Meet Your Sustainability Projects Fund Committee

Our projects fund committee consists of the AMS VP Finance, two AMS Council Members, two student at-large members and two representatives of the University Sustainability Initiative

Our AMS Student Funding Committee Representatives

Cathy Wang
Hi everyone! My name is Cathy and I am a 3rd year student in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC. My passion for sustainability comes from the desire to preserve the natural beauty of our planet. I hope that this fund will inspire you to take action to make your dreams of a greener world come true!

Roshak Momtahen
Hey! I’m Roshak Momtahen and I’m one of the AMS councillors serving on our student society’s new Sustainability Committee. I am currently in my second year in the Arts faculty and am hoping to major in Political Science and Economics. Whether it be helping out with my local stream-keepers or collecting signatures for Greenpeace, I’ve long been actively passionate about environmental sustainability and social ecology. Needless to say, I am super excited about the prospect of our forthcoming projects and confident they will have an impact on making UBC a greener campus. Feel free to contact me about the Committee’s work or AMS Council in general!

Elin Tayyar

Elin is in his second term as the AMS VP Finance and was the primary force behind establishing the AMS Sustainability Projects Fund

Our Student At-Large Funding Committee Representatives

Angela Willock
Angela Willock is a highly ambitious sustainability leader at UBC. Last year she was the Director of Common Energy, one of UBC’s most successful student sustainability organizations. Her current channels of change-making include goBEYOND on the Board of Directors, UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology as a sustainability education coordinator, and CityStudio as an intern. She’s also completing her undergrad studies in “Sustainable Community” by taking new and challenging UBC sustainability courses. Finally, Angela is quite fond of yoga, riding her bike, dancing, reading post-apocalyptic science fiction, eating oven-roasted squash, “wilding Vancouver”, being silly, and people.

Alexandria Mitchell
Alexandria Mitchell is community catalyst, writer, speaker, and environmental advocate. Since being a delegate at the COP 15 UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, she has worked on climate and energy issues in Canada and around the world. Alex is on the Fraser Basin Council’s Air Quality/Climate Change Task Force, and on the Board of the BC Rural Network. Known as a democracy activist for her work in writing and online organizing to encourage political participation in elections, Alexandria looks to reinvigorate voting at the municipal to federal level, especially pertaining to youth engagement. She has also interned on media and advocacy, at the Nobel Women’s Initiative, founded by the 6 women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Alexandria works with many other organizations and initiatives while pursuing a degree in Political Science and Sustainability.

Our University Sustainability Initiative Representatives

Alberto Cayuela
Alberto Cayuela, P.Eng, PMP, LEED AP is the associate director of UBC’s Sustainability Initiative (USI) and the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS). He works closely with representatives from the Campus Sustainability, Teaching and Learning and Research and Partnerships offices to achieve UBC’s sustainability goals. Alberto brings a wealth of experience in sustainable building and renewable energy projects garnered in the private sector, including at his last position as senior project manager with Stantec. He is a past co-chair of the Metro Vancouver Branch of the Cascadia Chapter of the US/Canadian Green Building Council, and a past president of the Society of Project Management Professionals of Greater Vancouver.

Liska Richer
Program Coordinator, UBC SEEDS Program
Liska co-manages the UBC SEEDS (Social, Ecological, Economic, Development Studies) Program with Campus Sustainability. Since 2004, Liska has worked as a Project Coordinator, an instructor and co-investigator on a jointly initiated SEEDS program’s UBC Food System Project with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. She has worked extensively with campus stakeholders in developing interdisciplinary and community-based action research curriculum, and in working to create a more sustainable campus community from purchasing, urban agriculture to waste management. She is currently a PhD Candidate in UBC’s Faculty of Land & Food Systems, and has a BA in Sociology.