President: Li (Leigh) Chu (e-mail)
Leigh is a 4th-year Psychology major. She is particularly interested in psychological and social influences on the process of aging. She is a current research assistant in Dr. Christiane Hoppmann’s Health and Adult Development Lab and Dr. Todd Handy’s Attentional Neuroscience Lab. In the future, she hopes to work in health-related settings to improve older adults’ wellbeing.
VP Arts Academics: Leanne Huang (e-mail)
Leanne is a 4th-year undergrad completing her double major in Psychology and Sociology. Her love for learning and people has led her to get involved in many things including research assistantships in Dr. Christiane Hoppman’s Adult Health and Development Lab, the UBC Hospital, and the UBC School of Population and Public Health. She finds the most meaning in doing participatory action research (PAR) and is happy with doing her applied research work with community members in improving conditions in Downtown Eastside and working on her own research project looking at undergraduate research experiences at the university.”
VP Science Academics: Daehan Choi (e-mail)
Daehan is a 5th-year student in the BSc Psychology Degree program. He is interested in a range of scientific fields with a particular affinity towards neuroscience and molecular genetics. He is a current directed-study student under supervision of Dr. Kurt Haas at the Brain Research Centre. As the first VP Science Academics of PSA, Daehan strives to represent the BSc Psychology program within PSA and campus wide.
VP Social Affairs: Gurveer Toor (e-mail)
Gurveer is a 5th-year Psychology major with interests in cognitive and biological psychology. In the future, Gurveer intends to join a research lab in pursuit of graduate school.
Departmental Relations Officer: Rachel Wong (e-mail)
Rachel is a 4th year BSc psychology student currently on science co-op. Her previous experience includes working with Dr. Evelyn Stewart at the BC Children’s Hospital Pediatric OCD Program and in Dr. Jeremy Biesanz’s Social Accuracy Lab. Rachel hopes to be able to work in pediatric psychiatry one day, all while incorporating her passion for global activism and humanitarian development.
Internal Coordinator: Ian Lin (e-mail)
Ian is a 4th-year psychology major interested in health and cognitive psychology. Over the past year he has been working in Dr.Christiane Hoppmann’s Health and Adult Development Lab, more recently he has joined the Motivated Cognition Lab supervised by Dr.Rebecca Todd. In the future, he would like to do research into motivations and aspirations during development.
Membership Coordinator: Yea Song (Lisa) Lee (e-mail)
Lisa is a 3rd-year Psychology major interested in cognitive, culture and social psychology. Her own background as an immigrant from Korea making a transition to Canada has led her to be interested in acculturation as well as social psychology. In the future, she would like to work in the field of social psychology.
Academic Coordinator: Stephanie Yeh (e-mail)
Stephanie is a 3rd-year psychology major and current RA in Dr. Frances Chen’s Social Health Lab. She is devoted to creating a community of learners among students. Personal experiences have fueled her interest in examining and studying the integrated biopsychosocial influences on behaviour, cognitive appraisals, and health, especially within the rehabilitational context. In the future, Stephanie hopes to pursue a career in occupational therapy.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Souza (e-mail)
Dr. Souza is a faculty member in Psychology. With teaching, he is interested in understanding how brain networks are affected by psychological illness and neurological injury. With student advising, he is interested in creating and advancing innovative opportunities that promote student engagement and success. He is the faculty advisor of a number of student organizations here at UBC.
Kelsey Chan (2013-2014); TamilSelvan Ramis (2012-13); Stephanie Susilo (2011-12)
Leigh Chu (2013-2014); Jamie Kim (2012-13); TamilSelvan Ramis (2011-12)
VP Social Affairs:
Liyan Zeng (2013-2014); James Loke (2012-13); James Loke (2011-12)
Andrea Kim (2013-2014); Olesha Rathore (2012-13); Olesha Rathore (2011-12)
Ramsha Noor (2013-2014); Leigh Chu (2012-13); Se Won An (2011-12)
Gurveer Toor (2013-2014); Kelsey Chan (2012-13); Sophia Bobovski (2011-12)
Ayumi Samarakoon (2013-2014); Melissa Hansen (2012-13); Jade McGregor (2011-12)