2017 Forestry Undergraduate Society Council
The FUS Council is a dynamic and approachable group of individuals. Consisting of a total of 10 members, they can be contacted any time by email. Below are brief introductions of the core council members for this year.
Maria Continentino – President
Maria is in her third year in Natural Resources Conservation, in the Science and Management major. She is from Brazil and lived in Southern Africa (South Africa, Mozambique and Angola) for five years before coming to Vancouver. She loves travelling, hiking, swimming and making mulled wine for her friends. She is excited about the events and long-term projects that the council is putting together for the undergraduate students. If you have any ideas that will make forestry even more awesome, please reach out to her.
Bridget Trerise – VP Internal
Bridget is a 2nd year Forest Resources Management major from North Vancouver BC. Like most forestry people, she enjoys collecting forest fun-facts and then sharing them with anyone she sees. She also enjoys exploring BC and going running. She is stoked to continue the tradition of making Forestry one of the coolest and most welcoming faculties on campus with the rest of the FUS.
Cyril Moersch – VP External
Esther Li – Treasurer
Liam Irwin – Secretary
Liam is a second year Natural Resource Conservation student, and all around enthusiast of anything outdoors. With a serious interest in the natural world and associated research Liam is excited to bring his perspectives and ideas to the Forestry Undergraduate Society to help plan and execute great events for the student body.
Hailey May – Social Coordinator
Hailey is a second year Natural Resources Conservation student interested in resource governance and policy. She’s looking forward to organizing events for the Forestry family, getting to know the community more, and the over-elm-ing power that comes with the position. She enjoys travelling, trees, every dog that passes by, and puns.
Will Bradley – Social Coordinator
Will is a second year Forest Operations transfer student from the Maritimes. He’s keen to work hard, play hard and wants to help create a trusted community within the forestry faculty. Uncle Will, Captain Big Willie and Drift King are just a few names you can count.
Jaylen Bastos – Social Coordinator
Jay is a 2nd year Natural resource conservation student from Toronto focusing on global perspectives. Probably one of the most vocal members of counsel, always voicing ludacris high pitched sounds in the name of excitement and new knowledge. When he isn’t staring wide eyed at trees, he can be found on a hike, with his cat or halfway across the world. Running camps for children in Spain over the summers has made him a well travelled socializer, a trait he intends on bringing to the role of Social Co-ordinator.
Christie Quon – Special Events Coordinator
Christie is a third year student in Natural Resources Conservation, majoring in Global Perspectives. When she isn’t trying to identify every tree she passes by, she’s attempting to climb them. She is looking forward to getting to know more of the Forestry family as well as sprucing up the faculty.
Sumal Thalagala – AMS Representative
Sumal is in his fifth year Forest Operations student. He enjoys playing sports through the intramurals program and volunteering on campus. He is currently the AMS representative and CIF Liaison. He is looking to enhance student life within the faculty. As such, he looks forward to getting to know all of the new students this upcoming year.
David Hamilton – CIF Liason
David is a fourth year Forest Resource Management student from Vancouver. He is the student representative to the Canadian Institute of Foresters. He is always interested in meeting new people and if you would like to attend the sponsored monthly CIF dinners. If you would like to meet industry professionals or learn more about the industry he encourages you to contact him about getting involved with the CIF.