Meghan McCue

Hello! My name is Meghan McCue, and I am so excited to be the GSA president for the 2022–23 term! I am in the fourth year of my Ph.D. studying how cancer and chemotherapy impact skeletal muscle and how exercise may mitigate some of these effects. I am looking forward to working with the GSA and student body to make this an unforgettable year for grad students at LU! Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions, feedback, or ideas for the GSA 🙂


Mihir Trivedi

I’m Mihir. I am VP of Administration of GSA for the year 2022-23. I’m in my second year of the Masters of Computational Science program. Currently, I’m working on a research project with The Metal Earth Team to help them generate Gold potential maps in the northern Ontario regions. I’ve done my undergraduate in computer engineering in India and worked as a software developer for 4 years. I was a summer porter for residence and full time TA. I am active on social media and actively participate in many on-campus events. You are welcome to approach me for anything related to your graduate study, and I’ll be happy to help you to the best of my abilities.

Vice-President of Administration

Aysa Samareh

Hi everybody! I am Aysa and I am the GSA Vice-Pesident of communication for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am originally from Iran and joined Laurentian University in winter 2022. I am doing my master’s in mechanical engineering as a first year student. I am working on dust measurements in mining environment for human safety. On the other hand, I love social media and always try to be updated. So, I do my best to keep you all informed and updated about what’s going on around Laurentian.

Vice-President Communications

Parastou Zerang

Hi everybody! My name is Parastou and I am the GSA Vice-President of Events for the 2022–2023 academic year. I am doing the third year of my Ph.D. in the Human Kinetics program. I am working in the CROSH (Center for Research in Occupational Safety and Health) lab and doing research on addressing obesity in the workplace. We’re looking for a way to assist employees in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight loss. I am from Iran and, regarding my culture, enjoy gatherings and new events! Here at GSA, we will arrange fantastic events for graduate students at Laurentian University to meet each other and enjoy their time. I would love to meet all of you at our events and would be more than happy to know your area of interest and get your valuable suggestions.

Vice-President Events

Anastacia Chartrand

Hi, grads! I’m a Science Communications master’s student and your GSA VP of Advocacy for 2022-2023. I spend a lot of my time at the Living With Lakes Centre as a student and as chair of the Environmental Sustainability Committee. I’m dedicated to learning how we can contribute to restoration efforts and climate change adaptation and mitigation, specifically learning about the interconnection of land and Indigeneity. I enjoy advocating for the environment and social equity. I encourage you to reach out if you want to work together on your advocacy goals! I’m excited to get to know you over the next year. Best of luck with your studies.

Vice-President Advocacy

Mehdi Tavafi

Hello, I’m a Computational Science master student and very glad to be GSA VP of finance for 2022-2023. I also have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. I oversee the GSA’s finances and internal operations. This includes maintaining financial records, monitoring income and expenditures, and working closely with the GSA Office Manager to coordinate the operation of the GSA Commons. Due to my extensive work experience in the industry and familiarity with financial affairs, I hope to be a good representative for you. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your GSA financial questions.

Vice-President Finance

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