VP Academic | Jina Kum

The role of VP Academic is to ensure that graduate students’ academic-related interests and concerns are represented by coordinating academic programs. These include GradcastWestern Research Forum, the Graduate Student Teaching Awards, and the Joint Fund for Graduate Research. The VP Academic works closely with graduate students, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS), and other academic affiliates and stakeholders to discuss various academic issues. 

The VP Academic also provides guidance and mediation for (with support from the SOGS President and the VP Advocacy) the graduate student academic appeals process. More information can be found here.