Officers & Advisors

Emily Buchanan

Co-President

Emily Buchanan is a fourth year student at UVic majoring in BioPsychology with hopes to continue on to medical school. Having grown up in Calgary, Alberta she loves being in Victoria away from the snow. Emily is also a lifeguard at the campus pool and loves to swim. Some of her other interests include running, reading and spending time with friends. In addition to the Golden Key, she volunteers with Cridge Brain Injuries Services and at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in the rehabilitation unit. Emily is excited to be taking on the role of Co-President this year and is looking forward to another great year!

Dr. Li-Shih Huang

Chapter Faculty Advisor

  • Contact Email: lshuang@uvic.ca
  • Major: Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics

Jessica Rasmussen

Co-President

Jessica is a fourth year Biology and Psychology student at UVic. She is working towards applying to medical school with hopes of becoming a pediatric physiatrist. She has danced since the age of 4, and is grateful to be able to continue her love for dance on the UVic Dance Company in conjunction with her schooling. Furthermore, Jessica volunteers at the Cridge Centre for Brain Injury Services and at Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health. After making positive changes through the SPARK a Change initiative last year, Jessica couldn’t wait to take on the role of Co-President this year. She is looking forward to meeting new members and having another great year!

Jennifer Short

Service and Community Outreach Director

Jennifer is a fourth year BioPsychology student at UVic. After her undergrad, she hopes to continue her schooling at medical school. For Jennifer’s first two years at UVic she was a member of the Vikes swim team, and since retiring from the sport she has been working as the swim team manager in order to stay involved with the sport she loves. Her other interests include spending time with friends and family, reading, and learning as many new things as possible. Jennifer is excited to be on the executive team of Golden Key this year and to make a difference through the SPARK a Change initiative.

Lauren Caters

Public Relations Director

Lauren is a third year Chemistry student at the University of Victoria. Her plan is to work towards a career in healthcare with the goal of attending medical school in the near future. Lauren grew up in Victoria and is very passionate about the west coast. She is a committed volunteer in the local as well as global community and recently travelled to Tanzania where she volunteered in an orphanage and at the regional hospital with GapMedic. During her spare time she enjoys equestrian show jumping, sailing, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and travelling. Lauren is excited to be part of the Golden Key for another successful year!

Kerris De Champlain

Secretary

Kerris De Champlain is a fourth-year Psychology and Linguistics student at the University of Victoria, and recipient of an Excellence Scholarship. She plans to continue on to law school or graduate school for Speech Language Pathology. She began public speaking and acting at 4 years old, and has completed several Trinity College London Speech and Dramatic Arts grade exams. Earlier this year, she completed volunteer training with UVic's Anti-Violence Project. She also volunteers at Aberdeen Hospital providing speech therapy. Kerris is looking forward to being a part of the Golden Key chapter this year as secretary and working with fellow members on the SPARK a Change initiative!

Katie Maze

Co-Director of Events

Katie is a fourth year undergraduate student completing her Bachelors of Arts in Honours Political Science. When she is not in school or writing papers, she spends her free time reading and playing soccer. Katie is excited to take on the position of Co-Director of Events this year and can't wait to meet all the new members at the New Member Recognition Event in January!

Eileen Lubke

Co-Director of Events

Eileen is a fourth year student at UVIC who is majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Psychology. After graduation she hopes to continue her schooling in order to become a Physiotherapist. She hopes one day to specialize in Paediatric Physiotherapy. Growing up in Northern British Columbia, Eileen found her love and appreciation for nature. It sparked her interest and enjoyment in hiking, skiing and exploring. She is also interested in a variety of sports, especially hockey and volleyball. Additionally, Eileen currently volunteers at NeuroMotion Physiotherapy Clinic and Victoria Blind Soccer. She is excited to take on the role as Co-Director of Events this school year!

Eliana Nielsen

Treasurer

Eliana is in her third year of her bio psychology Bachelor's Degree and her second year of being the UVic Golden Key Treasurer. In her spare time - not that she gets much of it - she likes to play games (everything from Overwatch to Dungeons and Dragons) and make costumes from scratch.

Amanda Burwash

General Officer

Amanda is a fourth year student at the University of Victoria majoring in psychology. She is also planning to do a post degree in Education. She is a member of the Psychology Organization of Students and is currently volunteering as an in-school mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has volunteered with Feed the Hungry, Story Studio, the food bank, and shore cleanups. In her free time she enjoys painting, drawing, travelling, reading, and spending time with friends. She is excited to be involved with Golden Key again this year!

Anna Cue-Wiechers

General Officer

Anna is in her fourth year at UVic majoring in Economics with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Mathematics. Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia she has always had a love for the west coast, which was her major decision to attend UVic. She has been committed to volunteer work since high school by participating in variety of groups including Me to We. In her last year of high school, Anna participated in a service trip to New York City that in involved helping in homeless shelters across the city and inner city day care programs. Her future plans include continuing her studies to become an Actuary. Anna is looking forward to getting involved with UVic’s Golden Key Chapter as a General Committee Member and hopes to make a big difference in the community.

Mackenzie Woods

General Officer

Mackenzie is in her third year of Marine Biology. She plans to pursue grad school and a career in research focusing on the neuroethology of marine animals. Mackenzie grew up in Vancouver, and throughout high school consistently volunteered with at risk kids at a local school. Mackenzie has travelled extensively, most recently completing a Marine Research Internship in Thailand, where she also did volunteer work to conserve coral reef ecology. Mackenzie is an active member of the equestrian community, training in both show jumping and eventing. Mackenzie is also an avid scuba diver, diving locally and around the world, and is very involved with the UVic Scuba club. Mackenzie is excited to get involved further with Golden key.

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