At the BRS AGM this morning, the BRS Committee for 2016/2017 was voted in. The committee is as follows:
Chair: Jonathan Loftus
Vice Chair: Kim Connick
Secretary: Daniel McPartlin
Treasurer: Alan Costello
Media Officer: Garvan Doherty
Ordinary Member: Sarah Lynch
Ordinary Member: Mariana De Luca
Ordinary Member: Arun Decano
The committee will also have the experience of Claire Molony and Niamh Hunt in advisory roles. The committee will take over on July 1st.
A number of votes were also put to the AGM:
- That the new BRS chair would become the post grad representative on the school executive committee: this was agreed upon unanimously.
- That the BRS would act as a representing body for post grads in the school. Again this was agreed unanimously.
- Finally that the BRS would become an opt out for all post grads in the school. Also agreed by unanimous vote.
A word from last year’s Committee chair, Kim Connick:
I would like to thank this years committee and everyones ongoing support of the BRS. As the school grows smaller in size we feel it’s very important for post grads to stick together and have a support system in place such as the BRS. The BRS has grown a lot over the last number of years and has taken on a more serious role. We feel this is important in having post grads and post docs alike represented in the school. The BRS is open to all staff and students in the school of biotech and we hope to hold more inclusive events next year with the School.
Finally I would like to wish Jonathan all the best next year as Chairperson and hope that he finds it as fulfilling as I have. I am looking forward to seeing what he has planned.