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!

Ariel Pan


Hi! I’m Ariel (like the mermaid), and I will be serving as President of the NCSS for the 2020-2021 academic year. I am in my fourth year at McGill with a major in Music and minors in Music Education and Management. When not 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 President, I hope to foster a community where the love of God is present in our passion in service, connection with each other, and resilience as we venture into this coming year.

Email: president@mcgillcatholics.ca


Alexandra Johnson

VP Spiritual

My name is Alexandra Johnson, and I am delighted to be serving on the NCSS Executive as VP Spiritual. I am in my third year of my undergraduate studies in Voice Performance. This school year I will be focusing on events that help foster community prayer, dialogue and formation in apologetics, as well as engagement in the many rites of the Church. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. God bless you!

Email: spiritual@mcgillcatholics.ca


VP Social Activities

Email: socialactivities@mcgillcatholics.ca



VP Saturday Night Supper

Email: sns@mcgillcatholics.ca



Sebastian Mendez

VP Finance

I’m Sebastian Mendez and I’m the new VP Finance. I study political science and have been a part of the Newman community since Easter 2019. I feel truly blessed to have been welcomed into the community, particularly this year as an exec for the NCSS. It’s an exciting chance for me to increase my involvement and give back to the community. Hopefully serving as VP finance will help me grow in my spiritual and communal life at Newman. The upcoming semester will no doubt be different from years past, but it’s as important as ever for us to remain connected! On a more personal note, I’m originally from Mexico, but I’ve grown up in Montreal. I love sports, whether it’s playing soccer or fantasy football or watching the boring stuff like golf. I also play a lot of board games!
I hope my fellow Newmanites are keeping safe and in touch with the community, wherever they may be studying from to start the fall. It will be an exciting year for me, albeit a unique one. Can’t wait to see and interact with all of you again!

Email: finance@mcgillcatholics.ca

Belle Pan

VP Communications

Hi, My name is Belle, and I am your VP Communications for the Newman Catholic Students’ Society this year! I will be a student in U2 studying Computer Science. If not hunched over my computer trying to finish all the assignments I don’t fully understand, you can find me practising the violin, enjoying a pint of ice cream, or bugging my sister with mass amounts of memes.
As VP Communications, my job is to keep the Newman community informed about all of the activities and events the NCSS is holding over the next two semesters. I plan on achieving this by sending weekly newsletters, updating the Facebook page, and giving weekly announcements at Mass. If you would like to subscribe to our email list or learn more about our events, please do not hesitate to email me or message the Newman Catholic Students’ Society on Facebook!

Email: communications@mcgillcatholics.ca