Born in Vancouver, Michael Silley spent his early childhood living in the south of Spain before moving back to Canada to attend high school and university. He is currently enrolled in a B.A. in Sociology and Diploma of Urban Land Economics.
During his time at UBC, Michael has taken leadership roles within the AMS, serving as the Vice-President Administration and Chair of the AMS Business & Facilities Committee. In these roles, he helped plan the design and development of the new Student Union Building, the structural reorganization and creation of a business governance board, and has been heavily involved in the Shinerama fundraising campaign to support cystic fibrosis research. Michael was also elected as one of the representatives for Arts students for three consecutive terms.
Michael has been elected to a number of other leadership roles on campus, including previously sitting on the executive for the Emerging Leaders of UBC, Political Science Students Association, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity, of which he has been a proud member since he first came to UBC. Michael also sat on the Arts Undergraduate Society Board for three years and he is a strong supporter of CiTR Radio, where he has been sitting on their board of directors for three years acting as a liaison between the AMS and UBC.
Michael is president of the 2013 Graduating Class Council. When he graduates, he looks to continue his service to the community as well as pursue a career in real estate development.