About

The Earth Science Student Union (ESSU) is the undergraduate student body representative for the Earth Sciences Department at Simon Fraser University. The ESSU represents all SFU students in the faculty of Earth Sciences. This includes all students currently enrolled in any Earth Science course (EASC courses).

There are 12 executive positions filled by student volunteers that manage the student union. These are elected positions and elections are held each year in March. Besides the elected positions there are many opportunities to volunteer with the student union during our events.

The Emperor (President)

Alex Kristinsson

The role of President was handed to Alex at the beginning of the Summer 2021 semester. They are the head of the ESSU and lead the meetings of our sacred union.

The Herald (Vice – President)

Anna Zenti Croome

The role of the Herald is to assist the emperors as required. Anna is only a 2nd year student, but is already an invaluable resource to the current emperor.

The Pebble Counter (Treasurer)

Rob Berkowski

The role of the Pebble Counter is to to manage and maintain all financial and accounting matters of our sacred Union, including records of all allocations of our sacred Union funds. Rob has been counting pebbles since Fall 2021, and has allowed us to afford many awesome events since then!

The Scribe (Secretary)

Braedon Van Gorkom

The role of the Scribe is to to take down the minutes of our Grand Confluences and to file, e-mail and publicly display said minutes to the clastship. Braedon also serves as the Web Net Wizard and Discord admin.

The Bearer of the Brunton (Social Coordinator)

Jayden Holoman

The Bearer of the Brunton organizes social and other relevant internal events that promote networking, comradeship and learning within the department and faculty.

The Minister of Propaganda (Social Media Coordinator)

Jenn Principe

The Minister of propaganda must oversee and promote communication of our sacred Union. This includes maintaining our sacred Union’s online presence in the form of social media and creating propaganda such as posters and logos.

The Gopher (External Relations)

Currently Open

The Gopher must to act as contact with all affairs external to our school, for the interests and promotion of our sacred Union. They also organize events with external contacts that promote education and networking.

The Merchant (Merchandise Representative)

Chantal Fiola

The Merchant runs merchandise campaigns and creates designs, in conjunction with with the Minister of Propaganda (or other similarly artistically skilled wizard) for use on department merchandise. Chantal joined our Sacred Union as Co-Merchant in Spring 2021 and now has fully taken up the role of Merchant this summer, working to ensure a quality supply of merchandise.

The Departmental Committee Representative

Amanda Kotthoff

The DCR attends faculty meetings and acts as a representative of the sacred union. Amanda’s role is to make the voice of the undergraduate population heard at faculty meetings.

The Councillor (SFSS Council Representative)

Eden Lien

The Councillor attends SFSS and SUS meetings. They act as a representative of the sacred union and share the opinions of the union during those meetings. Eden’s tireless work of sitting through countless hours of meetings is lauded by the rest of us.

The Web Net Wizard (Webmaster)

Braedon Van Gorkom

The Web Net Wizard must program, design, maintain and update the union’s professional online presence with relevant dates, minutes and advertisements, outside of social media. Administering the Discord Server is another role of his. On top of this, Braedon also works as the Scribe.