We are a group of university students who combine our interest in music with our passion for health to organize annual fundraising musical concerts. We envision our cause as a way of fulfilling our goals of giving back to our community, while contributing to the overall improvement of our medical system.
Pedram Laghaei, BSc.
President and Founder
Pedram is a UBC Science graduate who is involved in various activities within the health care field. Some of his long-term commitments include being an ER volunteer at Eagle Ridge Hospital since August 2011 and a dedicated member of St. John Ambulance since 2013. In the field of medicine, Pedram is currently collaborating with physicians and neuroscientists in researching metabolic, genetic, and immunological factors affecting individuals with treatment-refractory schizophrenia at UBC Department of Psychiatry.
His passion for music and desire to help his community inspired him to initiate and organize a fundraising musical concert, known as Music For The Hearts. With the help of his team, Pedram hopes to extend what MFTH can offer to all the communities and care centres of Lower Mainland. As President and Founder, Pedram plays the crucial role of creating, communicating, and implementing MFTH's vision, mission, and overall direction. Through monitoring the complete operation of the organization, he manages all tasks performed by the directors, staff, and volunteers, while leading his team in making MFTH bigger and better every year.
Vice President Finance
Mehran is a fourth-year student in Combined Major in Sciences at UBC. His passion for community service and health care has inspired him to collaborate with this charity organization. His other commitments include working as a lifeguard and instructor in City of Coquitlam and UBC Aquatic Centre, and as a first aid attendant of St. John Ambulance. He is also a volunteer of Vancouver Coastal Health and a volunteer research assistant at the Community Health Research Team of SFU at St. Paul’s Hospital.
As VP Finance, Mehran is responsible for keeping the budget of MFTH in check, obtaining financial support, and managing the venue and equipment rentals. He is also responsible for collaborating with VP Marketing in order to manage ticket sales effectively.
"I believe MFTH is an excuse for us to express our concerns for community's health care and well-being of our fellows."
Vice President Marketing and Recruitment
Houman is a BCIT student currently in his first year studying Computer Systems Technology program. He has also studied a year of nutritional sciences at UBC and has been interested in health care throughout his life. Houman is keen on supporting his community and helping others; he has been an avid volunteer in several organizations throughout the community, including Tricity Iranian Cultural Society for over 5 years and MFTH since the beginning, before he joined the executive team in 2017. By collaborating with his team members, he believes in creating a better environment for all people in the community.
As VP Marketing, Houman is in charge of promoting our events throughout each year. By communicating MFTH's Mission, he encourages others to support MFTH via attending events or making independent donations, while creating interest within the public. As Volunteer Coordinator, Houman recruits and leads volunteers to effectively help MFTH Organization in hosting its events.
Jan 2014 — Aug 2017
Jan 2015 — May 2018
Chair of Finance
July 2017 — Apr 2018