Meet The Council

Hello, Winters!

Welcome to the “Meet The Council” page! Here you have easy access to the list of everyone on your council, along with our pictures and a little information about ourselves to help you get to know us a little better! The most important aspect about this page is you also have access to everyone's Emails in case you need to get in touch with us about any questions or concerns you may have! 


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Jessie Whyte

President

Year of Study: 5th year
Program: Performance Creation with specializations in Devised Theatre and Dramaturgy.
What I Love About Winters: I love being a part of such a creative and hard-working community that always pushes me to do better.
Hobbies: Photography, poetry, learning about tarot

Email: president@winterscouncil.com


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Steven Mitsilios

Vice President, Internal Affairs

Year of Study: Fourth year
Program: History
What I Love About Winters: What I love about Winters and this amazing community is that it’s so diverse and that everyone in this community makes you feel at home. An amazing thing that I find about winters that I love, is that you can truly be yourself here and feel comfortable and feel like you aactually belong.
Hobbies Include: SPORTS!

Email: vpinternal@winterscouncil.com


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Boyan Demchuk

Vice President, External Affairs

Year of Study: Third Year
Program: Film Production
What I Love About Winters: I love the sense of community and family that exists in Winters. I love how Winters gives me a place where I can freely come and be myself at any point I need and I am thankful for the many opportunities I have been given here at Winters College.
Hobbies Include:
Water Polo, Graphic Design, Watching Sports, Photography, Survivor, Working Out, Referencing Western Canada.

Email: vprelations@winterscouncil.com


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Leah Fellows

Vice President, Athletic Affairs

Year of Study: Third Year
Program: Design (YSDN)
What I Love About Winters: I love the spirit of Winters! We all love what we do and have fun doing it!
Hobbies Include: Sports, Drawing, Watching Movies, Reading Comics

Email: vpathletics@winterscouncil.com


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Emily Malcolm

Director of Athletic Affairs

Year of Study: Third year
Program:
York/Sheridan Design
What I love about Winters:
Winters is such a welcoming community to all and there is a place here for everyone. I love how everyone at Winters is very open minded and we all do our best to look out for one another.
Hobbies Include:
sports (specifically hockey), personal fitness, long boarding, drawing, photography, creative writing, and graphic design.

Email: athleticsdirector@winterscouncil.com


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Leanne Connor

Vice President, So-Cul

Year of Study: 3rd year
Program: Devised Theatre
What I Love About Winters: The Ab and the welcoming atmosphere
Hobbies Include: playing the Piano, reading, hiking, writing and composing!

Email: vpsocul@winterscouncil.com


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Karolina Solovka

Director of Social and Cultural Affairs

Year of Study: Second Year
Program: Devised Theatre
What I Love About Winters: I love the sense of family and positivity the community brings! Just artists supporting artists!
Hobbies Include: Travelling, working out, singing, watching Netflix, napping, eating and jamming out to some music and Broadway tunes.

Email: socialdirector1@winterscouncil.com


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Caitlin Sullivan

Director of Social and Cultural Affairs

Year of Study: Third Year
Program: Theatre, BFA
What I Love About Winters: The Community
Hobbies Include: Musical theatre, reading, writing, playing soccer, painting, listening to music, and watching netflix

Email: socialdirector2@winterscouncil.com


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Martika McLean

Director of Promotions

Year of Study: 2nd year
Program: Theatre
What I love About Winters: I love the family-style community vibes we've got going on. We are all very supportive of each other and also very loving and kind.
Hobbies Include: Singing, hiking, pilates, yoga, painting, writing.

Email: promotionsdirector1@winterscouncil.com


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Connor Williamson

Director of Promotions

Year of Study: 2nd year
Program: Theatre
What I Love About Winters: I love the winters community. How easy it is to fit in, and to make it like a second home. People act like they’ve known each other for years just a few days after meeting
Hobbies Include: reading, hiking, kayaking, badminton, improv

Email:
promotionsdirector2@winterscouncil.com


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Manuella de Castro

Director of Commuter and External Affairs

Year of Study: 2nd year
Program: Music Major
What I Love About Winters: I love winters for the team spirit within the community. Everybody is so supportive and accepting.
Hobbies Include: Beside practicing music 24/7, I am really into reading and playing sports. On my free time I am usually practicing Capoeira ( Afro-Brazilian martial arts), or doing volunteer work.

Email: commuterdirector@winterscouncil.com


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Adnan Shikari

Treasurer

Year of Study: Second Year
Program: Schulich School of Business (BBA)
What I Love About Winters: What I love about Winters is the optimistic attitude and helpful nature of students and faculty.
Hobbies Include: paper crafts, avid coin, rock, and stamp collector, playing basketball, and sneakerhead.

Email: treasurer@winterscouncil.com


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Olivia Beigbabai

Secretary

Year of Study: Second year
Program: Hons. Phychology
What I Love About Winters: The inclusive and kind community!
Hobbies Include: Sewing, crocheting, dancing, and singing

Email: secretary@winterscouncil.com


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Abriana Lashley

CRO

Year of Study: 3rd year
Program: Theatre
What I Love About Winters: I love the inclusive and welcoming community that Winters is
Hobbies Include:  Food blogging, photography and watching unhealthy amounts of Netflix

Email: cro@winterscouncil.com


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Monica Martinez

Speaker

Year of Study: 4th year
Program: Communication Studies
What I Love About Winters: I love the passion and creativity that Winters has!! The things we create together are AMAZING.
Hobbies Include: My hobbies include making lists and watching Netflix. (I'm an organized procrastinator)

Email: speaker@winterscouncil.com


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Fiona Vandermyden

Webmaster

Year of Study:  Third Year
Program: Theatre, Devised
What I Love About Winters: I love everything about Winters! It has become a place where I can confidently call it home, and has been that friend that says “I’m here for you always” and proves it everytime.
Hobbies Include: Writing, Photography, Music, Quidditch, and going on inpromptu adventures 

Email: webmaster@winterscouncil.com


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Rividu Mendis  

O-Chair

Year of Study: I’m going into my 4th Year
Program: Film Production
What I Love About Winters: Winters is a community that thrives in learning and growing together. We are a community that takes pride in our culture, passions, works as a team and looks out for each other. It is a home that you can be yourself and your contributions are valued.
Hobbies Include: Music (Djing/Rapping/Producing), Photography, Filmmaking, Muscle Cars

Email: ochair@winterscouncil.com


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Simon Kalverda

Assistant Orientation Chair

Year of Study: 5th year
Program: Screenwriting (Film)
What I love About Winters: The people of Winters are some of the most inclusive, compassionate, and all around amazing folks I've ever met.
Hobbies Include: Writing, hiking, camping, and playing Dungeons and Dragons

Email: assistant_ochair@winterscouncil.com


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Katherine Collier

Winters Free Press Editor

Year of Study: 5th year
Program: Education
What I Love About Winters: Winters is welcoming and we will bring anyone into our fold, no matter who you are. We love you all. We can't wait to see you hanging around the Ab or the council office, or maybe even writing and designing for The Artichoke.
Hobbies Include: Listening to and acting in audio dramas, writing, playing video games on my Switch, and listening to and playing music

Email: wintersfreepress@winterscouncil.com


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Laura Bourbonnais

Winters Free Press Assistant  Editor

Year of Study: Second Year at York University
Program:  BFA Honours Double Major- Film (Screenwriting) and Creative Writing
What I Love About Winters: I love how everyone is already so welcoming and supportive in Winters council, even though I have not met all council members in person yet! There is a great and refreshing energy at Winters.
Hobbies Include: Writing, reading, dancing, singing, running, listening to music, helping out on film sets, spending time with family and/or friends, going to concerts and musicals.

Email: wfpassistanteditor@winterscouncil.com


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Nishina Shapwaykeesic-Loft

EWAG Curator

Year of Study: 4th year
Program: Theatre: Production and Design
What I Love About Winters: Winter's has great energy and sense of community.
Hobbies Include: graffiti artist, painting, photography, sewing

Email: ewag@yorku.ca


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Ola Mularczyk

YFS Director

Year of Study: Second Year
Program: Theatre
What I Love About Winters: I love the community atmosphere and the idea of being full-heartedly accepted and loved for who you are
Hobbies Include: singing, dancing, hiking, photography, and making friends!

Email: yfsdirector@winterscouncil.com