Vice President (Academic)

Candidates for Vice President (Academic)

Abner Monteiro

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Hi! My name is Abner Monteiro, and I am a fifth-year student finishing my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I am passionate about student leadership, conducting undergraduate research, coaching amateur sports, and I can cook a mean taco. Over the past three years, I have been privileged to advocate for students in numerous ways. From holding positions as VP Academic and President of my Faculty Association KSRSS, to chair of the UASU Policy Committee, to General Faculties Council (GFC), I have an abundance of experience in having students’ concerns heard within governance at the University of Alberta.

I am running for VP Academic because barriers still exist for students, and to break them down action must be taken. We have had to endure a lot this year, and students need a strong and experienced voice more than ever. With my history in student leadership, passion for the role, and straightforward approach to issues, I am someone the student body can rely on.

My platform places a central focus on improving students’ academic supports, empowering student voices, and pushing for diverse learning opportunities to ensure that students receive the affordable and inclusive education they deserve from a world-class institution.

Together we can move towards a promising future for the Students’ Union - one that fights to represent every student’s needs. On March 3rd and 4th, vote for me, Abner Monteiro, to be your next UASU VP Academic. My full platform can be found at

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Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
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