Residence Sophs are upper-year, undergraduate students that volunteer as mentors for incoming students. Their primary function is to act as emotional and social supports for students, as well as direct them to appropriate resources when needed. 

Residence Soph teams undergo training that equips them to fulfill these duties, while managing their own personal and academic requirements. They spend ample time engaging in team-building activities and forming meaningful relationships with each other in order to form a cohesive unit. In turn, they foster an inclusive and welcoming environment, rich in culture and tradition, for incoming students in their respective floors and buildings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Arts & Humanities Anatomy The Arts & Humanities soph team supports students entering the faculty of Arts & Humanities in not only their academic transition but often also in their general life transition that accompanies entering University. We in the Arts and Humanities take joy in creating the most welcoming and creative environment possible for all our students and can’t wait for you to join in!

  • Leadership Soph Team (LST): 
  • Head Soph: Emma Ford (she/her)
  • Programming Assistants (PAs):
    • Al-Raffay Mirza (he/him)
    • vie Marcotullio (she/her)

Charity AnatomyThe Engineering soph team supports students entering the faculty of Engineering in not only their academic transition but often also in their general life transition that accompanies entering University. Look for covie covered orange shirt wearing engineers.

  • Leadership Soph Team (LST):
  • Head Soph: Sean Macpherson (he/him)
  • Programming Assistants (PAs):
    • Henry McArdle (he/him)
    • Jess Van Den Heuvel (she/they)
    •   Lauren Kaminker (she/her)

The FIMS Soph Team supports students entering into the Faculty of Information and Media Studies in not only their academic transition, but often also in their general life transition that accompanies entering university. At FIMS, we want students to feel welcome into the family-like aspect that comes with being part of a small faculty.

  • Leadership Soph Team (LST): 
  • Head Soph: Carly White (she/her)
  • Programming Assistants (PAs): Maxine Graham (she/her), Miles Bolton (he/him)

Health Sci AnatomyThe Health Science Soph team is dedicated to supporting the wellness of incoming students transitioning into the swamp- we mean faculty in a holistic manner; academically, socially, emotionally, mentally, while live laugh loving shrek.

  • Head Soph Team (HST):
  • Head Soph: Gopi Patel (she/her)
  • Programming Assistants (PAs): Alexander Breberina (he/him), Julia Hulbig (she/her), Vallari Madkaikar (she/her)

Music AnatomyThe Music soph team supports students entering the faculty of Music in not only their academic transition but often also in their general life transition that accompanies entering University. Don’t fret! The Music Sophs can’t wait to invite you to your stage and have an amazing year with you!

  • Leadership Soph Team (LST): 
  • Head Soph: Emma Pennell (they/them)
  • Programming Assistants (PAs): Rachel Cardoso (she/her), Raymond Salgado-Tran (he/him)

Science AnatomyThe Science soph team utilizes the first-year student’s shared experience in entering Western’s Faculty of Science as a basis for student support in the year-long transition into university. We break the stereotype that excelling in the sciences requires the sacrifice of social and community involvement, and instead present a fun, creative, and diverse culture where students can grow and flourish.

  • Head Soph Team (HST): 
  • Head Soph: Kate Marisa (she/her)
  • Programming Assistants (PAs): Adam Shedeed (he/him), Jenny Gao (she/her), Jordan Ramnarine (he/him), Liangchi (Chi) Zhou (he/him)

Social Sci AnatomyThe Social Science soph team supports students entering the faculty of Social Science in not only their academic transition but often also in their general life transition that accompanies entering University. We pride ourselves in giving incoming students a spirited and unique experience they will always cherish.

  • Head Soph Team (HST): 
  • Head Soph: Beverly Moye (she/her)
  • Programming Assistants (PAs): Shelby Laing (she/her), Meredith MacFarlane (she/her), Matteo Pasquale (he/him), Connor Quinton (he/him)

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