Sarah Ficko, MA
Graduate Students' Association President
University of Alberta
Sarah started her PhD at the University of Alberta in 2012, after completing a BSc in 2006 and a BEd in 2007 from Queen’s University, and then a MSc in 2010 from the Royal Military College of Canada. Her current research is focusing on developing techniques for arctic tundra revegetation at a diamond mine in the Northwest Territories. Sarah is the 2016-2017 GSA President, and previously served as the GSA Vice-President Labour in 2015-2016. In this position she led the collective bargaining negotiations and served on many mental health-related committees. Other involvement in the University included her presidency of the Land Reclamation International Graduate Students (LRIGS) student group. She also has served as Vice-President Academic for the Golden Key International Honour Society; Co-President of the Circumpolar Student Association; and Renewable Resources graduate student representative on both her departmental council and the ALES Faculty Council.