Welcome to the General Events Branch!

What is the General Events Branch?

We strive to unite individuals from the University of Guelph Community through networking and academically supportive events to raise funds and awareness to support local charities and organizations. We will be raising money towards a voted upon cause, through events hosted for our members as well as other STEM students. We hope to make a positive contribution to the Guelph community, as well as provide STEM students with an environment to foster growth and success.

Who Leads Our Team?

We have an awesome team of STEM students working hard to put on events for STEM students!

Caitlin Duthie

General Events Branch Coordinator

Hi! My name is Caitlin and I am a second year Biomed student! I love to hang out with my dog and spending time playing games with my family. I joined the SSGSA in hopes to help other STEM students feel like they have a community where they belong. I enjoy being able to plan fun activities for the club to run! I hope to be able to run many more events in the future for STEM students.

Maryam Maamoun

General Events Branch Sub-Communications Coordinator

Hey, everyone! My name is Mary and I’m a 4th year biochemistry major here at the University of Guelph! I am one of the general events sub-communications coordinator, which means that I am responsible for creating the content and then posting it across all of our social media platforms for the club’s general events! After graduating, I’m looking at pursuing a master’s degree in plant science, and hopefully then work in research within the agriculture and/or food science industry! In my free time, you can find me sketching, reading, or going on walks! If you have any questions for me, please feel free to reach out at [email protected]

Justin Chamberlain

General Events Branch Sub-Communications Coordinator

Hi! My name is Justin, I am in second year of Biological Sciences, and I am the General Events Branch Sub-Communications Coordinator. My job with this club is to help promote all of the general events through the clubs’ social media pages, to ensure nobody misses out! I aspire to become a healthcare professional in the future, with specific interest in Clinical Immunology, Oncology or Pharmacy. In my free time I like to exercise, play basketball and watch YouTube and Netflix.

Ishil Akhtar

General Events Branch Sub-Finance Minister

Hello everyone, my name is Ishil! I'm a second year student at the University of Guelph majoring in Bio-Medical Sciences. I am one of the General Events Branch Sub-Finance Coordinators with the STEM Students Guelph Support Association. My role in the club is to keep track of the club's finances for all the events that we hold as well as organizing those events. I am also in charge of creating and managing the semester's budget for the General Events Branch. I would love to pursue a career in the medical field, specifically going into dermatology in the future because of my passion for skin problems such as eczema, acne and hyperpigmentation, having faced eczema as a child. I'd also like to do some research in cancer and immunology if I am ever lucky enough to be able to do so. In my free time, I like to make beauty and fashion related content for my social media pages as I am very passionate about beauty and skincare. I also like to play the guitar and tune up my skills. If you have any questions about our organization, please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]!

Jenna Braden

General Events Branch Sub-Finance Minister

Hey! My name is Jenna Braden and I am a third year student at the University of Guelph studying Neuroscience. I am a member of the executive team for the STEM Students Guelph Support Association. My title is the General Events Branch Sub-Finance minister which means I am in charge of creating and managing the budget for the General Events Branch. This includes managing finances for all of the events that we hold as well as having a role in organizing those events. Based on my major you can probably tell that one of my biggest passions is the brain, specifically mental illness, but my other passions include fitness, animals, motorcycles and baseball. One thing that I truly value is guidance, it is a very important aspect of life and is especially important when you are going through the university experience, that is one of the reasons why I joined this club because I would like to not only help provide guidance for new students and fellow science students but also be guided by mentors and my peers.

Lishita Rowjee

General Events Branch Sub-Events Facilitator

My name is Lishita Rowjee, an international student from Mauritius. I’ll be going into my third year as a Bio-Medical Science major with a minor in Microbiology this fall. I am deeply interested in the human anatomy, the immune system, and the human microbiome. I am the general events branch sub-events facilitator for the SSGSA. My role consists of planning and coordinating all events organized by the branch along with the branch coordinator. I really enjoy getting involved in the initial stages and seeing our work transformed into an event that students enjoy attending. I believe that complete dedication towards your work is a must to achieve the best results. During my free time, I can be seen volunteering, learning a new language, watching Korean dramas, baking, doing yoga, drawing and going out on walks with my friends.

Recent Events

SSGSA Student Research and Networking Night

Hey SSGSA! On March 29th, at 6:30 PM EST, we will be hosting a virtual information session with several academics with research experience who will be giving tips and information on entering into a specific field of research. This session will be followed by networking period for students to meet professors and graduate students to ask them specific questions about their particular field of research.

Upcoming Events

O-Week Events

Stay tuned for our upcoming Orientation Week Events! Get involved with this awesome community and help to raise funds and awareness for a charitable cause!

We Want to Hear from You!

What kinds of events do you want to see? What events will help you? We would love your input so we can plan the best events possible, catered towards your needs!

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Thank you so much for your input! We hope to create more events targeted towards your needs!

Get Involved - Volunteer With Us!

If you want to volunteer to help at our events, raising money for a worthwhile cause, please sign up below!

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