About us

About Us

WE are Laurier science students representing YOU.

The Faculty of Science Students’ Association is a group of science students that hope to provide a diverse and enlightening experience to the Laurier Science Community, which is comprised of over 4,000 students. By providing our services, we hope to inspire other students to do the same in the future.

Our Vision

A hallmark feature of FOSSA since its establishment is to provide the same opportunity to its science students, both in quantity and in quality. Through several events that are featured throughout the year, students get a chance to network, relax and socialize with others, all the while building experience and sharpening their skills. 

With this goal in mind, our vision is to give science students a chance to succeed in a highly competitive field, and allowing them to participate in something bigger and memorable, something they can cherish in the future.

Melissa rezk
PRESIDENT

Melissa Rezk is the President of FOSSA. She is a fourth year Health Sciences student. She joined FOSSA because she wants to provide Laurier science students with enlightening experiences and diverse opportunities to excel both in their undergraduate education and beyond. Melissa loves collaborating with such a hard-working and outstanding team to contribute to the growth of the Faculty of Science here at Wilfrid Laurier University. When she’s not in the FOSSA office, you can find her in a coffee shop writing poetry, flipping vials in the genetics lab, or waiting in the Tim Horton’s line.

ALTHAF AZWARD
VICE PRESIDENT

Althaf Azward is the Vice President of FOSSA. He is a 4th Year Health Sciences student. He joined FOSSA to give back to the students in the Facuty of Science and meet like-minded students who are passionate about collaborating collectively to improve the student experience at Laurier. He enjoyed the intiatives and opportunities that FOSSA provided him with and he wanted to emulate this during the latter years of his undergrad. When not in the FOSSA office, he enjoys watching movies and getting bubble tea with friends.

MALAIKA AHMED
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

Malaika Ahmed is a Director of Events and she is a Health Sciences student in her 4th year. She joined FOSSA because throughout her undergrad, she noticed how much this association’s initiatives assisted students of all programs in career development, networking, funding and many other services. It was her determination to contribute to the Laurier community that caused her to join FOSSA’s awesome team this year! In my spare time, she loves to read, travel and play board games with family and friends (unless she loses…)

NICOLE BENTLEY
VICE PRESIDENT OF EVENTS

Nicole Bentley is the VP of Events and she is a 4th year Health Sciences student. She has previously participated in events held by FOSSA and wants to become further involved to help create memorable experiences for all science students. She is a science student… FOSSA is her free time.

REBECCA SALEHI
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

Rebecca Salehi is a Director of Events and she is a Health Sciences student in her 1st year. She joined FOSSA because she is an outgoing person who enjoys working with others. She is happy to be involved in this tightly knit association of like-minded students, as they all support and encourage each other to feel at home and reach their goals. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys playing hockey and rugby, spending time with family and friends and baking.

KAYLA SAUL
VICE PRESIDENT OF CLUBS

Kayla Saul Position is the Vice President of Clubs and is a Second Year Health Sciences student. She joined FOSSA when she was in first year because she wanted to play a role in fostering a unified and nurturing Faculty of Sciences community at Laurier through positive initiatives and fun events. She enjoys working collaboratively with like-minded peers in an effort to enhance the overall student experience, both inside and outside of the classroom!   In her free time, Kayla enjoys singing and acting, playing the piano, playing tennis, going for long walks, watching YouTube videos and Netflix series, and hanging out with her family and friends!

AREEB HASSAN
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Areeb Hassan is the VP of Finance and is a 4th Year Health Sciences student. He really liked how FOSSA played a tremendous role in helping improve student life here at Laurier through hosting major events such as the FOSSA formal and various networking events and by offering various scholarships, although he never took part because he had to commute everyday. These initiatives certainly helped him during his time here and now he would like to give back by being part of the team. When not in the atrium, Areeb is in Milton, where he likes to play hockey and watch the Leafs break his heart.

MERELLE TADROS
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Merelle Tadros is a Director of Finance in her 3rd year and she is a Health Sciences student. She joined FOSSA to better the science students experience at Laurier, get more involved in her community at school and get to know more people! When not in the science atrium, Merelle likes spending time with family, friends and her cats. She also like watching movies and crocheting!

LAIS MARQUES EIRAS
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Lais Marques Eiras is the VP of Marketing and she is a 3rd year health sciences student. She joined FOSSA so that she could reach out to science students by marketing and advertising opportunities to get involved in the WLU community and by offering help and support to anyone that needs it! When not in the science atrium, Lais loves to nap and binge-watch Netflix shows during her free time!

SAM PETICCA
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Samantha Peticca is a Director of Marketing and she is a 4th year health sciences student. She joined FOSSA because she wanted to get closer to the science community at Laurier. When not in the science atrium, Sam likes to hangout with her roommates and go to the movies.

JAYSON HABIB
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Jayson Habib is the VP of operations on FOSSA. He is a third year Health Sciences student and he joined FOSSA because he wanted to be apart of something that contributes to an amazing student experience at Laurier. FOSSA is a voice for all science students and he joined to ensure their voice is heard across campus. When not in the science atrium, Jayson is either playing sports or cooking in the kitchen.

PETER MATTER
FIRST YEAR REPRESENTATIVE

Peter Matter is the first year representative. He joined FOSSA for his love of science and the impact he can make with the team. When not in the science atrium, Peter likes to watch cars in his free time.

USAMA ASAD
VICE PRESIDENT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT

Usama Asad is the VP of Web and he is a Health Sciences student. He joined FOSSA to help provide services to the entire faculty of science in a quick and efficient way, all the while meeting new people. He love to help others and pursue his hobbies, which is why he selected this role. When not in the science atrium, Usama likes to travel, watch sports and go out. He is still finishing the website.