Board of Directors

SFPIRG is an independent, student-funded society. To ensure that our work reflects the ideas and values of the student community at SFU with whom we work, SFPIRG is managed by a student-directed Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is charged with guiding the direction, vision, and growth of SFPIRG. The current Board of Directors’ term started in May 2021 and will end at the end of April 2022. See below to learn more about our Directors!

Interested in joining our Board of Directors outside of the regular nomination period in the Spring semester? Send us an email at and we’ll get you set up with an application form! Applications are reviewed by our Board, who make the final decision about appointments to vacant positions.


Gurleen Aujla

Gurleen is an undergraduate student pursuing her studies in Business, Philosophy and the Law at Simon Fraser University. Her goal is to make positive changes in the local community, the country, and the world, specifically in areas of mental health awareness, gender equity and access to justice. She is currently an ESG Analyst for the Beedie Endowment Asset Fund, a club member of SFU350 and has been a member of the Richmond Food Bank Board of Directors since 2019. She was born and raised in Richmond, as a guest on the unceded, ancestral, and sacred territory of the sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Kwantlen, Stz’uminus, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. Gurleen spends her spare time with her little sister, exploring the city, or with her nose in a book.


Hannah Male

Hi I’m Hannah, a fourth year French Cohort student with a major in political science and an extended minor in French. I joined SFPIRG as their quest for social and environmental justice really spoke to me. I hold strong interest in gender rights, Indigenous sovereignty, and intersectional anti-oppression. As a board member, I want to help make SFU campus a more inclusive space for all students to learn and grow in compassion and support. I reside on unceded Indigenous land of Coast Salish peoples of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.


Palwasha Saeed

Palwasha is a third year undergraduate student majoring in business administration and intending to concentrate in marketing and operations management. She is passionate about both social and environmental justice and is dedicated to learning about various social and environmental justice issues around the world and raising awareness towards them. She believes that being informed and knowledgeable is the first step towards change in a more positive direction. Palwasha is also an artist and you can often find her trying new mediums and methods in her art. She resides on the unneeded territory of the Coast Salish, Katzie, Kwantlen, S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), and Stz’uminus First Nations.



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