About Us

F.A.S.O. (Faculty of Agriculture Students' Organization) is the council that represents the students of Agriculture & Food Sciences.  Everyone wonders just what they do so we compiled a list of everyone and their duties below.  Overall F.A.S.O. represents you as a student, and they act under the umbrella of U.M.S.U. (The University of Manitoba's Student Union).  If you have any concerns or questions, please email us by using our contact page.

Senior Stick: Emily Bouvier

Chairs and presides over FASO, Liaison between administration and council

Diploma Stick: Keith Weik

Represent the School of Agriculture, sit on Diploma Council, Responsible for Big Dip/ Little Dip and Redneck Olympics

Director Of Communications: Jordan Randell

Agendas & minutes for FASO meetings, compile directory of FASO members and publish the Freshie Handbook

Senate Rep: Hayley Jenkins

Represent FASO on the University of Manitoba Senate and attend meetings of Senate

UMSU Rep: Shawn Williment

Represent FASO at the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) and attend all meetings, conduct all FASO elections and referenda

Vice-Stick Internal: Julie Sprague

Keeps records of faculty participation points, to chair awards and grad committee, coordinate Big Brother Big Sister

Vice Stick External: Patrick Le Heiget

Member of MIA, organize Career Fair, responsible for inter university relations, organize Aggie Formal Night

Senior Treasurer: Noah De Rocquigny

Keep accurate and detailed records of deposits and disbursements from all accounts, maintain a budget, provide financial reports to FASO

Junior Treasurer: Luke Bossuyt

Learn from Senior Treasurer and move to Senior position in Year 2

Senior Social Rep: Graham Cruise

Organize social events, responsible for liquor permits and insurance

Junior Social Rep: Holly Adams

Maintain master copy of class lists, learn all from Senior Social Rep and move to Senior position in Year 2

Second Year Degree Rep: Josie Meggison

Make announcements to class, work with job placement officer to make sure all jobs are posted, responsible for bi-annual book trade

First Year Degree Rep: TBA

Make announcements to first year degree class, assist with Hoedown Week

1st Year Human Nutritional Science Rep: TBA

Make announcements to first year degree class, assist with Hoedown Week

Second Year Diploma Rep: Cameron Stinson

Sit on Diploma Council, make announcements to second year diploma class, maintain trophy case

First Year Diploma Rep: TBA

Make announcements in class for FASO events, upkeep of Aggie lounge

Class Representatives:

Make announcements to their respective classes and be the liaison for related industry organizations, organize meet the faculty BBQ & Spring Clean Up, Assist with Bedpush

Agribusiness - Alex Leslie

Agronomy - Jacob Kolody

Animal Systems - Arielle Williams

Agroecology - Katelyn Waldner

Food Science - TBD

Biotech - Alexa Peterson

Human Nutritional Sciences - Wela Weitian Li

Special Events Reps: Margaux Cassagne & Tegan Penner

Organize Hoedown Week, responsible for Spring Break events as decreed by council, organize two Aggie nights out

Fundraiser: Karissa Render

Responsible for FASO paraphernalia (shirts, hats, etc), responsible for clothing sales

Publicity Coordinator: Corinne Bernard

Make posters, monthly calendars & update UMSU TV in the Agriculture Atrium

Athletic Rep: Brice Verwey

Responsible for annual spring sporting events, member of intramural sports council, compile record of intramural points, responsible for Golf Night, Aggie All Night Curling & Hoedown Hockey games

International Students Rep: Kate Nguyen

Same as Class Reps, help with International Students Night

Barbed Wire Editors (2): Nick Cameron & Matthew Hudon

Responsible for Aggie newsletter publication (2 per semester)

Yearbook Editors (2): Katie Nolan and Martin Nolan

Responsible for Yearbook publication, photography for Yearbook & newsletters.

Charity Reps (2): Camella Boyachek & Willem Boersma

Responsible for Bedpush, Head Shave-n-Shine, and other charity events.