What We Do


The president/co-presidents plan events, organize finances, recruit sponsors, and hold meetings with the IGSA executive.



The division IV secretary takes student stipend surveys, attends division IV meetings, and takes notes during IGSA meetings to provide to the executive.





Social Reps

Social reps organize a number of student social events throughout the year as well as the games for the Holiday Party and the Immunology Retreat. They are also responsible for the Easton Seminar (Meet the Speaker) lunches.


Communication OfficerS

The communication officers are responsible for the creation and maintenance of the IGSA website and adding upcoming events to the calendar.





Sports Reps

Sports reps organize intramural sports throughout the year such as volleyball, softball, innertube waterpolo, and soccer.






Community Outreach Reps

The Community Outreach Reps organize educational activities to increase awareness of immunology in the community. The programs include World Immunology Day which, in collaboration with the national LTS program, fosters the communication of scientific and immunology knowledge to junior-high and high school students around Toronto.




Peer-to-peer Counselor

The counsellor introduces incoming students to the department, ensuring that students in need of advice, academic information, or conflict resolution are directed to the appropriate individual to get the help they need.


Career development

Career development organizers bring students and faculty together several times during the year for amazing life discussions and to ponder the big questions such as how will I ever get a PI position?





GSU/CUPE Representatives

The GSU/CUPE representatives provides an important link between IGSA and the GSU, by emailing the GSU digest once a week and representing our graduate student body at GSU meetings. They also attend CUPE council meetings and forwards relevant information to the department



Mark Gower

Maria Edilova

mark.gower(at)mail.utoronto.ca maria.edilova(at)mail.utoronto.ca
Co-president Co-president


Sharon Ling


Social reps

Parshin Edraki

Anqi Xu

Yoojin Choi

najmeh.edraki(at)mail.utoronto.ca anqi.xu(at)mail.utoronto.ca yoojin.choi21(at)gmail.com
Social Rep Social Rep Social Rep

Jerry Shen

Charles Lau

jieli.shen(at)mail.utoronto.ca charles.lau(at)mail.utoronto.ca
Social Rep Social Rep

Communications Officers

Dario Ferri


Sports rep

Albert Nguyen

Spencer Zeng

albert.nguyen(at)mail.utoronto.ca s.zeng(at)mail.utoronto.ca
Sports rep Sports rep

Community Outreach

Justin Chan

Oksana Okorokov

tze.chan(at)mail.utoronto.ca oksana.okorokov(at)mail.utoronto.ca
Community Outreach Community Outreach

Peer-to-peer counsellor

James Han


Career Development

Lysa Langevin

Alicia Fisch

lysa.langevin(at)mail.utoronto.ca alicia.fisch(at)mail.utoronto.ca
Career Development Career Development


Kaveh Farrokhi

Angela Li

kaveh.farrokhi(at)mail.utoronto.ca angelar.li(at)mail.utoronto.ca