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 – February

Chirag Vaswani


I am pursuing a PhD with Dr. Dos Santos in the Department of Physiology, at the University of Toronto. My area of study involves investigating the host response to influenza-induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. I am excited to represent the students of our research centre as the SRSA treasurer this year!

What do you love most about SRSA?

SRSA members are super kind and inclusive! And I love it because we are so intensely committed to enhancing community well being within LKSKI and our local community!

What is your favourite book and why?

To date, Narnia- The lion, the witch and the wardrobe remains my favorite. I always wished I could open my closet and transport to a place where only I knew…

If you could travel into the future, what would you hope to see?

Speaking about magical things, if I could time travel, I would hope to see the significant improvements in our Healthcare system and therapeutics to treat health diseases. I would hope to see a greener planet with less fine dust floating around in the air. And I would hope to see among all the huge leaps in technological advancements, that our heritage, or historical sites remain preserved and protected.

This is what his teammates had to say about him “Chirag is helpful, organized, easy to communicate with, and efficient in getting requisition/reimbursement forms submitted!”



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)