VP Academic
David Draper VP Academic

David Draper is the UASU Vice President Academic for the 2020-2021 academic year as well as a fourth year Arts student passionate about student governance. Over the last year David has served in just about every committee or position he was physically able too, from his faculty association, to Students Council, to GFC, and various student groups across campus. David is driven to make tangible change for all students and to make their lives easier as a whole. From protecting students on Experiential learning opportunities, to Open Educational Resources (OERs), and updating beartracks to include information students need, he knows that there are clear ways to directly improve the quality of life for students at the U of A. David’s passion for governance also pushes him to work to remove structural barriers in the governance system. He firmly believes that all students should be able to take part in governance, regardless of who they are, where they're from, and what program they're in. David also knows that once people are in a governance position there needs to be strong infrastructure in place to support them, and he plans on building that infrastructure to support student representatives for years to come.

Outside of governance, David is an avid record collector, funk drummer, and amateur drag queen. He loves to spend rainy nights mixing drinks for his boyfriend and cuddling with his cats while watching The Twilight Zone. Born in Ottawa but raised in Edmonton, David knows milk should be bagged, but also loves Alberta Beef. Most of all however, David is excited to serve his fellow students as their Vice President Academic, and is ready to fight tirelessly for their needs over the next year.
David's photograph ©2020 University of Alberta Office of the Registrar

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

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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