The Executive Team

The UMSAE Executive Committee is a group of individuals elected by their peers from all of the design teams to help manage the collective affairs of UMSAE to ensure all the teams are able to accomplish their goals. These members work on the executive in addition to their design team roles. The executive meets every other week. You can learn more about these roles and contact the executive members below.

Administration

Joyce Valencerina

The Chair assumes responsibility for the general well­-being of UMSAE and its membership, presiding over Branch Meetings as required by the Constitution, setting the agenda for all Meetings and circulating them in advance. The Chair is responsible for overseeing fundraising and any required liaisons between the Branch and the community (i.e. responsible for external affairs of the Branch). The chair is also responsible for ensuring that all Directors and Executive Officers are fulfilling their duties as required by the Constitution. Furthermore, the chair will be accountable for the overall financial viability of the organization, and is responsible for good communication with the Treasurer, the Sponsorship Director, and the Faculty Advisor.

Anton Madariaga

The Treasurer assumes all financial duties for the Chapter. Financial duties include: responsibility for monitoring each Team’s financial Budget, joint signing authority for all accounts (Internal, Endowment Fund, and Design), any paperwork requiring deposit or disbursement of funds must be properly submitted and processed in due course by the Treasurer. Will advise the Executive Committee of the Chapter's financial standing at all Executive Committee meetings.

Megan DaCosta

The secretary is responsible for taking minutes for all meetings. Will organize any function relating to membership and maintain all records for the Branch (ie: membership dues, membership lists, contact info). Is responsible for organization of all UMSAE documents including such as but not limited to purchase orders, team budgets, executive budgets, and meeting minutes.

Ed Hohenberg, P. Eng

Faculty Advisor

Ed.Hohenberg@umanitoba.ca

The Faculty Advisor is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He or she is responsible for consulting with  Executive Committee Officers on all matters pertaining to SAE International, branch policies and the Faculty of Engineering as required.

Internal

Abdul Isse

The Vice-Chair assumes the responsibilities of the Chair should the Chair be unable to perform his/her duties. Also responsible for organizing all social activities held by the Branch. The Vice­-Chair is also responsible for ensuring that all Executive Officers and Directors are performing their respective duties and is responsible for resolving any internal conflicts of UMSAE, whether it be on a personnel basis or resource basis. The Vice-­Chair is responsible for assisting in competition logistics where required including hotel payment, travel coordination, and any other tasks as they arise. The Vice-­Chair will sit on the SAE Manitoba Board as Student Activities Representative and is responsible for all duties of that position.

Kolby Tober

Equipment and Shop

Equipment@umsae.com

The Shop Director is responsible for the well­being of team shared UMSAE property including all tools, shop equipment such as welders and compressors, and trailers. This includes organizing the repair of equipment, justifying upgrades, specifying new equipment requirements and all purchasing responsibilities for shared equipment. Will work alongside each team to organize shop cleanups and investigate where new equipment is required.

Amory Wood

The Safety Director is responsible for the safety of all UMSAE members as well as safety rules and regulations for all UMSAE facilities. Will organize procurement of safety equipment as needed with the Equipment Director and ensure policies are in place for a safe work environment. Will work alongside designated team safety representatives and the Equipment Director to organize shop cleanings. Will be responsible for chemical inventory and ensuring all required MSDSs are in the shop which the chemical is housed.

External

Christina Grey

Sponsorship

Sponsorship@umsae.com

The sponsorship director is responsible for the planning, organization and execution of all efforts to raise funds in the University, Industry and Community to support vehicle design and construction, and other Branch activities. This will include planning and/or overseeing the annual sponsorship tour, design review(s), Wine and Cheese, and any other events as required by the Executive Committee. Furthermore, the Sponsorship Director must oversee the UMSAE Sponsorship Package, coordinate any changes thereto, and see to it that all obligations to the sponsors are fulfilled by UMSAE in a timely fashion.

 

Megan Robinson

The promotions director is responsible for raising public awareness of UMSAE through the media and public related communications. This includes the creation and distribution of all Branch Newsletters and assistance with the web page. He or she is also responsible for promoting UMSAE and the sponsors.

David Penner

Computer Administration &
Web Management

Web@umsae.com

The website/computer administrator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the UMSAE workstations, including hardware and software management. He or she is also responsible for updating the design and maintenance of the UMSAE website, umsae.com.

 

Team Leads

Jasjyot Barmi

Aero Design Lead

Aero@umsae.com

The Aero Design Lead is responsible for the well­being and progress of the Aero Design Project at the University of Manitoba. The Team Leader is to ensure that the design and construction of the vehicle is on schedule and that team members are performing their respective tasks. The Team Leader will also report team activities and progress to the Executive Committee. The Team Leader  will also report team activities and progress to the Executive Committee. The team leader is responsible for presenting an itemized budget detailing their respective team’s financial requirements to the Executive Committee for approval at the annual Budget Meeting.

Jonathan Comeau

Baja Lead

Baja@umsae.com

The Mini Baja design team lead is responsible for the well­being and progress of the Mini Baja Design Project at the University of Manitoba. The Team Leader is to ensure that the design and construction of the vehicle is on schedule and that team members are performing their respective tasks. The Team Leader  will also report team activities and progress to the Executive Committee. The team leader is responsible for presenting an itemized budget detailing their respective team’s financial requirements to the Executive Committee for approval at the annual Budget Meeting.

Kevin Mazur

Formula Lead

Formula@umsae.com

The Formula design team lead  is responsible for the well­being and progress of the Formula Design Project at the University of Manitoba. The Team Leader is to ensure that the design and construction of the vehicle is on schedule and that team members are performing their respective tasks. The Team Leader  will also report team activities and progress to the Executive Committee. The team leader is responsible for presenting an itemized budget detailing their respective team’s financial requirements to the Executive Committee for approval at the annual Budget Meeting.

Dayakarn Sandhu

Formula Electric Lead

Electric@umanitoba.ca

The Formula Electric design team lead  is responsible for the well­being and progress of the Formula Electric Design Project at the University of Manitoba. The Team Leader is to ensure that the design and construction of the vehicle is on schedule and that team members are performing their respective tasks. The Team Leader  will also report team activities and progress to the Executive Committee. The team leader is responsible for presenting an itemized budget detailing their respective team’s financial requirements to the Executive Committee for approval at the annual Budget Meeting.

Robin Armstrong,
Filip Szymanski

Micro Aero Leads

Micro@umanitoba.ca

The Micro Aero design team leads are responsible for the well­being and progress of the Micro Aero Design Project at the University of Manitoba. The Team Leader is to ensure that the design and construction of the vehicle is on schedule and that team members are performing their respective tasks. The Team Leader will also report team activities and progress to the Executive Committee. Team Leaders are responsible for presenting an itemized budget detailing their respective team’s financial requirements to the Executive Committee for approval at the annual Budget Meeting.