GSA Vice-President Labour 2019-2020: Shanawaz Mohammad
"The Vice-President Labour is responsible for labour-related matters concerning academically-employed graduate students (including collective bargaining) and other issues as assigned." (GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Bylaw, Section D.BYL.2.2.d).
Having been born and raised in India, Mohammad followed in his father’s
footsteps to earn an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from
Osmania University before setting his sights on the University of Alberta. Now
pursuing a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Mohammad’s research area focuses on delivering efficient power to consumers,
which involves the design and control of power converters. He is also interested
in all there is to know about electric vehicles, smart grids, and power transients.
Away from academics, Mohammad is an active member of Active Minds at
University of Alberta, the University Toastmasters Club, and Centre for Autism
Services Alberta. When not pursuing his passion of helping others, he can be
found unwinding by reading, body-building, skiing, or playing cricket.
This is Mohammad’s first term as the Vice-President Labour, and he is looking
forward to connecting with fellow graduate students in the upcoming year.