CMGSS Events


Student Appreciation

Would you like your hard work recognized and shared with a larger platform including other students and faculty? Submit the link to your recent first author publication along with a brief (one sentence) description in lay terms and your program of study to

Articles will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.

 Everyone who submits a publication can claim a CMGSS mug for 50% off or a free ticket to one of our events!

Executive 2018-2019

The CMGSS executive is elected each year at the AGM, typically held at the end of the spring term.

President: Chelsea Cunningham (Health Sciences, PhD)
VP, Internal: Zoe Gillespie (Biochemistry, PhD)
VP, Finance: Brendan Murray (Physiology, PhD)
VP, Communications: Ashley Sutherland (Biochemistry, PhD)
VP, Academic: Ghassan Al-Yassin (Microbiology, PhD)
VP, Student Wellness: Leah Blondeau (Health Sciences, MSc)

Department Representatives:
BMI: Puja Biswas (Biochemistry, MSC), Sumudu Perera (Microbiology, PhD)
APP: Sarah Martin (Pharmacology, MSc), Andrew Roebuck (Physiology, PhD)
CHEP: Shatabdi Goon CHEP, MSc), Liliana Rodriquez Mancilla (CHEP, MSc)
HSC: Michael Zaki (Health Sciences, MSc), Allen McLean (Health Sciences, PhD)

Any questions (or suggestions!) about anything related to the College of Medicine graduate programs and community can be directed to or to any of our members or to We are always willing to help.

GSA Student/Supervisor Contract

Needing to talk to your supervisor about the expectations of you and your supervisor during your program? The GSA Student-Supervisor Contract can help guide the conversation.


College of Medicine Faculty Council

The CMGSS has 2 voting positions on the Faculty Council for the College of Medicine ( These meetings are open to all. These positions are filled by:

Chelsea Cunningham

Sumudu Perrera

College of Medicine Graduate Chair Committee

The CMGSS provides two student representatives to the Graduate Chair committee meetings, which bring together all graduate chairs in the CoM programs to discuss the allocation of College scholarship funding and other issues that affect the graduate programs. These positions are filled by:

Zoe Gillespie

Sarah Martin

GSA Council

The CMGSS has 4 voting positions on the GSA council (, one for each department. These meetings are open to all. The representatives for this year are:

APP: Kush Parolia, Sarah Martin (alternate)

BMI: Kusum Sharma, Mamata Panigrahi (alternate)

CHEP: Jacob Alhassan, Liliana Rodriguez Mancilla (alternate)

HSC: Chelsea Cunningham, Scott Adams (alternate)