The Executive Team is bound by the Constitution of the SFU Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry. The Executive is held accountable for the overarching functions of SOCA while the volunteers keep us effectively running.
PRESIDENT - AFIA poku
vice president - Sebastian Barreto
Name: Sebastian Barreto
Position on the Exec: Vice-President
Programme of Study: Communication
Country of Birth or Descent: Zimbabwean
Hobbies: I like to be outdoors and enjoy watching and playing sports. I also like to engage with people about issues regarding the livability and representation of Vancouver.
Favourite Food(s): Sushi, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Steak and chips
Favourite Phrase(s): "Stand up for what's right, even if you stand alone."
Philosophy: Truth, wisdom and belief are a formidable force, when combined nothing is impossible or unreachable/ If you look for the light. You can often find it, but if you look for the dark that is all you will ever see
secretary - Eileen kimaro
Exec At Large (ELECTED) - Frank pabai
Name: Frank Pabai
Position: Exec at Large
Programme of Study: Kiniesiology
Country of Birth or Descent: Montreal Born, Sierra Leonne Descent
Hobbies: Excercise, Reading, Travelling, Meeting New People
Favourite Food(s): N/A
Favourite Phrase(s): N/A
Philosophy: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together
External Relations officer - Flourish Adeogun
Name: Flourish Adeogun
Programme of Study: Health Sciences
Country of Birth or Descent: Nigeria/Canada
Hobbies: dancing, reading, making art, singing
Favourite Food(s): Kay-Kay, Anjero
Favourite Phrase(s): "It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me" - Gal. 2:20
Philosophy: "When you hit rock bottom, the only way is up."
Internal Relations officer - jasmine kitine
Name: Jasmine Kitine
Position on the Exec: Internal Relations Officer
Programme of Study: Sustainable Energy Engineering
Country of Birth or Descent: Tanzania
Hobbies: Singing, reading, cooking and playing tennis
Favourite Food(s): Chicken
Favourite Phrase(s): Adapt. Improvise. overcome.
Philosophy: Each individual gets back whatever they put out into the world
Treasurer - nathan ngongo
events coordinator -Juanita Ndyamukama
Name: Juanita Ndyamukama
Position on the Exec: Events coordinator
Programme of Study: Health Science
Country of Birth or Descent: Tanzania
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, family! Exploring new places, art!
Favourite Food(s): Pilau
Favourite Phrase(s): "Nothing will work unless you do" - Maya Angelou
Philosophy: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" - proverb
First year rep (EXEC AT LARGE) - Osob Mahdi
Name: Osob Mahdi
Position on the Exec: Health Science and Sociology
Programme of Study: International Studies and Communications
Country of birth or descent: Somaliland
Hobbies: Reading, writing, art, and community involvement.
Favourite food(s): Malawax
Favourite phrase(s): "I'm rooting for everybody black." - Issa Rae
Philosophy: “Ubuntu: the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.
FIC REP (Exec At Large) - Shaun Ang'awa
Name: Shaun Ang'awa
Position on the Exec: FIC Rep
Programme of Study: Computer Science
Country of birth or descent: Business Administration
Hobbies: Volunteering with children, Soccer, mixed martial arts, playing the guitar, photography, video games, learning new skills.
Favourite food(s): Anything with chicken in it!
Favourite phrase(s): "Grapes"
Philosophy: It’s never that serious
GRAD REP (EXEC AT LARGE) - EJi mimiko
Name: Eji Mimiko
Position on the Exec: Grad Rep
Programme of Study: Global Communications
Country of birth or descent: Nigeria
Hobbies: Jogging, Dancing, Learning
Favourite food(s): Pounded Yam and Assorted Okro soup
Favourite phrase(s): "Absolute power corrupts absolutely, great men are almost always bad men" - Lord Acton
EXEC AT LARGE (APPOINTED) - BALQEES JAMA
Name: Balqees Jama
Position on the Exec: Exec at large
Programme of Study: International Studies
Country of birth or descent: Canada/Somaliland
Favourite Food(s): Hummus, Pilau, Anjero (similar to Ethiopian Injera)
Favourite Phrase(s): “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu
Philosophy: skip the small-talk