Student Success Centre

LAMP Leadership

The LAMP Leadership program is designed for first-year students and allows them to organize, plan and implement campus wide events. The team is supported by Student Coordinators (3) and Leadership Chairs (9).

Meet the Team


Rumana Rafiq, LAMP Leadership Chair Coordinator

Hi everyone! My name is Rumana and I am currently studying Medical Sciences at Western. I have been involved with LAMP Leadership since my first year. I started as a First Year Committee member, then was a Leadership Chair this past year, and am now extremely honored and excited to take on the position of Leadership Student Coordinator! My experience with LAMP has been extremely transformative and positive, and I can’t imagine my Western experience without it! Seeing LAMP Leadership grow each year has been a very rewarding experience. Whether that meant seeing first year students improve their leadership skills and confidence, being able to plan and run numerous successful events, or getting to be more involved on campus, there are so many amazing aspects of the LAMP Leadership program at Western! Being a part of LAMP is a truly unique and empowering opportunity that cannot be missed!


Olivia Gosh-Swaby, LAMP Leadership Chair Coordinator

Originally from Mississauga, Ontario Olivia Ghosh-Swaby is a 3rd year Interdisciplinary Medical Science and Scholars’ Elective student. Olivia has been an active member of LAMP since first year starting off as a Leadership Committee First Year member, followed by Leadership Chair and now LAMP Leadership Coordinator. She helped coordinate A Mustang Mission and Museum of WesternU Artists as a LAMP member. Her goal in life includes becoming a clinician researcher with a focus on translational and health innovations research. She is actively involved in the science community however doesn’t shy away from opportunities outside of this field. She is an Off-Campus Soph, Junior Varsity Athlete with the Women’s Volleyball Program, and Varsity athlete with the Powderpuff Women’s Flag Football Team. In her spare time she is an artist, enjoys television (Game of Thrones, Brooklyn 99), and loves to cook.

Leadership Chairs 2016-2017

Brennan Wong, Avinash Cherla, Phyllis Yiu, Jiali Wang, Natalie Kovalchuk, Catherine Dunne, Temi  Olasehinde, Matthew Podolak

Sample Events (2015-2016)

Western 24

Hashtag Lunch


First Year Leadership Committee Application

Applications for the first-year committee have now closed. Please check back in August 2017 for more information.