Introducing the inaugural cohort of York University President’s Ambassadors

York University is pleased to announce the first cohort of students selected to participate in the President’s Ambassador Program.

The President’s Ambassadors with York President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton

This diverse group of multi-talented undergraduate and graduate students are engaged York community members who will share their commitment for the University through various institutional events and initiatives. We thank all students who applied for the program for their involvement and enthusiasm for the University.

“I am delighted to congratulate and welcome this dynamic group of engaged student leaders who are passionate about York University into these new roles,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton. “Beyond their academic work, these students actively participate in diverse University activities supporting students and the University, and I look forward to learning about their experiences and ideas for community engagement at York.”

Ambassadors have already participated in a number of institutional and community events this fall, including the United Way Pancake Breakfast, Convocation, Scholar’s Hub, York Circle and the Day on the Hill.

Designed to provide York students with a unique perspective on the University community, the President’s Ambassador Program offers opportunities for current students to serve as representatives of the University and to share their experiences as York students with other students, staff, faculty and alumni.

First year students are now eligible to apply to the program to join the 2018-19 cohort of President’s Ambassadors. Applications can be found here and are due Monday, December 3.

The York University President’s Ambassadors for the 2018-19 academic year are:

Tarnem Afify, third year, Biophysics, Faculty of Science

Ilia Azari, fifth year, Psychology and Kinesiology, Faculty of Health

Camellia Bryan, doctoral candidate, Administration, Schulich School of Business

Jenning Cheung, third year, Public Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) and Faculty of Education

Jonathan Clodman, sixth year, Faculty of Education

Michelle Tracey Naa Odey Cobblah, second year, Economics and International Development Studies, (LA&PS) 

Aly Fawzy, third year, Kinesiology, Faculty of Health

Meagan Ferriss, fifth year, Culture & Expression and Law & Society, (LA&PS)

Bailey Francis, fourth-year, Criminology, (LA&PS)

Kelly Fung, third year, Business Administration, Schulich School of Business

Erin Rebecca Beverly-Ann Goulais, Cognitive Science and Indigenous Studies, (LA&PS)

Crystal Heidari, second year, JD, Osgoode Hall Law School

Austin Jafri, fourth year, French Studies and Education, Glendon Campus 

Aria Kamal, fourth year, Law and Society, (LA&PS) 

Dena Mattson, fifth year, International Development Studies, (LA&PS)

Javeria Mirza, third year, Global Political Studies, (LA&PS) 

Rana Nasrazadani, fifth year, Human Rights and Equity Studies, (LA&PS)

Utkarsh Pandey, third year, Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering

Althea Parala, fifth year, Psychology, Faculty of Health

Nathasha Pattiyage, fifth year, Accounting, (LA&PS)

Fernanda Sierra, third year Culture and Expression and Environmental Studies, (LA&PS) and Faculty of Environmental Studies 

Mark Subekti, fourth year, Financial and Business Economics, (LA&PS) 

Melanie Wilmink, doctoral candidate, Art History and Visual Culture, School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design