GCR Committee 2013
The St Antony's GCR Committee is a democratically elected group of people who ensure the Graduate Common Room of the College runs smoothly and effectively. Each GCR executive or officer can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
Hello all! My name is Emma Lecavalier and I am your GCR President for 2013-2014. My role involves representing your views at college meetings throughout the year, chairing the GCR Executive and campaigning on student issues both in college and the University more generally. I look forward to a wonderful year representing Antonians and improving your college experience as best I can. A bit about myself: I came to Oxford from the University of Western Ontario, where I did my undergraduate degree in Political Science and Global Development. I'm currently a first year MPhil student in International Relations, interested in critical international relations theory and issues of human and environmental security. If you have any queries about the GCR, are having some trouble at Antony's or have issues you feel warrant the attention of the GCR committee, please feel free to get in contact anytime at :Gcrfirstname.lastname@example.org.
President: Emma Lecavalier
Hello, I’m Smaranda Predescu, 21 years old, born in Romania, raised in Germany, and happy to represent the St. Antony's student body as the GCR Secretary! I am currently an MPhil candidate in Russian and East European Studies, primarily interested in Russian-German bilateral relations, however in a broader EU normative context. I have graduated from Ludwig Maximilians University Munich with a degree in political science and law. While living in Munich, I was leading, in honorary capacity, a youth NGO called the Young Europeans, whose credo is the promotion of a common, European identity. Starting with May 2012, I have joined the NATO School staff in Oberammergau as a visiting research fellow. When I am not struggling between war and peace, I like art history, good movies and socializing – the more diverse the cultures, the merrier!
Secretary: Smaranda Predescu
In my capacity as treasurer, I manage the GCR's funds. I am a DPhil candidate in History from Switzerland.
Treasurer: Leonardo Davoudi
Hello. If you have any question or suggestion, please feel free to send them to email@example.com .
VP Academic: Abhijit Sarkar
Hello Antonians! My name is Oday and I am your VP Social this year. If you're new, welcome to St Antony's! and congratulations on receiving an offer to join one of the most vibrant and international of graduate communities at Oxford.To returning Antonians, welcome back for another term of exciting social events. As Social VP i'll make sure we continue St Antony's tradition as a social hub for gatherings and meetings. Throughout the term we put on a range of events that draw people from across the university's graduate community, be it the occasional "BOP" or theme night with one of the university's societies to potluck dinners, high teas and live performances. Sign up to our Facebook page for updates on all upcoming events at the College: http://www.facebook.com/groups/250372427395/members/ I look forward to seeing you all soon.
VP Social: Oday Kamal
Ariel Eckblad is a currently reading for an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy. Having amassed upwards of 200 peer-counseling/mentoring hours, Ariel is particularly interested in mental health and welfare. In the past, Ariel has run campaigns for gender equity in academic spaces, created a peer-mentoring program for incoming university students, and organized several sexual health awareness events. As VP Welfare Ariel will work to ensure that peer support networks are solid, social activities are safe and inclusive, and that Antonians take a moment to enjoy the present. Mental health is not an after thought and must not be treated as such.
VP Welfare: Ariel Eckblad
Hallo, Salut, Hello, Здравствуйте, everyone! I am originally from Bulgaria and after having lived in Germany, Switzerland and the US, I am reading for an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies at out lovely college. I will be in charge of organizing St Antony's marvellous ball this year. I hope that with your help we will make this ball a wonderful memorable experience! If you have any recommendations or suggestions about the decoration or would like to propose a theme, or want to join our ball Dream Team, please do contact me. Your creativity and initiative are welcome!
Social Sec Ball: Bilyana Tsvetkova
Hi everyone! My name is Janna and I'm your social sec Formal Dinners this year. I was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but have studied and lived in Utrecht, Berkeley (US) and Bolivia since. Besides being an avid stress baker and overall food-enthusiast, I'm a first year MPhil in Development Studies here at Oxford. Formal dinners are an excellent opportunity to get to know people from our own and other colleges, while enjoying fine food and drinks and sporting a classy outfit. Needless to say I'm excited to see as many Antonians as possible there! I'm always open for suggestions, so don't be afraid to share your ideas with me.
Social Sec Dinners: Janna Van der Linden
Krzysztof is the Social Secretary for Events. Although born and raised in Warszawa, Poland, he Got his BA degree on the other side of the world, from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is now Reading for Russian and East European Studies. His research interests focus on international relations between Russia and the European Union. In this term he hopes to have all the parties running smoothly, as well as start a few new, hopefully long-lasting series of events, such as the Love Week, as well as improve cooperation with the neighbouring colleges.
Social Sec Events: Krzysztof Kokoszczynski
Hi there! My name is Karolina and I’m your Women’s Officer this year. I’m from Warsaw, Poland and I’m reading for MSc Latin American Studies. As Women’s Officer and part of the welfare team, I’m here to help all Female and Male Antonians with any welfare issues they may have. I’ll also make sure to organize some fun events for the girls! If you have any problems or feel like talking to someone, both guys and girls, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Womens Officer: Karolina Jachowicz
No information for the Mens Officer 2013 was found.
Hello current and future Antonians! I hail from the tiny town of Tottenham, Ontario, Canada, and after sojourns in Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa, I've settled in Oxford to study for an MPhil in International Relations. When I'm not in the St. Ant's library studying Waltz, Wendt, Foucault, or Heidegger, I'm usually jogging, in the gym, or on an erg machine. As Sports Officer, my goal is to ensure that all Antonians can engage in any sports or athletic pursuits that they want, whether it be running on the gym's treadmill, playing football (aka. soccer), rowing on the Thames (or on an erg machine for those cold mornings!), or coordinating sporting activities with others. I am currently in the process of continuing the renovations and improvements of our St. Ant's gym. Last year's GCR made some amazing additions to our facility, and with a few more alterations, its quality will be that of a commercial fitness centre (except we get to choose our music, not pay ridiculous membership fees, and the people, naturally, are much cooler). If you have ideas for any improvements, please don't hesitate to contact me! We're all stressed enough as it is with school, so having athletics and exercise as an outlet to release that stressful energy is key for a nice Oxford lifestyle! Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions about sports at St. Antony's, the gym, or any of our clubs and activities. Go Leafs go. (Canadians will get that.)
Sports Officer: Scott Hamilton
Hey everyone! I’m a California native reading for an MSc in Russian and East European Studies, and I’m your LGBTQA Officer. I am really passionate about equality, freedom of expression, and especially making a difference in the LGBTQA community. I love meeting new people, and if you have anything you want to see done or just want to shoot the breeze over a warm cup of coffee, let me know! Please feel free to come talk to me if you want to know more about LGBTQA related topics or want to speak to someone in confidence, and I’ll do the best that I can to help you out. I’m looking forward to putting on some fun social and informative events, and I look forward to a great year at St. Antony’s!
LGBTQA Officer: Danae M. Condos
Hi, I'm from Berlin and reading for an Msc in Contemporary India. Having been interested in environmental issues for a while and actively motivated my various housemates over the years to live more environmentally friendly, I'm hoping to now extend my modest activism to our college. If you have any queries regarding recycling, how to save energy or other environemntal issues, please contact me; I would be delighted to give you some info! And if you have suggestions how to make our college and its members act in more environmentally sustainable ways, please do let me know, too. I am eager to hear your ideas and attempt to translate them into reality.
Environmental Officer: Julia Hoeffmann
Greetings to all. My name is Parmbir Gill, originally from Village Saffuwala in Moga District, East Panjab, but born and raised in Toronto, Canada and now studying History at Oxford after having earned a BA at the University of Toronto in 2011. As the GCR's Social Action Coordinator, it's my responsibility to help organize events and activities which contribute to making our College a more intellectually critical, politically engaged place. So far this year, I've helped launch a weekly 'Cooperative' night at our Late Bar, as well as organize a solidarity demonstration on Cornmarket St. to oppose the abrogation of First Nations treaty rights in Canada. If you'd like to get involved with initiatives like these, or have ideas of your own you'd like to discuss and try to implement, please get in touch.
Social Action Coordinator: Parmbir Gill
Hello Antonians, my name is Arianna Tassinari and I am your OUSU Representative for this year. I am responsible for representing the views of St Antony's GCR and student body to the central Students' Union and to promote OUSU's campaigns and projects within St Antony's. So if you have a specific issue or cause that you would like to raise within the wider University community, or any question about the services and campaigns that OUSU runs, please do get in touch! Alongside keeping myself busy with campaigns and meetings, I am also studying for an MSc in Comparative Social Policy, focusing on labour market and social security policies in a comparative European context. I am originally from Italy, and before coming to Oxford I studied Politics and Development Studies at SOAS, University of London. Looking forward to meeting you all!
OUSU Representative: Arianna Tassinari
Hello everybody! My name is Giovanni Cadioli and I am GCR Returning Officer. As part of my duties I organised the 2012 GCR elections and I deal with GCR Constitutional matters. I am currently reading for an MSc in Russian and East European Studies. I have a BA in Sociology, obtained at the University of Trento (Italy) and an MA in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe, obtained at the Universities of Bologna and Budapest.
Returning Officer: Giovanni Cadioli
Webmaster: Zainab Kabba
No information for the Bar Manager 2013 was found.
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Peer Support Team
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