Current Council

2020-2021 Executive Committee

President

Stephen Tuffs (He/His)
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

 

Vice-President Internal 

Roberta Bgeginski (She/Her)
Department of Kinesiology

Vice-President External

Sabina Rakhimbekova (She/Her)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Vice-President Communications

Mariya Goncheva (She/Her)
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

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Vice-President Finance

Harvi Hart
Department of Physical Therapy

Vice-President Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Alex Levine (She/Her)
Department of Psychology

Secretary

Cassandra Ellis
Ivey Business School


PAW Officials & Representatives (2020-2021)

  • Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS) Representative: Sabina Rakhimbekova, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Graduate Education Council (GEC) Representative: Stephen Tuffs, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • International Postdoctoral Representative: Maryia Goncheva, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Mental Health and Wellness Initiative Representative: Maryia Goncheva, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Outreach Coordinator: Stephen Tuffs, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Senate Committee for University Planning Postdoctoral Representative: Stephen Tuffs, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Senate Observer: Roberta Bgeginski, Department of Kinesiology
  • Tax Researcher: Harvi Hart, Department of Physical Therapy
  • University Research Board (URB) Representative: Roberta Bgeginski, Department of Kinesiology
  • Webmaster: Elli Papangelakis (She/Her), Department of Geography
  • Faculty of Engineering Representative: Adeel Sabir

Interested in Getting Involved?

We offer an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate a variety of skills obtained through community involvement and organizational governance. Most faculty appointments currently require 60% research, 20% teaching and 20% service. Enhance your CV/résumé with service experience while building awareness and enjoying active participation in the postdoctoral scholar community! Postdocs wishing to join the Council may review the current open positions below.

Open Representatives Positions:

We are searching for representatives to act as a liasons between PAW and the postdoctoral scholars in each of Western's faculties and schools. Email us at postdocs@uwo.ca and apply now for the following positions:  

  • Schulic School of Medicine and Dentistry Representative 
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Represetnative 
  • Faculty of Social Science Representative 
  • Faculty of Science Representative
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities Represetative 
  • Don Wright Faculty of Music Representative
  • Faculty of Information & Media Studies Representative
  • Faculty of Education Representative
  • Ivey Business School Representative

Past Council Members