VP Academic
Joel Agarwal
Joel Agarwal VP Academic

Joel Agarwal is the 2019-2020 Vice President Academic for the University of Alberta Students' Union and a Science student with a keen interest in research. Having been involved in student governance for the past two years, he has served the University of Alberta Students' Union as a Faculty of Science Councillor as well as on the General Faculties Council (GFC) which is the primary academic decision making legislative body at the University of Alberta. Within these roles, he actively sat on various committees and developed his passion for student governance, and student academics. Joel represents and advocates on behalf of undergraduate students in their academic concerns. He is passionate about undergraduate research, open education resources, and ensuring students have the resources available to reach academic excellence.

Apart from governance, Joel has a diverse background where he has an interest in health policy and pulmonary research. He has been involved with the Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) as a journal reviewer and peer mentor and was a past recipient of the URI research 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 plays the piano and trombone.

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 7, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (02) May 21, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (03) June 4, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (04) June 18, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (05) July 2, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (06) July 16, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (07) July 30, 2019
Vice-President (Academic) - Report (10) Nov. 5, 2019
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