Zizo Aldaqqaq (He/Him/Il)
Year and stream: 4th Year, uOttawa English
Sarah Moussa (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, uOttawa Affairs
Year and stream: 4th Year,uOttawa English ,
My dream job is to juggle nursing and research at the same time!
What I do for UNSA: I am honoured to have been elected VP of uOttawa affairs with UNSA. I act as a liaison for all academic pursuits of UNSA regarding the uOttawa campus and the student body. My duties include but are not limited to organizing the UNSA nursing mentorship program, arranging the nursing handbook publication, running elections for year representatives, and collaborating in week 101 and various events. Most importantly, I assist students in the uOttawa stream in the resolution of academic issues.
About me: I am considered a “non-traditional” nursing applicant as nursing was a career change for me! I truly think this is one of the best decisions I have ever made! I love talking about nursing and the future prospects it gives students.
Rayanna Danis (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, Finance
Year & Stream: 3rd year, uOttawa french immersion
Dream Job: Currently, I would love to work as a trauma nurse. I also hope to spend some time nursing in a Northern Community. But, nursing has so many possibilities and I can’t wait to see where the last two years of my degree take me!
What I do for UNSA: As VP Finance, I work with my fellow UNSA executives to create a budget for the year. This is based on events, fundraisers, and activities that the team has in mind for nursing students. My job is to make sure we stick to it and make changes when necessary!
About me: You can find me anywhere BUT at my house! I’m always up for a good workout whether it be a hike outside, a session at the gym, or some time spent rock climbing. I also love working on my studies at CRX - the aesthetics of that place really calm my hectic nursing brain! I am very outgoing et je parle français alors, I am open to answer questions or just to chat with anyone
Alexis Snell (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, Internal
Year and stream: 4th Year, Uottawa English
Dream Job: Labour & delivery or NICU nurse! I love everything about babies, so a career in obstetrics or neonatology is perfect for me. I would also love to continue my education as a neonatal nurse practitioner or as a lactation consultant.
What I do for UNSA: My role is to design and organize the clothing orders and nursing merchandise. I also run the nominations for the grad awards & valedictorian and assist the pinning committees in organizing the graduation ceremony.
About me: The most incredible moment of my life so far has been getting to sail and swim with dolphins in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece. In my everyday life when I’m not practicing nursing,you can find me hanging out with my nursing friends (duh!), eating hummus (I’m highly addicted), or exploring fun coffee shops around Ottawa.
Kora Upitis (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, Communications
Year and stream: 4th Year, uOttawa French
Dream Job: As of right now , I am currently leaning towards Critical care or trauma but I have an interest in obstetrics that needs to be explored.
What I do for UNSA: My role on the UNSA team is to manage our online presence. More specifically, I manage our website, our emails and newsletters as well as our social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat! I do this in English as well as in French as bilingualism is something that is extremely important to UNSA #FrancoFière!
About me: I am tiny but mighty and I Love to travel. I’m also quite dedicated to my studies but on weekends I like to have some fun with my friends!
Carolyn Lee (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, Philanthropic
Year and stream: 3rd Year ,uOttawa Algonquin Woodroffe
Dream Job: I am undecided with the speciality I would like to work in , but somewhere along the lines I would love to help out with nursing research!
What I do for UNSA: I help encourage nursing students to contribute back to our community, whether it would be fundraising or volunteering. This includes events such as Shinerama and Relay for Life! Not only, I hope to choose a charity in which UNSA can help contribute throughout the year.
About me: I love road trips, basking in the sun, sandwiches, and would love to have a house full of dogs!
Nicole Mclaren (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, External
Year and stream: 4th Year, Algonquin Woodroffe
Dream Job: I love the fast-paced energy and challenges involved with critical care, so the ICU or Emergency department is the place for me. I flip between the two every other week!
What I do for UNSA: my main duty is to organize uOttawa’s Nursing Games Team. Nursing Games are an annual event that brings together nursing schools from across Ontario to compete in athletic, academic and spirit competitions all while emphasizing teamwork and collaboration!
Throughout the year I help the team organize fundraisers and events in order to raise money to send a group of roughly 30 students to the host city which will be identified later in the school year!
About me: Although this will be my first year on UNSA, I’m super excited to work with such an amazing group of people! On any given day ,when I’m not at school or in clinical, you can find me with a coffee in hand and working at my local hospital, walking my two golden retrievers or taking a nap☺
Shira Silver (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, CNSA Official Delegate
Year and stream: 3rd Year ,uOttawa English
Dream Job: Labour and Delivery Nurse
What I do for UNSA: I am the Official Delegate of uOttawa for the Canadian Nursing Student Association (CNSA)
About me: When I am not stu(dying) or raving about CNSA you can find me dancing or singing while playing on my uke or piano. I have four siblings, one of which is my twin sister and she’s in the engineering program (cause you know we love our engineers). I am also a VP social on the new club called Beating Burnout. Please message me if you have any questions or just like to talk!
Nerija Sungaila (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, Social
Year and Stream: 4th year, uOttawa French
Dream Job: Working as a nurse for Doctors Without Borders
What I Do for UNSA: I'm in charge of organizing social events for our faculty! I want to be able to give students the opportunity to get to know each other. With a program like nursing, everyone needs a break once in a while. With our social events, nursing students can have a chance to enjoy themselves and get involved in the UNSA community, as well as get to know other students from other faculties (ESPECIALLY the engineers ;).
About Me: Nothin' but an energizer bunny hype for life over here. You can find me at the gym, on the rowing machine or dribbling a basketball. Other hobbies include nerding out on anatomy and pharmacology, drinking drip coffee and learning the lyrics to another Drake song.
Rachel Purdy (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, Equity
Year and stream: 4th Year, uOttawa French
Dream Job: I LOVE working with kids, therefore, I would love to work at CHEO as a pediatric nurse or working as a sexual health nurse practitioner in schools!
What I do for UNSA: As VP Equity, my role is to be an advocate for our nursing students to help overcome hard topics such as discrimination as well to help permits accessibility to all during our events. I will be collaborating with other faculty’s to complete projects to make our university a better place for everyone!
About me: I LOVE DRINKING TEA! I have an Instagram account where I make reviews on different kinds of teas @tea_talk_with_rach. In my spare time, I enjoy doing Zumba and one day I would like to become a Zumba instructor!
Coreena Ethridge (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President, Woodroffe Affairs
Year and stream: 3rd Year, Algonquin Woodroffe
Dream Job: As of now, I want to work as a Labour/Delivery nurse. I love the idea of helping bring a new life into the world, and being there for those first few special moments with the mom and baby! Hopefully, to continue my education to become a nurse midwife.
What I do for UNSA: It is my job, as Vice President Algonquin Woodroffe Affairs to be a liaison between the Algonquin Campus and the University of Ottawa. To also support Algonquin nursing students in both academic and clinical affairs.
About me: I love to be around people and to make new friends! A lot of people will describe me as loud, bubbly, and super outgoing! I love to cook, bake, and hang out with my friends and family! I love nursing and all the amazing opportunities that come with it!