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History

The Student Council of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (SCOLAPS) officially came into existence on July 1, 2009, concurrent with the opening of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. SCOLAPS' serves as the student government for the new Faculty and is built upon the traditions of the antecedent student governments. Under the leadership of the Faculty of Arts Student Council with cooperation from the Atkinson Students' Association, discussions were held over several years to ensure an appropriate transfer of student representation to the new Faculty. SCOLAPS is the outcome of these discussions.

There is a strong tradition in SCOLAPS of meaningfully representing the student perspective on academic and governance issues at both the faculty and university-wide level. A culture of commitment exists within the organization, creating opportunities for a greater contribution by students to the LA&PS Faculty and York University.

The 2013-2014 Executive Team and Advisor

Chair: Karanjit Bhathal*
Vice-Chair: Sayjon Ariyarathnam*
Treasurer: Rajbir Sohal*
Secretary: Habib-Ali Jaffer
Alumni Advisor: Roshan G. Udit

* Also served as a York University Student Senator.

The 2012-2013 SCOLAPS Executive Team and Alumni Advisor

Chair: Roshan G. Udit*
Vice-Chair: Safia Thompson*
Treasurer: Vrutika Patel
Secretary: Vanessa Crevelle
Alumni Advisor: Ashley Naipaul

* Also served as a York University Student Senator.

The 2011-2012 SCOLAPS Executive Team and Alumni Advisor

Chair: Ashley Naipaul*
Vice-Chair/Treasurer: Juliano Pichini*
Secretary: Iqra Saleem
Alumni Advisor: Peter Salerno

*Also served as a York University Student Senator.

The 2010-2011 SCOLAPS Executive Team and Alumni Advisor

Chair: Peter Salerno*
Vice-Chair: Bryan Zarnett
Treasurer: Neil Britto*
Secretary: Catherine De Fazio
Alumni Advisor: Adnan Raja

*Also served as a York University Student Senator.

The 2009-2010 SCOLAPS executive team and Alumni Advisor for the inaugural year of representation in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies:

Chair: Adnan Raja*
Vice-Chair: Steven Goncalves*
Treasurer: Calvin Lee
Secretary: Linh Dang
Alumni Advisor: Shazma Abdulla*

*Also served as a York University Student Senator.

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