Structure

The DSUS Assembly is composed of three primary committees: Executive, Operations, and Student Affairs; the assembly also includes member organizations, who are the companies overseen by the Society: the DAN Studio Series, the DAN Student Artist Series, and the DAN Exposition Series. All committees are managed by the President and overseen by the Society Administrator, each Vice-President guides their respective committee ensuring a proper, constitutional operation.

Executive

The DSUS Executive is elected by the DAN School of Drama and Music student body. Consisting of two Co-Presidents, an Equity Advisor, and two Vice-Presidents, together the Executive guides the direction of the Society. During a one-year term, the team oversees all of the Society’s operations.

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Noelle Sinkic (she/her)

pres.dsus@queensu.ca

The President oversees the Assembly and guides the Society throughout their term. This consists of acting as a mentor to their committees and Student Organizations, supporting and advocating on behalf of students, and being strong leaders and role models in the DAN School Community. 

The priority of the President is to represent the DAN School student body equitably, honestly, and with integrity. This is fulfilled through attending faculty meetings, overseeing associated student organizations, and attending meetings with Alma Mater Society on behalf of the student body.  

The President uses their time working with the Department, DAN School Faculty, ASUS, and the AMS Assembly to advocate for their students and help shape the DAN School community to be the best DAN community at Queen’s.  

Tim Burgin (he/him)

admin.dsus@queensu.ca

The ESociety Administrator advocates on behalf of students at the DAN School of Drama and Music on matters regarding equity, diversity, and justice.

The Equity Advisor ensures all hiring is fair for the DAN School Undergraduate Society and affiliate clubs and organizations including the DAN Studio Series, and the DAN Studio Opera. In all hiring, the Advisor serves as a non-voting member who supports both applicants, and hiring managers.

The Equity Advisor is also responsible for ensuring fair, and unbiased Society elections; and works to promote diversity in the arts, the DAN School, and world around us.

Leah Jadd, she/her

equity.dsus@queensu.ca

The Equity Advisor advocates on behalf of students at the DAN School of Drama and Music on matters regarding equity, diversity, and justice.

The Equity Advisor ensures all hiring is fair for the DAN School Undergraduate Society and affiliate clubs and organizations including the DAN Studio Series, and the DAN Studio Opera. In all hiring, the Advisor serves as a non-voting member who supports both applicants, and hiring managers.

The Equity Advisor is also responsible for ensuring fair, and unbiased Society elections; and works to promote diversity in the arts, the DAN School, and world around us.

Hamish Hutchison-Poyntz, he/him

vpops.dsus@queensu.ca

The Vice-President of Operations is responsible for the operational management of the Society, and the practical implementation of Society initiatives. The Vice-President of Operations coordinates internal records and finances, manages outreach and events, and oversees the Operations committee. 

The Vice-President of Operations represents student interests, and helps oversee all Society events and initiatives, and advocates on behalf of the student body.

Hamish Hutchison-Poyntz – the Vice-President of Operations, is working to ensure a smooth transition back to in-person university life, improve faculty-student relations, and ensure the DAN school’s programs work for its students. He is always happy to chat about your thoughts, questions or concerns, and can usually be found in the basement of Theo, or wherever there’s coffee nearby.

Serena Ferzli, she/her

vpsa.dsus@queensu.ca

The Vice-President of Student Affairs is directly responsible for all student matters regarding the Society. The Vice-President of Student Affairs also and creates event plans with, and oversees the Student Affairs committee.

As a voting member of the DSUS Assembly,  The Vice-President of Student Affairs is responsible for acting in the best interest of students in the DAN School student body, and advocating on their behalf. 

Serena Ferzli – the Vice-President of Student Affairs, intends on facilitating better communication between the DSUS Assembly, faculty and students. Hosting events for the DAN school community after a year of remote study, and to produce a new initiative that offers more creative opportunities to DAN School students.