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May 22, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Award Winners:

2015 Student Awards:

Albert Schweitzer Award: Dr. Avik Chatterjee

Dr. Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award: Ms. Kimberly Chang

Edgar Haber Award in Biological Sciences: Ms. Karen Kieser

Gareth M. Green Award for Excellence in Public Health: Mr. Michael Chaitkin, Mr. Michael Gilbert, Ms. Yoriko Nakamura, Ms. Julia Pridgen, Ms. Miriam Zichlin

James H. Ware Award for Achievement in the Practice of Public Health: Ms. Maeve O’Neill Trudeau

The Loan Relief Award: Dr. Timothy Attoye, Dr. Sandra Danso-Bamfo, Mr. Martin Escandon, Ms. Natalie Gyenes, Ms. Katherine Heflin, Mr. Sean Kim, Dr. Nana Koram

Robert B. Reede Prize for Excellence in Biostatistical Science: Mr. Boyu Ren

Student Recognition Awards: Ms. Virgie Fields, Ms. Sandhya Kajeepeta

Teaching Assistant Awards: Ms. Ying Chen, Ms. Rockli Kim, Ms. Sarah Peskoe, Mr. Mingyang Song

Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Award: Mr. Mahesh Karra

2015 Faculty Awards:

Roger L. Nichols Excellence in Teaching Award: Dr. E. Francis Cook

Teaching Citations: Dr. Garrett Fitzmaurice, Dr. David Javitch, Dr. Rima Rudd, Ms. Susan T. Sherry

Mentoring Awards: Dr. Joan Reede, Ms. Nancy Turnbull, Dr. Michelle Williams

2015 Staff Awards:

Sarah K. Wood Award for Outstanding Staff Performance: Ms. Barbara Heil

Special Recognition Award: Ms. Roberta Gianfortoni

Staff Recognition Awards: Ms. ALyssa Aftosmes-Tobio, Dr. Dale Trevino

Please join us on Wednesday May 27th from 4 to 7 pm for the Commencement Celebration! The Celebration begins with a Universal Welcome oration followed by an awards ceremony and concludes with a reception co-hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Office of Diversity and the Office for Student Affairs. It is open to the entire Harvard Chan community. More information here.

 

Commencement Need to Know:

Need to pick up your regalia for Commencement from The COOP? The Harvard COOP will be available this week and next week to give out regalia. No reservations or pre-payments, your size is guaranteed.

Pick up in FXB G-3 and G-10:

Thurs 5/21 & Fri 5/22 ~ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat 5/23, Sun 5/24, Mon 5/25 ~11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tues 5/26 ~ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed 5/27 ~ 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

 

Academics:

Metabolomics: an exciting and novel approach for the exploration of human nutrition, health and disease

Summer Nanocourse

In this nanocourse, we will provide an overview of metabolomics, the concepts and technologies underlying it, and recent developments in the field. We will provide the basic framework for planning and executing successful metabolomic studies, enabling nanocourse participants to take advantage of this exciting new technology in their future work. Schedule: First Session (open to all without prior registration): Wednesday, June 10th 1:30-4:30 PM Location: FXB G12 (Harvard Chan School of Public Health) Second Session (limited to registered students): Wednesday, June 17th 1:30-4:30 PM Location: FXB G3 (Harvard Chan School of Public Health). More information here or visit https://nanosandothercourses.hms.harvard.edu/node/360

 

Events and Activities:

T.H. Chan Portrait Unveiling Ceremony and Reception

Wednesday, May 27, 3pm in the Rosenau (Kresge) Atrium

summer jam seriesAll Harvard Chan School students, friends, and family are invited to join Dean Julio Frenk for a ceremony and reception. RSVP by May 21. More information here: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/deans-office/t-h-chan-portrait-unveiling-ceremony-and-reception/

May 20, 2015

Need to Know:

The Countway Plaza will be closed to  pedestrian traffic on Thursday, May 21st from 10 am to approximately 5 pm in order to erect the Commencement Tent.

 

Commencement Need to Know:

Need to pick up your regalia for Commencement from The COOP? The Harvard COOP will be available this week and next week to give out regalia. No reservations or pre-payments, your size is guaranteed.

Pick up in FXB G-3 and G-10:

Thurs 5/21 & Fri 5/22 ~ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat 5/23, Sun 5/24, Mon 5/25 ~11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tues 5/26 ~ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed 5/27 ~ 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Academics:

Metabolomics: an exciting and novel approach for the exploration of human nutrition, health and disease

Summer Nanocourse

In this nanocourse, we will provide an overview of metabolomics, the concepts and technologies underlying it, and recent developments in the field. We will provide the basic framework for planning and executing successful metabolomic studies, enabling nanocourse participants to take advantage of this exciting new technology in their future work. Schedule: First Session (open to all without prior registration): Wednesday, June 10th 1:30-4:30 PM Location: FXB G12 (Harvard Chan School of Public Health) Second Session (limited to registered students): Wednesday, June 17th 1:30-4:30 PM Location: FXB G3 (Harvard Chan School of Public Health). More information here or visit https://nanosandothercourses.hms.harvard.edu/node/360

Events and Activities:

T.H. Chan Portrait Unveiling Ceremony and Reception

Wednesday, May 27, 3pm in the Rosenau (Kresge) Atrium

summer jam seriesAll Harvard Chan School students, friends, and family are invited to join Dean Julio Frenk for a ceremony and reception. RSVP by May 21. More information here: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/deans-office/t-h-chan-portrait-unveiling-ceremony-and-reception/

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer:

The Commencement Volunteer Training has been moved to 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday May 21st in Kresge G-1.

We are still looking for student volunteers to be guides day of Commencement. Please email studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu if you are interested.

May 18, 2015

Commencement Need to Know:

Need to pick up your regalia for Commencement from The COOP? The Harvard COOP will be available this week and next week to give out regalia. No reservations or pre-payments, your size is guaranteed.

Pick up in FXB G-3 and G-10:

Thurs 5/21 & Fri 5/22 ~ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat 5/23, Sun 5/24, Mon 5/25 ~11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tues 5/26 ~ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed 5/27 ~ 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

 

 

Events and Activities:

Women, Gender, and Health End-of-the-Year Luncheon

Thursday, May 21st 12:30-1:30pm All Welcome!

Please join us for WGH’s annual luncheon! Thursday, May 21st 12:30-1:20pm Kresge 708 We will have a nice lunch, hear report backs from all of our conference stipend awardees, present concentration certificates to our graduates, and all reflect on the role of WGH in our experience. As always, everyone is welcome but please RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/wghend Bring along a friend or any family you might have in town for graduation. Simply have them RSVP and let us know if you need any help arranging a visitor pass. This is always a wonderful event so we hope everyone can join us. Any questions please contact wgh@hsph.harvard.edu 

 

General:

Call for Submissions: UC Berkeley’s PolicyMatters Journal Fall 2015

You are invited to submit your work to the Fall 2015 issue of PolicyMatters Journal, the only student-run publication of UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.

Published biannually, PolicyMatters Journal features the work of students and recent graduates working in policy and related fields, including law, public health, education, and business. This journal is distributed in print and online to professionals and practitioners around the country and throughout the world.

The deadline for submission to our fall issue is Monday, August 31. Please email submissions to policymatters@berkeley.edu. This flyer has more information about types of articles accepted.

 

 

Volunteer:

The Commencement Volunteer Training has been moved to 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday May 21st in Kresge G-1.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with:

Gonfalon Processors
Student Volunteers
Lunch Volunteers

Please email studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu if you are interested.

May 15, 2015

Stress Free Finals:

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Events and Activities:

TELEHEALTH: How New Technologies Are Transforming Health Care

May 15, 2015 12:30pm-1:30pm ET Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th floor, Harvard Chan School

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Ashish Jha, Professor of International Health, and Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Marc Mitchell, Founder and President of D-tree International, and Lecturer, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Randall Moore, President of Mercy Virtual Steve Crossan, Google Social Impact Team, Europe, Middle East and Africa MODERATOR Meredith Melnick, Editorial Director, Healthy Living, The Huffington Post. RSVP to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.

OPIOID PAINKILLER ABUSE: Ending the Crisis

May 18, 2015 | 12:30pm-1:30pm ET | Leadership Studio, Kresge Building, Harvard Chan School

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Daniel Alford, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean and Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Residency program at Boston University School of Medicine. Monica Bharel, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health MODERATOR Gideon Gil, Health and Science Editor, The Boston Globe This panel will include additional expert participants to be announced. RSVP: theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

PlantPure Nation Movie Screening

Monday May 18, 2015 4pm Joslin Diabetes Center

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine is hosting a showing of PlantPure Nation at the Joslin Diabetes Center on Monday 5/18 at 4pm. This movie is a collaboration between T. Colin Campbell (The China Study) and his son Nelson. This is an exciting movie that sold out at the Fenway Theater just last week! EventBrite Site for Tickets here.

T.H. Chan Portrait Unveiling Ceremony and Reception

Wednesday, May 27, 3pm in the Rosenau (Kresge) Atrium

All Harvard Chan School students, friends, and family are invited to join Dean Julio Frenk for a ceremony and reception. RSVP by May 21 here.

General:

Student Government’s Annual End of Year Party!

Friday, May 15th, 8:00pm – 2:00am at Whisky Saigon (116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)

Come celebrate the end of the school year! Your Student Government will be hosting its annual End of the Year Party at Whisky Saigon Friday, May 15th. Join your friends and the greater Harvard Chan community for the final party of the year! The party goes until the bar closes, but private to Harvard students until 10pm. Space is limited, get your tickets today! Buy your tickets here ($5): http://tinyurl.com/HarvardChanParty2015 * Ticket will include one drink ticket and free appetizers until 10pm. Line privileges with Harvard ID until 11pm.

EndOfYear2015

Lockers

Spring time means Spring cleaning! If you are a student with a locker please have it cleared out by this Friday, May 15th, at 5pm. Students who are returning to the Harvard Chan School next year will need to re-apply for a locker for the summer or fall terms in the next few weeks.

Any items left in lockers will be stored after May 15th will be disposed of.

If you have any questions please email studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

Need to Know:

Graduating in May? Your health insurance ends July 31

The Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) expires on July 31. Plan ahead to secure insurance coverage starting August 1. Learn more about options available for graduating students. Students with questions about health insurance should contact Member Services directly. http://hushp.harvard.edu/graduating-students

 AY16 Health Insurance Waiver Application Available May 1

Beginning May 1, students can apply to waive the HUSHP Student Health Insurance Plan for the fall term or full 2016 academic year. Students must have comparable health insurance to be eligible to waive. http://hushp.harvard.edu/waive

Other:

HUHS Pharmacy Refill App

Download the free app to manage refills from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet (available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play). https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/huhs-rx/id961190029?ls=1 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.winrx.harvardrx&hl=en

May 14, 2015

Stress Free Finals:

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Events and Activities:

PlantPure Nation Movie Screening

Monday May 18, 2015 4pm Joslin Diabetes Center

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine is hosting a showing of PlantPure Nation at the Joslin Diabetes Center on Monday 5/18 at 4pm. This movie is a collaboration between T. Colin Campbell (The China Study) and his son Nelson. This is an exciting movie that sold out at the Fenway Theater just last week! EventBrite Site for Tickets here.

General

Student Government’s Annual End of Year Party!

Friday, May 15th, 8:00pm – 2:00am at Whisky Saigon (116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)

Come celebrate the end of the school year! Your Student Government will be hosting its annual End of the Year Party at Whisky Saigon Friday, May 15th. Join your friends and the greater Harvard Chan community for the final party of the year! The party goes until the bar closes, but private to Harvard students until 10pm. Space is limited, get your tickets today! Buy your tickets here ($5): http://tinyurl.com/HarvardChanParty2015 * Ticket will include one drink ticket and free appetizers until 10pm. Line privileges with Harvard ID until 11pm.

EndOfYear2015

Lockers

Spring time means Spring cleaning! If you are a student with a locker please have it cleared out by this Friday, May 15th, at 5pm. Students who are returning to the Harvard Chan School next year will need to re-apply for a locker for the summer or fall terms in the next few weeks.

Any items left in lockers will be stored after May 15th will be disposed of.

If you have any questions please email studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

Tour Guides Needed for Summer Session Orientation on July 1st

Tour Guides will be PAID!

HELP NEEDED! Some of you may recall during summer session orientation going on tours of the school as well as the Longwood Medical area. During your studies here at the Harvard Chan School you have all become experts of the area and we now ask you if you would volunteer to be a tour guide during this summer’s orientation. We need just a hand full of volunteers to help guide new students along with their families of the school and surrounding area. We are looking for a few students who would be interested and available the morning of Summer Orientation. The time would be 8:45 to 12 on that day. We have a script for the tours and it’s just a matter of taking small groups of students around to show them area and campus. We pay $15 an hour! Interested email  jfaria@hsph.harvard.edu.

Name Change

Please note that the Office of Student Financial Services in the Department of Student Services has been renamed the Office of Financial Aid.   This name change is more aligned with the office’s current functions and with other schools across Harvard.

Water Bottles for Nepal! All profits will benefit a local NGO in NepalNepal SG Water bottles Image

Student Government and Students for Nepal are raising money for Nepalese aid relief by selling red and white, eco-friendly aluminum water bottles with the Harvard T.H. Chan School logo. 100% of the profits will go to a local NGO in Nepal; such as Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON)Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), and KoseliBONUS: You can donate directly on the page if you don’t feel like purchasing a water bottle or if you want to donate a few extra dollars!!  Thank you! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-bottles-for-nepal-tickets-16778887103

Kayaking on the Charles

Friday, May 15th from 2-3pm

Have a stressful finals week? Need to get out on the water in a kayak for free? Come join Student Government for a post-finals kayak trip on the Charles River followed by some tasty ice cream with 30 of your closest Harvard Chan School friends! Space is limited, so be sure you sign up on the Eventbrite and fill out a waiver form (bring the waiver signed to OSA in Kresge G-4)! Contact Beth with questions.

May 13, 2015

Commencement:

Want to take part in Commencement? The Office for Student Affairs  is looking for students to participate in a welcome introduction to the awards ceremony at the Commencement Celebration on Wednesday, May 27th.

Students will read a short portion of the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in his/her native language onstage (yes, English can also be one of the languages!). The time commitment will only be about a half-hour, from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm on Commencement Eve day (May 27). This was a very beautiful and moving ceremony last year, and we hope to do the same for this year!

Open to all HSPH students, not just graduating students! Students must be able to commit to be physically present on stage on Wednesday, May 27, and be available for rehearsal (either May 25 or 26, depending on the tent construction) in order to participate.

Please register with Amy if you would like to participate and include the following information:

  1. Name:
  1. Country you culturally identify:
  1. Language:

Please register this information by 5:00 pm Friday, May 15 and e-mail any questions to Amy awooldri@hsph.harvard.edu<mailto:awooldri@hsph.harvard.edu>

Thank you for your time and help!

Stress Free Finals:

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Academic:

Patient Oriented Benefit Risk Evaluation in Oncology

2015 Harvard T.H. Chan School-Takeda Symposium. Monday, May 18, 2015, FXB G13. 8:45am – 2:30pm

The Epidemiology Dept at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will be hosting a workshop on Patient Oriented Benefit Risk Evaluation in Oncology. The event is supported by Takeda. The workshop is dedicated to methodological, regulatory, and clinical considerations in the benefit–risk evaluation process in oncology in the context of a double source of heterogeneity: genes and preferences. Topics such as pharmacogenetics, risk management and minimization, benefit-risk assessment, and role of patient panels will be discussed from the patient, clinician, researcher, pharmaceutical company, and regulatory agency perspectives. See link for more information and agenda. Please RSVP to rchaput@hsph.harvard.edu.

Events and Activities:

OPIOID PAINKILLER ABUSE: Ending the Crisis

May 18, 2015 | 12:30pm-1:30pm ET | Leadership Studio, Kresge Building, Harvard Chan School

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Daniel Alford, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean and Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Residency program at Boston University School of Medicine. Monica Bharel, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health MODERATOR Gideon Gil, Health and Science Editor, The Boston Globe This panel will include additional expert participants to be announced. RSVP: theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

General

Lockers

Spring time means Spring cleaning! If you are a student with a locker please have it cleared out by this Friday, May 15th, at 5pm. Students who are returning to the Harvard Chan School next year will need to re-apply for a locker for the summer or fall terms in the next few weeks.

Any items left in lockers will be stored after May 15th will be disposed of.

If you have any questions please email studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

Tour Guides Needed for Summer Session Orientation on July 1st

Tour Guides will be PAID!

HELP NEEDED! Some of you may recall during summer session orientation going on tours of the school as well as the Longwood Medical area. During your studies here at the Harvard Chan School you have all become experts of the area and we now ask you if you would volunteer to be a tour guide during this summer’s orientation. We need just a hand full of volunteers to help guide new students along with their families of the school and surrounding area. We are looking for a few students who would be interested and available the morning of Summer Orientation. The time would be 8:45 to 12 on that day. We have a script for the tours and it’s just a matter of taking small groups of students around to show them area and campus. We pay $15 an hour! Interested email  jfaria@hsph.harvard.edu.

Name Change

Please note that the Office of Student Financial Services in the Department of Student Services has been renamed the Office of Financial Aid.   This name change is more aligned with the office’s current functions and with other schools across Harvard.

Water Bottles for Nepal! All profits will benefit a local NGO in NepalNepal SG Water bottles Image

Student Government and Students for Nepal are raising money for Nepalese aid relief by selling red and white, eco-friendly aluminum water bottles with the Harvard T.H. Chan School logo. 100% of the profits will go to a local NGO in Nepal; such as Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON)Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), and KoseliBONUS: You can donate directly on the page if you don’t feel like purchasing a water bottle or if you want to donate a few extra dollars!!  Thank you! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-bottles-for-nepal-tickets-16778887103

Kayaking on the Charles

Friday, May 15th from 2-3pm

Have a stressful finals week? Need to get out on the water in a kayak for free? Come join Student Government for a post-finals kayak trip on the Charles River followed by some tasty ice cream with 30 of your closest Harvard Chan School friends! Space is limited, so be sure you sign up on the Eventbrite and fill out a waiver form (bring the waiver signed to OSA in Kresge G-4)! Contact Beth with questions.

Do you have extra business attire to share with someone just starting her career?

On May 12th, 13th and 14th, the Harvard Longwood Campus Human Resources Offices will be hosting a suit drive to benefit Dress for Success Boston, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  Dress for Success Boston provides clothing, confidence and career boosts to more than 1,000 women a year.

All donations are tax-deductible.

We will be collecting nearly new women’s professional clothing and accessories.  If your donations are appropriate to wear to work and you would be comfortable wearing your donated item to an interview, we’ll take it!

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

May 12 & 13, 9:00AM – 12:00PM, HMS – Alpert Entrance

May 14, 9:00AM – 12:00PM, SPH – Kresge Atrium

Donation Policies

Dress for Success asks that all donations be clean, work-appropriate and in good, nearly new condition.

They accept:

  • Skirt and pant suits
  • Blouses and shells
  • Blazers and jackets
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Handbags and briefcases
  • Jewelry
  • Unopened cosmetic samples
  • Separate pants and skirts

They cannot accept:

  • Men’s or children’s clothing
  • Sportswear, evening wear, anything not career appropriate
  • Used cosmetics, pantyhose or undergarments
  • Anything out of season and/or style

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Owen, Meghan_owen@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-1491.

If you would like more information on Dress for Success Boston, please visit www.dressforsuccess.org/boston

Thank you for your support!

Student Government’s Annual End of Year Party!

Friday, May 15th, 8:00pm – 2:00am at Whisky Saigon (116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)

Come celebrate the end of the school year! Your Student Government will be hosting its annual End of the Year Party at Whisky Saigon Friday, May 15th. Join your friends and the greater Harvard Chan community for the final party of the year! The party goes until the bar closes, but private to Harvard students until 10pm. Space is limited, get your tickets today! Buy your tickets here ($5): http://tinyurl.com/HarvardChanParty2015 * Ticket will include one drink ticket and free appetizers until 10pm. Line privileges with Harvard ID until 11pm.

EndOfYear2015

 

May 12, 2015

Commencement:

Want to take part in Commencement? The Office for Student Affairs  is looking for students to participate in a welcome introduction to the awards ceremony at the Commencement Celebration on Wednesday, May 27th.

Students will read a short portion of the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in his/her native language onstage (yes, English can also be one of the languages!). The time commitment will only be about a half-hour, from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm on Commencement Eve day (May 27). This was a very beautiful and moving ceremony last year, and we hope to do the same for this year!

Open to all HSPH students, not just graduating students! Students must be able to commit to be physically present on stage on Wednesday, May 27, and be available for rehearsal (either May 25 or 26, depending on the tent construction) in order to participate.

Please register with Amy if you would like to participate and include the following information:

  1. Name:
  1. Country you culturally identify:
  1. Language:

Please register this information by 5:00 pm Friday, May 15 and e-mail any questions to Amy awooldri@hsph.harvard.edu<mailto:awooldri@hsph.harvard.edu>

Thank you for your time and help!

Stress Free Finals:

 

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Academics:

MCH Webinar: The Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Tuesday, May 12th @ 12:30 in FXB G13 – lunch provided!

Apply

Apply to be a Food Literacy Project Fellow!

Deadline: May 20. A 5 hr a week commitment during the academic year. $1500 stipend.

Do you eat? Then you are a part of the food system! Are you curious about how food is grown, made, selected, and served? Do you think about where it came from, who produces it, or how it feeds people? Apply to be a Food Literacy Project Fellow! A 5 hr a week commitment during the academic year. $1500 stipend. FLP Fellows plan projects and events that help educate and engage our community and connect food-related initiatives and projects across the University. You’ll also learn a lot about the food system! To apply send a cover letter and resume to foodliteracy@harvard.edu by Monday, May 20th.

General

Lockers

Spring time means Spring cleaning! If you are a student with a locker please have it cleared out by this Friday, May 15th, at 5pm. Students who are returning to the Harvard Chan School next year will need to re-apply for a locker for the summer or fall terms in the next few weeks.

Any items left in lockers will be stored after May 15th will be disposed of.

If you have any questions please email studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

Name Change

Please note that the Office of Student Financial Services in the Department of Student Services has been renamed the Office of Financial Aid.   This name change is more aligned with the office’s current functions and with other schools across Harvard.

Water Bottles for Nepal! All profits will benefit a local NGO in NepalNepal SG Water bottles Image

Student Government and Students for Nepal are raising money for Nepalese aid relief by selling red and white, eco-friendly aluminum water bottles with the Harvard T.H. Chan School logo. 100% of the profits will go to a local NGO in Nepal; such as Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON)Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), and KoseliBONUS: You can donate directly on the page if you don’t feel like purchasing a water bottle or if you want to donate a few extra dollars!!  Thank you! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-bottles-for-nepal-tickets-16778887103

Ice Cream Benefit For Nepal

Kresge Courtyard. Tuesday May 12th, 12pm-2pm. (Tickets are Sold Out)

Stop by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Kresge Courtyard on Tuesday, May 12th from 12pm-2pm for an ice cream fundraising event for Nepal. Please purchase your ice cream ticket in advance. We ask for a donation of $5, $10, or $20. Please bring your ticket or email confirmation with you to the fundraiser. Note: we cannot accept cash. Purchase tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-cream-benefit-for-nepal-tickets-16823546681 100% of the profits will go to a local or international NGO or relief organization deemed most effective, appropriate, and impactful by several student groups like Students for Nepal and with insight from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and other groups.

Kayaking on the Charles

Friday, May 15th from 2-3pm

Have a stressful finals week? Need to get out on the water in a kayak for free? Come join Student Government for a post-finals kayak trip on the Charles River followed by some tasty ice cream with 30 of your closest Harvard Chan School friends! Space is limited, so be sure you sign up on the Eventbrite and fill out a waiver form (bring the waiver signed to OSA in Kresge G-4)! Contact Beth with questions.

Do you have extra business attire to share with someone just starting her career?

On May 12th, 13th and 14th, the Harvard Longwood Campus Human Resources Offices will be hosting a suit drive to benefit Dress for Success Boston, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  Dress for Success Boston provides clothing, confidence and career boosts to more than 1,000 women a year.

All donations are tax-deductible.

We will be collecting nearly new women’s professional clothing and accessories.  If your donations are appropriate to wear to work and you would be comfortable wearing your donated item to an interview, we’ll take it!

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

May 12 & 13, 9:00AM – 12:00PM, HMS – Alpert Entrance

May 14, 9:00AM – 12:00PM, SPH – Kresge Atrium

Donation Policies

Dress for Success asks that all donations be clean, work-appropriate and in good, nearly new condition.

They accept:

  • Skirt and pant suits
  • Blouses and shells
  • Blazers and jackets
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Handbags and briefcases
  • Jewelry
  • Unopened cosmetic samples
  • Separate pants and skirts

They cannot accept:

  • Men’s or children’s clothing
  • Sportswear, evening wear, anything not career appropriate
  • Used cosmetics, pantyhose or undergarments
  • Anything out of season and/or style

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Owen, Meghan_owen@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-1491.

If you would like more information on Dress for Success Boston, please visit www.dressforsuccess.org/boston

Thank you for your support!

Student Government’s Annual End of Year Party!

Friday, May 15th, 8:00pm – 2:00am at Whisky Saigon (116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)

Come celebrate the end of the school year! Your Student Government will be hosting its annual End of the Year Party at Whisky Saigon Friday, May 15th. Join your friends and the greater Harvard Chan community for the final party of the year! The party goes until the bar closes, but private to Harvard students until 10pm. Space is limited, get your tickets today! Buy your tickets here ($5): http://tinyurl.com/HarvardChanParty2015 * Ticket will include one drink ticket and free appetizers until 10pm. Line privileges with Harvard ID until 11pm.

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May 11, 2015

Good Luck on Finals!

 

Academics:

MCH Webinar: The Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Tuesday, May 12th @ 12:30 in FXB G13 – lunch provided!

Events and Activities:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Information Session

Tuesday May 12th, 12:30 – 2:00, Kresge G3

Come meet representatives Judy Staffa and Cunlin Wang from the FDA and hear them talk about the organization, the important work they do, and current job/fellowship openings from 12:30 – 1:00pm. Judy and Cunlin will engage with students for any additional questions from 1:30 – 2:00pm. Email careers@hsph.harvard.edu with questions.

General

Lockers

Spring time means Spring cleaning! If you are a student with a locker please have it cleared out by this Friday, May 15th, at 5pm. Students who are returning to the Harvard Chan School next year will need to re-apply for a locker for the summer or fall terms in the next few weeks.

Any items left in lockers will be stored after May 15th will be disposed of.

If you have any questions please email studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu

Water Bottles for Nepal! All profits will benefit a local NGO in NepalNepal SG Water bottles Image

Student Government and Students for Nepal are raising money for Nepalese aid relief by selling red and white, eco-friendly aluminum water bottles with the Harvard T.H. Chan School logo. 100% of the profits will go to a local NGO in Nepal; such as Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON)Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), and KoseliBONUS: You can donate directly on the page if you don’t feel like purchasing a water bottle or if you want to donate a few extra dollars!!  Thank you! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-bottles-for-nepal-tickets-16778887103

Ice Cream Benefit For Nepal

Kresge Courtyard. Tuesday May 12th, 12pm-2pm.

Stop by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Kresge Courtyard on Tuesday, May 12th from 12pm-2pm for an ice cream fundraising event for Nepal. Please purchase your ice cream ticket in advance. We ask for a donation of $5, $10, or $20. Please bring your ticket or email confirmation with you to the fundraiser. Note: we cannot accept cash. Purchase tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-cream-benefit-for-nepal-tickets-16823546681 100% of the profits will go to a local or international NGO or relief organization deemed most effective, appropriate, and impactful by several student groups like Students for Nepal and with insight from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and other groups.

Kayaking on the Charles

Friday, May 15th from 2-3pm

Have a stressful finals week? Need to get out on the water in a kayak for free? Come join Student Government for a post-finals kayak trip on the Charles River followed by some tasty ice cream with 30 of your closest Harvard Chan School friends! Space is limited, so be sure you sign up on the Eventbrite and fill out a waiver form (bring the waiver signed to OSA in Kresge G-4)! Contact Beth with questions.

Student Government’s Annual End of Year Party!

Friday, May 15th, 8:00pm – 2:00am at Whisky Saigon (116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)

Come celebrate the end of the school year! Your Student Government will be hosting its annual End of the Year Party at Whisky Saigon Friday, May 15th. Join your friends and the greater Harvard Chan community for the final party of the year! The party goes until the bar closes, but private to Harvard students until 10pm. Space is limited, get your tickets today! Buy your tickets here ($5): http://tinyurl.com/HarvardChanParty2015 * Ticket will include one drink ticket and free appetizers until 10pm. Line privileges with Harvard ID until 11pm.

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May 8, 2015

Need to Know

The Department of Information Technology is seeking student feedback on the newly released Virtual Desktop experience in the lab (aka VDI).  Please click the link below to access our single page survey:

https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cIv8SatgpJxDuqp

We thank you for your time and feedback!

Commencement Packet Pick-Up

TODAY 5/8 from 10am-4pm in Kresge Suite G4

All graduates who completed the CIRF have received an email confirming what will be in their packets. Full information on packets can be found here. Contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

Volunteer at the Commencement Celebration

Want to take part in Commencement? The Office for Student Affairs is looking for students to participate in a welcome introduction to the awards ceremony at the Commencement Celebration on Wednesday, May 27th.

Students will read a short portion of the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in his/her native language onstage (yes, English can also be one of the languages!). The time commitment will only be about a half-hour, from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm on Commencement Eve day (May 27). This was a very beautiful and moving ceremony last year, and we hope to do the same for this year!

Open to all HSPH students, not just graduating students! Students must be able to commit to be physically present on stage on Wednesday, May 27, and be available for rehearsal (either May 25 or 26, depending on the tent construction) in order to participate.

Please register with Amy if you would like to participate and include the following information:
1. Name:
2. Country you culturally identify:
3. Language:

Please register this information by 5:00 pm Friday, May 15 and e-mail any questions to Amy.

Thank you for your time and help!

Academic

MCH Webinar: The Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Tuesday, May 12th @ 12:30 in FXB G13 – lunch provided!

Patient Oriented Benefit Risk Evaluation in Oncology

2015 Harvard T.H. Chan School-Takeda Symposium. Monday, May 18, 2015, FXB G13. 8:45am – 2:30pm

The Epidemiology Dept at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will be hosting a workshop on Patient Oriented Benefit Risk Evaluation in Oncology. The event is supported by Takeda. The workshop is dedicated to methodological, regulatory, and clinical considerations in the benefit–risk evaluation process in oncology in the context of a double source of heterogeneity: genes and preferences. Topics such as pharmacogenetics, risk management and minimization, benefit-risk assessment, and role of patient panels will be discussed from the patient, clinician, researcher, pharmaceutical company, and regulatory agency perspectives. See link for more information and agenda. Please RSVP to rchaput@hsph.harvard.edu.

Events and Activities

MPHA (Massachusetts Public Health Association), the State Affiliate of the American Public Health Association, Annual Spring Awards Breakfast

Friday June 5 at 8:30 AM, deadline to enter lottery TODAY May 8th

This is always an exciting event attended by many of the leaders of public health in Massachusetts. The school has a limited number of tickets if you would like to attend, please let Roberta Gianfortoni know no later than, TODAY MAY 8th if you would like to attend. Attendees will be selected by lottery.

This year MPHA will honor the following leaders in celebration of their outstanding contributions to the betterment of public health in Massachusetts:

  • Paul Revere AwardRenee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center and Founding Director, Vital Village Community Engagement Network (Harvard Chan Alumna)
  • Lemuel Shattuck Award: Jose Rafael Rivera, Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Support, LUK, Inc.
  • Alfred Frechette Award: Max Fripp, MEd, Executive Director, Playworks Massachusetts
  • Public Service AwardBenjamin Wood, MPH, Healthy Community Design Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Awards Breakfast is the signature event of the year for the public health community to come together to salute our partners, celebrate our accomplishments, reconnect with colleagues, and energize ourselves for public health advocacy going forward. Join us in celebrating these four visionary individuals while supporting MPHA! We hope to see you there! This event is held in the State Room at 60 State St., very “T” accessible. It is one of the most spectacular views in Boston!

Ice Cream Benefit For Nepal

Kresge Courtyard. Tuesday May 12th, 12pm-2pm.

Stop by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Kresge Courtyard on Tuesday, May 12th from 12pm-2pm for an ice cream fundraising event for Nepal. Please purchase your ice cream ticket in advance. We ask for a donation of $5, $10, or $20. Please bring your ticket or email confirmation with you to the fundraiser. Note: we cannot accept cash. Purchase tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-cream-benefit-for-nepal-tickets-16823546681 100% of the profits will go to a local or international NGO or relief organization deemed most effective, appropriate, and impactful by several student groups like Students for Nepal and with insight from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and other groups.

Kayaking on the Charles

Friday, May 15th from 2-3pm

Have a stressful finals week? Need to get out on the water in a kayak for free? Come join Student Government for a post-finals kayak trip on the Charles River followed by some tasty ice cream with 30 of your closest Harvard Chan School friends! Space is limited, so be sure you sign up on the Eventbrite and fill out a waiver form (bring the waiver signed to OSA in Kresge G-4)! Contact Beth with questions.

Student Government’s Annual End of Year Party!

Friday, May 15th, 8:00pm – 2:00am at Whisky Saigon (116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)

Come celebrate the end of the school year! Your Student Government will be hosting its annual End of the Year Party at Whisky Saigon Friday, May 15th. Join your friends and the greater Harvard Chan community for the final party of the year! The party goes until the bar closes, but private to Harvard students until 10pm. Space is limited, get your tickets today! Buy your tickets here ($5): http://tinyurl.com/HarvardChanParty2015 * Ticket will include one drink ticket and free appetizers until 10pm. Line privileges with Harvard ID until 11pm.

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General

Water Bottles for Nepal! All profits will benefit a local NGO in NepalNepal SG Water bottles Image

Student Government and Students for Nepal are raising money for Nepalese aid relief by selling red and white, eco-friendly aluminum water bottles with the Harvard T.H. Chan School logo. 100% of the profits will go to a local NGO in Nepal; such as Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON)Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), and KoseliBONUS: You can donate directly on the page if you don’t feel like purchasing a water bottle or if you want to donate a few extra dollars!!  Thank you! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-bottles-for-nepal-tickets-16778887103

May 7, 2015

Need to Know

Change of time and location for Commencement Packet Pick-Up

Now Thursday 5/7 and Friday 5/8 from 10am-4pm in Kresge Suite G4

All graduates who completed the CIRF will receive an email confirming their CIRF information before packet pick-up. Full information on packets can be found here. Contact studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.

Volunteer at the Commencement Celebration

Want to take part in Commencement? The Office for Student Affairs is looking for students to participate in a welcome introduction to the awards ceremony at the Commencement Celebration on Wednesday, May 27th.

Students will read a short portion of the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in his/her native language onstage (yes, English can also be one of the languages!). The time commitment will only be about a half-hour, from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm on Commencement Eve day (May 27). This was a very beautiful and moving ceremony last year, and we hope to do the same for this year!

Open to all HSPH students, not just graduating students! Students must be able to commit to be physically present on stage on Wednesday, May 27, and be available for rehearsal (either May 25 or 26, depending on the tent construction) in order to participate.

Please register with Amy if you would like to participate and include the following information:
1. Name:
2. Country you culturally identify:
3. Language:

Please register this information by 5:00 pm Friday, May 15 and e-mail any questions to Amy awooldri@hsph.harvard.edu

Thank you for your time and help!

Nepal Relief Efforts at the Harvard Chan School

  • Nepalese food will be offered on Thursday during lunch at Sebastian’s Cafe
  • Thursday, May 7th at 12:30pm in the Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th Floor:

    Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Nepal: A presentation by Dr. Jennifer Leaning

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Overflow for this event will be in the Kresge Atrium.

  • Water Bottles for Nepal! All profits will benefit a local NGO in NepalNepal SG Water bottles ImageStudent Government and Students for Nepal are raising money for Nepalese aid relief by selling red and white, eco-friendly aluminum water bottles with the Harvard T.H. Chan School logo. 100% of the profits will go to a local NGO in Nepal; such as Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON)Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), and KoseliBONUS: You can donate directly on the page if you don’t feel like purchasing a water bottle or if you want to donate a few extra dollars!!  Thank you! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-bottles-for-nepal-tickets-16778887103
  • Support the mission of Students for Nepal on Facebook and/or volunteerPlease support us on Facebook and/or sign up to volunteer as Harvard students strive to mobilize an international discourse and appropriate action for Nepalis. Your thumbs up on Facebook, time, knowledge, and skills are needed. Contact ncd121@mail.harvard.edu with questions.

Academic

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture – Alain Enthoven – Beyond the ACA, Where Should We Go Next?

Thursday, May 7, 12:30pm, Kresge G1

Please note that lunch will be served at this event. Welcome and Discussion Moderation by Dean Julio Frenk. Contact deansevents@hsph.harvard.edu with questions.

Register today for the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity!

September 10-11th, 2015 at the Martin Conference Center, Longwood Medical Area

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will be hosting the Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity, set for September 10-11th, 2015 at the Martin Conference Center in the Longwood Medical Area. Join over 400 students and public health professionals to hear from international leaders in the public health arena address pressing issues on population health equity, from racial inequities and the built environment to macro-economic shocks and housing effects on population health. Registration is free, but space is limited! Register here and more information here.

MCH Webinar: The Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Tuesday, May 12th @ 12:30 in FXB G13 – lunch provided!

Apply

Apply to be a Food Literacy Project Fellow!

Deadline: May 20. A 5 hr a week commitment during the academic year. $1500 stipend.

Do you eat? Then you are a part of the food system! Are you curious about how food is grown, made, selected, and served? Do you think about where it came from, who produces it, or how it feeds people? Apply to be a Food Literacy Project Fellow! A 5 hr a week commitment during the academic year. $1500 stipend. FLP Fellows plan projects and events that help educate and engage our community and connect food-related initiatives and projects across the University. You’ll also learn a lot about the food system! To apply send a cover letter and resume to foodliteracy@harvard.edu by Monday, May 20th.

Events and Activities

Ice Cream Benefit For Nepal

Kresge Courtyard. Tuesday May 12th, 12pm-2pm.

Stop by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Kresge Courtyard on Tuesday, May 12th from 12pm-2pm for an ice cream fundraising event for Nepal. Please purchase your ice cream ticket in advance. We ask for a donation of $5, $10, or $20. Please bring your ticket or email confirmation with you to the fundraiser. Note: we cannot accept cash. Purchase tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-cream-benefit-for-nepal-tickets-16823546681 100% of the profits will go to a local or international NGO or relief organization deemed most effective, appropriate, and impactful by several student groups like Students for Nepal and with insight from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and other groups.

MPHA (Massachusetts Public Health Association), the State Affiliate of the American Public Health Association, Annual Spring Awards Breakfast

Friday June 5 at 8:30 AM, deadline to enter lottery Friday, May 11th

This is always an exciting event attended by many of the leaders of public health in Massachusetts. The school has a limited number of tickets if you would like to attend, please let Roberta Gianfortoni know no later than, Friday, MAY 11th if you would like to attend. Attendees will be selected by lottery.

This year MPHA will honor the following leaders in celebration of their outstanding contributions to the betterment of public health in Massachusetts:

  • Paul Revere AwardRenee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center and Founding Director, Vital Village Community Engagement Network (Harvard Chan Alumna)
  • Lemuel Shattuck Award: Jose Rafael Rivera, Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Support, LUK, Inc.
  • Alfred Frechette Award: Max Fripp, MEd, Executive Director, Playworks Massachusetts
  • Public Service AwardBenjamin Wood, MPH, Healthy Community Design Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Awards Breakfast is the signature event of the year for the public health community to come together to salute our partners, celebrate our accomplishments, reconnect with colleagues, and energize ourselves for public health advocacy going forward. Join us in celebrating these four visionary individuals while supporting MPHA! We hope to see you there! This event is held in the State Room at 60 State St., very “T” accessible. It is one of the most spectacular views in Boston!

Student Government’s Annual End of Year Party!

Friday, May 15th, 8:00pm – 2:00am at Whisky Saigon (116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)

Come celebrate the end of the school year! Your Student Government will be hosting its annual End of the Year Party at Whisky Saigon Friday, May 15th. Join your friends and the greater Harvard Chan community for the final party of the year! The party goes until the bar closes, but private to Harvard students until 10pm. Space is limited, get your tickets today! Buy your tickets here ($5): http://tinyurl.com/HarvardChanParty2015 * Ticket will include one drink ticket and free appetizers until 10pm. Line privileges with Harvard ID until 11pm.

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Leadership Opportunity at Toastmasters!

Executive Positions for the 2015-2016 Academic Year! Deadline: Monday May 11th

Toastmasters is looking for Executive Members for the 2015-2016 academic year! Beyond developing your public speaking skills, seize the opportunity to take on a leadership role that will be fun and look great on your CV! Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. The following positions are open: President, Vice President Education, Vice President Public Relations, Treasurer. Contact Talia Varley for details! Deadline to express interest and apply is Monday May 11th! Please email Talia if you are interested and include your full name, the position(s) in which you are interested, your program and your graduation date.

End of Year BOAT BASH

The semester is almost over and summer is almost here, and it’s time to go out with a bang! We look forward to welcoming you onboard the Provincetown II party boat. Bartenders will be selling food and a wide range of drinks, and DJs will be playing on two decks as we cruise across Boston harbour to a spectacular sunset and dance the night away. WHEN: Friday May 8th; boarding starts 6:15pm (boat departs at 7pm). TICKETS: Available from the Dudley House 3rd Floor Office, or contact Ben Wong (wong01@fas.harvard.edu) $20 (May 4th-8th) Dudley members and their guests welcome. Proper ID required to board the boat. Cash required for food and drinks available onboard.

TELEHEALTH: How New Technologies Are Transforming Health Care

May 15, 2015 12:30pm-1:30pm ET Leadership Studio, Kresge 10th floor, Harvard Chan School

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS Ashish Jha, Professor of International Health, and Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Marc Mitchell, Founder and President of D-tree International, and Lecturer, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Randall Moore, President of Mercy Virtual Steve Crossan, Google Social Impact Team, Europe, Middle East and Africa MODERATOR Meredith Melnick, Editorial Director, Healthy Living, The Huffington Post. RSVP to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.

General

Vote for your Graduating Class Officers – Class of 2015 voting starts today.

Graduating class officer elections – vote for alumni class President, VP and Secretary

Each elected officer should be committed to devoting time and attention to the responsibilities of these positions. In addition to representing their class, each elected officer serves on an Alumni Association Committee for three years. The president serves as a voting member of the Alumni Council. Voting is only open to graduating students and goes on through May 7. Contact David Rogers with questions, http://alumni.sph.harvard.edu/classofficerballot2015.

Student Government Election

Congratulations to all those nominated candidates who ran for positions this semester. We were very happy to see the level of engagement with the student body and are expecting great things from the newly elected officers.

President: Christin Gilmer

Vice-President of Student Advocacy: Christine Mitchell

Vice-President of Student Life: Allyson Morton

Vice-President of Academic Affairs: Mohit Nair

Vice-President of Communications: Greta Martin