Executive Committee

Meet the members of the executive team! To share a little bit about ourselves, each member of the executive committee has written a small profile including their background, interests, duties, and goals for the year. Feel free to reach out to us or approach us if you see us around!

Khrystia MacKinnon


Hi! My name is Khrystia and I’m super excited to be your Newman Catholic Students’ Society president for the 2018-2019 school year! I’m a third-year life science student, majoring in physiology and minoring in Catholic studies. I’m from a small town in Saskatchewan and really enjoy the hustle and bustle of big city Montreal. In my free time, I like to listen to and make music, go on walks with friends searching for dogs, and play games like Avalon or Werewolf. Mostly, my favourite thing to do in my free time is to just be with other people! As such, I’m beyond excited to be able to welcome all of you into the Newman community. For me, I’ve found that most of my spiritual development has come from my relationships with other Catholics. Once we know each other, we can have deeper discussions about the world we live in and the role of faith within it, as well as support one another. This is why I believe that providing a space to meet other young Catholics is such a wonderful thing! This year, I aim to continue in the tradition of Newman by keeping the Newman Centre a very open and welcoming place. No matter who one is or what their faith background is, my goal is that they feel like Newman is a home to them and like we as an executive and as a wider community love them and support them. If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear from you and I look forward to meeting you all this upcoming year!

Email: president@mcgillcatholics.ca


Ifeoma Udo

VP Spiritual

Hey! I’m Ify, your NCSS VP Spiritual for the 2018-2019 academic year. I am a third year Arts student double majoring in Economics and Psychology and in my free time I love to binge watch Netflix shows, read feminist books and hang out with my friends. I plan to continue the good work that Marine; the previous VP Spiritual did last year and work with all the faith groups, the chaplain and the campus minister to create a welcoming community that everyone can come to to build their faith and foster a deep connection and relationship with God and the church.

Email: spiritual@mcgillcatholics.ca


Karli Cividino

VP Social Activities

Hello! My name is Karli and I’m happy to be serving on the NCSS as your VP social activities for the 2018-2019 academic year! I moved to Montreal from Vancouver to come to what had been my dream school since I was in elementary. I am currently in my second year pursuing a bachelor’s   degree in Science and Nursing. In my free time I love to run and explore the city, watch Netflix and hang out with my friends. I’m excited to plan events for you this year in hopes to foster an even stronger sense of community, by bringing people together.

Email: socialactivities@mcgillcatholics.ca


Ariel Pan

VP Social Justice

Hi! I’m Ariel (like the mermaid), your VP Social Justice for the 2018-2019 academic year. I am in my second year at McGill as a music faculty student majoring in flute and minoring in music education as well as management. When not in the practice room, in front of my laptop, or running around campus, I can be found experimenting with gastronomy in my matchbox-sized kitchen, doing art projects on a whim, being a curious person about anything and everything, reading, writing, or directing the Newman Choir. As VP Social Justice, I hope to reach beyond Newman Centre and spread the love I receive from God and from my peers into the neighbourhood. I look forward to serving everyone!

Email: socialjustice@mcgillcatholics.ca


Millie Valencia

VP Saturday Night Suppers

Hello! I’m Millie, and I’m happy to be your Newman Catholic Students’ Society VP SNS for the 2018-2019 academic year! Originally from Vancouver, I am currently in Montreal pursuing a major in Psychology, and a minor in Linguistics as a second-year arts student. In my downtime I’m often trying to get some creative juices flowing through photography, painting, drawing or writing. Other times, I’m probably binge-watching a TV show, watching videos on YouTube, or hanging out with a couple friends. I’m very excited to play a more active role in the Newman Centre this year through my role as VP SNS. I’m hoping that I can continue to carry on this long-standing tradition through this next academic year, and allow it to cultivate Christ-centred relationships and an inclusive atmosphere for both new and old friends of the community!

Email: sns@mcgillcatholics.ca


Cherry Ng

VP Outreach

Hola! My name is Cherry (literally like the fruit) and I’ll be your VP Outreach for the 2017-2018 academic year. I am an Anatomy and Cell biology student, a consumer of English literature, and a pursuer of sunrises, coffee, and cats. Outside of class, I can usually be found in Birks or wandering with a camera in hand. Newman has been a home away from home and an integral part of my journey at McGill. As VP Outreach, I hope to help continue and expand the tradition of hospitality and welcome.

Email: outreach@mcgillcatholics.ca


Anthony Duchesne

VP Finance

Hello! I’m Anthony, your VP Finance for the 2017-18 academic year. I’m heading into my second-year of grad school in the pharmacology department, with the hope of finishing my master’s of science this year. When I’m not in the lab, you could catch me practicing piano, biking to St. Viateur’s Bagel shop (best bagels in Montreal, no argument) on my way home, filmmaking with friends or baking bread at home. I am looking forward to helping out with the various Newman events, but more importantly meeting the new people who want to build up the Newman community here at McGill.

Email: finance@mcgillcatholics.ca



Matthew Kourlas

VP Communications

My name is Matthew, and I am VP Communications for the Newman Catholic Student Society this year. I’m a third year undergraduate student in the computer engineering program. Some of the activities I enjoy include soccer and playing board games with friends, particularly Catan!

As VP Communications, my job is to keep the NCSS community as well as anyone else interested on campus informed about all of the activities and events the NCSS is holding over the next two semesters. I plan on achieving this with many of the same means used in previous years, including the newsletter, the Facebook page, and weekly announcements at Mass. I hope to see a lot of old and new faces!

Email: communications@mcgillcatholics.ca

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