Hello hello! My name is Nathalie, but feel free to call me Nat! I’m currently in my fourth year of undergraduate at McMaster University in Biology. I have a wide range of hobbies that range from Model UN to martial arts to watching cute dog videos on Instagram. After getting involved in VSA at McMaster VSA, I fell in love with the community and thus here I am. We have such an amazing region that shows so much love and compassion for our culture! I’m excited to meet with everyone and don’t be scared to approach me and say hi!
Hello there! My name is Anna and I’m this year’s VP Internal! I’m a recent graduate from the University of Toronto - St. George, where I did a double major in Psychology and Neuroscience. Although I wasn’t super involved at UTVSA (sorry UTVSA, you guys still have my love), I was still warmly welcomed by everyone in the UVSA Ontario community. I love seeing how passionate everyone is with their VSA and I hope that as IVP, I can help VSAs grow to reach new heights. I love meeting new people and I can’t wait to meet all of you - if you ever see me around, come say hello!
Hi! My name is Kelvin and I am this year’s VP External. I graduated from the University of Toronto - Mississauga with a degree in Finance and am currently working as an Analyst as First Capital REIT. For me, giving back to the Vietnamese community is a passion of mine because it lets me leave a positive legacy in my parents’ name. Furthermore, I feel that it is important to embrace one’s roots. One of my goals as VP External is to unite the different Vietnamese communities across our regions and create a safe and inclusive space for everyone to express their perspectives and learn more about their Vietnamese identity. If you see me at the UVSA events please come and say hi!
Hi there! My name is Yen and I am the VP Admin this year. I’m working towards my Masters in Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. Growing up, my parents made sure I understood my roots and had me attend Vietnamese school and cultural events every year. From this, I was able to see the value in contributing to the changing community and preserving our cultures and traditions. I love seeing the love for VSA and the culture within our region and I can’t wait to see everyone grow closer together in the Vietnamese network.
Bonjour! Xinh chào! My name is Dang Khoa, but you can call me DK. I am an accounting student finishing my Bachelor degree at Université du Québec À Montréal (UQÀM). As you can see, I am trilingual and can easily switch from one language to another during a conversation. I was born in Vietnam and raised in Montreal, but didn’t learn more about my roots until I joined McGill VSA. I am the co-founder and currently the chairman of the Viet Youth Board (VYB) of Montreal that works with all the Vietnamese youth associations and the Vietnamese Community. I can’t wait to bring our region beyond the horizon!
Hey! My name is Mike Ho and I completed my undergraduate degree in Commerce at McMaster University. I currently work for WildBrain as an analyst. I came back to the Vietnamese community after taking a two and a half year break by being on the Logistics Committee at UVSA Ontario’s Leadership Summit 2. From this experience, it inspired me to be part of this year’s team and work on events to provide a meaningful experience for all. In my spare time, I like to feast on good food, try new experiences, and binge on the latest shows. I cannot wait to work with the team and feel free to reach out to me!
Hello friends! My name is Cherice. I graduated from University of Toronto - Mississauga with a degree in Digital Enterprise Management. Recently, I finished a User Experience bootcamp at Miami Ad School and you can find me working on different freelance projects. Born and raised in Vietnam, I’m inspired to bring more awareness and representation of the Vietnamese culture and heritage to the world. I’m hoping to bring more meaningful discussions and content to all the young Vietnamese students out there who are trying to reconnect to their roots. I have a lot of random interests, ranging from BTS to binge watching the Jubilee series on how to play a dizi.
Senior Tech Advisor
Hi! What’s up? My name is Christine and I’m currently in my fourth year of my undergraduate at University of Toronto - Scarborough studying Political Science and Public Law. My involvement with VSA started through joining the IGNITE Culture Show with UTVSA. This opportunity led me to be the Co-founder and President of UTSVA (University of Toronto Scarborough Vietnamese Association). Through friendships and leadership opportunities, I was able to learn about the Vietnamese community from UNAVSA and beyond. I’m hoping in the role as Events Officer to inspire young Vietnamese-Canadians to take steps in getting more involved with their community.
Hello friends! I'm Johnny and I'm in my last year of my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto - Mississauga, studying Mathematics, Computer Science and Religion. Apart from my role as Events Officer at UVSA Ontario, I am one of the Co-President of UTMVSA. Being involved in my VSA since first year has helped me grow into a more independent and reliable individual. My goal on the team this year is to continue the gia đình vibe where everyone feels welcomed and included and ensure everyone is having a good time. I am so excited to meet each and every one of you and I hope to see you all at our future events!
External Relations Officer
Hey there! I’m Avery and I’m currently a 2nd year student at the University of Toronto - Mississauga, pursuing a double major in Biology for Health Sciences and Chemistry. Aside from my role as one of the External Relations Officers for UVSA Ontario, I’m also the External VP for UTMVSA. Furthermore, I’m a youth team leader for the Trillium Health Partners Foundation, an active classroom volunteer for Let’s Talk Science, and a support volunteer for Community on Campus, the UTM branch of Community Living Mississauga. Despite all this, I still manage my academics, take care of both my physical and mental wellbeing, and surprisingly have a social life. Anyway, don’t be afraid to reach out and say hi whenever you’d like!
External Relations Officer
Hey! My name is Justin and I’m one of the External Relations Officers on the team. I’m currently in my fourth year studying Financial Economics and Statistics at the University of Toronto - Mississauga. Ever since I transferred to UTM, VSA has been a big part of my university years and has helped shape my journey and personal growth. It has brought me wonderful friends, fond memories, and a community that I never imagined to be part of before coming to Canada. So if there’s a VSA in your school, join them - you won’t regret it!
Hello! I’m Cathy and I am the Graphics Designer for the year. Currently, I am a third year student studying Forensic Anthropology at the University of Toronto - Mississauga. In addition to my role on UVSA Ontario, I am also the Co-President of UTM VSA. I joined VSA in my first year with hopes of getting in touch with my culture and meeting others who share similar goals and/or backgrounds. After being a part of VSA for the past two years, I’ve gotten the chance to meet many inspirational Vietnamese youth and be a part of something bigger than I ever imagined. I hope that I can welcome even more Vietnamese youth into the UVSA Ontario gia đình like the previous teams had done for me.
Social Media Lead
Hello! My name is William and I am the Social Media Lead. I am currently in my final year studying Media at Mohawk College. Aside from running all the social media for UVSA Ontario, I’m also a photographer for both VCPA and my own business, which involves updating social media platforms for small businesses. After being part of MVSA for a short time, I realized how unrepresented we are in the community and how disconnected I was from my own language and culture. As someone of Vietnamese descent, I strive to represent my culture in the best way I can and show the beauty that can sometimes be forgotten. I look forward to getting to meet all of you in the future.