[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”Co-President: Courtny Vaz” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][vc_column_text]

Courtny Vaz is a fourth year undergraduate at York University majoring in Communications and International Development studies. She has extensive hands-on experience working with CIDA in the field of international development abroad and in Toronto to promote the Millienium Development Goals. She is an active advocate for equality in education worldwide. Courtny also has experience working in the field of creative advertising, copy writing and blogging. She is one of the founders and former editor-in-chief for Canada’s first social media magazine The Youzus Report and plans on co-founding more free resources for aspiring young entrepreneurs. Courtny is currently the outreach coordinator of the President Sustainability Council and York University and Co-President of Regenesis at York.

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[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”400×400″ alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”Co-President: Taha Rizvi” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]
[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”Vice-President – Keele Campus: Angelica Rutherford-NielsenAngelica Photo” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][vc_column_text]

Angelica Rutherford-Nielsen hails from the lush, vibrant and community-oriented Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she found purpose to her step by becoming involved with organizations, initiatives and events that spread awareness, allow for network development and inspire action towards environmental and social justice. Interested in community resilience, personal development, education and empowerment. She has been actively involved in grassroots initiatives such as Food Not Bombs, community radio, film festivals, conferences, local markets, benefit concerts and workshops to raise awareness and support important causes. She has also been involved in and supports organizations such as Rights and Democracy and Amnesty International. After completing her B.A. degree in Geography and Visual Arts from Vancouver Island University, she now resides in Toronto and is a graduate student attending York University for a Masters in Environmental Studies. The focus of her research concentrates on popular education and activism in conscious consumerism and food sovereignty. Her passion lies in communicating and inspiring positive social change through creative, connective and empowering ways. As an artist and an academic, she aspires to continue her development of knowledge and understanding of important issues, while finding means of expressing and communicating them to a broader audience. Think global, act local. Education is empowering, understanding is gratitude and imagination is freedom.

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[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”Vice President – Keele Campus: Hamze Sibai” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]
[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ alignment=”center” img_size=”full” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”Vice President – Glendon Campus: Farheen Ahmed” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][vc_column_text]

Angelica Rutherford-Nielsen hails from the lush, vibrant and community-oriented Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she found purpose to her step by becoming involved with organizations, initiatives and events that spread awareness, allow for network development and inspire action towards environmental and social justice. Interested in community resilience, personal development, education and empowerment. She has been actively involved in grassroots initiatives such as Food Not Bombs, community radio, film festivals, conferences, local markets, benefit concerts and workshops to raise awareness and support important causes. She has also been involved in and supports organizations such as Rights and Democracy and Amnesty International. After completing her B.A. degree in Geography and Visual Arts from Vancouver Island University, she now resides in Toronto and is a graduate student attending York University for a Masters in Environmental Studies. The focus of her research concentrates on popular education and activism in conscious consumerism and food sovereignty. Her passion lies in communicating and inspiring positive social change through creative, connective and empowering ways. As an artist and an academic, she aspires to continue her development of knowledge and understanding of important issues, while finding means of expressing and communicating them to a broader audience. Think global, act local. Education is empowering, understanding is gratitude and imagination is freedom.

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[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”Secretary: Alicia Campney” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]
[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”Treasurer: Mary Zhang” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][vc_column_text]

Angelica Rutherford-Nielsen hails from the lush, vibrant and community-oriented Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she found purpose to her step by becoming involved with organizations, initiatives and events that spread awareness, allow for network development and inspire action towards environmental and social justice. Interested in community resilience, personal development, education and empowerment. She has been actively involved in grassroots initiatives such as Food Not Bombs, community radio, film festivals, conferences, local markets, benefit concerts and workshops to raise awareness and support important causes. She has also been involved in and supports organizations such as Rights and Democracy and Amnesty International. After completing her B.A. degree in Geography and Visual Arts from Vancouver Island University, she now resides in Toronto and is a graduate student attending York University for a Masters in Environmental Studies. The focus of her research concentrates on popular education and activism in conscious consumerism and food sovereignty. Her passion lies in communicating and inspiring positive social change through creative, connective and empowering ways. As an artist and an academic, she aspires to continue her development of knowledge and understanding of important issues, while finding means of expressing and communicating them to a broader audience. Think global, act local. Education is empowering, understanding is gratitude and imagination is freedom.

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[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”Executive Director: Manahil Hassan” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]
[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3226″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”VP Communications: Shadiya Aidid” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][vc_column_text]

Shadiya Aidid is a third year undergraduate student at York University. She is majoring in Environmental Studies with focus on environmental politics. She is currently serving as a member of the York University Board of Governors. She is also a Project Coordinator at Regenesis for the Free Store initiative, which is a project that aims to minimize waste as people donate and reuse old products. The reason she joined Regenesis was because she had an interest in being a part of something that was both environmental and had feasible and ongoing initiatives that she could be a part of.

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[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3227″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”VP Communications: Seema Syed” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]
[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”VP Events: Anika Sharma” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][vc_column_text]

Shadiya Aidid is a third year undergraduate student at York University. She is majoring in Environmental Studies with focus on environmental politics. She is currently serving as a member of the York University Board of Governors. She is also a Project Coordinator at Regenesis for the Free Store initiative, which is a project that aims to minimize waste as people donate and reuse old products. The reason she joined Regenesis was because she had an interest in being a part of something that was both environmental and had feasible and ongoing initiatives that she could be a part of.

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[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”VP Events: Mizgin Yumusak” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]
[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”VP Legal: Jessica Rivas” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][vc_column_text]

Shadiya Aidid is a third year undergraduate student at York University. She is majoring in Environmental Studies with focus on environmental politics. She is currently serving as a member of the York University Board of Governors. She is also a Project Coordinator at Regenesis for the Free Store initiative, which is a project that aims to minimize waste as people donate and reuse old products. The reason she joined Regenesis was because she had an interest in being a part of something that was both environmental and had feasible and ongoing initiatives that she could be a part of.

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[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”VP Programs & Initiatives: Fadumo Diriye” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]
[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”VP Research: Abdul-Hadi Zubair” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][vc_column_text]

Shadiya Aidid is a third year undergraduate student at York University. She is majoring in Environmental Studies with focus on environmental politics. She is currently serving as a member of the York University Board of Governors. She is also a Project Coordinator at Regenesis for the Free Store initiative, which is a project that aims to minimize waste as people donate and reuse old products. The reason she joined Regenesis was because she had an interest in being a part of something that was both environmental and had feasible and ongoing initiatives that she could be a part of.

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[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”VP Research: Asma Fiayaz” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]
[vc_single_image img_color=”nocolor” img_link_target=”_self” image=”3249″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”profilepic”][vc_custom_heading text=”VP Human Resources: Mariam Ismali” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]