About the GSA

GSA President 2020-2021

Marc Waddingham

"The President is the chief executive officer of the GSA and is responsible for the GSA’s overall operations as well as external and University affairs " (GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Bylaw, Section D.BYL.2.2.a).

E-Mail: gsa.president@ualberta.ca

 Marc Waddingham


As a lifelong Albertan, Marc attributes his passion for the natural world to his proximity to the ecological wonders of western Canada. Having earned his BSc at the University of Alberta, Marc is now working towards his MSc in Microbiology & Biotechnology by researching the potential of methane-oxidizing bacteria for new bio-industrial processes, specifically investigating the development of growth-enhancing compounds. He now lives a relatively quiet life with his partner in downtown Edmonton and continues to practice physical fitness and mindfulness in his spare time.



Having dedicated extensive effort to graduate student advocacy as the GSA Vice-President External and as Vice-Chair of the Alberta Provincial Advocacy Council, Marc is now looking forward to furthering that momentum into his new role as President.