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The Dean's Student Advisory Council

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is a body of undergraduate students from across year levels and options. This diverse group of students work with members of the School’s leadership to offer insights, feedback and recommendation on enhancing the student experience.

Key initiatives started from the Dean’s Student Advisory Council include SIDtalks (Sauder Inspired Discussion talks), Fireside, and Connected


Yifan Chai

   

Yifan Chai
Undeclared | Class of 2019

Different perspectives can make a better community. As an international and transfer student, I have unique opinions about how to improve the UBC Sauder community. Being a member, I want to make contributions to assist our community to be more inclusive. Therefore, it can provide a more supportive environment to help transfer or international students make transitions more easily and smoothly. In the future, I would love to work closely with other creative members and communicate with current students to obtain constructive suggestions to improve student experience at UBC Sauder.


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Adrian Dizon
Finance | Class of 2018

I believe that in order to create the best experience at UBC Sauder, feedback from students is crucial. The opportunity to act as a voice for students and contribute my opinion is why I was so drawn to the panel.  In the future, I would like for UBC Sauder to become an even more inclusive and welcoming community that provides students with ample opportunities to succeed both in and outside of the classroom.


Emilie Gibeau

   

Emilie Gibeau
Marketing | Class of 2017

Having come to UBC Sauder with a background in documentary film and employment in the nonprofit sector, my background and experiences bring a unique voice to the Dean’s Student Advisory Council. Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, I am passionate about using business as a force for good and fostering change makers within our community here at UBC Sauder. The opportunity to be a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council has brought me closer to my faculty and as I enter my final years at UBC Sauder, I hope to contribute back to this community and provide a student perspective as we look towards the future.


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Brontë Goldberger
Transportation and Logistics, and International Business | Class of 2017

UBC Sauder has a responsibility to all students to respect them and push them to their very best self, and I think that we are remiss in getting students involved who do not fit the Type A model of the Business Student. While it is easy to take one’s foot off the gas and think, “it’s good enough”, I am invested in challenging that philosophy as part of the Dean’s Council. It is time we see where the atypical UBC Sauder student sees themselves among their peers and work to increase the rigor of education by making all students crave holistic participation in our faculty, which includes so much more than just academics. I hope to leave UBC Sauder prouder and more inclusive with the legacy left behind on this council. I want UBC Sauder to become even more so the name success-stories are associated with. So before you say that this is impossible, remember how you felt when you got the news you got in, remember that excitement and that pride. Impossible literally says, “I’m possible”. It is ours for the taking, and this council is eager to propel all Sauderites forward.


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Nick Haggerty
Finance | Class of 2017

UBC Sauder has a unique and evolving culture that can be intimidating and hard to understand. The goal of my membership in the Dean's Student Advisory Council is to understand and refine that culture throughout all levels of the organization so that it is inclusive and supportive to the entire student body. Through collective discussions with diverse representatives from the student body and administration, we are effectively working towards that goal.


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Christopher Heathcote-Rey
Marketing | Class of 2017

I strongly believe that negative and positive feedback, and communication with upper management is the key to making any community or company stronger! Fortunate enough to have an incredibly diverse background and being highly involved in the UBC Sauder community, my ideal goal is to leverage these experiences within UBC Sauder, to create an even more beneficial and fruitful experience for our students.



   

Kaitlyn Ho
Undeclared | Class of 2020

In a large and successful school like the UBC Sauder School of Business, it is essential to ensure that all students’ voices are heard. This panel allows the school to truly understand its students coming from all different backgrounds, and offers a unique opportunity for students and administrators to work together to create a better academic experience for everyone. I believe that it is important for everybody to have a quality education and to gain a positive, well-rounded learning experience in university, which is why I am so passionate about being a part of this panel. In the future, I see UBC Sauder growing into an even more comprehensive business school with a vibrant and welcoming student body, increasing its world leadership and prestige.


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Brendan Lancaster
Accounting | Class of 2018

I believe that it is very important for administration to have a strong connection with the students at the UBC Sauder School of Business. The Dean’s Student Advisory Council provides me with the ability to express my views and ideas about the culture of the school with passionate peers and faculty.  I was interested in joining the Council to act on behalf of other students and discuss the direction of the School moving forward.  I would love to see UBC Sauder’s culture become more inclusive for first year students and provide them with a better opportunity to feel as members of the community.


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Yi Liu
Accounting | Class of 2018

UBC Sauder embodies a global perspective and involves a diverse student and faculty body. Creating a more welcoming community and better engaging students with different cultural background is unavoidable and necessary job for each member at the school. As an international student from China, I will contribute to the school through sharing my thoughts and suggestions in the council.


Deepishwar Mangat    

Deepishwar Mangat
Undeclared | Class of 2020

I strongly believe in being part of a strong and dynamic community where ideas flow openly and everyone can make themselves heard. As a part of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, I would like to help broadcast the issues that affect the students everyday, to help create change within our school and to make a lasting positive impact on the students that make UBC Sauder. I would also like to be the voice that students can rely on to help inspire change and build a value-centred, diverse community. In the future, I would like to see more students getting involved to make UBC Sauder the best possible place for business learning.


Sona Sharm    

Sona Sharm
Business and Computer Science | Class of 2019

I believe the UBC community has given a lot to me and I've always tried to find ways in which I could contribute to it as well. Being a part of the Dean's Student Advisory Council, I am able to give genuine feedback and share my experiences at UBC Sauder. In the future, I want to see UBC Sauder have more opportunities for students to blend increasingly with other faculties of UBC so they can gain knowledge from all the different perspectives.


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Grant Sorensen
Finance | Class of 2017

Being a transfer student, I’ve found myself in a unique position since arriving at UBC Sauder. I’m a new student to the Faculty, but I’m halfway through my degree and well underway in my studies. In the coming years I would like to see our Faculty move forward in new directions that supplement and build on our academics. This is an excellent council to be involved with moving forward.


Eric Travassos    

Eric Travassos
Finance | Class of 2019

Having attended many institutions in different countries has given me a diversified view on education. With this unique view, I am excited to experience the culture that UBC Sauder has to offer. As a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Council I see a great opportunity to make UBC Sauder not only a place of success but also a place of personal growth for each student. I am thrilled to help UBC Sauder evolve by enhancing student life.


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Genia Zhang
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources | Class of 2018

I saw being part of the Dean’s Student Council as a unique opportunity to create an impact in my school's community.  It is also a place where I'm able to meet inspiring leaders and listen to their meaningful ideas.  My future vision for UBC Sauder is to build a strong community that both recognizes and celebrates the diversity of the different passions that make up the student body.


Anna Zynyuk    

Anna Zynyuk
Undeclared | Class of 2019

Having a strong passion for business, I am committed to giving back to the UBC Sauder community as my appreciation for the great gift of education many of us take for granted day to day. As thrilled as I am to be on a team of talented individuals, I believe our combined efforts to enhance the student experience could serve UBC Sauder community well, in addition, I see it as an excellent environment for mutual growth. Promoting the values of rigour, respect and responsibility, I strongly believe that every student of UBC Sauder have an ability to succeed in the business world, exemplifying the values and knowledge absorbed throughout years of education. I am committed to foster this belief and ensure that the business school provides them with the essential toolkit.