown: Thorold, Ontario

Fun Fact: I've been a groomsman seven times.

Contact: lyons.patrick@queensu.ca

Social Coordinator

Sandra Wright

Sandra

Previous Education: Wilfrid Laurier University (BBA) 

Hometown: Etobicoke, ON 

Fun Fact: Has a pet rabbit named George. 

Contact: Sandra.Wright@queensu.ca 

Faculty Board Representatives

Varda Anwar

Varda

Previous Education: University of Toronto (Political Science and Criminology)

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Fun Fact: I once won a cooking competition! 

Contact: varda.anwar@queensu.ca

 

Sarah Taylor

Sarah

Previous Education:  University of Toronto, HBA in Political Science and Economics

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Fun Fact: I a big alpine skier and used to race for the Alberta Ski Team

Contact: taylor.sarah@queensu.ca

Wellness Coordinator

Chloe Stone

Chloe

Previous Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hometown: Vancouver

Fun Fact: Enjoys trying new recipes and making homemade pasta

Contact: chloe.stone@queensu.ca

 

Tharziha Ganesh

Thar

Previous Education: Political Studies & Indigenous Studies at Queen’s University (BAH)

Hometown: Durham, ON

Fun Fact: I’ve taken singing lessons since I was 3 and can play the violin.

Contact: tharziha.ganeshamoorthy@queensu.ca

 

1L Council 

President

Olivia Moon

1L Pres - Olivia Moon

Previous Education: HBA in history and political science, University of Toronto, Trinity College 

Hometown: North York, ON

Fun Fact: I've had braces 3 times

Contact: olivia.moon@queensu.ca

Vice-President

Nicole Demirov

1L VP - Nicole Demirov

Previous Education: University of Toronto - Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies

Hometown: Toronto

Fun Fact: Was in Taylor Swift’s top 0.1% of Spotify listeners last year

Contact: 18ncyd@queensu.ca

Secretary-Treasurer

Patrick Lyons

1L ST - Patrick Lyons

Previous Education: B.Sc from McMaster in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour. Graduate Certificate from Niagara College in Public Relations

Hometown: Thorold, Ontario

Fun Fact: I've been a groomsman five times, with two more this summer (COVID-19 permitting).

Contact: lyons.patrick@queensu.ca

Social Coordinator

Zacharie Cohen

1L Socials - Zacharie Cohen

Previous Education: BA (Hons.) Psychology, McGill University

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec 

Fun Fact: I met Seth Rogen at an airport and he called me an upstanding young man.

Contact: zacharie.cohen@queensu.ca

Faculty Board Representatives

Peter Garrett

1L FB - Peter Garrett

Previous Education: Bachelor of Medical Sciences with an Honours Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Fun Fact: My parents are from South Africa. I can do the alphabet backward.

Contact: 15pg6@queensu.ca

Jiayi Zhang

 

 

Wellness Coordinator

Paget Houston

 

 

Other Representatives 

Joint Student Representative

Tanisha Merkley

JSR - Tanisha Merkley

Previous Education: BA in Political Science and Criminal Justice & Public Policy, University of Guelph, and Master of Public Administration, Queen's University (Joint JD/MPA) 

Hometown: Orillia, Ontario 

Fun Fact: I started playing water polo during my undergrad and play on the Queen's varsity water polo team.

Contact: tanisha.merkley@queensu.ca

Transfer Student Representative

Currently Vacant

 

 

Common Law / Civil Law Student Representative

Cassandra Hébert-Vendramini 


SGPS Representative 

Currently Vacant

 

 

Indigenous Student Representative 

Currently Vacant

 

 

Equity and Diversity Student Representatives 

Abiola Akinyemi

EqDiv Co-Commissioner - Abiola Akinyemi

Previous Education: York University: Double major in Law & Society and Sociology  

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario 

Fun Fact: I mock host my own cooking shows while I'm preparing my meals. 

Contact: abiola.akinyemi@queensu.ca

Taylor Barton

EqDiv Co-Commissioner - Taylor Barton

Previous Education: BBA from St. Francis Xavier University

Hometown: Nova Scotia

Fun Fact: A passionate supporter of the fanny pack comeback.

Contact: 16tb25@queensu.ca