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Department of English Student Association (DESA)

The DESA executive is an elected student organization in the Department that represents every student who has declared a Major, Minor, or Honours concentration in an English program. As a social, cultural, political, and educational organization for students, DESA performs the functions of student government and representation at the departmental level.

The executive holds weekly office hours for peer advising; plans social events such as readings, wine and cheese receptions, and weekend trips; provides opportunities for extracurricular creative work; offers liaison with faculty and administration on behalf of students; and informs students of the goings-on within the department and in the Montreal community.

To contact the DESA executive, send an e-mail to desamcgill [at] gmail [dot] com.
Also stay updated through our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/DESA-McGill/158122267539097)
Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/33322637330/)
and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/DESAMcGill/)

Office hours are held Tuesdays from 11:30am-1pm, Wednesdays from 1-2:30pm, and Fridays from 11:30am-1pm in Arts 305.


If there’s anything DESA can help you with, from suggesting/advertising events to peer-to-peer advice, get in touch with the executive!


2013-2014 DESA executive

  • President: Scott Leydon (scott [dot] leydon [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • VP Academic: Nicole Rainteau (Nicole [dot] rainteau [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • VP Communications: Felix Johnston (felix [dot] johnston [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • VP External (AUS Representative): Chloe Sauder (chloe [dot] sauder [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • VP Finance: Michael Abramson (Michael [dot] abramson [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • VP Internal: Amanda Hacio (amanda [dot] hacio [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • VP Journals & Affiliates: Cozette Legault-Crimp (cozette [dot] crimp [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • Cultural Studies Representative: Jenni Lawrence (jenni [dot] lawrence [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • Drama & Theatre Representative: Daniel Carter (Daniel [dot] carter [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)
  • Literature Representative: Pauline Cuchet (Pauline [dot] cuchet [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca)