Issue 2 – Student Committee Update

SAS Student Committee Update

Thank you to all of the amazing students and trainees who contributed to the great success of student events at the 2022 SAS Conference!

A particular hit was the first student-led salons organized by the SAS Student Committee (SASSC). One salon, moderated by SASSC Secretary Dasha Yermol, was geared towards undergraduate students and sparked a conversation about the graduate school lifestyle. The second salon, moderated by SASSC Chair Angela Smith, focused on postdoctoral opportunities and industry jobs for graduate students.

We also had a stimulating student social event this year! Many students joined us in the Student Lounge for games of skribbl.io, codenames, and bingo. Students interacted one-on-one or in groups with veteran and newbie conferencegoers. This networking opportunity encouraged students to check out each other’s poster sessions and talks!

As we begin to plan student events for the 2023 SAS Conference, the SAS Student Committee welcomed four new positions and eight new SASSC Committee members. We are excited to announce the new 2022-2023 SASSC Team:

Chair: Angela Smith
Vice-Chair: Livia Sacchi
Secretary: Dasha Yermol
Post-Doctoral Member at Large: Julian Scheffer
Graduate Member at Large: Kyle Barrentine
Graduate Member at Large: Eva Liu
Undergraduate Member at Large: Vale Paterson
Undergraduate Member at Large: Paige Freeburg
International Member at Large: Maciej Behnke
International Member at Large: Ola Tkacz

Do you have an idea for a student-led event or salon or want to volunteer with SASSC? If so, we want to hear from you! Email Angela Smith at amoriah.smith@mail.utoronto.ca