1) Increase transparency and accessibility of the MMSA,
Hello, I am Faisal Siddiqui and I am the Honourary Senior Stick. After completing Medical school at the University of Manitoba, I completed residency in Anesthesia at McGill and then fellowship training in Critical Care at the University of Manitoba. I am involved in education through roles with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Anesthesia Examination Board as well as Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Manitoba. I am honoured to be asked to be part of MMSA Executive Council this year.
Hello everyone! My name is Tessa and I’m excited to be serving as the MMSA Vice-Stick External. Working alongside Rachel, I represent students to external organizations including Doctors Manitoba, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), and the Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba (PARIM). Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!
Lucy Wilson (Sr. Treasurer)
Kevin Stein (Jr. Treasurer)
Hi! We’re the MMSA treasurers. We’re responsible for all the financial aspects of the MMSA, including budgeting, reimbursements, and Student Initiative Grants (SIGs). Lucy is in her second year of medicine, and outside of class she enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and reading. We look forward to working with everyone this year! Kevin is currently in his second year of Medicine. Some of his favourite things include dogs, soccer, sushi, and heavy rock music. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Geisbrecht (Communications Rep Sr.)
Victoria Rust (Communications Rep Jr.)
Hi, welcome to the MMSA website! We’re the Communications Representatives for the 2020-2021 council. Our jobs range from running the MMSA website and social media, to taking meeting minutes and communicating with the student body at large. Contact us if you have any questions, and if we can’t help, we’ll point you to someone who can!
Amy is in her third year of Medicine and enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.
Victoria is in her second year of Medicine.
Hey! We’re the MMSA Event Programmers for the 2021-2022 school year and are excited to plan the classic med events that we all know and love (or at least have heard of). We are both in our second year of medicine and unfortunately did not get to participate in any in-person MMSA events last year. This year however, we are looking forward to planning the classics such as MedLaw, Movember Coffeehouse, Winter Formal and Beer & Skits. As public health restrictions continue to change, we hope to host the majority of our events in-person. If you ever have questions, concerns, or just want to reach out and say hi, feel free to email us (email@example.com). We look forward to seeing you all out at the great events MMSA has to offer!
Hi everyone! My name is Mira and I am in my third year. I am excited to be your Senator for the 2021-2022 school year. I have previously sat on the University Senate and I am excited to continue my role. I represent medical students on the University’s senior academic governing body. We deal with a variety of academic matters, such as, teaching, examinations, degrees, and academic awards. I am also a representative on the Senate Committee on Admissions and the Senate Committee on Appeals. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or comments regarding academic matters.
Cate Giffin (GHL Sr.)
TBD (GHL Jr.)
Jessica Ellis (LOIH Sr.)
TBD (LIOH Jr.)
Hi everyone! My name is Maziar, I am in the Class of 2023 and I have the privilege of being your MMSA Wellness Representative for the upcoming year. I am extremely passionate about finding a healthy work-life balance and enabling other medical students to do so as well. I am excited to work as a team to provide the means for students to do this through advocacy, accessible wellness resources, and educational activities and programming that will provide valuable skills in maintaining our own mental and physical well-being so that we can better care for others. If you ever have any questions or ideas around wellness activities that you would like to see, please do not hesitate to reach me via email or message me on Facebook!
Hi there! My name is Alli, I am an MD/PhD candidate in the Advanced Degrees in Medicine Program. I am in the Class of 2023 a PhD candidate in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. As Research Program Representative, I will advocate for students in the MD/PhD, MD/MSc and MD/BSc Med programs at three levels: MMSA, Max Rady College of Medicine, and the Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada (CITAC). There are many demands on our MD/PhD, MD/MSc and MD/BSc students. My goal is to strengthen supports so you feel supported through your research journey!
Hi my name is Navjit Singh, I am in the class of 2023, and I am so excited to be the MMSA’s first ever EDI rep! My role involves representing the MMSA and the College of Medicine on the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences EDI Committee. I also work with national groups, such as the Canadian Federation of Medical Students, to address the topic of EDI among their working groups. I am also representing the MMSA as a voting member on the Medicine Admissions Committee. In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing, and going for runs outside! If you have any questions or concerns regarding EDI or would like more information about the current work that is being done, please email me.
Nada El Tobgy (President)
Matthew Stecy (Academic Rep)
Lydia Czegledi (Academic Rep)
Hey there! We’re Nada, Lydia, and Matt — the President and Academic Representatives for the class of 2022. We represent our class to the MMSA, faculty, and several other organizations. Nada is responsible for facilitating all class programming and activities. Together, the three of us are responsible for advocating on all academic issues at faculty meetings. Alongside the rest of our class council, we’re here to make sure the Class of 2022 has the best experience possible!
Jayelle Friesen-Enns (President)
Mehrin Ahmed (Academic Rep)
Connor Ford (Academic Rep)
Hello there! We are Jayelle, Connor and Mehrin. Jayelle is the Class President, and is completing her Masters in Medical Microbiology. She coordinates class activities and works with various councils. Connor and Mehrin, the Academic Representatives, work with Jayelle to support and advocate for the Class of 2023. Connor used to teach science.
George Cai is our past Senior Stick and served on the MMSA council for 4 years prior to his graduation. The MMSA thanks George for everything he has done for medical education here in Manitoba and wishes him luck in the future.