Meet the 2019-2020 Executive & General Council!



Alanna Bouffard 

Hello everyone McGill Nursing Undergraduate body! 


My name is Alanna Bouffard, I’m a U3 student in the BScN program and I am thrilled to be working with you this upcoming 2019-2020 term as your President! 


Growing up in a rural community in Georgian Bay, Ontario, I’ve developed a love for life on the water and all the outdoor activities that accompany it. During my free time I enjoy drinking excessive amounts of coffee, chilling with my cat, dancing (though not well) at any social event, and watching Gilmore Girls. This will be my second year serving as an Executive NUS Council member. In the 2018-2019 term I was McGill’s Official Delegate for CNSA and am now currently serving on their Board of Directors as the Quebec Regional Director. My main goal in this position is to be a strong advocate for French representation throughout the Association, something that is near and dear to my heart. 

My goals for the upcoming term are to promote engagement and transparency throughout the NUS via ongoing communication, as well as fun and informative events. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me at I look forward to a great year and wish you all the best in your studies! 

 VP Internal

Tristan Pecsi 


Hey McGill Nurses! 


My name is Tristan Pecsi, and I am currently a BScN U3 student, as well as your VP Internal for 2019-2020! 


As VP Internal, I help out in assembling the leaders for Frosh and work in liaison with the coordinators before and during Frosh. Additionally, I ensure that Nursing is always represented in the super fun events we have throughout the year, such as Science Games and Faculty Olympics. I work closely with the Social Rep, NPMP, Grad Reps, and Athletic & Health Rep in order to keep all of you up to date on everything going on in and around McGill, whether that be educational and/or social events. All of these exciting events and any other academic information will be presented to you in boppin' Listservs every 2 weeks, which you will receive via email. 


I cannot wait to meet all of you throughout this incredible year. If you have any questions/comments/want to know where to eat around MTL, do not hesitate to email me! 

 VP External

Annalise Patzer

Hi, I'm Annalise and I'm very happy to be serving as your VP External. I am a U2 BScN student from Boston. In my role, I serve on SSMU's Legislative Council and attend and advocate at many committees and meetings. As part of my VP External role, I also sit on MASH and Steinberg Simulation Centre Group. I also help out by liaising with external organizations on behalf of the NUS! 


In my spare time, I enjoy dogs, playing the piano, skiing and trying new food. Feel free to contact me at at any time!

VP Finance

ChuYuan Pan 

Hello fellow nurses! My name is Pan (easier for all of you), a BScN U3 student, who will be gratefully serving you guys as this year’s NUS VP Finance. As VP Finance, my role will comprise of overseeing the NUS’s budget, allocating funds to other council members, and dealing with everything numbers related so they can focus on bettering your nursing school experience! Tenets by which I will stand are transparency, openness and collaboration so please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or Facebook if you have any questions or comments.

VP Academic (BScN)

Katherine Zhang

Hello nurses! 


My name is Katherine and I am super excited to serve as your VP Academic BScN for the 2019-2020 year. My role is to ensure you, as students of ISoN, receive the support you need in order to flourish academically and reach your highest potential. I also work closely with your Class Representatives to address any academic concerns that may arise throughout the year. 


A little more about me: I'm a U3 BScN student originally from Calgary, Alberta. Outside of nursing, I work with elementary school students and volunteer regularly at the Montreal Children's Hospital. When I'm not hanging out with friends, I enjoy some good ol' "Netflix and Me" nights as well as a walk up Mont Royal when the weather is nice (because self care is important!).


Feel free to say hi in the hallways, and don't be afraid to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns :)

VP Academic (BNI)

Morgane Lasry

Hi nurses! My name is Morgane and I’m a BNI U3 student. For this academic year, I’ll be serving as the VP Academic for the BNI program. My role is to ensure the success of all you nurses, whether it be organizing exam tutorials or speaking with the academic team. I look forward to our final year and I wish you much success!

Chief Operating Officer

Alexa McBain

Hey nurses!

My name is Alexa McBain and I am the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the NUS for the 2019-2020 year! As COO, my role is to act as the control centre for NUS operations: managing the website, official email account and Facebook group, organizing council meetings and room bookings, and communicating with members of faculty as necessary.

A bit more about me: I’m a U3 BScN student from a city just outside Toronto, Ontario (go Raptors!). Any time not dedicated to schoolwork I spend working out, with friends, reading and exploring Montreal! My nursing passion is in pediatrics - I’m hoping to spend my future nursing years helping out kiddos who need it.

I’m super excited for the upcoming year! Feel free to reach out any time if you have any questions or comments.

Official Delegate (OD) CNSA

Francesca Wegener

Bonjour Hi nursing students! My name is Francesca Wegener and I’m a U3 BScN student from Chicago, Illinois and will be representing you all as the CNSA’s Official Delegate (OD) for this 2019-2020 academic year! I love exploring all that Montréal has to offer from the cute cafés to the artsy neighborhoods. I also love talking to new students about McGill and Montréal and nursing so new students feel free to come to me with any questions :) 


I am thrilled to be working alongside Abarnaa Vivekanandan, the Associate Delegate for the CNSA this year, organizing events and activities for nursing undergrads. You can find us organizing the upcoming Nursing Career Fair in the fall, and organizing for McGill nursing students to attend the regional and national CNSA conferences this year, the national one being held here in Montreal! At these conferences nursing students from across the country come together to interact and learn more about the nursing profession :)

For more info about CNSA, our events, or the Regional/National conferences feel free to contact myself or Abarnaa at Hope to meet you all this year!

VP Global Health

Yuxin Liu

Hello Nursing Students!

My name is Yuxin Liu, I am a BNI U3 student. I am honored to be your VP Global Health and take part of the Nursing Undergraduate Society council.

As a McGill Nurses for Global Health (MNGH) undergraduate representative, I will help address global health, health equity and social justice issues from a nursing perspective. This committee aim to spread awareness and advocate for social justice amongst the population, especially those that are most vulnerable. We commit to increase the role of nursing students as global citizens and work in solidarity with community-based health organizations. If you are interested in these issues, I highly encourage you to join and get involved in our committee. Please feel free to contact me! Looking forward to meeting you all!


Associate Delegate (AD) CNSA

Abarnaa Vivekanandan

Hello future nurses!!! My name is Abarnaa Vivekanandan, also known as Barney, and I'm super excited to be your associate delegate (AD) for CNSA next year. Looking forward to working with Francesca Wegener this year. We're going to organize some super cool events as next years national conference will take place in none other than Montreal! And we cannot wait to make events like the career fair and CV workshops come to life. A bit about me; I am a true food lover, catch me in all Montreal's hot brunch spots eating chicken and waffles all day. I love to laugh and do the most for my family and friends. I am a very passionate piano player and love a good old game of basketball #letsgoraptors #wethenorth


Chief Revenue Officer

Mikaela Zobolas

Indigenous Student Representative

Rebecca Katsi'tsohoronkwas Boyer

Kwe/Hello NUS :)


My name is Rebecca Katsi'tsohoronkwas Boyer, and I am happy and honoured to be your Indigenous Student Representative this year. My role is to work together with the VP Global health rep, along with promoting the nursing profession to Indigenous people. Also to create and organize awareness relating to Indigenous health. 


A little bit about myself, I am a U2 BNI student, I work as a nurse at the Jewish General hospital. I grew up on a small reserve just outside Montreal, learned my language and culture throughout elementary school. I enjoy sleeping, shopping and all other fun activities. Feel free to ask me any questions :)

Global Health Representative

Alexandra Falcone

Hello future nurses!


My name is Alexandra  and I am a U2 BNI student. I am excited to be a member of the Nursing Undergraduate Society as the Global Health Representative for this school year! I will be working alongside the VP of Global Health on the NUS as well as on the McGill Nurses’ for Global Health (MNGH) committee. My role on these committees is to promote and create awareness around global health, which is the equality of healthcare for all, to the students of ISoN. MNGH will be organizing various initiatives that will be geared towards learning more about global health in the coming months; so keep an eye out – we are counting on you!


Feel free to contact me for any questions or suggestions regarding any global health nursing initiatives and activities.

Nursing Senator 


Social Representative

Melanie Au 

Hey everyone! 😊

My name is Melanie Au, and I was born and raised in Montreal. A little about me: I love meeting new people, trying new experiences, and travelling. I am now a U3 BScN nursing student, and I am going to be the 2019-2020 NUS Social Representative. As the Social Representative, my goal is to organize various social events to help our McGill nursing community (BScN & BNI) get more involved and reinforce our bond amongst each other. My main priority is that our social events are fun, safe and inclusive to all. I am so excited for this upcoming year and look forward to meeting you at these events!

I would love to hear from you, whether you have questions, concerns, and/or suggestions for future social events. New creative ideas are much encouraged, and it would be an even greater pleasure to have you join our wonderful social committee. I really want to meet your needs/interests, so the more the merrier! Let’s make next year fun, enjoyable, and hopefully a little less stressful!

Athletic/Health Representative

Rachel Kennedy

Hey Nurses!

My name is Rachel Kennedy and I will be your Athletic/Health Representative for the 2019-2020 academic year. In taking on this role, I will be responsible for organizing intramural activities and Nursing Games. My mission is to also involve nursing students in activities within and outside the McGill community that promote health and wellness (namaste).


A little about me… I am a BScN U3 student and I love our nursing family! As it is my last year, I seize every opportunity to become more involved in the NUS. In my free time (and if you’re in nursing, you don’t have a lot of it), I like to read comedy books and spend time with my sister, who is also a nurse!


Don’t hesitate to come chat with me in the NUS office and I’ll tell you some of our crazy Nursing Games stories!

Graduation Representative

Tanjena Akther

Heyy everyone!!

My name is Tanjena Akther and I’m going to be your next BScN Grad Rep. As the Grad Rep some of my main objectives is planning the graduation gala and the yearbook. Along with the BNI Grad Rep (TBA), I am also the head of the graduation committee. I'm extremely excited to be organizing all these events and hope to see your beautiful faces there!!!


In my spare time I enjoy reading, taking pictures of my friends, and trying new foods! Feel free to shoot me a message if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, and/or if you want to join the grad committee (which you should totally do !!). I look forward to getting to know you all at our events! :) 

Graduation Representative (BNI)

Ema Begum 

Hello Nurses! My name is Ema Begum and I am your other Graduation Representative. I have come in late but I am bringing lots of energy and am excited to work on our graduation ball, yearbook and other events. I will try my best to include all students as much as possible to get opinions and ideas in organizing and fundraising for these events.


More about me: I like to play badminton and volleyball. I enjoy watching reality TV (mostly about couples and finding love). It really helps shutting my brain, so don’t judge.


Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, and/or if you want to join the grad committee. If we have not met before, I look forward to meeting you.

BScN U3 Representative

Anna Li

Hello beautiful nurses! My name is Anna and I’m your next U3 BsCN Representative for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. I will be acting as a liaison between our U3 class and the NUS council. If you guys have any ideas or suggestions to make this year the best year yet, I am all ears! Stop me in the hallway and let’s talk about the best eats in Montreal or Netflix’s next hot show. 


Please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail ( or Facebook. Looking forward to this amazing year!

BNI U3 Representative


BScN U2 Representative

Émilie Bortolussi-Courval

Hello nursing friends! My name is Émilie, and it is an honour and privilege to represent the BScN U2 class. I am from Brossard (450 for the win), and I grew up speaking French and English, so I often switch from one to the other during a conversation. I'm chronic illness warrior (any spoonies out there?), and that made me go into Nursing. I'm really open about mental health, and breaking down the stigma regarding invisible illness. When I'm not studying/sleeping, you can most likely find me at the rock climbing gym.

I am beyond excited to hear from all of you, and be the voice to have your needs met. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns, comments, questions, fun facts, memes, etc.

BNI U2 Representative


BScN U1 Representative

Zoë Chabot

Hey nursing students!

My name is Zoë and I'm honoured to be your U1 BScN Class Representative for the 2019-2020 academic year. As class rep, I will be representing the U1 cohort at NUS Council meetings and relaying all the important information back.

Feel free to talk to me if you have any questions and concerns or even suggestions to enhance our year. You can always stop me if you see me around campus and want to chat or contact me by email or Facebook! Looking forward to a great year with you all!

BScN U0 Representative

Enora Ledieu

Hey other nurses! 

I am Enora Ledieu and I am the 2019-2020 school year’s U0 Representative for BSc(N). Home for me is right outside Baltimore, Maryland in a small town called Cockeysville (close to DC). I was born in France (right outside Lyon) and return at least yearly, so I am really am “French-American.” Besides the necessary studying and sleeping, I love working out (Crossfit rocks), skiing, and going out with friends. As the U0 Rep, I will be a liaison between the U0 class and the NUS council, so I am excited to hear from my fellow U0’s on ideas and concerns that I can communicate to the council. I am excited for my first year here at McGill and can’t wait to meet the rest of you!



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