AMS Leadership

AMS Leadership

AMS Leadership

Who are the students that run this whole thing? Meet the five coffee-fuelled, sleep-deprived students—elected by you, for you—who aspire to make a difference in your life at UBC.

Eshana Bhangu

AMS President | president@ams.ubc.ca

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Dana Turdy

VP Academic & University Affairs | vpacademic@ams.ubc.ca

I ran for office because I’m passionate about creating a safe, inclusive, and accessible student experience at UBC and want to give back to this community by (hopefully) enacting meaningful change for students!

I can’t wait to start meeting and talking to students! In my opinion, the best part about this role is being able to serve and represent the entire student body. Don’t hesitate to email me anytime!

If you had to sing Karaoke, what song would you pick?

  • Sad songs only – so maybe Careless Whisper or anything by Mitski.

Erin Co

VP External Affairs | vpexternal@ams.ubc.ca

I ran for office after being in the AMS for two years to let students stay focused on just that- being a student, without having to worry about increasing tuition costs, receiving government grants, finding affordable housing, accessing mental health services, and more.

I’m excited to start getting wins for the UBC community and working on the ground, hand-in-hand, with students. Having worked on campaigns for and with students, I’m excited to take advocacy to the next level and making student life the best it can be.

What’s Your Secret Superpower?

  • Being able to write a final paper for class the day it’s due (not very well but a submission is a submission)

Rita Jin

VP Finance | vpfinance@ams.ubc.ca

I ran for office because I wanted to make sure that students were truly supported throughout their UBC experience, whether that be in the form of improved funding for clubs & constituencies, increased accessibility to subsidies, or better AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan coverage and more.

I can’t wait to work alongside treasurers and diverse groups on campus to enact positive financial change within the greater community. I am looking forward to increasing financial transparency and accountability within the society and to make sure that more funding opportunities are made available (and communicated clearly) to students!

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not at the AMS?

  • I love going on walks (I’m not a golden retriever dressed up as a hooman I promise…) and exploring lil hidden spots on and off-campus (cafes, beaches, etc.). I’m also a big fan of photography & videography so I love taking pictures of the new places I visit – my digital photo albums are always full!

Ben Du

VP Administration | vpadmin@ams.ubc.ca

I ran for office because I’ve seen first-hand how ​the past 25 months have presented some big challenges for our student community, but it has also shown us how resilient we can be. Being at the AMS for two years through the thick and thin of the pandemic, I’m most excited to work with the community and bounce back from COVID-19, together and stronger than ever.

If you have any thoughts about what we can do to improve your UBC student experience, reach out and let’s start a conversation!

If you could create a course at UBC, what would it be?

  • How To Stop Procrastinating!