Christian Fotang
Christian Fotang President

Christian Fotang (he/him) is your University of Alberta Students' Union (UASU) President. He is in his sixth year of a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology, and minoring in Psychology. During his time working at the Students' Union, Christian has strived to build relationships across all levels of government and fight for a post-secondary education system that’s both accessible and affordable for UAlberta students.

Christian is always thinking of ways to provide opportunities for student participation in advocacy and is driven to help contribute to creating a post secondary education system that is affordable and accessible for all.

Throughout his time at the U of A, Christian has been a researcher, conducting research in atmospheric chemistry. He has also been involved in multiple student groups such as Science FUNdamentals, Friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres and worked as a line cook at Earl's on Campus. Outside of student governance, Christian is an avid podcast listener, football (soccer) fanatic, and self taught guitarist struggling to learn Norwegian. He loves walks in the rain, learning about an array of topics, sparkling water and spending time with his little sister.

If you would like to talk more about soccer, offer free Norwegian lessons or most importantly have concerns, or even ideas for how we can build on our student advocacy, you can reach out to Christian via email:, phone: (780)-492-4241, on Instagram: @uasuexcutive and on Twitter @uasupresident

Duties of the President

The Students' Union President is the primary spokesperson o the Students' Union. This position oversees all the other executives, as well as the organization's strategy, operations, employees, advocacy and more! This wide-ranging position is responsible for an enormous range of tasks, including heading major initiatives, working with the Board of Governors and the General Faculties Council and advocating on behalf of students to the University administration and all levels of government.

Le/la président.e de l'Union des étudiants est le principal porte-parole de l'Union des étudiants. Il supervise tous les autres exécutifs, ainsi que la stratégie, les opérations, les employés, la défense des intérêts de l'organisation et plus encore ! Ce poste très diversifié est responsable d'un énorme éventail de tâches, notamment la direction d'initiatives majeures, la collaboration avec le Conseil des gouverneurs et le Conseil général des facultés et la défense des intérêts des étudiants auprès de l'administration de l'université et de tous les niveaux de gouvernement.

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Students' Union Executive and Administrative Offices
Room 2-900
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7