About Us

UBC Women Empowerment Club began in August, 2020 and is dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive environment for those who self-identify as women and their allies at UBC. This organization accepts all who share the vision of uplifting women and wish to spread the fact that gender equity is essential in today’s world. No matter your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith, UBC WEC welcomes you to be part of the community, as we recognize the importance of intersectionality in feminism.

UBC WEC will strive to support vulnerable women in the community by organizing fundraisers, such as menstrual product drives, in partnership with other Lower Mainland community organizations. These events will also require volunteers who seek the opportunity to make a difference in their community and desire a sense of accomplishment in their work. UBC WEC will also host several events to build confidence and educate its members. These events will include seminars, and physical fitness activities.

To keep up to date with our campaigns and learn about various topics relating to our cause from home, follow our Instagram and Facebook.

Meet our Executive Team

We have a great group this year - hover over to learn more about everyone.

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Jenine Hira

President

Jenine (she/her) is a 4th-year Microbiology & Immunology student. Her favourite female TV character is Beth Harmon; she recommends watching The Queen’s Gambit for its central themes of ambition and challenging femininity (and because Anya Taylor-Joy is awesome!). @jeninehira

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Una Spasovski

Treasurer

Una (she/her) is a 4th year neuroscience major who loves to travel! @una.spasovski

Events

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Ekroop Sohal

Vice-President

Events

Ekroop (she/her) is a 4th year in BSc. Microbiology and Immunology. Along with her love of dance and film photography, she is interested in normalizing discussion around women’s sexual health in the South Asian community and eliminating gender disparities in the healthcare system. @roopsohall

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Kyla Bauer

Events Director

Kyla (she/her) is a 2nd year commerce student and has two cute dogs that are doodles.

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Prab Khattra

Events Director

Prab (she/her) is starting her second year of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree at UBC. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her family and friends, rewatch The Office and dabble in therapeutic baking. She also enjoys giving back to her community by getting involved in empowering initiatives such as UBC WEC. @prabkhattra

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Rayanna Shamji

Events Director

Rayanna (Ray) (she/her) is a 3rd year in the B+MM program majoring in Environmental Sustainability. She loves singing, rock climbing and eating avocado rolls!

Communications

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Helen Kopystecki

Vice President

Communications

Helen (she/her) is a 4th year Honours Geology student who is obsessed with the X-Files and looks up to strong characters like Dana Scully! @hkopystecki

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Gurangelie Rai

Senior Content

Producer

Gurangelie (she/her) is a 4th year student majoring in behavioural neuroscience and minoring in linguistics. She has a passion for humanitarian work and advocating for social justice issues in her community. Gurangelie also enjoys the outdoors and listening to music in her free time! @gurangelie.r

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Chloe Tantowi

Social Media

Manager

Chloe (she/her) is a 3rd year Interdisciplinary Studies (Economics, Psychology, Creative Writing) student and she loves to read fictional books, especially those written by Asian authors!

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Gurleen Jammu

Senior Content

Producer

Gurleen (she/her) is a 4th-year Biology student who loves the outdoors, cooking/making her own recipes, and anything fitness! @gurleen_jammu

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Noor Sohal

Content Producer

Noor (she/her) is a first year student in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree at UBC. Noor is a movie fanatic and loves editing in her free time. She takes pride in being a sagittarius and INFP personality type. Noor is constantly inspired by the women of colour in STEM and loves to hear their stories. @noorsohall

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Asha Sandhu

Content Producer

Asha (she/her) is a 4th year majoring in gender, race, sexuality, and social justice and is hoping to publish a poetry book soon!

Podcast

Our Podcast Team make our monthly "And That's On Equity!" podcast.

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Azumi Konaka

Executive

Podcast Producer

Azumi (she/her) is a 4th year geographical sciences major whose favourite artist is Halsey.

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Anayaisira Herrera

Assistant

Podcast Producer

Anayaisira (she/her) is a third year psychology major who loves playing guitar after a long day of school and work. :)

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Amelia Creemer

Assistant

Podcast Producer

Amelia (she/her) is a third year student at UBC studying English Language and Literature, with a minor in Environment and Sustainability. In her free time, she loves to crochet, listen to music, and hangout with her pet cat and rabbit. :)