The following people are SACS executive members for 2020-2021
Akhila is a U3, cognitive science student with a major concentration in neuroscience and a minor in communications studies. Throughout her degree, a few classes have stood out. One being PSYC 410 as it covers some of the most interesting neuropsychiatry topics including phantom limb and blindsight. Another is PHIL 221 with Ian Gold because it integrates all five streams of cognitive science. As one of the Co-Presidents, Akhila will be working alongside Emma Nephtali to oversee all aspects of council, including online event planning, clothing orders, and advocating for the student voice at meetings with cog sci professors. In her free time, you can find her learning how to embroider and baking!
Emma is a U3 Cognitive Science student streaming in Neuroscience and minoring in Linguistics. Her favourite class in the program has been PSYC 311 – even though it was very tough and required a lot of memorization, it’s been one of the most interesting and useful classes for the rest of the degree. As one of the Co-Presidents, Emma’s role on SACS is to work with Akhila Rao to supervise the council and oversee all facets of it, including, but not limited to, (online) academic and social events, finance, and being available to help out and represent other cog sci students. In her spare time, she likes to play guitar, go for walks up Mont Royal, and get involved with local politics back home.
Héctor Leos is a third year (U2) CogSci student with a concentration in Psychology and a minor in Computer Science. As the VP Academic of SACS, he’s in charge of the organization of the Speaker Series and the Lab Tours, plus other academic events he has in mind (stay tuned!). He really likes most of the CogSci courses he’s taken, but he particularly enjoyed NSCI 201, and he thinks that MATH 240 with Prof. Lumley is the best math class in CS - prove that he’s wrong! During the four months of the year in which McGill is not taking over his life, he usually reads, writes, chills in the outdoors, and tries to solve the hard problem of consciousness.
He hopes to see you around (virtually -- thanks Covid) in one of our events this year!
Kate is in her third year at McGill. She is in the psychology and computer science streams. Her favorite class so far was Phil 355, Aristotle. She is VP Comms for SACS and her duties include sending out the weekly Listservs, creating event graphics, and managing SACS’s social media. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and taking care of her overlarge collection of plants.
Luke Zhang is a U3 Cognitive Science student in the Neuroscience stream with a Computer Science minor. For his role as VP External, he plans fun events with other student associations and attend ASUS meetings. In his free time, he enjoys spontaneous grilling.
Miranda Baillie’s stream is Neuroscience, and she works as VP Internal on SACS. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and hanging out with friends.
Joy is a U2 Cognitive Science student in the Neuro stream and her favorite CogSci classes so far are PSYC 213 and COMP 202. This year she is the VP Finance for SACS. Aside from keeping track of all the $$, she likes to listen to audiobooks, play tennis, and overwhelm her pupper with too much love!
Lucy Core is a U3 student whose stream is in Neuroscience and minor is in Psychology. As Secretary, her role is to take notes during SACS Council meetings and keep track of important SACS events. Her favorite Cognitive Science courses are PSYC 342: Hormones and Behavior and PSYC 433: Cognitive Science. When she is not studying, Lucy enjoys playing violin, ultimate frisbee, hiking, and rock climbing.
Daria is a third year (U2) Cognitive Science major with a concentration in Neuroscience and Psychology! As Science Rep, she represents the Cognitive Science streams that are under the Faculty of Science. She plans events with the Awkward Council, as well as just helps out with other events on council!
Throughout her degree, she has really enjoyed PSYC 311 and PSYC 410! Both of these classes are super interesting and teach you so much about various aspects of Neuroscience and Behavioural Psychology. She is also an Urban Studies minor, and has loved exploring how different topics in this program relate to Cognitive Science.
In her free time she loves to find cute coffee shops in Montreal, cook with friends, and play board games!
Macy Thorne is a U2 Cognitive Science student with a concentration in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. Her favorite CogSci course is PSYC 213 (Cognition)! She loved the content of the class, and Prof. Sheldon made classes engaging and fun. Macy will be serving the SACS community as the Arts Representative, which means that she will attend AUS meetings and plan events between the Arts streams and other Arts majors to keep us all connected. Her favorite ways to spend her free time are makeup artistry, hiking and sketching!
Hugo is a U3 Cognitive Science major, with a focus on Psychology and Computer Science. His favorite CogSci classes so far have been PSYC 311 (Human Cognition and the Brain) and PHIL 306 (Philosophy of Mind). As Grad Rep, Hugo's goal is to assist CogScis at McGill with graduating in a straightforward and stress-free way. In his free time, Hugo loves watching and reading about sports, going on long distance runs, and playing virtual games with friends over zoom!
Aslan LaCouvee is a second year (U1) student in the Cognitive Science program and he is the SACS first year representative. His main duties include organizing the Buddy Program for the CogSci community, as well as getting incoming first-years engaged within the CogSci community. His stream is neuroscience and he wishes to minor in Computer Science. His favorite CogSci classes so far have been COMP 204 and PSYC 100. In his free time, Aslan enjoys being outside, playing Spikeball, and fishing.
Sasha Williams is a third year Cognitive Science student in the Neuroscience stream with a minor in Computer Science. Her favorite CogSci class at Mcgill so far has been PSYC 311 (Human Cognition and the Brain), despite the intensive amount of sulci memorization required for the final. As Webmaster, Sasha makes sure the information on here stays up-to-date, and looks for ways to add to the site. In her free time, she likes to bake and fall off her longboard.