The University of Winnipeg

Officers & Advisors

Officers & Advisors

Ruth Dickinson

President

Ruth graduated in 2015 with a 4-year BA - double major in Geography and Classics. Ruth loves working with the UW-GK and as Vice-President of the University of Winnipeg Alumni Council. Ruth continues her studies to complete her Honours BA and apply for a Masters Program. She loves to travel and volunteer.

Patricia Joven

Vice-President Communications

Patricia is in her fourth year at university and is currently pursuing a degree in Biochemistry. She has been placed on the Dean's Honour List in the 2015-2016 academic year and this year has been awarded a Chemistry Department Award. Inspired by her volunteering trip in South Africa, she hopes to pursue a career in the medical sciences. She enjoys volunteering and reading in her spare time.

Camila Navarro

Vice-President Records

Maria is a 3rd year Economics student at The University of Winnipeg. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, running, reading, volunteering in different community events and spending time with her family and friends. Maria's aspirations are to pursue a masters degree in Applied Economics in Policy Making and work as an economist for the federal government of Canada. She is currently volunteering with The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the international student association, and has volunteered with International Student Services, and for the Lloyd Axworthy lecture series at The University of Winnipeg. She has currently joined the University of Winnipeg Golden Key Chapter International Honour Society because it is an association that strives to help students achieve their full potential in leadership skills, academic excellence and service, which provides an opportunity to help the University of Winnipeg and surrounding areas and communities.

Bilane Osman

Vice-President Finance

Bilane is a third year student pursuing an Integrated Bachelor of Science and Education Degree. She has an animated and engaging personality and is always passionate of sharing her knowledge with her surroundings. She is a proud member of the UW Golden Key Honour Society and is looking forward to meeting members and building strong, interactive relationships. She also enjoys volunteering at Siloam Mission and taking part in fundraisers for local communities like Peaceful Village. Her hobbies include outdoor summer activities like swimming and biking. Upon completion of her degree, Bilane is going to be pursuing a biology teaching career both in French and in English.

Kristi Munro

Vice-President Events

Kristi is an avid baker and cupcake decorator. This year, Kristi will complete her BA in French as a part-time student. Outside of university, Kristi is an Adult EAL Teacher and enjoys teaching settlement classes to newcomers, and facilitating Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting.

Khuong Huynh

Vice-President Marketing

Khuong is a third-year student in the Integrated Program in the Faculty of Education. Khuong is majoring in History and minoring in English literature. He hopes to one day teach English overseas across Asia. Khuong joined the Golden Key because the organization reasonates with his interests for academic learning, community service, and provides many opportunities to develop valuable leadership skills for the future.

Ugonna Chigbo

Vice-President Fundraising

Ugonna is a fourth year student completing his Psychology major with a minor in International Development Studies. He is extremely passionate about all things academic and is always searching for ways to develop through volunteering on campus and in the local community. He is a proud UW Golden Key member. Ugonna's other interests include hosting a radio show, performing with his improv. troupe, and being a volunteer medical first responder. As an ambassador, he looks forward to serving our UW Golden Key Chapter.

Francine Laurin

Past President

Francine is a 4th year Business student who is passionate about education and enjoys the University life. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, volunteering for various community events, and spending time with family and friends. Her dream since she was a little girl is to attend law school and then practice law; Francine works hard every day to make this dream a reality! She joined the Executive Committee for the UW-GK Chapter because she feel that the three pillars of the Golden Key: Service, Academics and Leadership, fit well with who she is.

Cathrine Froese-Klassen

Faculty Advisor

Cathrine Froese-Klassen, a UW Education Faculty member, editor, and published scholar, specializes in gifted and talented education, curriculum development, and pedagogy. She has held many leadership positions. As a co-founder of the UW-GK Chapter in 2013, she has been the Faculty Advisor since its inception and also the representative on the Golden Key Council of Advisors for the Canadian region since June 2015.

Angela Daet

Ambassador

Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Math in 2016 and is currently a 4th year education student. She was the Co-President of the Mathematics and Statistics Students Association for the 2015-2016 year, and has been a student ambassador for the UW since 2014. She enjoys promoting math and chemistry to youth by volunteering with UW Let’s Talk Science, judging at multiple science fairs, tutoring at Wayfinders Manitoba for 2½ years, and volunteering as a group leader at the Biomedical Youth Summer Camp. Angela also enjoys travelling, playing badminton, and spending time with her family and friends.

Xuqi (Leslie) Zhou

Ambassador

Leslie feels honoured to join the University of Winnipeg Golden Key chapter. He is currently in his second year in the Applied Computer Science Honours program. His lifetime goal is to build a company like Google and Apple. In his free time he enjoys playing sports, music, and volunteering in various community events. He also enjoys staying at home and surfing the internet. Upon completion of his Bachelors degree, Leslie will pursue a Masters in Business and Administration.

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