OPAC (Ontario Political Advocacy Committee)
The Ontario Political Advocacy Committee is the political advocacy body of the OMSA.
As future physicians dedicated to the health of Ontarians, we advocate for changes in education, health policy and care delivery that will benefit both Ontario medical students and the people we serve.
Represent medical student perspective on educational, political, and social issues to improve our health and medical education systems and the health of Ontarians.
- Determine and promote key issues of concern for lobbying the Ontario government.
- Empower medical students in grassroots advocacy initiatives.
- Educate students on healthcare issues and ways to advocate.
- Foster ongoing collaboration between Ontario’s medical students and health system stakeholders from community and professional organizations, universities and government.
OPAC REPRESENTATIVES 2016-2017
Chair (OMSA Director of Representation):
Lauren Crosby, Western University: email@example.com
Chief Outreach Officer:
Michael-Anthony Ferrato, Western University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Parle, McMaster University: email@example.com
Nikhita Singhal, McMaster University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nel Vandermeer, Northern Ontario School of Medicine: email@example.com
Yipeng Ge, University of Ottawa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander Liam Pearson, University of Ottawa: email@example.com
Sean Davison, Queen's University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abdulkarim Muhaseen, University of Toronto: email@example.com
Imaan Javeed, University of Toronto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trystan Nault, Western University: email@example.com
Gunjan Mhapankar, Western University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Medical Editor:
Austin Yan, University of Ottawa: email@example.com
Tanishq Suryavanshi, McMaster University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maylynn Ding, McMaster University: email@example.com
Chief Policy Officer:
Danusha Jebanesan, University of Ottawa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Wang, University of Toronto: email@example.com
Nina Mazze, University of Toronto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daegan Sit, University of Ottawa: email@example.com
Andrei Smarandache, McMaster University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asha Behdinan, University of Toronto: email@example.com
Lobby Day Branch
Lobby Day Chair:
Claudia Frankfurter, University of Toronto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivian Tam, McMaster University: email@example.com
Meagan Roy, Northern Ontario School of Medicine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tharshika Thangarasa, University of Ottawa: email@example.com