President
Joel Agarwal
Joel Agarwal President

Joel Agarwal is a current undergraduate student with a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta, and has a keen interest in governance and public health research. Having been involved in student governance for the past three years, he has served on Students’ Council, General Faculties Council, and from 2019-2020 served as Vice President Academic for the Students’ Union. Joel has been an active member on campus, and is excited to serve as the 2020/21 UASU President where he will also sit on the University Board of Governors.

Apart from governance, Joel has a research background in health policy and pulmonary medicine, having worked as a Research Assistant for a year. Having presented at conferences across Canada, and publications in journals such as Clinical and Investigative Medicine, his work looked at bronchodilator testing in Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) laboratories for asthma diagnosis among other topics. He has served as a journal reviewer, peer mentor, and was a recipient of the Undergraduate Research Initiative award.

Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Calgary, he has an appreciation for the prairies, mountains and the wild. In his spare time, Joel is an avid nature photographer, loves jazz, and played trombone with the University of Alberta Concert Band for two years.

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.

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Phone

780-492-4241

Fax

780-492-4643

Email
president@su.ualberta.ca

Address

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