Undergraduate Nursing Society (UNS)

Undergraduate Nursing Society (UNS)

UNS plays a vital role in representing nursing students across all years of the undergraduate program

The Undergraduate Nursing Society (UNS) is a student organization offering leadership and participatory opportunities with members chosen/elected by their peers.

UNS endeavours to enrich the lives of nursing students professionally, academically and  socially through a variety of initiatives including faculty, university and community volunteerism, fundraising  for causes inside and outside the faculty and events. The UNS plays a vital role in communication to nursing students across all years of the undergraduate program.

UNS executive members sit on a number of faculty committees, providing opportunities to learn – and potentially have a say – about the governance of the faculty. All students are encouraged to become involved in any way that is comfortable: email is checked on a regular basis at uns@ucalgary.ca and participation in any form is always welcome.

UNS Executive Members

Athena Liu - President

Athena Liu - President

The President serves as the chairperson of UNS Council meetings, orients new members of the UNS, and acts as the official liaison and spokesperson for the UNS with faculty, members of the press and community, and fellow UNS members.

athena.liu1@ucalgary.ca

Faith Moghaddami - VP Communications

Faith Moghaddami - VP Communications

The Vice President Communications is responsible for creating meeting agendas, emailing members and all nursing students about faculty events and opportunities and regulating the D2L website for UNS.

faith.moghaddami@ucalgary.ca

Nadia Bibi - VP Academic

Nadia Bibi - VP Academic

The Vice President Academic acts as a resource for students with concerns or questions of academic nature. The VP Academic also organizes educational activities, including but not limited to tutorials, CPR certification courses and term panels.

nadia.bibi@ucalgary.ca

Tithi Patel - VP Events

Tithi Patel - VP Events

The Vice President Events organizes non-academic extra-curricular events, such as cabarets lunches, and other student and organizational events to promote engagement. They also form liaisons with the VP Events or equivalent of other clubs and the event organizers from the graduation committee and report all events to the Students' Union Clubs' Committee.

tithi.patel@ucalgary.ca

Shirley Lehr - VP External

Shirley Lehr - VP External

The Vice President External maintains liaisons with other faculties and organizations external to the University of Calgary such as Alberta Health Services and the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA).

shirley.lehr@ucalgary.ca

Thien Tran - VP Finance

Thien Tran - VP Finance

The Vice President Finance is responsible for any financial and budget matters within the UNS such as UNS membership fees, graduation accounts, scholarship accounts, and activities and projects accounts.

thien.tran1@ucalgary.ca 

Vacant - Chair, Peer Mentorship Committee

The chair of the Peer Mentorship Committee (PMC) act as liaisons with the UNS General Council regarding the activities of the PMC and organize academic and social events such as tutorials, game nights, and welcome parties. PMC is always looking for people to join the committee so we can provide lots of support to students and have fun together.

 

Evangalina Haigh-Baptiste (she/her) - Vice President Indigenous Initiatives

Evangalina Haigh-Baptiste - Vice President Indigenous Initiatives

(she/her)

The Vice President Indigenous Initiatives is an Indigenous student leader that acts as the primary resource on Indigenous Initiatives within the UNS and collaborates to amplify Indigenous voices on both a student and professional level. Working closely with the Faculty of Nursing Indigenous Initiatives Representative and the Director of Indigenous Initiatives, this position is critical in representing and supporting Indigenous nursing students through advocacy efforts and opportunities.

evangalina.haighbapt@ucalgary.ca

 

Melody Chu - SU Rep

Melody Chu - SU Rep

The Students' Union (SU) Faculty Representative acts as a liaison between the Faculty of Nursing, Students' Union, as well as upper administration of the University of Calgary. The SU Rep serves on several university councils including General Faculties Council with President Dr. Ed McCauley, on the Student Legislative Council alongside 24 other elected officials from other faculties, as well as faculty committees as a representative of student voice and advocacy for undergraduate nursing students. 

nursingrep@su.ucalgary.ca

xinran.chu@ucalgary.ca

 

 

Esther Udeh - Nursing Inclusivity Committee Chair

The Nursing Inclusivity Committee Chair leads the Nursing Inclusivity Committee (NIC) in advocacy initiatives for the representation and celebration of culturally diverse and minority populations within the nursing profession and beyond. As the Chair, the individual will collaborate and involve the voices of all NIC members in decisions, planning, events, and other outreach opportunities for students to promote knowledge and celebrate diversity.

Please visit the NIC webpage for more information on the Nursing Inclusivity Committee.

esther.udeh@ucalgary.ca

UNS General Council Members

First Year Co-Chairs

The UNS First Year Co-Chairs act as representatives for first year nursing students, collaborate with UNS on events and activities for first years, and advocates for student supports and other initiatives.

 

First Year Co-Chairs

The UNS First Year Co-Chairs act as representatives for first year nursing students, collaborate with UNS on events and activities for first years, and advocates for student supports and other initiatives.

 

Second Year Co-Chairs

The UNS Second Year Co-Chairs act as representatives for second year nursing students, collaborate with UNS on events and activities for second years, and advocates for student supports and other initiatives.

Second Year Co-Chairs

The UNS Second Year Co-Chairs act as representatives for second year nursing students, collaborate with UNS on events and activities for second years, and advocates for student supports and other initiatives.

 

Third Year Co-Chairs

The UNS Third Year Co-Chairs act as representatives for third year nursing students, collaborate with UNS on events and activities for third years, and advocates for student supports and other initiatives.

 

Third Year Co-Chairs

The UNS Third Year Co-Chairs act as representatives for third year nursing students, collaborate with UNS on events and activities for third years, and advocates for student supports and other initiatives.

Fourth Year Chair

The UNS Fourth Year Chair act as representatives for fourth year nursing students, collaborate with UNS on events and activities for fourth years, and advocates for student supports and other initiatives.

Transfer & Degree Holder Co-Chairs

The UNS Transfer & Degree Holder Co-Chairs act as representatives for transfer and degree holder nursing students, collaborate with UNS on events and activities for transfer and degree holders, and advocates for student supports and other initiatives.

Transfer & Degree Holder Co-Chairs

The UNS Transfer & Degree Holder Co-Chairs act as representatives for transfer and degree holder nursing students, collaborate with UNS on events and activities for transfer and degree holders, and advocates for student supports and other initiatives.

 

Faculty of Nursing Alumni Representative

The Faculty of Nursing Alumni Representative acts as a representative for nursing students within the committee, acts as a liaison with the Faculty of Nursing Alumni Committee, and collaborates with the Alumni and the UNS team on various events, activities, and other initiatives.

 

Faculty of Nursing Indigenous Initiatives Representative

(she/her)

The Faculty of Nursing Indigenous Initiatives Representative acts as a representative for Indigenous nursing students, acts as a liaison with the Faculty of Nursing Indigenous Initiatives Team, and collaborates with the Indigenous Initiatives Director and group on various events and student opportunities. 

Zari Gauran - Graduation Committee Co-Chairs

Zari Gauran - Graduation Committee Co-Chairs

(she/her)

The Graduation Committee is responsible for planning and preparing for convocation. Through various fundraisers, events, and other activities, the Graduation Committee Co-Chairs are behind the scenes in making convocation one to remember!

zari.gauran1@ucalgary.ca

kanal.yadav@ucalgary.ca

Kanal Yadav - Graduation Committee Co-Chairs

(she/her)

The Graduation Committee is responsible for planning and preparing for convocation. Through various fundraisers, events, and other activities, the Graduation Committee Co-Chairs are behind the scenes in making convocation one to remember!

kanal.yadav@ucalgary.ca

UNS Gift Card Fundraiser

UNS Gift Card Fundraiser

Buying groceries or gifts for special events like Christmas, and want to bring more nursing student benefits (certificates + merchandise + more)? Please consider buying your gift cards in the comfort of your home through Fundscrip (fundscrip.com) where UNS will benefit 2 to 10 percent based on the dollar amount you spend.

Simply:

  • Log onto fundscrip.com
  • Choose "Support a Group” to the right on the menu bar
  • Enter the code "H2V268" and supply your contact information
  • Use the link you receive to order multiple denominations of cards
  • Pay and wait 2-7 business days for your cards to come in the mail!

If you need detailed instructions, refer to this PDF. And tell your friends too! The fundraiser runs all year so don't forget about it after birthdays or Christmas: gift cards are a great idea any time of year!

For more information, contact Melody Chu, UNS VP - Finance at xinran.chu@ucalgary.ca.

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