About the GSA

GSA VP External

GSA Vice-President External 2019-2020: Marc Waddingham

"The Vice-President External is responsible for external representation and advocacy, along with the GSA President" (GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Bylaw, Section D.BYL.2.2.c).

E-Mail: gsa.vpexternal@ualberta.ca


As a lifelong Albertan, Marc attributes his passion for nature and biology to his proximity to the ecological wonders of western Canada. Having eGSA VP External 2019-2020arned his BSc at the University of Alberta, Marc is now working towards his MSc in Microbiology by researching the potential uses of methane-oxidizing bacteria in bioindustrial processes for the development of value upgraded products. Having retired from competitive all-star cheerleading, Marc now devotes his free time to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and creating a Canadian lifestyle podcast, and exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountains when he’s able to get away from the city.


This is Marc’s first term as the Vice-President External but, having served on the Biological Sciences Chair Selection Committee, the Science Dean Selection Committee, as a Director on the Alberta Graduate Provincial Advocacy Council, and as a Councillor-at-Large on GSA Council, he has extensive experience in student advocacy and governance.