Current Council

President: Hannah Billings

Program: pharmacology major, neuroscience minor
When I’m not at McMed I’m in the lab 😎
Hometown: Langley, British Columbia
Favourite drugs: ketamine and aripiprazole (and caffeine)
Fields of interest: psychiatry, science communications, and neuropharmacology
Known for: complaining about the lack of mountains here (Mount Royal is a HILL!)

VP Academics: Zachary Grimard

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m on the rugby pitch, hockey rink or playing NHL on my Xbox
Hometown: Chambly, QC
Favourite drugs: Tetrahydrocannabinol (because of its therapeutic effect against chronic pain obviously!)
Fields of interest: I LOVE synthetic biology:)
Fun Fact: so far, in my whole life, I’ve had a buzz cut 3 times (and potentially more to come)

VP Communications: Ava Paton

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m most likely powernapping on any surface I can find 😎
Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Favourite drugs: thc and cbd 🙂
Fields of interest: Neuropharmacology .. I want to figure out how to cure my migraines
Fun Fact: I get a lot of migraines lol

VP External : Georgio Mansour Nehmo

(aka Second in Command)

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m in the foreign lands of Laval
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Favourite drugs: Tetrodotoxin – all I need is 2 milligrams
Fields of interest: Clinical Pharmacology
Fun Fact: I’ve broken 6 bones in my body. Daredevil in the making.

VP Finance: Akash Sasitharan

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m
probably talking to someone
Hometown:
born in Ottawa, lived in Toronto, raised in Montréal
Favourite drug:
modafinil (should’ve taken it for my 8am classes)
Fun fact:
I broke my head when I was one month old at a party FOR ME!
Fun story:
my friends convinced my chem teacher I was a drug dealer cuz I had to leave early to “take care of family business”

VP Fundraising: Elise Macdougall

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m working at Mandy’s (Come Visit) 😎
Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Favourite drugs: Psilocybin
Fields of interest: BioTech, Cancer research, Nutriology
Known for: Being the Life of the Party

VP Internal: Maathumetha Ponnambalam

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m watching Netflix or room makeover videos on YouTube
Hometown: Montréal, Québec
Favourite drug: Adderall
Fun fact: “Matou” means non-castrated male cat in French ☺
Favourite place I’ve travelled: Tokyo, Japan

U3 Representative: Atchaya Kanagasabai

Program: Honors in Pharmacology
When I’m not at McMed I’m probably next door in the Bellini … trying to make my experiments work!
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Favourite drugs: Antihistamines because they prevent the deadly glares I get from people when I’m sneezing uncontrollably.
Fun Fact: My name means “God-gifted plate of unlimited food”
Favourite place I’ve travelled: Sri Lanka because it is the most beautiful country ever (I may be slightly biased…)

U3 Representative: Maggie Zhang

Program: Pharmacology Major
When I’m not at McMed I’m probably in Strathcona
Hometown: Beijing, China & Montreal, QC
Favourite drugs: Caffeine (Without this, I wouldn’t be here today)
Fun Fact: My life is boring but Georgio thinks “Im as cool as a banana 🍌”

U2 Representative: Janeva Shahi

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m I’m Otto Maass
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Favourite drugs: hypoxanthine
Fun Fact: I have a passion for fashion
favourite place you’ve travelled: Geneva, Switzerland (Janeva in Geneva 🙂)

U2 Representative: Cynthia Sun

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m at law library bc i’m already up the hill 😭😭
Hometown: Stouffville, ON
Favourite drugs: caffeine for sure
Fun Fact: my birthday is on the first day of summer!
favourite place i’ve travelled: Maui, Hawaii.

U1 Representatives:

U1 Representative: Ilia Shareghi

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m I’m at McLennan
Hometown: Toronto (real Toronto)
Favourite drugs: Love/lean
Fun Fact: I can leg press 16 plates
favourite place i’ve travelled: the gym

U1 Representative: Noe Francois Saint Cyr

Program: pharmacology major
When I’m not at McMed I’m at home
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favourite drugs: DMT
Fun Fact: there’s an accent in my name
favourite place i’ve travelled: Martinique