Executive Council 2016-2017

David Vares

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Position: President
Apart from his love of wisdom and innovative scientific research, Dave has been a trustworthy advocate of the Laurentian community.  As the Graduate Students’ Association President during the past academic year, Dave has worked/volunteered in numerous roles, including: 
Board of Governors, Senator and Senate Executive, Joint Student Association Meetings, U-PASS Bargaining with the City of Greater Sudbury, Municipal & Provincial Media Spokesperson, Canadian Federation of Students Local 110 Ontario Executive, National Graduate Caucus Member, National Finance Committee (Provincial & Graduate Student representative), Graduate Program Coordinator Council, Senate Appeals Committee, Campus Diversity Steering Executive, Laurentian University Outcome #38 : LU Club Steering Committee, Joint Health & Safety Committee, CUPE 5011 Chief Stewart, among others.
Yasser Ghoreishi

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Position: Vice President
Yasser, is currently pursuing toward PhD in Human Studies Program. He completed his B.A. in Accounting in Iran and Master Business Administration (MBA) degree at Laurentian University. His area of research is to identify the fundamentals of profitability structure of community supporter agriculture (CSA) farming in the Province of Ontario. Small farms, which serve organic food directly to consumers. This research proposal is constructed on four disciplines including Health, Commerce/Economic, Sociology, and Environment. He has extensive experience in teaching/tutoring, auditing, financial accounting analysis and reporting for seventeen years that made him confident in applying in this field of work. He has during this time gathered and experienced many new challenges with regard to his practical work/study life which he undertook. He also was able to enhance his theoretical professional knowledge and gradually found that these years has very well complemented his previous work experiences and studies. Throughout his career/studying he has demonstrated the ability to establish excellent client relationships and to develop and implement innovative solutions to address a wide variety of projects challenges and gathered excellent organizational abilities and strong decision-making skills.

Currently, he is member of:

Ø  Steering Committee of International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Human Sciences (ICIRHS).

Ø  Trustee of the Local 5011 (CUPE).

Ø  Laurentian University Committee for Respectful Diverse.

Ø  Human Studies Student Association.


Position: Secretary

Ramya Narendrula

Position: Treasurer

Shelley Condratto


Position: Social Convenor
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Shelley is currently working towards her PhD in Human Studies.  Her area of research examines the shift from full-time employment to a more precarious workforce within Ontario, more specifically within the Sudbury mining industry and the experiences of these workers.  Shelley previously completed her undergraduate degree at Laurentian University in Labour Studies and Psychology. She also holds a Master of Industrial Relations degree from Queen’s University.  
Last year as a member of the GSA, Shelley was active within several committees representing the voice of graduate students. In addition to her role with in the GSA, Shelley is also the Vice President of CUPE 5011 representing all Graduate Teaching Assistants.  She is excited for a great year ahead as GSA Secretary.