Executives

Chelsea Bian

President

president@aus.ubc.ca

Hello arts fam! My name is Chelsea Bian and I am so honoured to serve as your AUS President for this year! I’m a fifth year Speech Science student. This is my third year being in the AUS and I am so excited for what this year has in store for us! If I’m not cramming last minute assignments or doing AUS work, you can find me catching sunsets, at the gym, dog spotting on campus or going on food adventures. Feel free to reach out through ig, fb or email at president@aus.ubc.ca if you have any AUS or Arts related questions or even if you just want to chat as well, I love meeting new people!

Viola Chao

VP Academic

vpacademic@aus.ubc.ca

Hi everyone! I’m Viola (she/her/hers) and I’m a fourth year Psychology major, minoring in English literature. I’ve been with the AUS since my first year, and initially joined our Health & Wellness Committee because of my passion for mental health advocacy. During the school year, you’ll likely bump into me at Blue Chip getting my London Fog fix, fighting for a spot at the ARC or BirdCoop, or in the AUS Office working on the next exciting project. Some things I enjoy doing in my spare time include bullet journalling, nerding over Marvel, exploring hikes, chasing sunsets and hitting up the newest food spots. Don’t be afraid to shoot me an email if you ever want to chat about anything that has to do with your academic life!

Elisha Fu

VP Administration

vpadmin@aus.ubc.ca

Hello UBC Arts! My name is Elisha and I’m honored to serve as your VP Administration this year. I am a fourth-year Psychology major and Applied Animal Biology minor. This will be my third year working in the Administration portfolio, and I’m super excited to be leading the team and creating more amazing memories. In my spare time, I like to dance, draw random things on my tablet, and experimenting with different teas in my home bubble tea kitchen. I also love to spend time with my dog and hamster who are both very cute and you will often see them on my Instagram!

Renee Chan

VP Engagement

vpengagement@aus.ubc.ca

Hi UBC! My name is Renee and I’m a fourth year Literature major and Psychology minor. This will be my fourth year in the AUS Engagement portfolio, and I am thrilled to be leading this team of creatives. My experiences in this portfolio have been nothing short of rewarding and enriching, and I am excited to see all the things that our team will achieve. Outside of AUS, I enjoy reading, writing, photography, watching good TV shows, and drinking Starbucks. I can often be found at studying at IKB, or going on walks in Pacific Spirit. If you ever see me around campus, feel free to say hi! If you’re ever interested in chatting or collaborating, send me an email!

Joshua Kim

VP External

vpexternal@aus.ubc.ca

My name is Joshua Kim (he/him/his) and I am in my third year majoring in international relations and minoring in law and society. In my free time, I like drinking coffee, listening to music, going for walks and visiting interesting vintage stores. My favourite movie is “The Death of Stalin” and my favourite band is Måneskin! I have a pet hedgehog named Taro and I named her Taro because I love Taro milk tea 🙂 Looking forward to this year and all the amazing stuff the AUS will be working on!

Linda Zheng

VP Finance

vpfinance@aus.ubc.ca

Hi! My name is Linda and I am in my third year studying Honours English and minoring in Commerce. I like to be involved in other extracurricular and play sports in my free time. I also love to go out and find new places to eat!

Fatima Rua

VP Internal

vpinternal@aus.ubc.ca

Hello, everyone! My name is Fatima Rua (she/her/hers) and I am going into my third year, majoring in Honours Political Science with a minor in Law and Society. Outside of the AUS and my studies, I work part-time at an Italian deli and volunteer with my local community centre. Some of my hobbies include photography, baking delicious desserts, and walking my little puppy around the park. Before the pandemic, I loved to travel, so hopefully once things open up I can finally cross Greece off from my bucket list and live out my Mamma Mia dreams! I am so excited to be serving as your Vice-President Internal this year and meet all of you at our AUS events!

 

Himani Ahmed

VP Student Life

vpstudentlife@aus.ubc.ca

My name is Himani and I am in my 4th year majoring in GRSJ and minoring in Law and Society! When I’m not in the AUS office, you can find me baking every single recipe from Claire Saffitz’s Dessert Person cookbook, or making oddly specific Spotify playlists. One of my other hobbies is taking film photos of my friends and places I’ve been, which can be found on the Instagram page @_kamruh. I also love trying new food places, so please send me your local restaurant recommendations (to my email I guess haha)!

Romina Hajizadeh​

Chief AMS Representative

chiefamsrep@aus.ubc.ca

Hi everyone! I’m Romina, and I’m your current Chief AMS Representative! I am in my second year and hoping to major in International Relations. Outside of the AUS, you will probably find me super lost on campus (zoom uni second years + first years unite!!), playing random songs on the piano, shopping far beyond my budget, or in a cute cafe trying my best to study! My main goal as your Chief AMS Rep is to adequately represent all student voices, especially Arts ones, at AMS Council and in the AMS Committees I am sitting on! Thus, please never hesitate to reach out to me if you have a specific question regarding the AMS, or specific items you’d like brought to council (DM me on Instagram at romihajizadeh)! Thank you so much for reading, stay safe, hydrated, and iconic! <3