University of Alberta Students' Union
My name is Christian Fotang, I am the Vice President External at the University of Alberta Students' Union (UASU), a Bachelor of Science student studying Biology and Psychology (although according to friends, I am a closet Poli-Sci student). This year I am incredibly honored and excited to serve as this year's CASA Director of Advocacy!
I hope to use my prior experience in advocacy and awareness campaigns to promote the student voice at the Federal level. Although this is my first year on CASA, I understand how thousands of students nationwide have benefitted from CASA’s advocacy work. I am humbled by the trust placed in me by our delegates and look forward with glee and optimism to work together as we continue to build on over 25 years of successful student advocacy.
With a possible Federal Election on the horizon, I am excited to work alongside our board members and National Advocacy Committee (NAC) to run another successful Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) campaign. My mission is to work with the NAC team to produce advocacy that is innovative, creative, and effective! I recognize that this will not be easy and there will be many challenges ahead. However, I am fueled by the stories of students' lived experiences, the dedication of student leaders across our post-secondary community, and the experience and wisdom of our home office staff.
When not busy talking about advocacy and student governance, you'll find me equally passionate about soccer, bike rides in the Edmonton River Valley, trying (although terribly) to learn Norwegian on Duolingo, and debating the merits of ketchup on steak, pineapple on pizza, and milkshakes on fries!
If you ever like to have fierce debates about food or discuss how we can advance the student movement from coast to coast to coast, feel free to reach out to me!