Staff

Erin Sobat | VP University Affairs

Contact: ua@ssmu.mcgill.ca

I'm a fifth year student in History and Cultural Studies, and I'm incredibly excited to be serving as your VP University Affairs! I love biking around town, exploring new restaurants, attending concerts, and visiting museums. Montreal has so much to offer, and I hope you take advantage of those opportunities during your time here. Feel free to shoot me an email at any time with questions or concerns about your university experience.

Rene Iwo | University Affairs Secretary General

Contact: uasecgen@ssmu.mcgill.ca

Hi everyone! I’m in charge of the administrative side of things for the UA portfolio, and I’ve been loving this job for the past year and a half. I moved from Jakarta, Indonesia, 3 years ago, and am now going into my last year in Sociology and International Development Studies. I spend a lot of time in the SSMU Building, as I’m also involved with the Peer Support Centre (PSC), which is a super great drop-in listening service on the fourth floor (check us out!). I have a slight obsession with classical music, geography, languages, Wikipedia, and Reddit.

Aishwarya Singh | Academic Research Commissioner

Contact: arc@ssmu.mcgill.ca

Hi! I’m a third year student in English Literature and Political Science! I am the Academic Research Commissioner and here to serve all your research needs! I’m a Capricorn and am interested in alternative media production!


Marilyn Verghis | Equity Commissioner

Contact: equity@ssmu.mcgill.ca

Hi McGill students! I’m excited to be returning as one of two SSMU Equity Commissioners after a busy 2015-2016 year but I can’t believe it’ll be my last at McGill. I’m originally from Toronto and I’m finishing up my degree in International Development, Economics and Women’s Studies. If there’s one thing I wish someone had told me when I was a new student, it was to get involved with the some of the many social justice and anti-oppression communities on campus so for anyone reading this website gogogogogo, you won’t be sorry! We need more people engaged with making this campus a more safe and equitable space for all members of the community!


Simone Cavanaugh | Equity Commissioner

Contact: equity@ssmu.mcgill.ca

Hey everyone! I’m a fourth year student in Law completing a major in International Human Rights and Development and I’m really looking forward to being one of your SSMU Equity Commissioners this year along with my incredible colleague Marilyn! I spent half my childhood in Toronto and the other half in Montreal, so I am une vraie canadienne! I have a strong background in disability advocacy and my favourite hobbies include talking about, and eating, delicious food. I look forward to working with you all to make the McGill University experience more equitable and engaging for everyone!


Malcolm McClintock | Library Improvement Fund Commissioner

Contact: lifc@ssmu.mcgill.ca

Hi there! I'm in my third year studying Materials Engineering, and I'm very excited to be working with the libraries. I grew up in a small suburb of Connecticut, USA with my 4 siblings and 5 dogs where I became involved with the garden club, the local music scene, and graphic design. I've always enjoyed being a part of the force that improves student life, from my role as OAP Manager to EUS VP Communications, and now my role in SSMU. During my first year at McGill I dove headlong into the Engineering lifestyle, balancing a rigorous academic life with my need to be involved. For leisure I read The Plumber's Faucet, hike whenever I'm able, and hang out in the Islamic Studies Library.