ABOUT US

Striving to help each WesternU science undergraduate achieve the best student experience possible

Science Students' Council is composed of over forty members of the science community, including elected representatives that serve as your voice within our supporting Faculties, and appointed commissioners responsible for improving your undergraduate experience. We are your link to the University Students' Council, the University Senate and the various departments within the Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

MEET COUNCIL

This is us

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  • Sujen Saravanabavan
    President

    "Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you." -Tyrion Lannister
  • Dilani Logan
    VP Events

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do...Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
  • Melanie Chin
    VP Communications

    "If you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."
  • Basmah El-Aloul
    VP Academic

    "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." -Charles R. Swindoll
  • Divy Kochar
    VP Finance

    "Hodor." -Hodor
  • Connor Prince
    Speaker

  • Chandrika Manjunath
    Internal Affairs Officer

    "I will love myself, despite the ease with which I lean toward the opposite." -Shane Koyczan
  • Nishi Parikh
    Secretary

  • Eddy Avila
    Upper Year Med Sci Rep

  • Madeleine Van de Kleut
    Upper Year Med Sci Rep

    "Stay curious." -Steve Jobs
  • Gaurie Aggarwal
    Upper Year Bio Rep

  • Claire Newman
    Upper Year Bio Rep

    "Of course it's happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it's not real?" -Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
  • Tanner Scidmore
    Neuroscience Rep

  • Patrick Farren
    2nd Year Med Sci/Bio Rep

    "We boil at different degrees." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Mauricio Diaz
    2nd Year Med Sci/Bio Rep

  • Nick Sequeira
    2nd Year Med Sci/Bio Rep

  • Helen Ngo
    Applied Math/Math Rep

  • Mary Yao
    Environmental Science Rep

  • Simona Miljanic
    Chemistry Rep

    "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein
  • Andrew Soong
    Stats/Actuarial Science Rep

    "Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive." -George Bernard Shaw
  • David Uren
    Physics Rep

    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take -Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott
  • Amy Xu
    Computer Science Rep

  • Mina Amin
    First Year Rep

  • Kwesi Asantey
    First Year Rep

    "Do. Or do not. There is no try." -Yoda
  • Victoria Lee-Kim
    First Year Rep

  • Ghania Sohail
    First Year Rep

  • Jacob Wihlidal
    First Year Rep

    "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -Abraham Lincoln
  • Kolade Odetoyinbo
    Orientation Commissioner

  • Emily LeSouder
    Charity Commissioner

  • Emily Mangialardi
    Charity Commissioner

  • Alyssa Podrebarac
    Student Support Commissioner

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein
  • Adam Faller
    Science Games Commissioner

  • Nelson Rodrigues
    Student Events-at-Large Commissioner

  • Sean Cousins
    Services Commissioner

  • Mathura Thiyagarajah
    Communications-at-Large Commissioner

    "Though she be but little, she is fierce." -William Shakespeare
  • Alex MacLean
    Internet Commissioner

    "You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!" -John Lennon
  • John Demarco
    SSC Photographer

  • Shirley Miao
    SciWiki Commissioner

  • Ahmed El-Boraie
    Senate Councillor

    "You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets." -Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Daniel Onete
    USC Councillor

  • Noor Shakfa
    USC Councillor

  • Viraj Bhatt
    USC Councillor

  • Matthew Gene
    USC Councillor

    "Many things that seem threatening in the dark become welcoming when we shine light on them." -Iroh (Legend of Korra)
  • Johnny Zhang
    USC Councillor

  • Jillian Macklin
    USC Councillor

    "Just keep swimming." -Dory of Finding Nemo
  • Eugene Leung
    USC Councillor

    "Life gives us brief moments with one another, but in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime." -Author Unknown

OUR SERVICES

We've got lots to offer


Events

We plan events that enhance your student experience! From academic planning sessions, to evenings with famous guest speakers, to all-night dance parties…we’re sure to have something you’ll love to attend.

SciWiki

SciWiki is our very own database created by science students, for science students! Think of it as ‘Wikipedia for Western Science’ including course content, professor teaching style, grading scheme and comments from students who have already taken the course.

SSC Student Group Grants

Do you have an innovate idea? Do you want to start a new initiative? You’ll need funding! The SSC Student Group Grants give Western Science students the opportunity to receive funding for projects and endeavours that enhance an educational experience. Apply Here!

Borrowing Service

Forgot something you need for lab? Don’t fret! Swing by the SSC Office and borrow a lab coat, safety glasses or calculator. We’ll need you to leave a cash deposit but you’ll get it back as soon as you return the equipment.

#WellnessWednesday

#WellnessWednesday is year long campaign to promote mental health and overall wellness. Each week, we bring you activities like therapy dogs, yoga classes, game days and art therapy to encourage you to take time for yourself and stay stress free!

Locker Rentals

Carrying your belongings around campus all day is a real drag — luckily you don’t have to! Rent one of our lockers located in the Natural Sciences Building so you can stash your stuff safely.

SSC LOVES CHARITY

Students can't always donate money but they can always donate time 


The Science Students’ Council is a proud supporter of the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for out-of-town families of seriously ill or injured children who are in London receiving medical treatment for their child. A small staff with big hearts, complemented by hardworking volunteers sees to it that children and families have the comfort and support they need. They take care of the small things so parents can focus on what is most important – their child.

The Charity Committee organizes monthly visits to the Ronald McDonald House to prepare brunch or dinner for the families as well as organizes programming for the children staying at the house. Students from all faculties are welcome to participate. Group visits to the House foster great bonding experiences and are a great way for Sophs to spend time with their Frosh. Check out the Ronald McDonald House Group Volunteer Form for more information.

The Western Science Students’ Council’s Charity Associate Committee is a group of passionate individuals who work in conjunction with the SSC Charity Committee. The Sub-Committee is provided plenty of opportunities to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald, and raise awareness for The RMH Charity. Additionally, the Sub-Committee is in charge of planning and facilitating a large fundraising event, annually. The Sub-Committee is a very exciting group, as the possibilities for what may be achieved are wide open. For information about how you can get involved, please contact charitycommittee@westernssc.ca

The SSC at the RMH 

Here's just a glimpse of all we do.

EVENTS

We're always planning something


THE CURRENT

The official newspaper of the Science Students' Council


What is the Current?

Instead of reporting on campus news that you will no doubt hear about elsewhere, we focus on bringing you the latest, coolest, and weirdest stories from the wild world of science. Let's just say we're not your typical scientific periodical...


Mission

To make science accessible to students of all backgrounds and faculties at UWO. To provide opportunities for students in the Faculty of Science to integrate their skills in writing and editing with scientific research; To promote research and interpretation skills in the field of interest.


Contribute

Are you a student in the Faculty of Science?

We are looking for contributions to the Current, nows your chance to share some stories or comics and have them published for the rest of the faculty to see. Email thecurrent@westernssc.ca to get you work printed in the next issue! Feel free to include image(s) you want attached with your article.


Our New Blog

Visit our website and browse through past issues, learn about how you can get involved, and stay up to date on what’s new in the world of science. The blog offers a variety of content from opinion pieces, research updates, campus news, brief and informative videos, fun tips and activities, and fantastic links to other science hubs on the internet.

Latest Issue

Issues Shelf

CONNECT

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us.


Science Students' Council Office

Rm 108, Natural Sciences Building
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30-3:30
info@westernssc.ca