VP Academic
Gurleen Kaur VP Academic

Gurleen Kaur is your UASU Vice President Academic for the 2022-23 academic year. She is an Arts student and loves student governance. With the passion of upholding student voices, Gurleen has represented you at the Students’ Council and the General Faculties Council (GFC) for the past year. She has a passion for Social Sciences as she thinks it to be a good source of understanding social structures and how they evolved in history. She enjoys Philosophy and is very passionate about human rights. Through student governance, she wants to ensure that students’ voices are empowered and the university takes the steps that are in the best interest of students.

During her term, Gurleen wants to work towards Student Union’s Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Committee (ARRC) recommendations by pushing the university for mandatory Indigenous course content or a mandatory Native Studies course. She also wants to advocate for expanding the zero textbook cost pilot project. She wants to push for improvements and integration of academic advising between faculties and campuses so students can receive more prompt support. She also wants to advocate for re-evaluating our academic accommodations software to develop a more student-centred system. Besides these, she wants to advocate for more support for students doing experiential learning. She wants to ensure better inclusion within student groups across campus among her other main priorities.

Outside of governance, Gurleen loves sports, some of her favorites include track and field, basketball, soccer and horse riding. She also likes painting and writes poetry and articles sometimes. Above all, she is very excited to serve you as your Vice- President Academic and wants to connect with you as much as possible.

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
VP Academic Report (2022-01) May 10, 2022
VP Academic Report (2022-02) May 31, 2022
VP Academic Report (2022-03) June 14, 2022
VP Academic Report (2022-04) June 28, 2022
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