Kiran Mahal, VP Academic & University Affairs
A little bit about me
- Faculty and Program: Science, Biochemistry
- Year of Study: 5
- Hometown: Vancouver/Surrey
- Funny Fact: I have a mini rocking horse and a therapy buddy in my office
Hello UBC Students! This is my second term as your VP Academic and University Affairs and I am looking forward to building on the progress made last year. I have been involved with student government for the past 4 years and have seen the impact that the AMS can make to improve UBC and the university experience for all students.
I plan to continue working to develop:
- a central UBC wide exam database
- improving student health and wellbeing
- advocating for key issues on campus including:
- affordable student housing
- redevelopment of Acadia Park student family housing.
I am always open to hearing new ideas and suggestions, so please don’t hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or come by my office (SUB238K)!
About my role representing UBC students
The Academic and University Affairs Office of the AMS acts as a liaison between students and the University administration, and advocates for student interests on education, student housing, health and wellbeing, and many other issues.
Key Projects for 2013/2014
- Student Mental Health: Working with Student Health Services to audit UBC policies and ensure that UBC is doing all that it can to support student mental health in academics.
- Exam Database and Assessment Office: Advocating for a central UBC exam office to push UBC to use better final assessment practices and to provide students with access to past exams.
- Acadia Park Needs Assessment: Creating academically rigorous research projects with faculty to ensure that the needs of Acadia Park student family housing residents are put first in the redevelopment process.