VP Academic

Vice President Academic: Alaina Woolfrey 

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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 Current Vice President Academic

Alaina is 4th year BSc Neuroscience, and a 4th year Hons. BSc. Psychology student (Yes! Two degrees!). Alaina has spent the last two years being involved in many aspects at Carleton, where she has been the VP Internal for the Neuroscience Society, President of the Medlife Chapter, the Carleton University Ambassador to the Canadian Undergrad Healthcare conference, she also founded and now runs the Carleton University Health Studies Society. Alaina’s further involvement in science continues, as she is the a Mentor at the Science Student Success Centre.

Alaina’s vision for CASG is to provide more support for the academic societies, through the use of the CASG Academic Initiative Fund and the CASG scholarships, where she hopes to continue the growth of both of these initiatives that aim to recognize students who are both involved inside and outside of the classroom Outside of Carleton, Alaina is mother to Chayse, and is very focused on community support through volunteering within the Ottawa Hospital and fundraising and travelling to South America and Africa to assist in providing medical aid. Alaina can be reached at vpacademic@casg.ca

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