Council... What we do

Similar to Members of Parliament at the federal level, Councillors are the USC’s legislative body. Council is separate from the Student Executive but an equal partner in how the USC is run.

So, for example, while the President has the great authority over the day to day operations, Council can create or amend policy, issue a directive (i.e. task an Executive to return with certain information), or pass a standing resolution that has a legislative effect on the USC’s operations.

A councillor is an undergraduate student who is elected by peers to represent their interests on the council floor. These students come from all the undergraduate faculties and professional schools, and are responsible for understanding the business of council – suggesting changes to policies or initiatives as they see fit.

Together they…

  • represent the interests of Western’s undergraduate students
  • establish the Terms of Reference, salaries, discipline and accountability of Executive Officers
  • approve the USC’s Long Term Plan
  • appoint committees, task forces or other advisory boards.

How we work

Most of our legislative work happens in committee meetings and hearings focused on Student Experience, Operations, Advocacy, and Governance and Finance. These committees discuss proposed policy or policy changes, receive updates from Executives, and hear feedback from students like you.

Council Meeting

Where we meet, vote, and listen

Meetings are generally held in the Community Room in the UCC Building.

Meetings are open the public and everyone is welcome to attend or watch on the live stream.

Councillors also spend a great deal of time in each of their constituencies, ensuring your needs are being met and your voice is being heard.

Who we are

AFFILIATE COUNCILS

NOTE: Affiliate Presidents sit as voting members on the USC.

Brescia University College Students’ Council

Rachel Ogilvie
Rachel Ogilvie
President – Brescia University College Students’ Council
rogilvi@uwo.ca
Erica Defranscisco
Erica Defranscisco
Councillor – Brescia University College Students’ Council
edefranc@uwo.ca

Huron University College Students’ Council

Dylan Matthews


Dylan Matthews
President – Huron University College Students’ Council
dmatth4@uwo.ca
Charlie Echlin
Charlie Echlin
Councillor – Huron University College Students’ Council
cechlin3@uwo.ca

Kings University College Students’ Council

Violette Khammad
Violette Khammad
President – Kings University College Students’ Council
vkhammad@uwo.ca
Hasan Mahfoud
Hasan Mahfoud
Councillor – Kings University College Students’ Council
hmahfoud@uwo.ca
Alessia Zonta
Alessia Zonta
Councillor – Kings University College Students’ Council
azonta@uwo.ca
Hadia Fiaz
Hadia Fiaz
Councillor – Kings University College Students’ Council
hfiaz@uwo.ca
Muhammad Syed
Muhammad Syed
Councillor – Kings University College Students’ Council
msyed55@uwo.ca

Faculty Councils

NOTE: Faculty Council Presidents sit as voting members on the USC.

Arts and Humanities Students’ Council

Massimo Perruzza
Massimo Perruzza
President – Arts and Humanities Students’ Council
mperruz2@uwo.ca
Kate Moran
Kate Moran
Councillor – Arts and Humanities Students’ Council
katemoran18@hotmail.ca

HBAA Council

Calvin Caracciolo
Calvin Caracciolo
Councillor – HBAA Council
calvin.caracciolo@gmail.com
Natalie Kovalchuk
Natalie Kovalchuk
Councillor – HBAA Council
nkovalchuk.hba2018@ivey.ca

Dentistry Council

Vacant
Vacant
Councillor – Dentistry Council

Education Council

Meg Pierce
Meg Pierce
Councillor – Education Council
mpierc4@uwo.ca

Undergraduate Engineering Society

Alejandra Calva
Alejandra Calva
C
ouncillor – Undergraduate Engineering Society
Michael Zhou
Michael Zhou
Councillor – Undergraduate Engineering Society
mzhou268@uwo.ca
Jake Sawyer
Jake Sawyer
Councillor – Undergraduate Engineering Society

Health Sciences Council BHSc, Nursing, Kinesiology

Husnain Ali
Husnain Ali
President – Health Sciences Council BHSc, Nursing, Kinesiology
hali62@uwo.ca
Juliana Van Gaalen
Juliana Van Gaalen
Councillor, Health Studies – Health Sciences Council BHSc, Nursing, Kinesiology
jvangaa2@uwo.ca
Lauren Rogers
Lauren Rogers
Councillor, Health Studies – Health Sciences Council BHSc, Nursing, Kinesiology
lroger24@uwo.ca
Amilya Ladak
Amilya Ladak
Councillor, Health Studies – Health Sciences Council BHSc, Nursing, Kinesiology
aladak8@uwo.ca
Erika Juhasz
Erika Juhasz
Councillor, Health Studies – Health Sciences Council BHSc, Nursing, Kinesiology
ejuhasz@uwo.ca
Lucille Watson
Lucille Watson
Councillor, Health Sciences – Health Sciences Council BHSc, Nursing, Kinesiology
lwatso48@uwo.ca
Benjamin Abnett
Benjamin Abnett
Councillor, Health Studies – Health Sciences Council BHSc, Nursing, Kinesiology
babnett@uwo.ca
David McHugh
David McHugh
Councillor, Health Studies – Health Sciences Council BHSc, Nursing, Kinesiology
dmchugh3@uwo.ca

Law Council

Vacant
Vacant
Councillor – Law Council

Information and Media Studies Council

Emma Coates
Emma Coates
President – Information and Media Studies Council
ecoates6@uwo.ca

Medicine Council

Andrea Eversley
Andrea Eversley
Councillor – Medicine Council
jeversley2020@meds.uwo.ca

Music Council

Kyle Tang
Kyle Tang
President – Music Council
ktang64@uwo.ca

Science Students’ Council

Danny Chang
Danny Chang
President – Science Students’ Council
dan.chang05@gmail.com
Ankush Vij
Ankush Vij
Councillor – Science Students’ Council
avij@uwo.ca
Graeden Middel
Graeden Middel
Councillor – Science Students’ Council
gmiddel@uwo.ca
Julia Gordon
Julia Gordon
Councillor – Science Students’ Council
jgordo53@uwo.ca
Frank Ye
Frank Ye
Councillor – Science Students’ Council
yye58@uwo.ca
Grace Zhu
Grace Zhu
Councillor – Science Students’ Council
gzhu22@uwo.ca
Rathshith Gangireddy
Rathshith Gangireddy

Councillor – Science Students’ Council
rgangire@uwo.ca
Victoria Barroso
Victoria Barroso
Councillor – Science Students’ Council
vbarros@uwo.ca

Social Science Students’ Council

Rathshith Gangireddy
Mitchell Pratt
P
resident, Social Science Students’ Council
mpratt9@uwo.ca
Rathshith Gangireddy Jared Foreman
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
jforman4@uwo.ca
Victoria Barroso
Sophie Delombre
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
sdelombr@uwo.ca
Rathshith Gangireddy
Tom Griffith
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
Rathshith Gangireddy
Avashi Dhillon
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
Rathshith Gangireddy
Keegan Smart
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
ksmart7@uwo.ca
Rathshith Gangireddy
Adam Khimji
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
akhimji3@uwo.ca
Rathshith Gangireddy
Chongteng (Calvin) Chao
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
cchao23@uwo.ca
Victoria Barroso
Ayesha Zaman
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
azaman23@uwo.ca
Rathshith Gangireddy
Keaton Olsen
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
kolsen2@uwo.ca
Rathshith Gangireddy
Matthew Grenier
Councillor – Social Science Students’ Council
mgrenier4@uwo.ca