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 Oasis is comprised of an Executive , Council and Director team. The Executive and Councillor positions which are elected by the student population. Directorships are held by councillors or Students At Larger from the Arts Faculty on an application basis. 


Established in 2014 the Organization for Arts Students and Interdisciplinary Studies is the official representative of Arts Students at the University of Alberta. OASIS represents over 5,000 students. OASIS is committed to students throughout the Faculty in each department. Our goals include: fostering Arts pride, creating an inclusive and welcoming community and providing students with services and events to enhance their time spent in the Faculty of Arts.  

Darren is currently in the 3rd year of Honour Political Science, with a minor in History. As President, he’s been working to ensure as Arts Students get the maximum benefit from every aspect of OASIS and its services. If he’s not in the OASIS office, you’ll probably find him in some quiet corner of campus reading.

McAley or also known as the Grandma of OASIS is currently completing her final year of English. As VP Events McAley tirelessly works to put all our amazing events on!

Marissa is currently working to complete a double degree in Drama and Sociology. As VP Internal she is tasked with all the marketing and behind the scenes work as well as managing the Media and Communication Directorships. You can catch Marissa either at Deweys, FAB or the OASIS Office.


Darren Choi

Chris Beasely is currently completing his third year of political science. Chris can be most known for infectious laugh and great ideas.

Vice President Finance

Chris Beasely

Vice President Events

McAley Gurney

Vice President Internal

Marissa Gell

Abby is currently completing her 2nd year of political science. If Abby could have any job she would most likely be the head fashion editor of a magazine. As VP External her main role is organizing the OASIS Discount Cards!!

David is currently completing his 3rd year in Honours Political Science. In his spare time he loves a good speak easy and political debate. As VP Academic his goal is to connect the department associations and provide students with academic focused events.

Vice President External

Abigail Isaac

Vice President Academic

David Draper


Serena Yabut- Social Media Director.

As the Social Media Director Serena's main task is to maintain a presence on our Instagram, garnering engagement with students across the department. Outside of OASIS Serena is involved in her Sorority and 

Our Councillors play an integral part in the workings of OASIS. OASIS Council acts as the legislative body, oversees Executive Committee decisions, and are the student representatives from the Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Humanities, and International communities   in the Arts Faculty. 

Pictured above from left to right:

Robert Bilak (Social Science Councillor), currently completing his 4th year Political Science.

Quinn Sharon (Humanities Councillor), currently completing his 3rd year in History.

Cameron Kennedy (Fine Arts Councillor), is currently completing his 2nd year in Drama. 

Emma Jones (Social Science Councillor), is currently completing her 5th year in a Political Science degree.

EJ Valencia(Social Science Councillor), is currently completing his 4th year in Political Science.

Kyle Daniel (Social Science), is currently completing his 2nd year in Political Science.

Ana Isabel Bandeira (Humanities Councillor), is currently completing her 3rd year in English.

Yiming Chen (International Councillor), is currently completing her 3rd year in Political Science.

OASIS directors take on certain portfolios in the organization. Currently OASIS has 9 directors who coordinate with the executive profiles to assist OASIS in providing all their services and outreach with Arts Students. The current OASIS Directorships are; Director of Media, FAMF, Food, External, Communications, Finance, Arts Con, and Events.