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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 2022 Term


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President - Mitchell Gale

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Mitchell

Discord Username: Mitch

Favourite Courses - CMPT 433 | CMPT 295

Languages of Choice - C | C#

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-president-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Mitchell is a nth year Computing Science Major who is finally close to graduation. He has been president since May 2021 and before that Treasurer since May 2019. He enjoys working with the other execs to help plan events and give feedback to the school.


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Vice-President - Justin Yan

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Justin Y

Discord Username: justhelizard

Favourite Courses - CMPT 363 | CMPT 354

Languages of Choice - Python | C++

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-vp-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Justin is a 4th year Computing Science and Linguistics Joint Major who sweated a little bit too hard on his courses in the recent summer semester but ended up having it pay off in good grades. You may see him often at CSSS and non-CSSS events due to the nature of him tending to stay long hours on campus every day. He identifies as an Arts & Social Sciences Student due to the Linguistics side of his major and his minor in Cognitive Science too. He also lives a mere 15 minute drive or bus ride away from the Burnaby campus. If you ever run into him on campus, you might catch him trying to commit another session of CSIL isolation to push his mental limits to get the copious amounts of work done that he is required to.


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Treasurer - Gabriel Stang

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Gabe (geb)

Discord Username: geb

Favourite Courses - CMPT 379 | CMPT 295

Languages of Choice - Zig | Rust?

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-treasurer-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Gabe is a 4th year computing science student who currently resides inside the matrix. He likes working on way too many projects at the same time & is the current president of the game dev club. Has a... 'complicated' relationship with rust.


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Director of Resources - Truman Bui

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Joe Pykta [Truman]

Discord Username: Manny

Favourite Courses - MATH 152 | MATH 240

Languages of Choice - C++ | C

Contact -
SFU Email: 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."


Oliver Xie photo for term 20223

Director of Events - Oliver Xie

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Oliver

Discord Username: Liversticks

Favourite Courses - CMPT 473 | CMPT 300

Languages of Choice - C# | Python

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-doe-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Oliver is a 4th year Computing Science Major and Urban Studies Certificate student. He is focused on reasonably min-maxing total compensation and life fulfillment while sharing his knowledge with everyone else seeking to grow and prosper. Outside of CS, he likes cooking (especially curry), baking, hiking, travelling, skiing, and speedrunning Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games.


Valerie Kistrina photo for term 20223

Director of Education Events - Valerie Kistrina

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: valerie (int val 👾)

Discord Username: int val 👾

Favourite Courses - CMPT295 | CMPT340

Languages of Choice - Java | x86_64

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-doee-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Valerie is a third year CS major and Stats minor student. She calls it a 'DIY Data Science degree' and will never forget to mention that. When Val is not at school (and she is usually at school) you can find her escaping reality by watching reality TV and baking. So, if you want to discuss the latest and greatest reality TV drama while indulging in a brownie, then Val is your gal... ;D


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Assistant Director of Events - Jasper Song

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Jasper

Discord Username: donut-Orange

Favourite Courses - CMPT 225 | PHIL 110

Languages of Choice - C++ | C#

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-adoe-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Jasper is a second-year Computing Science student from White Rock who enjoys writing both code and science fiction. Jasper’s other hobbies include: reading battle manga, collecting notebooks, listening to audiobooks narrated by Neil Gaiman, and making memes. Jasper is super excited to be here!


Johnson Luong photo for term 20223

Director of Communications - Johnson Luong

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Johnson🤝

Discord Username: Osha

Favourite Courses - CMPT 276 | CMPT 354

Languages of Choice - Java | Python

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-doc-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Johnson is a third 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 invaded his home. That being said, he is always willing to lend a helping hand or will gladly be confused with you — mostly the latter.


Yolanda Lam photo for term 20223

Director of Multi-media - Yolanda Lam

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: 🤝 yolanda

Discord Username: smol_lamb

Favourite Courses - LING 220 | LING 309W

Languages of Choice - N/A | N/A

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-domm-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Yolanda is a second-year student who might be an imposter from Linguistics. She put her CSSS honorary membership to good use and became an E@L in Spring 2022, and is now the Director of Multi-Media. Not to brag, but she is also the VP of the Linguistics Student Union. If you ever see her on campus, be careful not to trip over her!


Jared Murphy photo for term 20223

Director of Archives - Jared Murphy

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: yoyofella (Jared)

Discord Username: yoyofella

Favourite Courses - PHYS 190 | CMPT 300

Languages of Choice - C++ | Python

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-doa-current@sfu.ca

Bio -

Jared is a Nth year Computing Science student, a transfer from Langara and a Steveston local.Currently on co-op with the Federal Government, he enjoys learning about cyber security and attempting to orchestrate Kubernetes clusters. Outside of computers, Jared enjoys reading and writing non-fiction, mountain biking on the North Shore, and drinking sour cocktails.Generally available on Discord or in the Common Room, reach out for help, archive related or otherwise!


Shariq Ahsan photo for term 20223

SFSS Council Representative - Shariq Ahsan

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Miracle Jan Doh (Shariq)

Discord Username: Aslla Piscu

Favourite Courses - CMPT 295 | CMPT 419

Languages of Choice - C++ | Python

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-councilrep@sfu.ca

Bio -

Hi All,

My name is Shariq Ahsan and I am the CS Council Representative for the 2022/2023 term. Many of you may wonder why if I enjoy sitting through 8 hour meetings every 2 weeks and all I can say is, I don't ,but, I hope to continue advocating for CS students on council in the upcoming year.


Shariq Ahsan photo for term 20223

Frosh Week Chair - Shariq Ahsan

Start Date - 26 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Miracle Jan Doh (Shariq)

Discord Username: Aslla Piscu

Favourite Courses - CMPT 295 | CMPT 419

Languages of Choice - C++ | Python

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-froshchair@sfu.ca

Bio -

My name is Shariq and I am the FROSH chair for 2022/2023. One should probably question how a grouchy old man like myself became FROSH chair. Alas, your stuck with this old guy for the year. Come to CS FROSH, happening September 12 - 16.


Jace Manshadi photo for term 20223

Systems Administrator - Jace Manshadi

Start Date - 01 Jul 2017

Discord Nickname: https://youtu.be/FvPbxZmZxZ8

Discord Username: modernNeo

Favourite Courses - CMPT 433 | CMPT 471

Languages of Choice - C++ | Assembly

Contact -
SFU Email: csss-sysadmin@sfu.ca

Bio -

just here to have fun with python and jenkins


Johnson Luong photo for term 20223

CSSS Discord Manager - Johnson Luong

Start Date - 01 May 2022

Discord Nickname: Johnson🤝

Discord Username: Osha

Favourite Courses - CMPT 276 | CMPT 354

Languages of Choice - Java | C#

Contact -
SFU Email: NA

Bio -

Johnson is a third 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 invaded his home. 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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