Executive

The Executive of the federation is composed of the President; Vice President, Finance; Vice President, Research; and three (3) Regional Executive members: Executive member, Western Canada, Executive member, Central Canada and Executive member, Eastern Canada. The members of the Executive are elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) from among the members of the Board of Directors serving during the AGM. Serving members of the Executive are currently enrolled in an undergraduate dentistry program. Regional Executive members are currently enrolled in an undergraduate dentistry program in their designated region. Members of the Executive hold office for a one-year term, from the conclusion of one AGM to the conclusion of the next AGM. To learn more about the role and responsibilities of the Executive, review section 12 of FCDSA Bylaw No. 1.

Current Executive

President – Natalie Pollock (McGill '20)

Natalie is in her 4th year as a dental student at McGill University and joined the Council in May 2017. She has served on the Dental Student Conference Committee and Internal Communications Committee. She was elected Executive Member – Eastern Canada at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and was elected president of federation at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. She is also Co-Chairperson the Dental Student Conference Committee. Curious about our past Presidents? Find them here!

Vice President, Finance – Austin Chen (UBC ‘20)

Austin is in his 4th year as a dental student at the University of British Columbia and was appointed to the Board (then Council) in October 2017.  He was elected Executive Member – Western Canada at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and served as Co-Chairperson of the Dental Student Conference Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee. Austin was elected to Vice-President, Finance at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. In that capacity, Austin serves as the Chairperson of the Finance Committee. He is also serving at the Co-Chairperson of the Dental Student Conference Committee.

Vice President, Research - Da In Kim (Alberta '20)

Da In is in her 4th year as a dental student at the University of Alberta and was appointed to the Board (then Council) in March 2017.  She was elected Regional Councillor – Western Canada at the 2017 Annual General Meeting and served as a member of the Finance Committee. Da In was elected Vice President, Finance at the 2018 Annual General Meeting, and, if that capacity, served as Chairperson of the Finance Committee. Da In continues wanted to continue to serve as part of the FCDSA leadership and was elected Vice President, Research at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Executive Member – Eastern Canada - Jared Crane (Dalhousie ‘21)

Jared is in his 3rd year as a dental student at Dalhousie University and joined the Board in January 2019. Soon after, Jared was elected to the position of Executive Member - Eastern Canada at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. Jared is serving as a member of the Internal Communications Committee.

Executive Member – Central Canada – Manisha Bansal (Manitoba ‘20)

Manisha is in her 4th years as a dental student at the University of Manitoba and joined the Board (then Council) in August 2018 as the Student Wellness Chairperson for the year 2018-2019. Manisha was elected Executive Member - Central Canada at the 2019 Annual General Meeting and is currently servicing as a member of the Student Wellness Committee and the Dental Student Conference Committee.

Executive Member – Western Canada – Hammad Qasim (Saskatchewan ‘20)

Hammad is in his 4th year of dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan and was appointed to the FCDSA Board (then Council) in March 2017. He was elected Executive Member - Western Canada at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. Hammad is also serving as Co-Chairperson of the Internal Communications Committee.