2011-2012 Executive Team

Danny Tat


Danny is currently a third year student that is in the Environmental Technician Joint Program. Being part of EPSA for all three years of my university career has been very helpful to me and I hope I can pass this knowledge along. As president of EPSA and the help of everyone, he hopes he can continue to help all students in the department by having eventful and useful events for everyone. As president of a DSA, he will continue to bridge that gap between students and faculty at the University of Toronto.

If you’re looking for information, or wishing to network with colleagues with similar interests then keep an eye out for events on this website! Feel free to contact me at president@myepsa.ca for any questions, concerns or concerns.

Urja Shah

Vice President Academics

Urja is a fourth year student, currently doing a double major in Environmental Science and Human & Physical Geography. As a VP Academics, She wishes to increase interaction between faculty and students. She looks forward to hosting academic seminars and provide more academic resources to enhance student life. Study Hard, Get Involved and Have fun!! Feel free to contact her at vpacademics@myepsa.ca.

Olivia Lun

Vice President Operations

Olivia is currently a third year student completing a specialist in co-op Environmental Chemistry. As VP Operations, she hopes to alleviate any concerns that students in studying in this field may have, or communicate them to appropriate faculty when needed. She believes together with this new generation of EPSA executives, they will be able to bring to students the necessary tools for academic (and non-academic) purposes. The bridge between faculty and students in the department will continue with construction and also expand to other departmental student associations and clubs. She encourages students to get involved in on-campus extra curricular activities, especially ones that EPSA hosts! Stay tuned for superbly exciting events! Questions, comments or concerns? The email is vpoperations@myespa.ca!

Jolie Lam

Vice President Communications

They say third time’s the charm so she is once again returning to EPSA for the third time. Jolie is a third year student at UTSC, aiming for a specialist degree in Biological Chemistry (Co-op). In her spare time, she likes reading fiction and listening to music. She also loves randomly bursting into singing and stuffing herself full of ice-cream. She was previously EPSA’s office manager and vice-president academics. This year she is very excited to return to the executive team as vice-president Communications. She hopes to know each and every one of you in the science community better and make your stay at UTSC a Big Bang! Feel free to contact her at vpcommunications@myepsa.ca.

Piranavi Jeyagaran

Vice President Marketing

Piranavi is a second year UTSC student, currently enrolled in the Life Science program. Although her future career path is undecided, she has overwhelming interests in the field of human biology. While attending school for sciences, her hobbies drift in the arts and sports. Beyond the school environment, she designs through many mediums, is an avid soccer fan, active musician and loves doodling! In relation to her interests she is the vice president marketing for EPSA. Through this position she hopes to make EPSA a DSA that revolutionizes the students’ typical perception of the sciences with graphics. I hope to reach out to the students of UTSC by designing many graphical pieces for events, and fundraisers, and marketing events that will benefit you as a science student. Get ready for the new collaborative team. But of course, your input is always appreciated. Don’t hesitate to come share your ideas as well as concerns at our office. She can be contacted at vpmarketing@myepsa.ca.

Jananthini Sivabasgaran

Discipline Representative

Jan is a second year student at UTSC, currently enrolled in the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP). She plans on completing a double major in Chemistry and French. In her spare time, she loves singing, dancing, listening to music, and baking cupcakes. Jan is very excited to be a part of EPSA once again this year. She joined the team so that she can reach out to all the other students and encourage them to come out to as many events as possible along with voicing their opinions about the department. If you have ANY questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact her at chemrep@myepsa.ca. Gooooo Chemistryyy :)

Thirumahal Kumarappah

Environmental Sciences
Discipline Representative

Thirumahal is currently a fourth year student double majoring in Health Studies (co-op) and Environmental Science. She is very excited to be a part of the EPSA team and as your Environmental Science Discipline Representative, she looks forward to working with you to make the most out of your university experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send her an email at environmentalrep@myepsa.ca or drop in during her office hours. She would be more than happy to answer/address your feedback. Keep swimming upstream!

Christopher Thomas

Physics Representative

Chris is a fourth year student in the Concurrent Teacher Education Program studying a major in Astrophysics and Physics and a second major in biochemistry. He has an interest in playing sports, such as hockey and soccer. He also has a strong ambition to start a Quidditch league, yes Quidditch :). As a pretty skilled trumpet player, he thinks he should join the band again. His goals as the Physics Rep. are to have the Physics Aid Centre provide the optimum learning environment for first year physics and astronomy students. He can be contacted at physicsrep@myepsa.ca

Hyung Yoon

Academic Commissioner

Hyung is a third year student, currently double majoring in biochemistry and neuroscience. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, listening to music and socializing with friends. As the academic commissioner, he hopes to work along with other members of the association to notify students of their possible options in the field of environmental and physical science. Events that will be organized to achieve this goal in the following year is the masters seminar, co-op seminar and the career fair. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact him at academiccommissioner@myepsa.ca

Samiya Tabassum

Events Coordinator

Samiya is in her Fourth year studying Environmental Geoscience. As it is her last year at UTSC, she wants to make this a memorable one. The Environmental and Physical Sciences Department at UTSC has so much to offer and the students and faculty here are so incredible. From cosmic events to camping trips to ski trips and hopefully many more, she want students to experience and mingle with one of the best academic departments present on this campus! Stay tuned for updates for awesome academic and social events! =) She can be contacted directly during her office hours or write to her at anytime at eventscoordinator@myepsa.ca

Howin Chang


Howin is currently a third year student studying a double major in biochemistry and psychology. He likes listening to music, drawing, playing video games, breathing, sleeping and eating. As a webmaster he will work to promote EPSA’s image and initiatives online and keep everyone up to date on what is happening. He will work with the executives in promoting the numerous events in the coming year. Contact him at webmaster@myepsa.ca.

Joshua Won


Joshua Won is the First Year Rep for the 2011-2012 school year. He is a first year student hoping to go into Environmental Chemistry Co-op. He has decided to join the EPSA team in an effort to give back to the school community. Through his time at EPSA, he would like to be able to learn, whatever it may be, and contribute in helping other physical and environmental sciences students succeed. If you are interested in contacting him, please do not hesitate at shooting an e-mail to (EPSA e-mail to be added), or dropping by during my office hours. Also, if you happen to see him around campus, feel free to shoot him a wave :).

Nikoo Norouzian

Direct Communications

Nikoo is a first year student enrolled in Chemistry Co-op, hoping to double major in Chemistry and Psychology. She enjoys singing, yoga, watching Korean dramas, and hanging out with friends. Her role as Direct Communications Coordinator is to promote EPSA to the student body by providing updated information on activities and events. She is really happy to join the EPSA team and hopes to get to know more of the science students at UTSC! Feel free to contact Nikoo any time at nikoo.n@hotmail.com.

Shajetha Sabanathan

Volunteer Coordinator

Shajetha is currently a fourth year student double majoring in Environmental Science and Psychology. In her spare time, she likes to listen to music, play her violin, and go out with friends. As the volunteer coordinator she looks forward to meeting students and getting them involved with EPSA events. She is excited to be part of the EPSA team and is eager to meet students who would like to be part of EPSA. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact her at volunteer.coordinator@myepsa.ca

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