Full-Time Staff

The SSMU employs 18 full-time staff to run the SSMU’s day-to-day activities. All of the staff report to the General Manager, who in turn reports to the SSMU Executive.

Pauline Gervais (General Manager)

Pauline oversees the staff, co-manages the building with the VP Clubs and Services, oversees the operations, oversees the building tenants, and much more! She has worked at the SSMU since 2004. Pauline will have an open office this semester from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM every Tuesday, starting September 17, 2013. If you are a student member of the SSMU and you have questions, comments, ideas or concerns about the SSMU, there is no-one better to talk to.

Julien Benoît (Political Advisor and Press Secretary)

Julien is responsible for providing the SSMU Executives with advice and information regarding political and social issues and initiatives at all levels, while working closely with the VP External in its relation with the TaCEQ as well as other external instances.

Wallace Sealy (Security Manager)

Wallace handles day-to-day and event-specific security in the Shatner Building. He has worked at the SSMU since 2004.

Ryan Hughes (Communications and IT Director)

Ryan oversees the communications and publications of the SSMU. He is also responsible for the management of the SSMU’s records and information technology. He started working with SSMU in August 2012.

(Sustainability Coordinator)

The Sustainability Coordinator promotes sustainable practices at the SSMU and advises the Executives about environmental initiatives on campus.

Josée Couture, CPA, CA (Controller)

Josée oversees the SSMU accounting department, manages the budget, works closely with the auditors, and helps oversee the operations. She has worked at the SSMU since 2011.

Wendy He (Assistant Controller)

Wendy reviews accounts payable and receivable general ledger entries. She assists the Comptroller in preparing month-end analysis, financial statements and audit files. She has worked at the SSMU since 2003.

Monique Bélanger (Accounting Clerk)

Monique records all accounting information in the systems. She has worked at the SSMU since 2005.

Sandy Ko (Accounting Technician – Accounts Payable and Payroll)

Sandy compiles and prepares accounts payable and payroll entries. She communicates with students, SSMU departments and vendors. Sandy has worked at the SSMU since August 2011.

Marie-Élaine Reid CHRP (Human Resources Advisor)

Marie-Elaine provides human resources advice and expertise, develops and implements procedures and processes, applies programs and policies for all SSMU regular and casual staff members since June 2011.

Sonia Masand (Receptionists)

Sonia handles general questions from students and visitors, helps clubs and services with forms and procedures and manages the mail and posters.

Tania Canalès (Office Manager and Events Administrator)

Tania is responsible for the SSMU Office and administrates all events occuring in the Shatner building. She has been working with SSMU since July 2012.

John Campbell (IT Manager)

John manages the SSMU server and email and responds to any other IT need. He has worked at the SSMU since 2008.

Alessandro Sangiovanni (Gerts Administration Manager)

Alessandro opens the bar, produces sales reports, hires staff, plans and purchases supplies, prepares the budget and monitors the bar’s financial performance.

Katherine Hilzinger (Gerts Operations Manager)

Katherine prepares staff trainings and schedules, coordinates bar security needs, organizes events held at the bar and other alcohol related building events, creates seasonal menus and promotions, plans marketing and communications campaigns. Katherine has worked at the SSMU since 2010.

Aline Karagioules (Daycare Manager)

The Daycare Manager oversees the SSMU’s daycare (in the Brown building) and nursery (in the Shatner building).


Luis Rego since 1980, Jose Rego since 1986, Jose Frade since 1988, Fernando Serrano since 2013.

Porters work in the Shatner Building taking care of the maintenance of the building, which consists of, but not limited to, cleaning, painting and furniture moving.

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