The Community Health Sciences Student Executive Team

The Community Health Sciences Student Executive Team (CHSSE) is organized by CHS students for CHS students. CHSSE works to enhance the experience of each and every CHS student by organizing educational and social activities, providing a hub for students’ ideas and concerns, and acting as an important advocate and liaison between students and the administration.

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2019-2020 CHSSE Leadership

If you need to reach the team, email CHSSE@ucalgary.ca

Megan Thomas, Co-Chair

Megan Thomas, Co-Chair

Megan is the 2020-2021 Co-Chair for the Community Health Sciences Student Executive (CHSSE) team. Currently a 2nd year MSc student, her specialization is Health Services Research with a focus on patient preferences and clinical trial design within the field of rheumatology. She is passionate about supporting student engagement and advocating for student well-being.

When not studying or researching, you can find Megan spending time with family and friends, going on walks, baking, or reading a great book. 

Sara Orenstein, Co-Chair

Sara Orenstein, Co-Chair

Sara is the 2020-2021 Co-Chair for the Community Health Sciences Student Executive (CHSSE) team. As a 2nd year MSc student specializing in Population and Public Health, her work aims to explore informed choice and shared decision making for breast screening mammography in Alberta.

When not studying or conducting research, Sara is often visiting family back in Edmonton, exploring the Rockies, or catching up on her favourite reality tv shows.

Bryanne Kennedy, Marketing and Communications Officer

Bryanne Kennedy, Marketing and Communications Officer

Bryanne is the 2020-2021 Marketing and Communications Officer. As a second-year MSc student specializing in Health Economics, her work aims to understand the patient experience with non-surgical management for hip and knee osteoarthritis.

In her spare time, Bryanne enjoys cooking, crafting, and volunteering.

Kayla Atchison, Treasurer

Kayla Atchison, Treasurer

Kayla is the treasurer for the Community Health Sciences Student Executive team. Kayla is a second-year Masters student in the Health Services Research specialization. Her research interests are in older adult health and her Masters research is looking at how to best treat anxiety in long-term care residents.

Sarah Cooper, First Year Representative

Sarah Cooper, First Year Representative

Sarah is one of the 2020-2021 CHSSE First Year Representatives. As a 1st year MSc student specializing in Health Economics, her work aims to evaluate the key performance indicators for juvenile idiopathic arthritis to improve quality of care in Alberta.

When Sarah is not studying or conducting research, she loves to spend to time volunteering and downhill skiing.

Mina Fahim, First Year Representative

Mina Fahim, First Year Representative

Mina is one of the 2020-2021 CHSSE First Year Representatives. He is a 1st year MSc student specializing in Epidemiology. Mina’s research uses record linkage from national health survey data to administrative data to look at child and youth physical activity and long-term mental health.

When not focusing on school, Mina enjoys spending his time with his family, watching basketball, movies, cooking, and visiting the mountains.

Sandeep Kaur, Secretary

Sandeep Kaur, Secretary

Sandeep is the secretary for the Community Health Sciences Student Executive (CHSSE). Currently a 1st year MSc student, her specialization is Epidemiology with a focus on gender-based differences in liver diseases prevalence to health care utilization. She is passionate about integrating yoga and a holistic approach in day-to-day life.

When not studying or working, you can find Sandeep enjoying acrylic & thread painting, reading a book, writing pieces, or exploring the mountains.

Saania Tariq, Academic and Engagement Events Coordinator

Saania Tariq, Academic and Engagement Events Coordinator

Saania is the academic and engagement events coordinator for the Community Health Sciences Student Executive team. Saania is a first year Masters student in the Health Services specialization. Her research interests are around community based projects and health equity, and her thesis work is focused on self-management of type 2 diabetes in people who are experiencing food insecurity.

When Saania is not studying, you can find her drawing, painting, exploring the city and catching up on her favourite shows.

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