Each month, SRSA nominates members of our team to be recognized for their exceptional work. On this page we will feature the winners of each month so that you can learn more about them and their role on SRSA!

SRSA Star – July

Kate Kazlovich

Site Representative – Keenan Research Centre

I am a second-year Ph.D. student with the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (University of Toronto) and a current clinical engineering trainee with the International Centre for Surgical Safety (St. Michael’s Hospital). My research interest is in the field of surgical safety and AI. I continue to work with major teaching hospitals in Toronto and contribute to R&D projects, some of which have already found their way to implementation. I am very excited to join SRSA as a site representative and am really looking forward to meeting members of this fantastic student-led research community.

Amin Motamed Ektesabi

Site Representative – Keenan Research Centre

This is what their teammates had to say about them “Kate and Amin are always around to help with SRSA initiatives! We are so thankful for their help and dedication to our team.”



What do you love most about SRSA?

I love the sense of community and passion that SRSA students bring to every event and project that they have set their sight on. I am very inspired by the exemplary leadership and creativity and I am looking forward to learning from fellow SRSA members and making a meaningful contribution to future projects.

What’s your favorite binge-worthy show and why?
“Formula One” – The drama, competition, talent, incredible engineering…I love it all! What is your favourite board game and why?

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be and why?

Definitely Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chris Hadfield. I would love to have a conversation about gender equality and future of women in leadership roles at various levels of government and corporations. Then we can talk about space exploration and practical tips on “how to sweat through the small stuff”, something that Col. Hadfield mentions a lot in his memoir “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”.




What do you love most about SRSA?

SRSA represents the best part of St. Michaels, the students! And it’s an honour to serve fellow students.

If you could have any career in the world, what would you do and why?

At this point my answer would be clinical scientist.

If you could eat only one food what would it be?



June – Michelle Dubinsky (Senior Advisor)

May – Jason Lo Hog Tian & Abdelhakim (Hakim) Khellaf (Directors of Academics)

April – Curtis D’Hollander (Site Representative)

March – Robinson Truong (Site Representative and Equity Member)

February – Chirag Vaswani (Treasurer)

January – Sujani Rasiah & Lisa Eunyoung Lee (Directors of Community Outreach)

December – Kevin (Doyoon) Won & Zoya Tawhidi (Directors of Student Life)

November – Madison Walker (Director of Student Equity)

October – Victoria Ki (Communications Director)