GSA President 2019-2020:Fahed Elian
"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).
Originally from Palestine, Fahed spent time living in Jordan, Lebanon, and Libya
before making his way to Egypt to earn his BSc in biotechnology. His academic
pursuits then led him to Edmonton and, having earned his MSc at the University
of Alberta, Fahed is now pursuing a PhD in Medical Genetics. While his research
focuses on genes associated with breast cancer and their potential as biomarkers
for defining tumours with distinctive features, Fahed’s interests also extend
beyond the lab. His free time is devoted to soccer, futsal, snowboarding,
and—most recently—kickboxing. You may also catch him working as a DJ,
spending time at the nearest record store, or camping when the weather allows
Having served as the 2018-2019 GSA Vice-President Student Services, Fahed is
eager to continue his work in 2019-2020 as the GSA President.