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Congratulations to the new Elected GSA Council Members for the 2024-2025 term

Jaxon Reiter

A MSc. student working in Biology. He completed his BSc in Biological Sciences with a Liberal Education minor and an Undergraduate Honours Thesis at the University of Lethbridge.

Ademilayo Michael Enigbokan
Vice-President of Student and Academic Life

Ademilayo Michael Enigbokan is a dedicated master's student pursuing Management Accounting- Business Analytics with a passion for leadership and community involvement. He is a candidate for the university's VP of Student & Academic Life, committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all grad students, especially international students. With strong organizational skills, empathy, and a drive to make a positive impact, Michael is poised to advocate effectively for student welfare and a catalyst for enhancing the university experience. He aims to create a welcoming atmosphere where students from diverse backgrounds thrive, particularly by helping newcomers integrate into university life.

Jade Oldfield
Vice-President of Finance

Jade Oldfield is a Master of Science student, majoring in neuroscience. As a mature student she has previously spent years working in finance and insurance before finding her passion in teaching and learning support. Jade seeks to spend her time in organizations where she can make a difference, including the Graduate Students' Association. Having completed a year as VP Finance, she hopes to continue in this role to finish some of the past year's endeavors (such as endowing awards for graduate students) as well as bring new opportunities to the table.

Frank Onuh
Humanities Representative

Frank is a PhD student in the Cultural, Social and Political Thought program at the University of Lethbridge (Uleth). His PhD research focuses on misinformation in the global south. He is specifically examining the ideological constraints that impact fact-checking practices in Africa. His other areas of research interests include (black) digital humanities, analysis of discourse and interactions, language and ideology, corpus linguistics, text analysis (written discourse) and machine-human communications, specifically advocating how the current LLMs can become de-biased against the global south. Prior to commencing his PhD program at Uleth, Frank worked as a research assistant at the University of Lagos Center for Digital Humanities and has also facilitated digital skills training for (under)graduate students in Africa through a Google-sponsored initiative.

Emma Neigel
Natural Science Representative

Emma serves as the current GSA Natural Science Representative and sits on the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) and working group. She aims to return to serve for another term, advocating for students who love the natural world. Emma is a PhD candidate in Biological Sciences with the McCune lab studying plant ecology. She is taking theory to application with her research by testing ecological drivers limiting plant species at-risk to improve conservation outcomes with translocations.

Amanda Luzardo
Independent Representative

 As a graduate student in the Biology Department, I am passionate about fostering a supportive and inclusive academic community. Running for Independent Representative, I am committed to amplifying the voices of my fellow students. Through active engagement and transparent communication, I aim to ensure that every student's concerns and ideas are heard and addressed. Thank you for considering me for this position.

A K M Iftekhar Khalid
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Independent Representative

I am an independent representative on the GSA council for 2023-2024 and nominated for re-election for 2024-2025. Thus, I am asking for a mandate from you, the graduate students of the University of Lethbridge (UofL). In January 2023, I completed my MA in English from the Department of English, UofL. Previously, I completed a BA (Hons) in English and an MA in English from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

I am a Ph.D. (first year) student in cultural, social, and political thought (CSPT), housed in the Department of English and Humanities Innovative Lab (HIL), UofL. My education will help me fulfill my responsibilities as an independent representative. I shall dedicate myself to creating a vibrant cultural community so that our students' voices reach the relevant bodies of the university.

Razeen Mujarrab
Dhillon School of Business Representative

Razeen is a first-year MSc in Management (Marketing) student. His research interests are in consumer behavior and non-conscious effects. Originally from Bangladesh, Razeen completed his Bachelor’s degree in Singapore and worked for Google and Dow Jones before moving to Alberta. An animal lover at heart, Razeen volunteers at the Lethbridge Humane Society every week. He likes matcha ice cream, go-karting, and going on backpacking trips.

Chiedozie Alumona
Independent Representative

Chiedozie is a PhD student at the Faculty of Health Sciences. He has worked as a teaching and research assistant to professors at the university. He is a member of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) and Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Ageing-African Network (ERPAAN). His research focuses on the impact of health behaviours on the life satisfaction of older adults.

Justin Dubiel
Community Engagement Representative

A Ph.D. student in Dr. Steve Wiseman’s lab studying the effects of minor structural changes on the toxicity of common environmental pollutants known as PAHs. He has served as the Community Engagement Representative since 2021.

Shirin Alimirzaei
International Representative

She's a third-year PhD student in the Math and Computer Science department, passionate about her studies. Last year, she served as an International Representative at GSA, where she highlighted the challenges faced by international students. It was an honor for her to voice these concerns and work towards finding solutions. Now, she's eager to continue in this role, determined to help international students even more. With her dedication and drive, she's ready to make a real difference in their lives, ensuring they feel supported and valued in their academic journey.

Seun Soneye
Fine Arts Representative

Seun Soneye, an esteemed Master of Arts in Music candidate from the Faculty of Fine Arts, is deeply invested in ethnographic research, particularly in the musical narratives of the African diaspora in Canada. As a nominee for the Faculty of Fine Arts Representative, he is dedicated to elevating the concerns and aspirations of fine arts graduate students within the Graduate Students’ Association and the university at large. His campaign is driven by a steadfast commitment to ensure that the voices of Fine Arts graduates are not only heard but also hold influence in shaping the academic and cultural landscape of the university.

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Suha Damag
Health Sciences Representative

A Ph.D. student in the faculty of health sciences. She studies Indigenous peoples’ experiences accessing healthcare services in southern Alberta and the role of policy and the healthcare system in shaping their experiences.

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