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Meet Your Winter 2020 Executive!

Hello and welcome to the Politics and International Studied Association. Over the past year we have been working hard to restructure PISA in order to make it more inclusive, expansive and exciting for all students in our department. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the new Winter 2020 PISA Executive.

Though we do have a 10 person executive, our group is made up of every Bishop's student enrolled in the politics and/or international studies department. Throughout the school year we will run many events and advertise opportunities that are available to students in our department. Feel free to send us an email, a facebook message or a message on Instagram if you have any questions. We are here to help you!

Here is an opportunity to meet your Winter 2020 Executives!

Jonas Viles: President

Hi POL Gaiters! My name is Jonas and I’m a fourth year student in the Honours Politics program. I’m from St. Johnsbury, Vermont, just south of the US border. I’ve been involved with BU PISA since my second year and I’m thrilled to see where the club is today. If you ever see me around in class or at the library, don’t hesitate to ask me about opportunities within the department or PISA.

When I was in my first year, a group of upperclassmen facilitated BU POLs first delegation to the Political Science Games in Quebec. Those same students inspired and encouraged me to become involved with student leadership. These types of activities have been so meaningful to me, and I hope that as a senior I can provide similar support to underclassmen interested in student involvement.

Marta Matuzonyte: Vice President

Hi everyone! My name is Marta Matuzonyte and I have the pleasure of serving as your vice-president for the 2019/2020 year. I am from Ancaster, ON with an Honours Political Studies and a minor in Economics. I am passionate about diplomacy and all things policy! On campus, I have been active in Model UN, as well as the Academic Affairs Manager for the Student Representative Council.

While I may be graduating this year, my goal is to establish a team for future years that will give students avid opportunities to engage with the community and the department. If you see me around campus, please feel free to say hi, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at I am very excited to working with all of you and the rest of the exec team to make this year the best one yet!

Gabrielle L’Heureux: Events Director

Hey guys, my name is Gab! I’m from Montreal and I’m in my final year in International Studies with a minor in Political Science. I’ve been involved with the department since my first year. I have represented Bishop’s at the political science games 3 times and I am currently event coordinator for PISA.

Anthony Martin: Communications Director

Hi, my name is Anthony Martin. I am French Canadian from Laval, and I'm a 4th year completing a Political Studies Honours and International Studies Major. I Have been involved at Bishop's in different settings including PISA, the SRC, the NMUN practicum and the JDSP.Leading this year's Communications team I'm looking forward to hear back from our community! Feel free at anytime to contact us, comment and engage on our various pages it will be our pleasure to answer any question!

Maia Lugar: Presidents Assistant

Hi everyone! My name is Maia, and my role in PISA is President’s Assistant. I am from Bedford, Nova Scotia, and I am a 3rd year politics students currently working towards an Honours in Political Science and a Major in International Studies.

John-James Blanchette: Vice President’s Assistant

Hello everyone! My name is John-James Blanchette and I am a second year student majoring in Political Science. I am from Sept-Iles, Quebec and am excited to be your VP Assistant this year.

Victoria Perak: Events Aide

Hi! My name is Victoria and I am from Kitchener, Ontario. I am in first year in an Honours in Politics and a double Minor in French and International Studies. This year on PISA I am an Events aide! I am super excited about all of the events we have planned for this semester, hope to see you all there!

Thomas Hamilton: Events Aide

Hi! I am a first year political science major from Ottawa, Ontario. I am excited to get to work in my first semester as an event planning assistant with PISA!

Marie-Pier Allard: Communications Aide

Hello everybody, I am a second year student in International Studies major with a minor in Pre-Law. I am part of Big Buddies, The Fashion Show, the Political Science Games and I am also a delegate for the United Nation Practicum. I am really happy to be part of PISA, hope to see you around!

Matthew Rainsford: Communications Aide

Hi! My name is Matt and I am a politics and international studies major. I was born in Montreal and I run the one and only Bishop's University Debate Society! To me PISA is an opportunity to bring more opportunities to our wonderful student body.

Carrie Robinson: Communications Aide

Hi everyone I am currently a second year International Studies major with a minor in Religion. I am from Niagara on the Lake, Ontario and am so excited to be part of your PISA executive this year! If you see me around campus feel free to say hi!

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