Physiology Undergraduate League of Students


Since its inception, the Physiology Undergraduate League of Students has been the elected student society at the service of undergraduate students in the Department of Physiology at McGill University.

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PULS Executive Council Elections

We are currently in election season. See below for the individual candidate platforms.

All students registered in a physiology undergraduate program are eligible to vote in the elections.
This includes students from Major Physiology, Liberal Physiology, Honours Physiology, Joint Physiology and Mathematics, Joint Physiology and Physics, and Interdepartmental Honours in Immunology.

The campaigning period is currently ongoing and the voting period is scheduled from April 3 to April 7 2017. Voting is done online using the SSMU Simply Voting system and is easy, secure, and confidencial. Please make sure to vote for next year's council! It literally takes 30 seconds!


Lunan Zhao

Candidate for President

Platform to come!

Saijel Patel

Candidate for President

Platform to come!

Marissa Aycan

Candidate for Vice-President

Platform to come!

Alborz Kia

Candidate for VP Academic

Hey PHGY! I’m Alborz, currently a U1 student in the running to be your VP Academic for the 2017-2018 academic year – I was also one of this year’s U1 representatives on PULS, a role which brought me in close quarters with the concerns and demands of Physiology students. I became fully immersed at the start of the winter term with organizing events, advertising, and reaching out to students throughout the department who were eager in improving their academic understanding, or needed a helping hand.

There were a couple issues I kept at the back of my mind, hoping I’d be given the opportunity to impact students’ departmental aspirations by acting as their outspoken voice. The first was my noticing how many students were struggling to find research positions for themselves – as a continuation of Christina’s work on the issue, I aim to promote collaboration between myself, professors and other organizers by hosting multiple events in the interest of aligning students’ goals with a Physiology laboratory group. I hope that dissolving any inhibitions students may have of approaching faculty members, they will present themselves better and become excited about a prospective assistant position.

A second concern I hope to bring deserved attention towards is the availability of student resources, specifically in 300-level PHGY courses and in laboratory courses (PHGY 212 and PHGY 213). I aim to organize tutorials for PHGY 311 with the help of Physiology students who have already taken the course, and push for departmental involvement in recruiting a course TA. For incoming U1 and some future U2 students, I also hope include lab apparatus videos before some of the more challenging labs, and to discuss changes in the weighting of the laboratory and exam components.

Thank you for reading, and for having your input in this election!

Simona Bene Watts

Candidate for VP Academic

Platform to come!

Zoe Verzani

Candidate for VP Finance

Hello my name is Zoe Verzani and I am in U1 Physiology. I have been on PULS council for almost a year now as the U1 Representative. I found it an incredibly rewarding experience and would love to continue my involvement with PULS council as next year’s VP Finance. I currently hold the title of VP Finance on the SSMU service club McGill Walksafe and was appointed to continue for next year as well. I have learned a lot through my involvement with SSMU and would like to apply this knowledge to PULS council. As VP Finance, I plan on doing the best I can to work with SUS and as a team player with the rest of council to make every Physiology student’s experience at McGill the best it can be.

Kieran Sharma

Candidate for VP Social

Platform to come!

Mathew Hindi

Candidate for U3 Representative

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Hannah Saven

Candidate for U3 Representative

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Yossef Levin

Candidate for U2 Representative

Hello fellow physiology students,

As U2 representative, I hope to make the second year in physiology an amazing year packed with awesome events as well as great academics. As some of you may know, U2 is probably the most rigorous year in the physiology major and therefore I will make it a priority to ensure that the 300-level physiology courses are well supported throughout the year. As such, NTCs will be set up promptly and delivered in an effective manner so that those that use the service will have it in their reach as soon as needed. Furthermore, I will do my utmost best to make certain that all 300-level physiology courses are recorded and uploaded in an efficient manner. We all have those days where we just cannot make it to class and that is why the recordings are, in my opinion, a very important component to student success. However, it will not just stop there, as I hope to fill the year with awesome opportunities for us physiology students to get together and support one another as we move forward in our undergraduate journey. Finally, in the end of the day my main goal is to make U2 physiology an amazing year and that is exactly what I hope to do, if elected.

Therefore, when voting period runs from Monday, April 3rd to Friday, April 7th, make sure to get out there and vote so that we can make U2 the most successful and amazing year yet.

Kelsey Capiendo

Candidate for U2 Representative

Hey Phgys! I’m Kelsey Capiendo and I am very excited to be running for your U2 Rep of the Physiology Undergraduate League of Students (PULS).

My main objective as U2 rep would be to listen and provide assistance to U2 physiology students either academically or in general. I would like to conduct a survey among students about what kind of activities would be of interest and follow through with event planning along with the other U2 rep. A few ideas I have in mind would include events with free food or booking study rooms especially around exams when finding seats in a library is a challenge. Additionally, I am also very open-minded to suggestions.

By representing U2s, I would like to cater towards the desires and needs of physiology students. In doing so, I hope to have greater turn out at events as well as to unite physiology students so that they may feel like a closer community. Furthermore, I would like to continue and improve the quality of NTCs for all of the U2 physiology courses, ensuring concise and well-written notes are being provided.

Lastly, I’d like to be the voice for any U2 phgy student whether it is a concern or suggestion. I believe I am an approachable person who is a great listener and will strive to best represent any and every U2.

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The Physiology Undergraduate League of Students (PULS) is the elected student government of the Department of Physiology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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