Peer Helpers

The Lassonde Peer Helpers

The Lassonde Peer Helpers is a student-coordinated, peer support service that aids new students make a smooth transition to life at Lassonde. Our aim is to provide a positive, encouraging community that supports the academic and personal development of students at the Lassonde School of Engineering.  Our goal is to aid students with the transition into University, and once here to help foster the Lassonde community.  Peer Helpers run Academic Orientation, answer questions during the SWSC academic advising drop-in sessions, organize workshops throughout the year, and work with other clubs and organizations for unique hybrid events.

Interested in becoming a Peer Helper?

Becoming a Peer Helper at Lassonde is a great way to get involved in the community. As a peer helper, you will have the opportunity to foster your personal and professional development by working closely with Lassonde clubs and organiations, fellow peers, faculty and staff. The work experience that you gain will also make a great addition to your resume and can be referenced on job applications! Above all, you will be making a real difference in a fellow student’s life! 

We are currently recruiting new peer helpers for the 2018 winter term. All students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree offered through the Lassonde School of Engineering are encouraged to apply!

>>Apply to be a Peer Helper here.


Meet our current Peer Helpers

Abhirami Sunil

Hi, my name is Abhirami Sunil and I am in my second year of Computer Science. I’m the Creative Director of the Lassonde Media Group and the Director of the Winters Community Arts Club. When I’m not at school, I’m usually working or reading. I like adventures and am currently learning how to juggle.


Amer Alshoghri

Hi, my name is Amer Alshoghri and I am a second year Software Engineering student. Over the summer I was an Orientation week leader and bootcamp ambassador. I enjoy programming, video games, wrestling, weightlifting, making terrible puns, and hummus. I can usually be found studying in the Bergeron Center or in the Wendy's line.


Haaniyah Ali

Hey, my name is Haaniyah Ali and I am currently in my third year of Mechanical Engineering. I am an executive member in ASME and have participated in many leadership roles in Lassonde. When I leave this beautiful building, I love a great story and spend all of my free time either reading, writing or watching movies. I find stories are a great way to get to know new people and learn about the complexities surrounding us. Also, I enjoy a good conversation with a stranger, so feel free to and say hello to me at any point!


Joshua Abraham

My name is Joshua Abraham, I am a current third year Computer Engineering student.  I help run the Peer Helper program here at Lassonde and also work at 105 Bergeron, so if you ever see me working front desk come say hi! I love playing video games, reading, and gardening during the warmer months.  When not in class or at work, I am usually working away at Berg , in the Prism Lab or hopefully in a Tim's line. 


Julia Paglia

Hi! My name is Julia Paglia and I am a second year Computer Engineering student. Over the summer, I was a Bootcamp volunteer as well as Weekzero Leader. I like to write, play tennis, and play the piano. I’m always looking for new challenges, so I’m currently teaching myself how to play the ukulele as well. When I’m not in class, I can almost always be found somewhere in Bergeron, so don’t be afraid to say hello!


Lucine Dayian

Hi! My name is Lucine, and I'm a third year mechanical engineering student. I'm involved with the Armenian Students' Association at York as well as Power to Change. In my free time I love to play tennis as well as the piano. Fun fact about me: I'm from Texas!  


Ragheb Abu Nahla

HELLO! My name is Ragheb, but everybody calls me Rae. I'm in my third year of Computer Science and I really enjoy applying knowledge from my program in all sorts of fields. I really enjoy pretending I know how to photograph, cooking plant-based foods and expressing myself via art. I choose to represent Lassonde positively by being a peer helper and directing Excel Lassonde! I am also a Residence Life Don. I want to leave the community better than when I joined. Feel free to reach out at any time with any question or concern!


Sam Guraya

Hey! My name is Sam Guraya and I am a third year Electrical Engineering student. Currently I am a Peer Helper and tutor in Excel Lassonde. As a tutor, I teach almost all first year engineering courses and will gladly help if you are ever struggling on any particular topic. I would describe myself as a very persistent person as I don’t like giving up while learning new things. A random fact about myself is that I play the piano.  


Sarwat Shaheen

Hello everyone, my name is Sarwat Shaheen. I am an international student who's currently studying second year Software Engineering. You'll see me around at the Berg usually when I'm not busy coding. I love playing soccer, binge watching new television shows, and pondering about the future of humanity. Feel free to say hi or ask me any questions. I'll be happy to help!


Simran Kanda

Hi, I'm Simran Kanda, a Second-year Computer Engineering student and an international student. I love programming, maths and cooking. During afternoons you can see me working in Bergeron. Feel free to stop by and talk to me when you see me.