This is the new executive team for the 2016-2017 year! The UTERN team works together to encourage and aid in environmental projects, inform environmental practice and sustainability, and improve communication and partnership between all who work for the environment on all three campuses.

President – Katelyn Tantakis

Hi there! My name is Katelyn and I am a third year student double majoring in Forest Biomaterials Science and Environmental studies. My passion lies in corporate sustainability and environmental economics. This, along with seeing the events that UTERN has helped to fund over the last couple of years, is what lead me to join the group this year!
I was born in Toronto but have been living in the US for about 10 years now, and come here from New York. In my free time I love to be on the water in any way I can; from rowing to boating to fishing. I look forward to seeing what projects this year has in store for us!

email: k.tantakis@mail.utoronto.ca

Treasurer – Truc-Lam Tran


My name is Truc-Lam Tran but you can call me Lam. I’m currently in my final year of undergraduate studies pursuing a double major in Forest Conservation and Environmental Studies. When I’m not reading and writing papers for school I enjoy playing with my lovely cat and geeking out about trees!

email: lam.tran@mail.utoronto.ca

Executive Secretary – Cathy Ho


Hi Everyone! My name is Cathy, and I am currently a third year student specializing in Environmental Geography. I have lived in Hong Kong for the past 10 years, and besides being passionate about the environment, I also love to dance! I will be your executive secretary this year, feel free to message me if you have any questions about UTERN or Hong Kong!

email: cathy.ho@mail.utoronto.ca

Project Manager – Ayman Chowdhury


email: ayman.chowdhury@mail.utoronto.ca

External Executive Liaison – Anne Boucher

email: anne.boucher@mail.utoronto.ca

Internal Executive Liaison – Jordan Saroya


I’m in my fifth year of undergrad; studying human geography, environmental studies, and women and gender studies. I’m very excited to be UTERN’s internal liaison for this school year. I am passionate about all things justice-seeking (including the environmental kind, of course). Please get in touch if you, or your student group want(s) to hold an event or activity that promotes campus environmental sustainability! I’m also super into: appreciating dogs on the street; hummus; and films that pass the Bechdel test.

email: jordan.saroya@mail.utoronto.ca

Environment Week Coordinator – Yalda Mehran

Hi, I double major in Political Science and Ethics, Society and Law with a minor in Human Geography. I joined UTERN because I want to help in funding UofT clubs to hold events addressing the environment. This year I will be planning Environmental Week, and it is going to be a blast!

email: yalda.mehran@mail.utoronto.ca

Outreach Coordinator – Victoria Shirriff


Hi everyone! My name is Victoria Shirriff and I’m the outreach coordinator for UTERN. I’m in my fourth year studying human biology- global health with a double minor in environmental science and environmental studies. In addition to UTERN I am on the Environmental Students’ Union as the sustainability officer and a member of the Victoria College Sustainability Commission. I look forward to helping spread the word about the work UTERN does and to making U of T more environmentally friendly!

email: victoria.shirriff@mail.utoronto.ca

Director of Technology – Carolyn Wu


Hey everyone! My name is Carolyn Wu and I am the Director of Technology for UTERN. I’m currently in my third year studying architecture design and environmental studies and a minor in urban studies. I am passionate about sustainable and ecological design. On top of UTERN, I am also VP Marketing for the Sustainable Engineers Association and VP of the Applied Architecture and Landscape Design group here at UofT. I look forward to sharing the projects we have in store with you guys!

email: carolynj.wu@mail.utoronto.ca

General Executive – Ashwati Michael




UTERN Contact Information

MAILING ADDRESS: 33 Willcocks Street, UTERN mailbox 1016V

FIND US AT: Earth Sciences building, 5 Bancroft Ave. ROOM 1042A

EMAIL CONTACT: utern.toronto@gmail.com


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