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Leila Mostaço-Guidolin

Leila Mostaço-Guidolin

Winnipeg coordinator

Leila is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia – but based in Winnipeg (yes, that’s confusing!). She has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and works with image analysis trying to better understand the remodelling that happens in the asthmatic airways (and in any other tissue!)...

Tasneem Vahora

Tasneem Vahora

Sponsorship local coordinator

Tasneem is a Doctoral candidate in Biosystems Engineering and works in the lab of Dr. Jason Morrison. She is conducting her research on characterization of potential biofibers for its use in composite, aerospace industry and textile using XRD, Mid-IR and SEM at the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Lavanya Ganesan

Lavanya Ganesan

Atoms to Galaxies coordinator

A very passionate and curious individual. Lavanya's love for bugs introduced her to the fascinating world of these tiny creatures and she can’t stop herself from digging deep about them. She likes volunteering activities and is involved in Youth Outreach programs. She believes events like POS helps ...

Chelsey Walchuk

Chelsey Walchuk

Our Body coordinator

She is a registered dietitian with a masters of science in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba and she is currently working towards obtaining a Ph.D. in clinical nutrition. She is a lover of research, sharing nutritional knowledge and most importantly FOOD!

Avery Simundsson

Avery Simundsson

Bar manager

Born into a farming family, Avery is looking to pursue studies involving agricultural innovation. Having also managed a reforestation crew in British Columbia doing “grunt work” as well as working on technical and computing projects, Avery has applied her varied skill set in mechanical engineering t...

Prabakaran Santhanam

Prabakaran Santhanam

Bar Manager

Prabakaran is from Tamil Nadu, India and moved to Manitoba during summer 2018 to pursue a Masters in the Department of Biosystems Engineering. He completed an undergraduate degree from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu, India. During his undergraduate studies, he has actively organized ...

Garry Bistyak

Garry Bistyak

Bar Manager

Garry is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Manitoba. Before this, he worked for 20 years as an Electrical Engineer. He has a diverse background having worked in aerospace, communications and medical devices. He has also worked as an instructor at a local college.

Bryanna  Sherbo

Bryanna Sherbo

Planet Earth coordinator

Currently working on her Masters of science in biology at the University of Manitoba after completing her Bachelors degree at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Bryanna’s reserch is on freshwater algae and takes place at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area. Loves to canoe and drink beer, as pictured her...

Benitt Sharey

Benitt Sharey

Tech me Out coordinator

Benitt is a Master’s student of Biosystems Engineering at University of Manitoba and the coordinator of Tech Me Out session in Winnipeg. Currently, he is working on combining biomaterials to improve comfortness and breathability of a knee brace. If you can't find him, you’ll probably find him in the...

Hannah Fogel

Hannah Fogel

Beautiful Mind coordinator

Hannah is an M.Sc. student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on developing a new ultrasound imaging system that can be used for breast cancer diagnosis. Hannah volunteers with the Winnipeg section of Women in Engineering, looking to promote science and eng...

Navjot Kaur Brar

Navjot Kaur Brar

Our Society coordinator

Navjot is from Punjab, India. She came to Manitoba during the winter of 2018 and now she is pursuing an M.Sc. in Biosystems Engineering. She is researching post-harvest handling of pulses. She voluntarily working with the students association at U of M, organizing educational and fun events. She has...

Aidan Fahlman

Aidan Fahlman

Bar manager

Currently pursuing a BSc in computer science – health informatics from the University of Winnipeg. Aidan hopes to continue his education into graduate studies in the near future. He aims to apply his technological background to help improve the lives of others. Aidan is excited to bring his love for...

Vignesh Rajendran

Vignesh Rajendran

Bar manager

Vignesh is a Biosystems Engineering graduate student at the University of Manitoba, studying insects in grain storage. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Food process engineering in India. He loves nature, travelling, music, good food and of course SCIENCE!