Meet your execs

 

 

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Rebecca McInnis – President

What’s your hometown?

Halifax, NS

Lesser known tidbit about yourself?

My middle name is S. Just S

Why Sustainability?

Sustainability is an underlying theme in almost every topic.  Understanding what it truly means to be sustainable is a good tool for looking at the world with a critical eye

What do you do at SASSS?

I am the president of SASSS this year. Feel free to contact me with any comments/ questions/ about the program!

Any particular class you especially recommend?

Any class with a field component.  I find it really helpful to complement the problems we study with real life context.  I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the Panama Field Study Semester and would absolutely recommend it to all SSSers.

How could a fellow SSSer get involved on campus?

There are a million things going on at McGill, so just talk to people. People are always doing cool things and they can help steer you towards groups or projects that might interest you

Best place to chill in Montreal?

Bike lanes, green alleys, Parc Jarry, Lachine Canal…

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Damien Berret – VP Academic

What’s your hometown?

Nevers, France

Lesser known tidbit about yourself?

I like scubadiving and I am addicted to herbal tea.

Why Sustainability?

I believe society needs more and more people with an educational background in sustainability. The SSS program is a great way to learn about sustainability through different subjects, and gets you to use this knowledge from many different perspectives. It’s so great !

What do you do at SASSS?

I am the VP academic for the 2015-2016 school year.

Any particular class you especially recommend? 

I recommend economic development (ECON313,314), though it’s not part of the program. It helped me a lot understanding the complexicity of Southern economies and it’s a great complement for more sciensy courses.

How could a fellow SSSer get involved on campus?

Coming to the events, sharing ideas, helping us design a logo !

Best place to chill in Montreal?

The Marché Jean Talon : great food and  you’ll get to practice your French !

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Michelle Brais – VP External

What’s your hometown? 

Montreal, Canada

Lesser known tidbit about yourself?

I did Kungfu once a week for 7 years

Why Sustainability?

The only program where you can have an integrative view of the biggest issue of our generation.

What do you do at SASSS?

I am VP External and VP Finance for the 2015-2016 school year. I go to the BASiC General Assembly, so if you want to bring anything up at our meetings, don’t hesitate to contact me! I am also always down to lend a open ear to any questions or concerns or even general conversation 🙂

Any particular class you especially recommend?

Honestly, I have not taken any special optional courses in the two years that I have been at McGill. Right now, I am really enjoying my SOCI 388 class on Criminology for my Urban Systems Minor (especially because Sean Waite is a really cool teacher)

How could a fellow SSSer get involved on campus?

Don’t be scared to join a Varsity or intramural team. Sports are awesome and you meet cool people! I personally enjoyed volunteering for Midnight Kitchen! Join clubs that fit your interests, and that doesn’t mean only environment and sustainability related clubs. If you like to dance, or play an instrument, or discovering a particular culture, go for it

Best place to chill in Montreal?

I can’t only choose one!

When the sun is out and it ain’t cold out: Westmount park and library as well as walking, roller blading, biking, anything by the Lachine Canal

When you don’t want to freeze your bits off: at your best friend’s house with some hot cocoa and blankets

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Avi L. – VP Internal Event

What’s your hometown?

Takoma Park, Maryland

Lesser known tidbit about yourself?

I have a baby hedgehog.

Why Sustainability?

Hard question to answer in such a short space but bottom line because we need it.

What do you do at SASSS?

I’m one of the VP Internals and I plan events.

Any particular class you especially recommend?

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security in Cuba!

How could a fellow SSSer get involved on campus?

Check out the listserv! There are dozens of sustainability-related events and opportunities every week in Montreal.

Best place to chill in Montreal?

Anywhere with free food

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Sarah Mehain  – VP Internal Media

What’s your hometown?

Vernon, BC

Lesser known tidbit about yourself?

I love fiddle music. If there is a folk music event in Montreal I will most likely be there

Why Sustainability?

Sustainability is quickly becoming an essential aspect of all fields, from politics and economics to social sciences. In SSS you learn about all the sides of the story, and how to bring them together.

What do you do at SASSS?

VP Internal – meet with the rest of exec to see what sort of social events to plan for the semester and I write the listserves

Any particular class you especially recommend?

GEOG 360 and ENVR 201

How could a fellow SSSer get involved on campus?

By reading the awesome listserves sent out each week! They are full of information that will give students many opportunities to get involved around campus.

Best place to chill in Montreal?

The bar L’escalier on Monday night! They have live music every night and monday nights is the fiddle jam. For outdoor activities Mont Royal is a great place close to campus where you can go for a picnic or go skating during the winter.