Graduate Student Advisory Group


The Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Advisory Group (formerly the Graduate Student Committee) is comprised of student representatives from each graduate program within the Faculty of Medicine and chaired by the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education. The purpose of the Graduate Student Advisory Group is to:

  1. Meet several times per year in order to discuss issues directly related to graduate students, as well as to develop graduate student focused initiatives;
  2. On occasion, serve as graduate student representatives on scholarship adjudication committees or other committees within the Faculty of Medicine;
  3. Oversee the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Collaboration Fund;
  4. Oversee peer adjudication for Building the Future: Faculty of Medicine Research Trainee Day & Lecture Series.


Ex Officio:

  • Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Education (Chair)
  • Research Education Facilitators


  • Audiology and Speech Therapy – Katy Chen
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – Reid Warsaba
  • Biomedical Engineering – Daniel Louie
  • Cell and Developmental Biology – Stella Baehring
  • Experimental Medicine – Jacob Stubbs
  • Global Surgical Care – Matthew Boroditsky
  • Health Sciences – Arshjot Buttar
  • Interdisciplinary Oncology – Sofya Langman
  • MD/PhD Program – Katie Baillie
  • Medical Genetics – Laura Chan
  • Neuroscience – Amanda Cheung
  • Occupational and Environmental Hygiene – Avril Li
  • Occupational Therapy – Bethany McWilliams
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – Amirhossein Bahreyni
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics – Tony Zhou
  • Physical Therapy – Alexis Karsli
  • Population and Public Health – Salima Sayani
  • Rehabilitation Sciences – Linda Truong
  • Reproductive and Developmental Sciences – Arezoo Alemzadeh Mehrizi

Appointment Process & Term

Committee members are selected by their graduate program and typically serve for one year, with the ability to renew their position.


If you have any questions about the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Advisory Group, please contact the Research Education Facilitators at