Congratulations

New Council will start its term at the GSA on May 1st, 2018.

If you are interested in representative positions please contact us at gsa@uleth.ca for more information.

 

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Name: Dorothea morrison

FACULTY: English

POSITION: VP STUDENT LIFE

BIO: I am an alumna of the University of Lethbridge twice over with a BA in Psychology (‘10) and a BA in English (‘15). I stayed in Lethbridge while debating my options for grad school and spoke to Dr. Heather Ladd, now one of my co-supervisors, at an Open House before deciding that the University of Lethbridge was still the place for me to be. I started my MA in English in May of 2017 and got involved with the GSA as the Humanities Representative as soon as I started my program. I am a solitary kind of learner in a discipline which involves a great deal of work in isolation, so I wanted to make my graduate school experience more social than my studies would otherwise allow for. So, when a friend (re)introduced me to Brendan Cummins I accepted his invitation to be a representative on the GSA with enthusiasm. It’s been a great experience over the last 10 months; I’ve made connections that I otherwise wouldn’t have and learned some things about university governance in the process. Going into my second year I feel it’s time to try my hand at something more committed, and that’s why I would like to be the VP Student Life. I have experience in organizing and working with people to get projects completed on time and on budget, and I really would appreciate the opportunity to become more deeply involved and invested in the graduate student experience here at the University of Lethbridge. We’ve done some strong work in the last year through the GSA, and I would appreciate the opportunity to see it develop while increasing my contribution to my community, both within the U of L and outside of it. Communication, community and connection are important for so many reasons, and these are aspects of the student experience which I hope to foster over the coming year.

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Name: moksidul hoque

FACULTY: Management

POSITION: representative (management)

BIO: This is Moksidul Hoque, MSc in MGT (major in Finance) 2nd year student at U of L. After completing my undergrad and MBA from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, I have been teaching at tertiary level since February, 2010. I involved with volunteer activities including scouts, debating, blood donating, and community clubs and organizations since my high school life. I have been representing BSOUL, a club under GSA since a year. It gives me the opportunity to work together with GSA. Now, I woudl like to represent my Dhillom School Business in GSA council. If I get this opportunity, I will make an effort to endorse the voice of Business/Grad students in GSA council and to increase the participantion of graduate students in GSA programs.

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Name: betty wanjiru

FACULTY: management

POSITION: VP finance and services

BIO: A Master of Science, Management student at Dhillon School of Business (formerly Faculty of Management) at University of Lethbridge, I held the Graduate Student Association (GSA) International Representative position in the 2017-2018 year and proudly served on the GSA Council. In addition, as a University of Lethbridge GSA representative, I had the opportunity to serve as the Treasurer of the Alberta Graduate Provincial Advocacy Council )ab-GPAC 2017-2018) which advocated on behalf of Alberta graduate students.

It is a privilege to serve the graduate students of University of Lethbridge through the GSA, and I hope to continue to be part of this community that advocates for its students.

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Name: nathan hill

FACULTY: chemistry&biochemistry

POSITION: representative (Natural sciences)

BIO:I am a M.Sc. student in chemistry, soon to be transferring into the Ph.D. program. I study a class of compounds called ‘redox non-innocent ligands’, which is terribly interesting, I promise. Hit me up some time and I’ll be happy to talk to your ear off about it.

I completed my B.Sc. here at the U of L, and I have had the privilege for the past year to serve as a representative on the GSA council. During that time I have had the pleasure of assisting in the selection of the dean of the new School of Liberal Education, and I spear-headed the creation of a new graduate student teaching award which will be implemented in the 2018/2019 academic year.

I hope to be entrusted again this year with a position representing the graduate students, and I would be excited to continue working on your behalf.

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Name: isoken ogumbor

FACULTY: education

POSITION: president

BIO:Hi there!

My name is Iso (eye-so) Ogumbor and I am a second year Master of Counselling Student. I completed my BSc.H with a specialization in Biopsychology at Queen's University in 2016. I have had the pleasure of serving the GSA over 2017-2018. I have enjoyed advocating and being an active voice for the interests and opinions of my Faculty of Education cohort, as well as fulfilling my vision of social justice in our community. I would welcome the opportunity to continue doing so in the 2018-2019 school year as your GSA President.

I believe the best way to ensure effective change is to actively participate in the change effort. As your president, I will strive to ensure I am consistently placing the needs and desires of the graduate student body first. I will aim to cultivate a culture of equity and empowerment for every graduate student, through emphasizing and encouraging access to the numerous resources available on campus. Supporting and maintaining the mental health of all graduate students will be my passion. If given the opportunity, I look forward to the prospect of advocating on behalf of each graduate student whenever and wherever the chance arises.

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Name: rachel stark

FACULTY: neuroscience

POSITION: representative (independent)

BIO:Hello all! I am Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience department studying the development of rodent vocalizations. I completed both my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Neuroscience here at University of Lethbridge. During my time here I have worked in many research labs in the neuroscience and physics department and spend my free time volunteering with Let's Talk Science. I have had the pleasure to serve you all as a council representative for the past 2 years and hope you will continue to elect me to advocate on your behalf. With recent changes in the Alberta Government we have had to unionize academically employed graduate students as well as negotiate out collective agreement with the university. I have taken on the role of Chair of the Labour Relations Committee, this is  aspect of our government that needs work and I am willing to put in the effort in the next term to continue to advocate for graduate students.