Your Executive

Tunahan Uygun

President

Contact: uygun@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Tuna:

You stand in the virtual presence of Tunahan Uygun of House Tuna, rightful heir to the LSA Throne, rightful King of the Law Students, Protector of the Three Cohorts, the Father of the Bearristers, the Khal (pre-season 8, episode 6, obviously) of the Great Gavel, the Breaker of Ice (no seriously, chat with me about anything). All titles aside, I might not have three dragons to help me conquer Westeros, but I have an awesome LSA Exec with me to help make your law student experience as amazing as can be!

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Tony Basu

VP-General

Contact: basu1@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Tony:

Hello procrastinators, my name is Tony Basu and I am your VP General for the 2019-2020 school year. Some have described me as a Scholar with a Smile (that was Tuna) and others have described me as the People’s Champion (that was me). My responsibilities include facilitating in-faculty elections, working with student groups, running the mentorship program and other general tasks (get it?). I also step in for the President if for whatever reason they are unable to complete one of their duties. I may take that opportunity to stage a coup but we’ll see about that later.

I am also a self-professed “fun guy” so if you are looking for someone to show you some fire memes, point and laugh at the absurdity of the human experience or determine what the definitive tastiest place in HUB is, I am your man. Please reach out if you any questions or concerns!

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Amy Deprato

VP-Finance

Contact: deprato@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Amy:

Hi, I’m Amy and I’m your VP Finance this year! I manage all the money for the LSA, which includes creating the budget for the year, maintaining our bank account, and ensuring that we comply with all SU financial procedures. The sole criteria for a VP Finance is an ability to sort of use Microsoft Excel, and I am proud to say that I am fully proficient at it. So proficient in fact that I put it on all of my resumes. It probably landed me my 1L summer job, if I’m honest. Although I’ve been told that it was my diligence, personal skills, and modesty, I’m pretty sure it was my proficiency at Excel. Hobbies include backcountry camping, hiking, and road trips, all with my doodle George. If you have any good hiking suggestions or just want to talk numbers, please reach out!

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Anita Nowinka

VP-External 

Contact: nowinka@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Anita:

Hi, I’m Anita and I’m your VP External! This means I am in charge of updates to the website as well as maintaining the events calendar. If you are ever running a fun event and want people to attend, let me know! Or if you don’t know who to talk to about something, ask me and I’ll point you in the right direction.

Beyond that, my three main interests are 1) the environment, 2) my dog, and 3) my dog in the environment. Some say that I’m nice to a fault, although it’s true that I struggle to say anything mean about anyone but climate change deniers. Add it all up and you’ve got the recipe for the President of the Environmental Law Students Association which I also am and would love to talk to you about. If you have any questions, please reach out!!

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Chris Hone

VP-Social

Contact: chone@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Chris:

My name is Christopher Hone, but you can call me Choner. I was elected your 3L VP Social this year, which means I help plan and execute events like Pre-O, First Friday Back, and the Carbolic Smoke Ball. Outside of my meaningful contributions to student governance, I am a part of the Student Legal Services Criminal Law project. If you have any questions about campus, student life or LSA events, please — and I can’t stress this enough — ask Cheryl.

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Cheryl Cotton

VP-Social

contact: ccotton@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Cheryl:

Hi, I’m Cheryl and your 2L VP Social. I am pretty much the Elle Woods of the Faculty. I mean, how could I not be with THREE sisters?! While I grew up as a gymnast wearing pink, I am now a fully devoted yogi — I even worked at the lululemon headquarters this summer! So if you ever have any questions about the legal side of the cult, law school, or are in need of a friend for a spin class, I’m your girl!

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Jeskiret Bains

VP-Services

Contact: jeskiret@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Jeskiret:

Hi, I’m Jeskiret (Jes) Bains, your 3L VP services! I’m not just a highly competent VP though – I’d sweep the grad awards if it was allowed, including for:

– Best Tracksuits, both In and Out of Exam Season

– Most Able to Name Drop Celeb Friends, including Will Ferrell, Keshia Chante and Bow Wow

– Best (and likely Only) UAlberta Law Appearance on The Maury Show

– 12/10 Most Entertaining Snap Stories

Outside of being generally The Best and being a joy in everyone’s lives, I work with my partner in crime, Beth, to maintain the Gavel, distribute lockers, create the Who’s Who student directory, and attain sponsorship for our awesome events throughout the year. We also provide you weekly updates through the Weekly Blast!

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Elizabeth Jonah

VP-Services

Contact: ejonah@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Elizabeth:

Hey everyone! I’m Beth, your friendly 2L VP Services. I come from Calgary – but please don’t hold that against me. I have a puppy (Andy, named after Andrew Bernard from the Office) and two cats (Penny and Theo) and will never stop talking or showing photos of them. Please don’t hold that against me either (just wait until I show you the photos…). Don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever want to swap best Office memes, share a bag of Doritos and ranch dressing, or talk shop when it comes to lockers, the Gavel, or the Weekly Blast!

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Hadrian Jiang

VP-Academic

Contact: hadrian@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Hadrian:

My name is Hadrian (it’s Adrian with an H) and I’m your VP Academic. I know what you’re thinking: “wow what a unique modification to an already great name, this guy must be cool!” Well, for the most part, you’re right. I’m in charge of CANs, the PASS program, and the Jeopardy Tournament (among other things). My qualifications include being a frequent user of CANs, thus knowing a good one when I see one; really appreciating the PASS program when I was a 1L; and winning the Jeopardy tournament in my first two years, making me too powerful to be allowed to compete again. 

What other activities does a VP Academic partake in? Pokémon Go, obviously. You can find me strolling around different areas of the school with my neck pointing down as I try to be the next Ash Ketchem. Beyond becoming a Pokémon Master, I like to pretend to snowboard and I would be glad to tell you all about my numerous ski-trips (including the annual law trip). Please reach out if you have any questions or good CANs.

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Brianna Walsh

VP-Sports

Contact: bawalsh@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Brianna:

To my position as VP Sports, I bring an extraordinary level of enthusiasm stemming in part from a previous career in volleyball and rowing. Though comfortably retired from both, I continue to enjoy staying active and participating in all the rec sports law school has to offer.

Thanks to sports, I like to think I’ve gained some semblance of coordination, but beyond that, I’ve gained friendships with people who have since spread out all around the world, and I’ve made it my mission to go visit them all. I’m starting in Sweden, where I’ll be spending my fall semester on exchange and where I’ve become obsessed with the cutest little bike that gets me everywhere. If you ever want to talk sports, travels, house plants (curveball – but I love them), or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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Spencer Oberst

VP-Sports 

Contact: soberst@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Spencer:

Hello, I am Spencer. I am a big boy and can drink juice without a straw. I am from BC but I am also from nowhere because I am an enigma. If you’ve met a Spencer before you’ve met me, and even if you have not, congratulations.

I am a big deal because I play hockey and a bigger deal because I am VP Sports on the LSA. If you want to be friends with me, please hold out your hand and I will come to you. I can sense fear so please don’t make any sudden movements.

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Aaron Moizis

1L Rep

Contact: amoizis@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Aaron:

Hi, I’m Aaron and I’m one of the 1L representatives. I like to represent a lot of things from jeans to joggers and the occasional suit. Getting involved has always been a goal of mine; now that I have limited power, I feel like I can both listen and bring concerns to the LSA because I have hands and I know how to raise them – I was a star kindergartener.

On the real important issues, I am always available for food recommendations and places to eat in Edmonton, the city I have called home for the past 6 years. If you’re looking for a recommendation or have a recommendation for the LSA then I am your guy and feel free to reach out!!

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Richard Copeland

1L Rep

Contact: ocopelan@ualberta.ca

Learn more about Richard:

Though my email would have you believe otherwise, my name IS actually Richard (one of them anyway), and I’m one of your 1L reps for the year. I’ll be working with Aaron to organize a few events this year, and bring up any 1L concerns in the LSA.

I’m into video games, board games (I’ve played Catan more times than I can count), and card games, as well as movies, TV (I’ve actually worked on a series on Netflix), writing (catch some of my stuff in Cannons), and memes (they’re what really gets me through my day). If you have any recommendations on the above, or you just want to chat or ask about anything, shoot me an email! You put me here as your representative, so get your vote’s worth and let me know what’s up!

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