The Health Sciences Graduate Students’ Association (HSGSA) is a sub-organization of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) with the primary directive of representing the interest of health sciences graduate students of the Bannatyne and St. Boniface campuses. To further enhance the graduate community, the HSGSA organizes a multitude of events, academic programs, and student socials throughout the year, including: orientation, curling, paintball, dragonboating, holiday socials, visiting speakers, and research days. We encourage all graduate students to visit our office in room 114 Brodie Centre (behind Tim Horton’s) in the Bannatyne campus, and we look forward to working with you in the upcoming year. For more information please browse this website or call the office at 1 (204) 480-1313 and leave us a message. Alternatively you can check us out on Facebook here.

Andrew Plesniarski, HSGSA President
Andrew PlesniarskiI’m Andrew Plesniarski, and I’m running for your HSGSA President this year. I have extensive experience leading student groups, starting with founding the Sisler Recycling Squad in 2008, co-leading the University of Winnipeg Shinerama Campaign to raise money for cystic fibrosis research in 2010 and 2011 For more information click here

 

Colin Gradon, HSGSA Vice-President Academic

Hey grad ColinGthumbnailstudents! I am a PhD student in Medical Microbiology. I’ve lived all around Canada, completing my undergrad at UBC in Microbiology and Immunology and moving to Winnipeg in 2014. For more information click here

 

 

Danielle Lee, HSGSA Vice-President Saint Boniface
Danielle LeeFor over two years my graduate research has been conducted out of the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre within the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM). For more information click here

 

 

Crystal Acosta, HSGSA Vice-President Marketing and Events

CrystalAcostathumbnail I hold a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Manitoba. For more information click here

 

 

Allison Balasko, HSGSA Vice-President External
Allison BalaskoI received my undergraduate degree in the Microbiology program at U of M and am currently a Masters student in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. I am also an alumna of the women’s Basketball team and the Track and Field team. I understand the value of teamwork!I received my undergraduate degree in the Microbiology program at U of M and am currently a Masters student in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. I am also an alumna of the women’s Basketball team and the Track and Field team. I understand the value of teamwork! For more information click here

 

Rahmat Rahman, HSGSA Vice-President Internal

Rahmat N. RahmanMy name is Rahmat. I am currently a Master’s Student at the Department of Immunology. I am an international student coming all the way from Bangladesh and have been a part of University of Manitoba for almost a year. For more information click here