VP Academic
Akanksha Bhatnagar
Akanksha Bhatnagar VP Academic

Akanksha Bhatnagar is the 2018-19 Vice President Academic of the University of Alberta Students’ Union. She was born in India, has lived in Toronto and has spent the last decade in Edmonton. She is a fourth year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Sociology and Political Science, and is a Peter Lougheed Leadership student. Before being elected as the Vice President Academic, Akanksha worked as the Student Governance Officer with the Students’ Union where she supported all levels of student governance. Akanksha’s passion for leadership development stems from her involvement with the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program, serving as a Board Member on the Alberta Public Interest Research Group and being a Dias member for the High School Model United Nations Conference.

In her role as Vice President Academic, Akanksha’s priorities include advocating for affordable class materials, exploring the collection of demographic collection on campus, supporting the diverse needs of student representatives from across campus and ensuring all students receive the highest quality of education. When Akanksha is not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog Rose, drinking an excessive amount of lattes, cooking and, of course, eating. To keep updated on the UASU VP Academic portfolio, follow Akanksha Bhatnagar on Twitter @UASUVPAcademic and on Facebook at UASU VP Academic Akanksha Bhatnagar.

Duties of the VP Academic

The Vice-President Academic is responsible for all advocacy related to academic issues at the University of Alberta. This position sits on many board and committees, including the Students' Union Policy Committee, the General Faculties Council, multiple GFC standing committees and subcommittees, the Council of Faculty Associations and its working groups and more. It works closely with all of the student faculty and department associations to ensure that students receive the best possible education at the University of Alberta.

Reports to Students' Council

Filename Date
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (01) May 15, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (02) May 29, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (03) June 12, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (04) June 26, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (05) July 10, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (06) July 31, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (07) Aug. 21, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (08) Sept. 11, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (09) Sept. 18, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (10) Oct. 2, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (11) Oct. 16, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (12) Oct. 30, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (14) Nov. 27, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (15) Dec. 11, 2018
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (16) Jan. 8, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (17) and (18) Jan. 22, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (20) Feb. 5, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (21) Feb. 12, 2019
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