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SFU's Computing Science Student Society

Please feel free to contact us anytime.

  • General Inquires for
    • External communications [if you are not an SFU faculty or student], please contact the President or Director of Communications at : csss@sfu.ca
    • Only Current Executive Officers : csss-exec-current@sfu.ca
    • All Current and Past Executive Officer of the past 2 years : csss-exec@sfu.ca
  • Computing Science Office: csdept@sfu.ca

Note: If you wish to contact an Officer directly, see their addresses as listed below.

The CSSS is run by students who are chosen every year in a Department-wide election. They ensure the business of the Society runs smoothly, and are always available to help any fellow student in need. Any CS student can run for these positions. Every station, save Exec-at-Large, serves for an entire year.
Responsibilities for each Role can be found in the CSSS Constitution under section 4.1

Officers for Fall 2021 Term


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President - Mitchell Gale

Start Date - 01 May 2021

Favourite Courses - CMPT 433 | CMPT 295

Languages of Choice - C | Python

Contact - csss-president-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Mitchell is a 4th year Computing Science Major who spent their past two years as treasurer for the CSSS. He's active on the CSSS discord so feel free to reach out if you have any questions. He's looking forward to the eventual return of in person classes.


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Vice-President - Shiva Sanei

Start Date - 01 May 2021

Favourite Courses - CMPT 354 | MATH 232

Languages of Choice - Python | JavaScript

Contact - csss-vp-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Shiva is a fourth year Computing Science student who likes to steal your belongings and predict futures. She is also one of those crazy people who enjoyed MATH 232. She has a 24/7 personal driver so if you need a ride, be nice to her.


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Treasurer - Ari Blondal

Start Date - 01 May 2021

Favourite Courses - CMPT 307 | MATH 443

Languages of Choice - C++ | Python

Contact - csss-treasurer-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Ari is an nth year computer science and math student.

He really enjoys proofs, algorithms, and all the mathy parts of computer science. He is part of SFU's DDP program, and spent two years studying on exchange in China.

If you ask him, Ari will help you with your coursework, as it's a great way to procrastinate while feeling productive.


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Director of Resources - Truman Bui

Start Date - 01 May 2021

Favourite Courses - MATH 152 | MATH 240

Languages of Choice - C++ | C

Contact - csss-dor-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

"He is legally married to the Coca Cola(TM) machine, so we elected him as Director of Resources. The man with no volume control, claims that he's a ""Fourth year student, transfering to a MACM Major"", but no one questions it, because he keeps supplying coke."


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Director of Events - Argus Li

Start Date - 01 May 2021

Favourite Courses - CMPT 373 | CMPT 320

Languages of Choice - Python | C++

Contact - csss-doe-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Argus CK Li is a fourth year Computing Science Student studying at Simon Fraser University. A passionate believer in Virtual Reality, he hopes to land a job developing software for cutting edge Augmented and Virtual Reality devices. A talented linguist, Argus speaks four languages (English, Cantonese, Mandarin and French). Aside from his academic pursuits, Argus is an avid Canucks fan and is known to chirp Flames and Oilers fans relentlessly and is happy that the Canucks are finally good again.


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Assistant Director of Events - Justin Yan

Start Date - 01 May 2021

Favourite Courses - CMPT 127 | CMPT 225

Languages of Choice - C++ | Python

Contact - csss-doe-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Justin is a CS student who has too high of ambitions, always burdens himself with more work that he is ever capable of handling, and spends too much time socializing with other people. He will sometimes identify as an Arts & Social Sciences Student as he has a minor in Cognitive Science too. He also lives a mere 15 minute drive or bus ride away from the Burnaby campus, and is open to meeting people, so feel free to approach him and say hi!


Johnson Luong photo for term 20213

Director of Communications - Johnson Luong

Start Date - 03 Sep 2021

Favourite Courses - CMPT 225 | MATH 232

Languages of Choice - C++ | C

Contact - csss-doc-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Johnson is a second year CS student who hails from the depths of East Vancouver. Oshawott is his spirit animal, and he is always out and about (in his room that is). When not overdosing on coffee or weebing out, you can find Johnson waging a total war against the onslaught of ants that have somehow invaded his homeland. That being said, he is always willing to lend a helping hand or will gladly be confused with you — mostly the latter.


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Director of Archives - Dina Zeng

Start Date - 01 May 2021

Favourite Courses - CMPT 130 | MACM 101

Languages of Choice - Java | C++

Contact - csss-doa-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Dina is a second-year Software Systems student who got lost on her way to campus and somehow ended up at the CSSS. She was told to write something in her bio but she really has no hobbies other than overloading her work schedule and complaining about it to her friends. If you want to find Dina for any reason, just follow the 'POYO!!' echoing down the hallways. poyo.


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SFSS Council Representative - Ryan Vansickle

Start Date - 01 May 2021

Favourite Courses - ONC 548 | SPAN 306

Languages of Choice - COBOL | Fortran

Contact - csss-councilrep@sfu.ca

Bio -

Ryan is almost entirely sure he used to live in Toronto. He has abandoned haircuts and good taste in music in the hope that he will one day attain enlightenment. There has never been a human being less suited to computer science, but he's totally doing his best. Has been hungry since 2008, and is full of useless knowledge, all of which is fair-trade and gluten-free. Available in Rose Gold, Zesty Lemon Spice, and Perpetual Disappointment.


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Frosh Week Chair - John Wu

Start Date - 03 Sep 2021

Favourite Courses - MACM101 | CMPT295

Languages of Choice - Python | C++

Contact - csss-froshchair@sfu.ca

Bio -

> John was in his 5th year at SFU
> He loved the CSSS so much. He had went to all their board game nights.
> He would pray to the CSSS every night before bed, thanking them for the life he has been given.
> "CSSS is love", he would say; "CSSS is life"


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Systems Administrator - Jace Manshadi

Start Date - 01 Jul 2017

Favourite Courses - CMPT 433 | CMPT 471

Languages of Choice - C++ | Assembly

Contact - csss-sysadmin@sfu.ca

Bio -

just here to have fun with python and jenkins





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