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).
As a lifelong Albertan, Marc attributes his passion for nature and biology 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
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.