Vice President Academic: Tanvir Janmohamed
Contact: vpacademic [at] casg.ca
About the office of the Vice President Academic:
The Vice President Academic (VPA) is responsible for the academic wing of Carleton Academic Student Government. It is their responsibility to provide academic support services to students and facilitate student input in academic planning. They are also responsible for ensuring that student input is represented in curriculum changes and for assisting students with academic issues.
The VPA maintains regular correspondences with a number of university officers including Deans, members of the Senior Administration, and student support centres which include the Student Affairs Office, the Paul Menton Centre, the Student Academic Success Centre, and Ombuds Services. The Vice President Academic is also mandated to keep in touch with student representatives on Senate and CASG to ensure that all academic issues can be accounted for in the wider picture of student representation.
The Vice President Academic provides regular reports to CASG council on the progress of academic campaigns, changes in curricula, and any academic issues that concern students. As such, the VPA is knowledgeable about the university’s academic policies and in that light is able to assist students in any way possible.
About the 2014/2015 Vice President Academic
Tanvir Janmohamed is a 4th year Political Science and Human Rights student at Carleton University and is currently the Vice President Academic of the Carleton Academic Student Government.
Over the past three years, Tanvir has been a strong member of CASG through her work as a Political Science Representative and later as the Faculty of Public Affairs Coordinator. These roles have allowed Tanvir to understand the inner workings of this organization whilst furthering students’ interests within the academic realm of Carleton.
Tanvir has been an involved student at Carleton since her first year and now serves as the President of the Carleton Political Science Society and the Chair of the re-establishment of Carleton’s Annual Model Parliament conference. Tanvir was also recently elected as a Student Senator representing students from the Faculty of Public Affairs.
Working for current and future students is something that Tanvir is very passionate about. This year, Tanvir is especially excited to provide Academic Societies on campus with support in expanding their academic programming for students. Academic societies do a lot of hard work and it is time we not only recognized their efforts but also assist them in broadening their prospects.
Outside the world of academia, when Tanvir isn’t working for CASG, she might be caught watching Bollywood movies or can be found around the Carleton hallways – where she is always happy to stop for a chat regarding your academic concerns on campus or just to say hello!