GSA Senator 2017-2018: Trent Nabe
"The Senator is the GSA's representative to the University of Alberta Senate" (GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Bylaw, Section D.BYL.3.3.b).
As a fourth generation Canadian, I was born in Saskatchewan but raised in Medicine Hat, AB. I graduated from MacEwan University with a Bachelor's of Commerce with a Management Major. Over the course of my four year's at MacEwan, I was heavily involved in University Student Services, sitting on policy committees and holding numerous positions with Residence Life. I was also fortunate to be involved as a Lab Assistant for multiple courses in the School of Business. Since then, I have worked in policy development for the Government of Alberta and for the last five years, with Residence Services at the University of Alberta. My current role is Supervisor, Residence Life for East and South Campus. I supervise a team of five amazingly talented residence life professionals, overseeing 12 of the University's residence communities. Over the past years on-campus, I've also been fortunate to serve on numerous committees through University Student Services, affording me the opportunity to meet a sample of the amazing student, staff, and faculty engaged on our campus.
For the past two years, I have been involved in my faculty as the MBA Representative to GSA Council and currently serve as a Co-Captain of the MBA Games A-Team. I'm an avid golfer, foodie, and along with my partner and dog (Bailey), love exploring Edmonton and all it has to offer.
My undergraduate degree focused mostly on various elements of organizational management, including: change management, organizational behaviour, conflict, team dynamics, and leadership. My current program, Masters of Business Administration is a course-based program that is allowing me to focus on strengthening new subject areas, such as: sustainability, strategy, accounting, and applied leadership.
My work in Residence has also allowed me to become immersed in the theory and practice of Restorative Justice on post-secondary campuses. This is an area of knowledge that I'm actively seeking to develop further and welcome dialogue with students or campus partners alike on this, or any of my other areas of interest.
I'm looking forward to serving in the capacity of GSA Senator for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you see me on-campus, please say "Hello" or even just send a smile in my direction. It's amazing what little gestures like that can do to our campus.