BUGS McGill

McGill's Biochemistry Undergraduate Society

Who We Are

Our Team (2016-2017)

 

 

 

Council Members
 

President - Samantha Mutuc

bugs.president@gmail.com

Year of Study
u3!

Where are you from?
Philippines! and London, ON

What do you like to do?
I love discovery.

Pet peeve?
Nails on chalkboards

Favorite protein?
RanBPM is my stuff atm. Second to APP.

Celebrity crush <3
Please bring me Scott Eastwood on a platter.

Song that gets you goin'
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You -Frankie Valli

Spirit animal
PANDA PANDA PANDA BRRRAAPPP!

About yourself
Hello BIOC!
My name is Sam.
I like a good Sci jam.
I can't wait for a year of fun.
I promise to give you a good presidential run.
If you see me, please don't hesitate,
Lets have our friendship inoculate.

 

 

VP Internal - Reid Warsaba

bugs.internal@gmail.com

Year of Study
U3

Where are you from?
Regina, Saskatchewan

What do you like to do?
Biochemistry

Pet peeve?
Na fam, I <3 everything

Favorite protein?
Aldehyde dehydrogenase

Celebrity crush <3
Kim K

Song that gets you goin'
Bonfire - Childish Gambino

Spirit animal
🐬🐬 Dolphin 🐬🐬

About yourself
Hi biochem, my name is Reid Warsaba and I am the VP Internal of BUGS 😀. I love biochemistry, BUGS council and long walks on the beach. If you ever have any questions feel free to find me on facebook or find me in person and I'll be happy to answer 😘😘

 

 

VP External - Chloé Laflamme

bugs.external@gmail.com

Year of Study
U3

Where are you from?
Montreal

What do you like to do?
I like to pet dogs

Pet peeve?
When boys shave in the bathroom and leave their hair all over the sink

Song that gets you goin'
Sorry by JBiebs

Spirit animal
River Otter

About yourself
Hey Biochemies! My name is Chloé and I'm your VP External on BUGS! I look forward to meeting you if we haven't already crossed paths :)

 

 

VP Finance - Tzvetena Hristova

bugs.finance@gmail.com

Year of Study
U3

Where are you from?
Born in Bulgaria. Grew up in Montreal.

What do you like to do?
Socializing, Reading, Netflix

Pet peeve?
When people take off their shoes in a restaurant or cafeteria while i am eating.

Favorite protein?
Phosphatase of regenerating liver (PRL)

Celebrity crush <3
Robert Downey Jr.

Song that gets you goin'
Cheap Thrills

About yourself
Hello, I'm Tzvet and I'm this years VP finance. I love biochemistry, ninjas and superheroes. ;)

 

 

VP Social - Wendy Wang

bugs.social@gmail.com

Year of Study
U2

Where are you from?
Calgary (aka where the best steak is at)

What do you like to do?
Cafe hopping, spelling names using amino acids and impromptu dance parties

Pet peeve?
Having long nails

Favorite protein?
lpg0483

Celebrity crush <3
<3 Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively <3

Song that gets you goin'
Cheap Thrills by Sia + Taylor Swift

Spirit animal
Dolphin~~

About yourself
Hey friends! I'm Wendy and I am ~supraaa excitied~ to be your VP Social this year!! BUGS crew is definitely the best crew. You will most likely spot me on my quest to try every restaurant in Montreal, or jamming to Taylor Swift at McLennan, so if you see me please come by for a chat! I love grapes, travelling, documenting my uni adventures via selfies and I absolutely cannot cook without setting off the fire alarm. I have so much passion for proteins and BUGS, it's gonna be a fan-tabulous year and seriously can't wait to meet y'all wonderful biochemmies!!

 

 

VP Communications - Sean Jiang

comm.bugs@gmail.com

Year of Study
U2

Where are you from?
Burnaby, BC

What do you like to do?
Singing and pipetting (often simultaneously)

Pet peeve?
Warm toilet seats

Favorite protein?
Galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase

Celebrity crush <3
Emma Stone

Song that gets you goin'
Leave The Night On - Sam Hunt

Spirit animal
Grizzly bear

About yourself
Greetings, fellow scientists! I'm Sean and I'll be your VP Comms for the year! So excited for all the BUGS events and the chance to meet you all! Hit me up with any suggestions, comments or your best protein joke!

 

 

Director of Student Affairs - Sonny Panichnantakul

bugs.dsa@gmail.com

Year of Study
U3

Where are you from?
Bangkok Thailand

What do you like to do?
moving heavy things and walking up large rocks

Pet peeve?
when the guy takes the urinal next to me when there are clearly other ones available not next to me

Favorite protein?
GW182 or AMPK

Celebrity crush <3
Carly Rae Jepsen you haters

Song that gets you goin'
Call me maybe

Spirit animal
Chicken

About yourself
I remember as a kid my mom and i were waiting in line at a store and she said "sonny ima go grab some other stuff u wait in line ok" and i was like "ok" and then she left and then it was our turn in line but she wasn't back yet so i was like really scared and super anxious. i think that day defined my life and i wanted you all to know that when she came back she got grapes that were on sale for $2.99/lb. what a day

 

 

Director of Academic Affairs - Leo Shen

bugs.daa@gmail.com

Year of Study
U2

Where are you from?
Vancouver

What do you like to do?
Swimming; Long walks on the beach; Tasting fine wines; Perusing novels; Youtube

Pet peeve?
Clickbait

Favorite protein?
All of them. Especially partial towards cheapdate

Celebrity crush <3
IU

Song that gets you goin'
It G Ma

Spirit animal
Lion

About yourself
Hey guys! I'm BUGS' Director of Academic Affairs for the upcoming year. I was born in Manchester and raised in Vancouver. I chose Biochemistry because this is the best major, and who doesn't love chemistry mixed in with living things? I especially enjoy hiking and skiing during my free time as well as lakeswims. I'm going to be heading the BUMP program so please ask me if you have any relevant questions. Also, feel free to message me even if you don't have a question in mind; I'd love to get to know all of you!

 

 

Director of Charity and Fundraising - Jasmine Li-Brubacher

bugs.charity@gmail.com

Year of Study
4th year

Where are you from?
Vancouver

What do you like to do?
LOVE Camping & Early morning yoga

Favorite protein?
does tofu count?

Song that gets you goin'
This Girl

About yourself
Hey Biochem!
My name's Jasmine, I'm a fourth year biochemistry student and I'm super excited to serve as your Director of Charity and Fundraising this year. I'm really looking forward to working with all of you and planning some awesome events this year, so holla at me with your ideas! Otherwise, you can always hit me up for outdoor adventures or midnight food runs. LETS HAVE AN AMAZING YEAR :D

 

 

IHI Representative - Audrey Kassardjian

bugs.ihi@gmail.com

Year of Study
U2

Where are you from?
Montreal

What do you like to do?
Calling every bird a pidgeon and loudly choking on popcorn kernels

Pet peeve?
People that name their children after fruit (I'm coming for you Gwyneth Paltrow)

Favorite protein?
Sonic hedgehog

Celebrity crush <3
Adam Brody

Song that gets you goin'
Hey Ya by Outkast

Spirit animal
Michael Scott

About yourself
Hey what's up hello ~
I'm Audrey (or Oodre) and I'm thrilled to be this year's IHI rep on BUGS. About me: I like singing the wrong lyrics, cajun fries from Five Guys (bless) and shaking it like a polaroid picture. Feel free to approach me with any questions/comments/insults (please don't hurt my feelings), or just to say hi!

 

 

U3 Representative - Alex Zelensky

bugs.u3@gmail.com

Year of Study
U3

Where are you from?
Montreal

What do you like to do?
I like to read, write and box.

Pet peeve?
I dislike long nails.

Favorite protein?
Alcohol dehydrogenase

Celebrity crush <3
Katy Perry

Song that gets you goin'
Noname - Forever

Spirit animal
Giraffe

About yourself
Hi, my name is Alex Zelensky and I will be acting as U3 representative. I hope to make the next two semesters an amazing experience for my fellow U3's by planning amazing events for all to enjoy.

 

 

U3 Representative - Jason Sadek

bugs.u3@gmail.com

Year of Study
U3

Where are you from?
Born in Montreal, Raised in Pennsylvania

What do you like to do?
Jiu Jitsu is my hobby, but running Western Blots is my passion

Favorite protein?
HMGB1

Celebrity crush <3
Shakira

Song that gets you goin'
m.A.A.d city - Kendrick

Spirit animal
Howler Monkeys

About yourself
Hey Biochimmies! I'm Jason and I'll be one of your U3 Reps. I'm super excited to be representing you all and let's make our last year at McGill one to remember!

 

 

U2 Representative - Linda Dumalo

bugs.u2reps@gmail.com

Year of Study
U2(.5)

Where are you from?
Sarnia, Ontario

What do you like to do?
All things fitness, skiing (downhill and cross-country),exploring Montreal (namely its cafe's) picnics with friends and cooking.

Pet peeve?
When my roommates load the dishwasher wrong.

Favorite protein?
Any that will crystallize and diffract to give a clear structure!

Celebrity crush <3
Robert Downey Jr.

Song that gets you goin'
Push and Pull (July Talk), Fever (Black Keys), Of the Night (Bastille)

Spirit animal
Wolf

About yourself
Aside from being a really big Biochem nerd (loud and proud) I probably will most likely be talking about cooking, craft beer (Reservoir is life), coffee (I love it but it does not always love me) or how long ______ school item is taking me to do. Some of my favourite things: the colour green, Birkenstoks, St. viateur poppy seed bagels and hanging out (let's be real, studying or trying to study) with friends and hitting the gym early in the morn.

 

 

U2 Representative - Esther Nam

bugs.u2reps@gmail.com

Year of Study
U2

Where are you from?
NYC! but also Seoul!

What do you like to do?
Organizing files, closet, drawers... ahhhh you name it! also late night grocery run!

Pet peeve?
Broken earphones, its a big NO NO

Favorite protein?
Beef works for me

Song that gets you goin'
Do it, Try it - M83

Spirit animal
Greyhounds

About yourself
Helllo there! I'm Esther and I really like dogs, especially greyhounds (something about their pointy nose) and I hate when I have to put on new gloves after taking them off. Anyhow, I am very excited to be a U2 rep this year and look forward to having an aweeeeesome U2 year. Cheers!

 

 

U1 Representative - Nick Bennett

biochem.u1@gmail.com

Year of Study
U1

Where are you from?
Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia

What do you like to do?
I am a rabid sports fan, especially of Canadian football, which I played all throughout high school. I am a huge fan of fiction movies, television, and novels, especially in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. I also enjoy spending my time volunteering with the McGill Student Emergency Response Team.

Favorite protein?
HB

Song that gets you goin'
No More Lies by Iron Maiden or Cheap Seats by Dallas Smith

About yourself
I enjoy meeting new people, and really hope I get the opportunity to meet all you wonderful BIOC folk before the end of this year! I am here to serve as a U1 rep on BUGS this year, so let me know what sort of events you're interested in seeing this school year!

 

 

U1 Representative - Chris Wong

biochem.u1@gmail.com

Year of Study
U1

Where are you from?
Vancouver

What do you like to do?
Eating, musicing, and chilling

Pet peeve?
Messiness

Favorite protein?
Chicken breast

Celebrity crush <3
Sam Smith

Song that gets you goin'
I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)

Spirit animal
I don't know. A cow?

About yourself
Hey Biochemists :) I'm Chris and I'm very excited to be one of your U1 Reps for this academic year! I look forward to planning events, coordinating NTCs, and representing the interest of U1 Biochemists this year; so, if you see me on campus, come say hi. Hope to see all of you in future BUGS events! 

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