Ben Fickling - President Ben Fickling is a fourth year student and President of this year’s Ethics, Society, and Law Association; double majoring in international relations and ethics, society & law. He has a keen interest in international law and social justice issues. When he isn’t studying, which is rare, Ben is either reading interesting books on relevant subjects to his major, social psychology or a bit of neuroscience (if he can manage!). Ben is an avid photographer with a passion in portraits of people, whether that is on the street or in the studio. Ultimately, institutions and society is composed and structured around people, with their diverse culture and plurality of interests. How we as a collective choose to address this, whether it be as a resource or hindrance, is what really interests Ben.
Ioana Dragalin - VP Advocacy My name is Ioana Dragalin and I’m the VP Advocacy for the ESLA this year. My goal for this year is to set the groundwork for a mentoring program for ES&L students. I’m hoping to go to law school after graduation, and I’m particularly interested in constitutional law with respect to reducing discrimination based on gender, sexuality, or sexual orientation. My favourite class from undergrad would have to be PHL271 or TRN305. I’m always online so feel free to send me an email if you need help with anything or just want to chat!
Anah Mirza - VP Administration Anah is in her fourth year with majors in Ethics, Society & Law and Peace, Conflict & Justice alongside a minor in Political Science at St. Michael’s College. Academically, her areas of interest are situated within development studies, comparative politics and foreign policy – Anah hopes to further her study of these issues in graduate school. Eventually, she hopes to make an impact in the policy sector, however that may transpire.
Hello! My name is Stephen Viscomi, and I am this year’s VP of Social for the Ethics, Society, and Law Student Association. I am a fourth-year student majoring in both Political Science and Ethics, Society and Law. I am interested in the study of Legal Philosophy, and more specifically the philosophy of the law as it pertains to contracts and promises. I’m currently in the process of applying to law schools and plan to pursue a law degree. Aside from my interest in the Law, I am also very curious about soccer, squash, and billiards. I genuinely hope I can make this year a bit more enjoyable for all ES&L students.
Mac Bonnett - VP Communications Hi! My name is Mac Bonnett I am the VP Communication this year on the ESLSA Exec this year. In this position I responsible for running all of the association’s social media, promoting our events, and ensuring that ES&L students are aware of extra curricular and academic opportunities related to ES&L. I am double major in Political Science and ES&L. My favourite course that I have taken here at U of T was PHL273, Environmental Ethics. My main academic interest is in Canadian constitutional law, and I hope to pursue a career in law.
Erin Ross - VP Speaker Series Hi, I’m Erin, the VP Speaker Series, and I will be organizing the panels and lectures on topical events focusing on their ethical, social, and legal dimensions. I am in Ethics, Society, and Law along with Political Science. I plan to pursue a career in law, with a focus in international business and trade law. My favourite course at U of T has been 20th Century Political Thought (POL446), which explores such central tenets of critical theory in politics as ideology, institutions, and revolution.
Eunju Park - 3rd Year Rep Hi! ES&L students, my name is Eunju Park, and I am your third-year representative in the Ethic, Society and Law. I love to engage with diverse people and listen to them. I believe the world would be better place if people listened to each other more! I am happy to be your representative, I will always be here to assist you.
Emmy Fung - 2nd Year Rep Hey, I'm Emmy and my role on the ES&L Association this year is as the 2nd year representative. I'm excited to help out and promote our association and the overall ES&L stream this year. Specifically I will be assuming a hands-on assistive role with the Speaker Series as well as with the publication of a new academic ethics-focused journal. My favourite course this year so far is PHL271, which explores the relationship of morality in the legal system.