Officers & Advisors

Dr. Li-Shih Huang

Chapter Faculty Advisor

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

Lauren Caters

Co-President

Lauren is a fourth 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 traveled to Tanzania where she volunteered in an orphanage and at the regional hospital with GapMedic. During her spare time she enjoys sailing, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with the Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association. Lauren is very excited to be taking on the role of Co-President for the 2017-2018 school year, and is looking forward to what this year has to offer!

Kerris De Champlain

Co-President

Kerris De Champlain is a fifth-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 Co-President and working with fellow members on the SPARK a Change initiative!

Amanda Burwash

General Officer

Amanda is a fifth 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

Treasurer

Anna is in her fifth 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 the treasurer 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.

Stephanie Nicol

General Officer

Stephanie Nicol is a third-year business student at the University of Victoria. She joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a Resource Management Support Clerk in 2012 and plans to continue her career as a Logistics Officer upon receiving her Commerce degree. Born in Halifax but raised in beautiful Victoria, she enjoys staying active through hiking, biking and rock climbing. She recently completed her first Tough Mudder and has signed up to participate in the 2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer. She is looking forward to the challenges ahead and the great opportunities provided through involvement with UVic’s Golden Key chapter.

Katherine Thompson

Public Relations Director

I am a fourth-year student majoring in both Political Science and Philosophy. My interests include reading, travelling, paddle-boarding, and hiking. I also currently volunteer at the Can Go Center where I help ESL students practice conversational English. I am looking forward to being involved with the Golden Key this year.

Lauren Wotton

General Officer

Lauren is a fourth year Biology student focusing on cell and molecular biology. Following completion of here degree she hopes to attend medical school in order to pursue a career as a General Pathologist. Lauren grew up in Kamloops where she was part of the competitive gymnastics team for 10 years. Now, in her free time Lauren enjoys reading, hiking, indoor rock climbing, travelling and watching her favourite TV shows. In addition, she volunteers at CanAssist’s Just for Kicks soccer program and is looking forward to being a part of the Golden Key this year.

Kayleigh Erickson

Director of Events

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