Executive

The Executive of the federation is composed of the President, Vice-President, and three (3) Regional Councillors: Councillor of Western Canada, Councillor of Central Canada and Councillor of Eastern Canada. The members of the Executive are elected by the members of the Council from among the members of the Council during the AGM. Serving members of the Executive are currently enrolled in an undergraduate dentistry program. Regional councillors 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 sections 10 and 11 of the FCDSA Bylaws.

Current Executive

President – Matthew Yeung (UBC '19)

Matthew is in his 4th year as a dental student at the University of British Columbia and was appointed to the Council in May 2016.  He has served as a member of the Finance Committee and was elected Vice-President at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.  As vice-president, Matthew served as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and played an important role in planning the Canadian Dental Student Conference in January 2018. Matthew was elected president of federation at the 2018 AGM and took office in June 2018. Curious about our past Presidents? Find them here!

Vice President – Da In Kim (Alberta '20)

Da In is in her 3rd year as a dental student at the University of Alberta and was appointed to the 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 at the 2018 Annual General Meeting, and, if that capacity, is serving as Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

Regional Councillor – Eastern Canada – Natalie Pollock (McGill '20)

Natalie is in her 3rd 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 and continues to serve on both of these bodies. She was elected Regional Councillor – Eastern Canada at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

Regional Councillor – Central Canada – Keyvan Tcherassen (Toronto '19)

Keyvan is in his 4th year as a dental student at the University of Toronto and joined the Council in August 2017. Keyvan was elected Regional Councillor – Central Canada at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and is currently serving as a member of the Dental Student Conference Committee, the Finance Committee, and the External Communications Committee.

Regional Councillor – Western Canada – Austin Chen (UBC '20)

Austin is in his 3rd year as a dental student at the University of British Columbia and was appointed to the Council in October 2017.  He was elected Regional Councillor – Western Canada at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Austin is serving as Chair of the Dental Student Conference Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee.

Advisor to the Executive on Student Research-Related Activities - David Wu (McGill ‘19)

David is in his 3rd year as a dental student at McGill University and was appointed to the Council in July 2017. In January 2018, the Council created a new position on the Executive for Vice President, Research and David was elected to that position. Since this position is not currently in the FCDSA general by-laws, David is, instead, serving as advisor to the Executive on student research-related activities. As soon as the new By-law No. 1 is approved, David will assume the position of Vice President, Research. David is serving as a member of the Dental Student Conference Committee, the Finance Committee, and the External Communications Committee.