VP Student Life
Katie Kidd
Katie Kidd VP Student Life

Katie Kidd is the 2020-2021 Vice President Student Life of the University of Alberta Students’ Union. She is a fifth year Secondary Education student with an English major and social studies minor. Katie has always been driven by a desire to improve the lives of the people around her. Throughout her time on campus, Katie has been fully immersed in student life. She lived in residence for two years, completed two work experiences, has been a member of numerous student groups, and worked on campus for four years.

Katie was involved in student governance for the past year, as the education counsellor on the Students’ Council last year. Throughout her time on council, she has been involved on numerous committees. Most of her work was focused on mental health, safety for students on work experience, sexual violence, students who parent and residence. These continue to be priorities for her throughout her term as Vice President. Katie’s guiding principles are every student deserves to be safe on campus and access supports that will help them thrive. Some of her goals include: diversifying mental health resources, supporting residence associations, and ensuring support are in place for all students in regards to sexual violence.

Outside of the role, Katie has a passion for working with children and youth. She has been a summer camp counsellor for the past seven years, focusing on children with disabilities and children impacted by cancer. She regularly volunteers with the Steadward Centre and with Kids Help Phone. She also loves to cook and is often found trying to recreate Pinterest recipes. Katie is grateful to be able to be the Vice President Student Life and cannot wait to serve U of A students as a compassionate advocate throughout the year.

Duties of the VP Student Life

The wide-ranging portfolio of the Vice-President Student Life includes non-academic advocacy on issues that impact students, which can include everything from mental health to residence. The VP Student Life is also the executive responsible for much of the programming and events put on by the Students' Union, as well as services like the Peer Support Centre.

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Contact

Phone

780-492-4241

Fax

780-492-4643

Email
vp.studentlife@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