Columbia College Student Association (CCSA)

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Welcome to the Columbia College Student Association!

By being enrolled at Columbia College as a student, you are automatically a member of the CCSA. There are currently 4 committees in the CCSA:

The CCSA holds 14 Executive members, all elected by the student population to represent the student body. They meet bi-weekly as the Steering Committee.

On the North Campus, the North Campus Student Council represents Secondary and ELC students.

Events and Promotions Committee

The Events and Promotions Committee plans, promotes, and executes college-wide events. Their goal is to deliver inclusive events to engage students both socially and academically. If you wish to get involved, you can contact them at [email protected].

Navjot Singh

  • 5th semester at Columbia College
  • participate actively in most past events organized at Columbia College
  • has many ideas and wants to bring them into action; plan more events around occasions and festivals

Manpreet Singh

  • was highly involved in volunteering with the Events and Promotions Committee in Summer 2019
  • has keen interest in organizing and managing events
  • organized the first intra-college soccer tournament in Summer 2019
  • captain of FC Columbia, our college soccer team
  • will work on organizing inclusive events in the future with unique and creative ideas

Rupinder Kaur

  • understands the benefit of maining a positive wellbeing; wants to connect with other students in need of help
  • aims to improve mental health awareness, so that students can identify and discuss topics such as anxiety and depression in a safe and judgement-free environment
  •  equally interested in promoting healthy eating and exercise

 

Public Outreach Committee

The Public Outreach Committee recruits and trains volunteers to help run CCSA events and initiatives, and connects students to projects outside the College. If you wish to get involved, you can contact them at [email protected].

Jugraj Gill

  • have been enrolled in Columbia Colleg for more than a year
  • will make decisions without discrimination
  • wants to help students and contribute to the growth of Columbia College
  • will strive to unite everyone in the College

Rosepreet Kaur

  • highly involved in volunteering herself; past experiences include volunteering for the Mental Health and Wellness Week, Orientation, the 2019 Formal Gala, and as a Guard.me ambassador
  • will work hard to provide on- and off-campus volunteering opportunities for students
  • wants to enlighten students about the short- and long-term benefits of volunteering

Jaspreet Kaur

  • an active member of the EmpowerHER club
  • aims to help students find new friends, connect with the community and even advance their career
  • wants to bring in more opportunities for students to get involved
  • wants to develop resources such as in-class activities and learning practices to foster the wellbeing of students in learning environments

Amninder Singh

  • from Punjab, India
  • first semester student, UT program
  • will work with volunteers to help organize great events for all students of Columbia College
Health and Wellness Committee

The Health and Wellness Committee focuses on the physical and mental health of the student body, to promote positive wellbeing. This committee also works closely with Student Services staff to deliver the Mental Health and Wellness Week and DeStress for Success Week. If you wish to get involved, you can contact them at [email protected].

Romi Khan

  • a co-leader of the Indian Cultural Club
  • will organize great events to create awareness regarding mental and physical health for all students of Columbia College

Kabir Malik

  • wants to change the stigma about mental health, and provide opportunities for students to take care
  • will work on spreading awareness of self-help techniques, such as breathing exercises and grounding techniques to fight against panic, anxiety, and other mental health issues
  • will focus on helping students help others; so students can help each other as well

Charmaine Felicia

  • second semester at Columbia College
  • has previous volunteering experience working with the Events and Promotions Committee
  • wants to raise awareness on health issues that are prone to college students, and how to prevent/deal with them
 
Student Advocacy Committee

The Student Advocacy Committee listens to students’ voices in order to advocate for student rights. This committee focuses on students’ opinions, feedback, concerns, and complaints. If you wish to get involved, you can contact them at [email protected].

Mohit Dhawan

  • 6th semester at Columbia College
  • will work for extended library hours during weekends, and better access to computers and books for assignments
  • will push for increased tutoring hours, especially for English courses
  • wants to make sure reading breaks are available to all students

Heaven Thind

  • has experience as an elected member of the Association; represented the Health and Wellness Committee in Summer 2019, and the Student Advocacy Committee in Fall 2019
  • will focus on creating an opportunity for students to openly express their voices
  • will strive to bring new ideas to the Student Advocacy Committee in order to help and guide students

Mansehaj Kaur

  • involved in club and volunteering activities, such as Students for the Planet Club and Mental Health and Wellness Week
  • believes that student rights are integral to the success of students’ academics, extra-curricular activities, and social lives
  • promises to take a proactive approach to help students exercise their rights, by being a competent medium for students to express their concerns
  • will practice complete honesty, transparency, and conscientiousness
  • wishes to work towards the inculcation of unconventional methods of instruction like Online Classes in the courses already offered by the college

Gurwinder Singh

  • second semester at Columbia College, studying Science
  • will put best efforts to make student life comfortable at Columbia College
  • wants to help new students adjust to Columbia College by providing help in many areas including course planning and finding a job

For more information and/or concerns, please contact the Student Association:
– For general inquiry: [email protected]
– For Events and Promotions Committee: [email protected]
– For Health and Wellness Committee: [email protected]
– For Public Outreach Committee: [email protected]
– For Student Advocacy Committee: [email protected]

North Campus Student Council

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North Campus Student Council (NCSC) is a sub-committee of the Columbia College Student Association (CCSA). It is a representative structure comprised of Secondary and ELC students who become involved in the affairs of the school. The Student Council helps share student ideas, interests and concerns with Columbia College teachers and staff. Student council members also gain valuable leadership, event planning, and team building experience.

Student Council welcomes new members at the beginning of each semester up to 30 students: 15 from Secondary and 15 from ELC. Members can serve on the Student Council as long as they are enrolled in at least one Secondary or ELC course.

Every member of the Student Council is valuable. When planning events, members can join teams such as the decorating committee or the marketing team. In the past, we have held events such as the Halloween costume contest, candy gram sale, and End-of-Semester party. Through these activities, members develop communication and organization skills.

The Student Council is lead by students for students. Six leaders are selected through a democratic process. All students of the North Campus are eligible to vote for their candidate of choice. Elections happen once a year in the Fall semester. Bi-elections may be held in the Winter and Summer semesters if there is a vacant position.

Student Council Leaders

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Social Media
  • ELC Representative

Student council strives to meet the requests of the student body. We are committed to making the North Campus full of unforgettable moments! Please join us in making Columbia College North Campus the best place to be. Get involved and take part in all our events! Make your time in Secondary and ELC the best!

2019-2020 Student Council

Elected Leaders

President:

Yona Alfred Kasito

VP:

Thami Atwa Arfianti

Secretary:

Clarissa (Lala) Adrina Setiadi Ang

Treasurer:

Edikan Godswill Etukudo-Williams

Social Media:

Seyedpouria (Pouria) Sadatbaghdar

ELC Rep:

Faith Muhumuza Natukunda

Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Eremie

Anne Gathoni Kamau

Avera Lam

Beatrice Gueco

Deep Shah

Elizabeth Charlene Sanjaya

Jeric Quilao

Jervin Tan

Jordan Sidney-Dunu

Kathleen Victoria

Krina Hariya

Lauren Pham

Matthew Kurnia Tjahjadi

Rifat Islam Sarker

Sabrina Prawirasoetsina

Sarvesh

Tanvi Hariya

Thien An (Kevin) Tran

Thuy An (Sophie) Pham

 

Zyad Adel 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Past CCSA Committees

 

Summer 2019

Events and Promotions Committee

The Events and Promotions Committee plans, promotes, and executes college-wide events. Their goal is to deliver inclusive events to engage students both socially and academically. This semester, their weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays, 5-6pm, in Room 360. Please feel free to join them to discuss ideas and concerns together.

Mahak Sharma

  • gained experience in event planning while being a member of the SACC (Student Association of Columbia College), before the association’s restructuring and name change
  • highly involved in volunteering with campaigns and events around the College
  • wants to create lasting college memories for students, by listening to student feedback and bringing new ideas to life

Reva Handa

  • brings experience from working with United Nations regarding social, economic, and political issues around the globe
  • aims to be the point of contact for students with ideas and creative minds, to make college experience more than gaining academic knowledge
  • wants to host events that cater all the cultures we have at Columbia College

Manpreet Singh

  • was highly involved in volunteering with the Events and Promotions Committee in Summer 2019
  • has keen interest in organizing and managing events
  • organized the first intra-college soccer tournament in Summer 2019
  • captain of FC Columbia, our college soccer team
  • will work on organizing inclusive events in the future with unique and creative ideas

Ally Chai

  • was highly involved in volunteering with the Events and Promotions Committee in Summer 2019
  • has experience in planning prom
  • will strive to help promote club activity on campus
  • wants to host events to help release stress from exams and crazy tests
  • will work on making the campus a place where all students can create and share memories
Public Outreach Committee

The Public Outreach Committee recruits and trains volunteers to help run CCSA events and initiatives, and connects students to projects outside the College.

Alysia Jiwani

  • gained experience working for the student body while being a member of SACC (Student Association of Columbia College), before the association’s restructuring and name change
  • using her problem-solving skills and ability to work in a team, will work on ensuring all students at the college have equal opportunities and an amazing time during their study period

Riyal Patel

  • has valuable experience from her previous involvement with the Environmental Club at her school before Columbia College
  • highly involved in club activity; a member of Entrepreneur Club and EmpowerHER: a women’s empowerment club that works to build community and confidence through professional development, active lifestyles and health and wellness
  • will strive to establish an exciting and friendly environment for students during their time at Columbia College

Jaspreet Kaur

  • an active member of the EmpowerHER club
  • aims to help students find new friends, connect with the community and even advance their career
  • wants to bring in more opportunities for students to get involved
  • wants to develop resources such as in-class activities and learning practices to foster the wellbeing of students in learning environments

 

Health and Wellness Committee

The Health and Wellness Committee focuses on the physical and mental health of the student body, to promote positive wellbeing. This committee works closely with Student Services staff to deliver the Mental Health and Wellness Week and DeStress for Success Week.

Rupinder Kaur

  • understands the benefit of maining a positive wellbeing; wants to connect with other students in need of help
  • aims to improve mental health awareness, so that students can identify and discuss topics such as anxiety and depression in a safe and judgement-free environment
  •  equally interested in promoting healthy eating and exercise

Maheen Dada

  • has vast knowledge and interest in the field of nutrition
  • will strive to give new light and perspective to the Health and Wellness Committee and the association, to benefit the student body
  • will work on raising awareness on health and wellness on campus

Amanjot

  • has keep interest in mental and physical health
  • will use her experience of being an international student to connect with other international students, focusing on improving mental health of students
  • will strive to make Columbia College a healthy place for students
 
Student Advocacy Committee

The Student Advocacy Committee listens to students’ voices in order to advocate for student rights. This committee focuses on students’ opinions, feedback, concerns, and complaints. This semester, their weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays, 2-4pm, in Room 332. If you are interested in taking part as a member, please feel free to join their meetings!

Heaven Thind

  • has experience as an elected member of the Association; represented the Health and Wellness Committee in Summer 2019
  • will focus on creating an opportunity for students to openly express their voices
  • will strive to bring new ideas to the Student Advocacy Committee in order to help and guide students

Lovepreet Khera

  • a highly involved volunteer in many of the College campaigns and activities
  • will work on establishing authorized semester breaks, and incorporating U-pass for Columbia College students
  • will focus on solutioning unsolved concerns and problems that students experience

Mansehaj Kaur

  • involved in club and volunteering activities, such as Students for the Planet Club and Mental Health and Wellness Week
  • believes that student rights are integral to the success of students’ academics, extra-curricular activities, and social lives
  • promises to take a proactive approach to help students exercise their rights, by being a competent medium for students to express their concerns
  • will practice complete honesty, transparency, and conscientiousness
  • wishes to work towards the inculcation of unconventional methods of instruction like Online Classes in the courses already offered by the college

Suraj Raj

  • was the deputy head boy at his school before Columbia College; has experience taking student concerns to higher authorities
  • was highly involved in volunteering for clubs, gained time-management and leadership skills
  • will strive to establish a well rounded, happy college environment

For more information and/or concerns, please contact the Student Association at [email protected] with the specific committee name in the subject line.