Introducing the 2019-20 cohort of York University President’s Ambassadors

York University has announced the students selected to participate in the second cohort of the President’s Ambassador Program.

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. All students who applied for the program should be recognized for their involvement and enthusiasm for the University.

Some of the students selected for the second cohort of the President’s Ambassador Program

“From athletic teams and artistic endeavours to community service and mentorship roles, the newest cohort of President’s Ambassadors are active contributors to student life at the University,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton. “On behalf of all of us at York, I want to congratulate these student leaders on their selection as President’s Ambassadors, and I look forward to getting to know more about them and about their ideas for continuing to improve the student experience at York.”

Ambassadors have already participated in a number of institutional and community events this fall, including First Generation Day, Red & White Day, Vaughan Scholars Hub and York Circle.

Applications are open for the winter semester and students are encouraged to apply to the program to join the 2019-20 cohort of President’s Ambassadors. Learn more about the program and apply by Friday, Dec. 13. Interviews will take place in January 2020.

Some of the students selected for the second cohort of the President’s Ambassador Program

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.

To request ambassadors to attend an event, fill out this request form, preferably two weeks in advance of the event date.

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

  • Hanaa Ammer, third year, health management, Faculty of Health;
  • Talon Becker, fourth year, bachelor of business administration, Schulich School of Business;
  • Gurneet Bhela, fifth year, global health, Faculty of Health;
  • Ammon Cherry, third year, environmental studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies;
  • Jenning Cheung, fourth year, public administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) and Faculty of Education;
  • Jennifer Del Riccio, second year, Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School;
  • Sara Dhir, fifth year, law and society, LA&PS;
  • Yasmin Dini, fourth year, global health, Faculty of Health;
  • Mathias Dos, second year, commerce, LA&PS;
  • Aly Fawzy, fourth year, kinesiology, Faculty of Health;
  • Jacob Fine, second year, biology, Faculty of Health;
  • Kelly Fung, fourth year, bachelor of business administration, Schulich School of Business;
  • Pablo Gonzalez, second year, biotechnology, Faculty of Science;
  • Amin Hatamnejad, second year, kinesiology, Faculty of Health;
  • Crystal Heidari, third year, Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School;
  • Amy Kingston, fourth year, theatre and human rights and equity studies, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design;
  • Priyaan Lall, second year, economics, LA&PS;
  • Ridhima Malhotra, fourth year, commerce, LA&PS;
  • Christina Marton, geography, LA&PS;
  • Vrati Mehra, second year, masters in kinesiology and health science, Faculty of Health;
  • Javeria Mirza, fourth year, global political studies, LA&PS;
  • Rana Nasrazadani, fifth year, human rights and equity studies, LA&PS;
  • Davina Potkidis, third year, biology and music, Faculty of Science; and,
  • Mark Subekti Tan, first year, humanities, Faculty of Graduate Studies.
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