Our Vision

The Faculty of Science Students’ Association (FOSSA) is a student-run association that hopes to provide a diverse and enlightening experience to all students in the Laurier Science Community.

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. Through our events, workshops, and meetings that are featured throughout the year, students get a chance to learn, network, and make lasting connections with peers and professors within the Faculty of Science.

FOSSA provides various opportunities, resources and services that aim to enhance students’ undergraduate experience. We oversee over 25 student-run clubs and organizations that offer many opportunities for students to get involved and learn more about interesting topics and post-graduate career paths.

Contact us at: inquiries@fossa.ca 

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Kayla Saul
PRESIDENT

Year: Fourth Year
Program: Health Sciences

Why I Joined FOSSA: I joined FOSSA in my first year because I am passionate about helping enrich the student experience outside the classroom. Involved as an executive member for the past three years, I have learned the ins and outs of the Laurier Faculty of Science, immersing myself in the science community and building wonderful friendships along the way. As current President, I hope that we, the FOSSA executive team, will continue to host events and initiatives that empower students, providing them with opportunities to learn, network and make lasting connections with their peers and professors within the faculty.

Fun Fact: I am a huge Raptors fan and sang for Serge Ibaka, who used to play for the team!

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Rebecca Salehi
Executive VP

Year: Third Year

Program: Health Science 

Why I Joined FOSSA: I joined FOSSA to help enhance the Laurier undergraduate experience for all science students! 

Fun Fact: FOSSA was the first extracurricular I joined at Laurier!

Ibrahim Sharieff
Director OF marketing

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khushi sharma
VP OF MARKETING

Year: Third Year

Program: Health Sciences

Why I Joined FOSSA: I joined FOSSA in order to meet new like-minded individuals in science programs and to be apart of the greater science community at Laurier. I love the fact that I can reach out to science students here and have the ability to make their school year enjoyable!

Fun Fact: I love making new Spotify playlists and am physically unable to do anything unless background music is involved (preferably Taylor Swift)

jayden berdugo
VP OF EVENTS

Year: Third Year

Program: Health Sciences

Why I joined FOSSA: I joined FOSSA because I love working with like minded individuals and getting involved in the school community! I also really enjoy getting the opportunity to meet people in all different cohorts and programs! Another reason I joined is because I want to help create a warm and welcoming environment for all students in the Faculty of Science.

Fun fact: I’ve travelled to over 10 countries and I love going on new adventures!

Cecilia Markiewicz
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

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SAFIYA ABUANI
Director of events

Year: Second Year

Program: Health Sciences

Why I joined FOSSA: I joined FOSSA so I could be a part of a team with like-minded individuals and form strong connections within the Laurier community. I want to contribute to a positive, exciting, and enriching student experience, as well as promote involvement and engagement and foster a sense of community. I enjoy helping others, working in a team environment, being actively involved in the community, and being exposed to new opportunities for learning.

Fun fact: When I’m not studying, I enjoy figure skating, boating, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Amir GhAEMIAN
VP OF finance

Year: Fourth Year

Program: Biology

Why I Joined FOSSA: to learn more about the science faculty while using his experience in finance based roles to help organize and arrange funding for exciting new events for students.

Fun Fact: When not studying in the solarium, I love to watch history documentaries and play intramural sports!

Jacqueline Carcao
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

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Beheashta atchekzai
VP OF WEB DEVELOPMENT

Year: Third Year

Program: Computer Science

Why I joined FOSSA: To help provide services to the entire faculty of science in a quick and efficient way, all the while meeting new people!

Fun Fact: I love writing songs on my guitar, cooking, playing sports and I am also a don in residence!

PS. I am still finishing the website 🙂

Jordan meikle
Vp of clubs and associations

Year: Third Year

Program: Health Sciences

Why I Joined FOSSA: I joined FOSSA in my second year because I was looking for a chance to aid in the development of the Faculty of Science community while being around similar-minded students with the fervor and drive to improve the student experience at Laurier through academics and events. Through this role, I want to ensure all FOSSA-affiliated clubs and associations undergo a successful academic and social enriching school year. As well, that each clubs’ general members have a great time at each event.

Fun Fact: My family, including myself, are born each in the four months that have only 30 days.

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First YEar REp

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2019-2020