Meet the faces behind your 2020-21 Arts Student Body Council! You can click on a Councillor’s name to e-mail them. To read the responsibilities of each Councillor, please consult the ASBC Bylaws found here.

President and Vice-President

Camryn Anderson
Efwah is in her fourth year of her advanced Sociology and Political Studies degree. She is passionate about voicing the concerns of students and bridging the gap between the student body and the faculty administration. If she’s not volunteering or in a meeting of some sort, she can be found binge-watching “The Office” or “Criminal Minds” or filming tiktoks. If you have any concerns or questions I not hesitate to shoot her an email or a dm on Instagram!Tabitha is in her fourth year of her Political Studies and German Honours degree. Along with being Vice President, she also serves as the Government of Canada Student Ambassador to the UofM and works part-time as a public servant at Western Economic Diversification Canada. She is deeply involved with causes she cares most about, including minority representation and immigrant/refugee issues. When she’s not busy writing essays or going to classes, she likes collecting Lord of the Rings vintage books, binge-watching YouTube, and playing with make-up.

Chairperson and Executive Assistant

Stephen Gatphoh
Executive Assistant
Angela Abanes
Stephen (he/him) is currently in the fourth year of his Political Studies Honours degree. When he’s not engaging in debate or Model UN, he plays guitar with his band. Stephen is also an actor at the Black Hole Theatre Company, and he hosts the weekly chart show at our radio station, UMFM 101.5.Alexa (she/her) is in the third year of her Honours degree majoring in Economics and minoring in Political Studies. She is passionate about youth engagement in politics and has been a volunteer member of the Youth Parliament of Manitoba for the past 3 years as well. Alexa enjoys spending her time growing her plant collection and cooking or baking new recipes.


Arts Lounge Director
Director of Finance
Alexa Mucyo Kayonga
Clèche (she/her) is currently a second-year student pursuing an honors degree in Political Studies. When Clèche is not writing essays, she is likely watching documentaries on Netflix or eating cake. If you see her around do not hesitate to approach her to say “hi”.Brook (he/him) is in his fourth year studying engineering. When he’s not pretending to study, he’s likely spending an ungodly amount of time on the internet. An interesting fact about him is that he has different-coloured eyes.
Director of Communications
Fardeen Zareef
Director of Communications
Maksym Kabarhin
Fardeen Zareef (he/him) is a third year student majoring in Economics with a minor in Management. Devoted when it comes to work, Fardeen loves to give his time to his community having served as a peer advisor in ICM and Director of Media/Communications in his two stints for UMBSA with prior experience in high school back home as well. Passionate about pop culture, Manchester United, raves, pro wrestling and encouraging youth empowerment and the importance of mental health – feel free to say hi if you ever come across him in campus outside of IQ’s or in the library looking up investment opportunities as he is always up for a conversation.Libby (she/her) is in her fourth year of university and pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in family social sciences. She is from Minnesota and has lived all over the United States. If she is on campus, you can probably either find her in any of the starbucks line or in a library pretending to study when in reality she is probably just watching Youtube.
Director of Sustainability
Alyssa Adair
Arts Tribune Editor-in-Chief
Mercy Shwaykosky
Alyssa (she/her) is currently in her fourth year pursuing an English Literature degree with a Biology minor. She enjoys acting with the Holy Hams, a Selkirk community theatre group, and has been in several of their shows. When Alyssa is not doing schoolwork, you can find her watching Netflix, knitting another toque, or playing with her dog Cooper.
Dimitar (he/him) is in his final year of his honours philosophy degree. He has been working on creative arts anthologies since high school when he worked on “The Scribbler” at Fort Richmond Collegiate. He began working with the Arts Tribune three years ago, volunteering as an editor for the project for six terms until he took on the head role of editor-in-chief this year. When he is not reading and writing poetry, he is studying moral and legal topics in philosophy (usually through various philosophy meme pages on Facebook).


Director of Academic Programming
Yashas Samtani
Academic Programmer
Vaibhav Varma
Yashas Samtani (he/him) is a first year student majoring in economics. Yashas holds an immense passion for debate and politics and hopes to inspire a culture of critical thinking and debate at the U of M. He is always down for a conversation on nearly anything so be sure to say hello if you see him around (physically and virtually!) When he isn’t reading or working, you’ll often find him watching random videos on YouTube or playing video games while on discord with his friends. Yashas is honoured to have been appointed as academic programmer for the Arts Student Body Council. He is enthusiastically looking forward to contributing his ideas and efforts in several initiatives by the ASBC!Mandeep is in his second year of his History degree. He is excited to serve the academic interest of arts students in this tumultuous and unprecedented year. He loves to read, especially historical fiction and the classics such as The Count of Monte Cristo and Anna Karenina. When not working or studying he loves to watch tv shows such as “The Good Wife” and “Downton Abbey.” He looks forward to this new role and is reachable by email for any questions or concerns.
Director of Social Programming
Chloe Dreilich-Girard
Social Programmer
Christine Ya
Divjyot (she/her) is in the fourth year of her Advanced Degree, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Family Studies. She is a thrower for the Bisons track and field team, and you can usually find her in line for her daily coffee. She has also lived in three different countries: England, India, and Canada!Michelle Ko (she/her) is currently in her second year of Criminology major. She’s hoping to pursue law after completion of her B.A. Michelle is multilingual and enjoys cooking. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and binge watching Netflix shows


Lilja Best
Amy Spearman
Anika Khan
Lilja (she/her) is a third-year student pursuing a degree in History. When she’s not putting off homework to watch TED Talks, you can find her playing board games or curled up with her cat and a good book!Amy Spearman is a 2nd year Global Political Economy student who speaks three languages and has studied aboard in four continents. She is also a Leader of Tomorrow Scholar, Faculty of Arts Ambassador and Lifeguard at the UofM pool. In her spare time, Amy enjoys public speaking, swimming, and listening to records.Anika (she/her) is in her fourth and final year at the University of Manitoba. When she isn’t busy spending money she doesn’t have on things she doesn’t need, she likes to spend an unhealthy amount of time watching Netflix. You can usually find her in line at Starbucks, acting like it’s her first time there that day (spoiler alert: it’s not). 
A fun fact about her is that she can have sushi for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the year and still not get tired of it!

UMSU Directors

UMSU Director
Camryn Anderson
UMSU Director
Abdul Ahad
Camryn (she/her) is in the fourth year of her Honours degree in Political Studies. She is focused in Canadian Government and also interested in Public Policy. She also enjoys playing with her dog, drinking coffee and hanging out with friends!Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
UMSU Director
Iman Ano
UMSU Director
Iman Ano(he/his) is a second year Political science major and Sociology minor. Iman is multilingual and enjoys playing sports. He is very passionate about community work and events.  He is also ardent in Immigration issues. Don’t hesitate to say hi or ask him questions.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

Community Representatives

Women’s Representative
Victoria Stutsky
International Students’ Representative
Ishaanee Didwania
Victoria (she/her) is currently in her fourth year of her Criminology Honours degree with the plan of going to law school. When not studying for exams or writing papers, Victoria is busy breaking down gender barriers and stereotypes as a professional race car driver. Victoria also enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching The Vampire Diaries repeatedly, and cuddling with her hairless cat, Eleanor!Ishaanee (she/her) is a third year Sociology major and Anthropology minor. She loves animals, especially dogs, and chooses to follow a vegan lifestyle. She is very passionate about cooking and baking, and so you will find her baking a vegan banana bread every week! When she’s not cooking, she is usually either watching or making tik-toks.
Indigenous Students’ Representative
Raven Morrisseau
Assistant Indigenous Students’ Representative
Chloe Dreilich-Girard
Raven(she/her) is Cree and Métis student from Misipawistik Cree Nation. She is currently in her third year of her BA with major in political studies and a minor in Native studies. On the completion of her BA she is looking forward to applying to the Faculty of Law to work in Indigenous law. She is very passionate to make sure Indigenous student voices are heard on campus to help build a uplifting community. When she isn’t in class or studying you can find her watching Brooklyn nine nine for the 800th time or spending time with her nieces and nephew.Chloe (she/her) is a second year Métis student who is currently pursuing her BA with a major in Criminology and a minor in Psychology. When she’s not in class or studying you can often find her out for a walk with her dog or out for food and drinks with friends.
Accessibility Representative
Maia Bacchus
LGBTTQ* Representative
Emily Green
Maia (she/her) is a political science major in her final year. After, she is hoping to pursue humanitarian law. Maia has been involved in BISOCC, the Black, Indigenous and Students of Colour Collective, as well as volunteering for various community organizations including the Canadian Women’s Muslim Institute, helping new immigrants. In her free time she is a fencing coach and competitive fencer, and has been for the past 8 years! She is incredibly excited to be involved with ASBC and looks forward to working with all the students!Emily (she/they) is in her second year of her BA, with an advanced major in Political Studies and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. When not studying, you can be sure to find Emily shopping in vintage stores or making coffees as a barista in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
Racialized Students’ Representative
Dario Giraldo
Graduate Students’ Representative
Dario (he/him/they) is a second-year Sociology major and Religion minor. Dario is passionate about racial representation and immigration issues. He enjoys spending time on the internet reading articles or watching shows on Netflix. Dario is multilingual and was born in Colombia.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.