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Student Leaders

Academic Mentors

Academic Mentors (AMs) are upper year student leaders in Arts & Science. They are dedicated to supporting the academic success of first year students in Arts & Science by running helpful programs, hosting monthly study sessions, and by advising and referring students to resources on campus.

Programs that the AMs run are designed to help first year students explore new resources or ideas, interact with faculty or staff as helpful networking opportunities, build transferable skills that can aid in finding summer work, and generally link students to helpful resources that can be used in upper years. Examples include workshops and sessions on cover letter/resume skills, goal setting, and utilizing academic advising and other offices on campus to support success.

AMs work closely with the Engineering Programming Ambassadors (EPAs), the Residence Life Coordinator, and the Assistant Dean, Residence Life.

The AMs this year are:

  • Details coming soon!

If you are interested in learning more about the AM role, please contact

Engineering Programming Ambassadors

Engineering Programming Ambassadors (EPAs) are enthusiastic and approachable peer leaders who represent the Engineering community at Chestnut Residence. EPAs support students in the Engineering Science, Core 8, and TrackOne programs by designing and delivering impactful programs that ease student transition and aid in academic success. Their role is to help fellow Engineering students transition to University and Engineering life.   

The EPAs this year are:

  • Details coming soon!

Floor Council

Run for student government! Every year, two students are elected on each floor to be the Floor President and Social Coordinator. All students living on the floor are eligible to run for positions and participate in events. Floor Councils run events on the floor and work alongside the Chestnut Residence Council and the Floor Don.

Elections will be held in October!

For more information, contact

Residence Council

The Chestnut Residence Council (CRC) is a Student governing body that plans social, athletic and community events and organizes:

  • The annual Chestnut semi-formal
  • Coffee houses and open mic nights
  • Ski and snowboarding trips
  • They purchase equipment including the PS4, music instruments, board games etc.
  • Intramural sports tournaments and much more!

Each floor has representatives on the council along with executive members. For more information, contact or

2022-23 Residence Council Members

Shelina Terrance


Bolu Ogunniyi

VP Social

Bhavisa Tiwary 

VP Finance


VP Internal


VP External

Melody Zhou

VP Communications

Grace Huang

VP Athletics

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Urban Crew

The Urban Crew is involved in the day-to-day operation of Urban Lounge, Chestnut Residence’s large, multi-use student space. Urban Crew members are responsible for a three-hour shift once a week where they help maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in Urban Lounge.  They also help students use the AV equipment to watch movies, TV, or play video games as well as sign-out equipment for playing pool, table tennis, Foosball, video games and board games.

Residence Affairs Committee

The purpose of the Residence Affairs Committee (RAC) is to review issues that are brought to the committee by the residence community. The Residence Affairs Committee may make recommendations and provide advice on:

  • The Co-Curricular Record (CCR)
  • The Chestnut Tree and related food operations;
  • Use of the Residence’s physical facilities for student use;
  • Communications;
  • Policies relating to student issues;
  • Funding requests (where applicable); and
  • Any other matters directed to it by the Chestnut Board

The Residence Affairs Committee shall meet twice per term or more depending on the issues that arise. For more information to attend the next RAC meeting please contact the committee via email:


The Residence Affairs Committee consists of:

  • The Building Manager
  • The Dean of Residence
  • At least one other staff member of the Residence Office
  • The Chestnut Residence Council President or a designate
  • At least one other Chestnut staff member
  • Current residents of Chestnut Residence
  • 2 Residence Dons

Upcoming Meetings:

Dates coming soon!

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New Ideas?

Do you have a new idea or initiative for the building or the Chestnut Residence community? Did you know that special funding may be available via RAC. Please fill out the funding request form below and share your idea with RAC members.