Executive Team 2022-23




Angela Gou
President

What are your favourite podcasts to listen to while working?

Lex Fridman's conversations with his various guests about consciousness, technology, love, and power is always a great listen when working on drawings and models. The David Choe show is another fun podcast to listen to when I'm looking for something more eccentric and out there.

Program: Master of  Architecture

yue.gou@mail.utoronto.ca


Chloë Lauder
Vice-President


What are your favourite podcasts to listen to while working?

One of my favourite podcasts is Red Handed. There is something about listening to true crime and doing tedaous studio work that is somehow relaxing! When I’m looking for design knowledge and inspiration, I listen to 99 Percent Invisible, or Into the Wild Podcast. 

Program: Master of Landscape Architecture

chloe.lauder@mail.utoronto.ca



Ran (Bonnie) Li
Secretary


What is your favorite coffee spot near Daniels?

Found Coffee is my go-to spot near Daniels when I am in dire need of a coffee break. Their coffee looks and tastes amazing. The element that sets out Found Coffee from other coffee shops for me, is their distinct Aussie vibe as the founder spent over 18 years there. It brings me back to my own days in Australia as I savor any menu item from their espresso bar.


Program: Master of Architecture

rany.li@mail.utoronto.ca


Kiran Khurana
Equity + Diversity Officer


What’s the best book you have read lately?

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama is a deeply personal exploration of belonging, colonization, and displacement for Tibetan exiles. It spans multiple generations of a family of women as they struggle with trauma and the loss of their community. It was poetic at times, funny, and oddly thrilling.

Program: Master of Landscape Architecture

kiran.khurana@mail.utoronto.ca



Afsah Ali
Health + Sustainability Officer

What's the best book you have read lately?

The best book I've read recently is "Where is Home, Mum?" or otherwise known as "The Roles We Play" in its UK/ Original Publication by Sabba Khan. It was recommended during one of my favourite courses (URD1514: Designing for Cultures) and is an amazingly detailed graphic novel tying themes of identity, belonging, and memory in the context of the author's personal experiences.

Program: Master of Landscape Architecture

afsah.ali@mail.utoronto.ca


Sherry Liu
Social Chair


What is your favourite lunch spot near Daniels?

My go-to is the pink food truck! Their burgers, fries and rice combos are so good, especially the braised beef rice; you have to try them out! I also love just grabbing a matcha latte or some snacks from Café 059 when I'm not too hungry.

Program: Master of Visual Studies in Curatorial Studies

sher.liu@mail.utoronto.ca


Ophelia Lau
Treasurer


What's the best book you have read lately?

I recently re-read The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (of Moomin fame), which is like a little holiday in a book. How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell really articulated so many things I was feeling in a way I could never dream of. Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang is definitely a case of the book being better than the (also amazing) movie (Arrival).

Program: Master of Architecture

ophelia.lau@mail.utoronto.ca


General Council 2022-23


Master of Architecture


Year 1
Eric Wang
Negar Mashoof

Year 2
Jose Power
Daniel Lewycky

Year 3
Cezzane Ilagan
Marcelline Siu
Master of Landscape Architecture

Year 1
Tracy Ngan
Matt Arnott

Year 2
Izzy Mink
Giuliana Costanzo

Year 3
Tharanketha Kirupaneshan
Zi Liu
Master of Urban Design


Year 1
Melisa Espinoza
Duru Kaman

Year 2
Anusha Prakash
Doris Huang
Master of Visual Studies


Year 1
TBD

Year 2
TBD

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