Vice-President Rachel Milner
Rachel Milner has been Vice-President of the AASUA since 2016. Prior to her election she served the AASUA in a variety of ways, including as Chair of the FSO Constituency Committee, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee, Convenor of the Nominations Committee, and as a member of the Executive and Governance Committees. As Vice-President, she is Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Bargaining Planning Committee. Most recently, Rachel has been appointed to the AASUA Negotiations team.
Rachel earned her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge and then continued her research at the University of Alberta with an AHFMR Post-Doctoral Fellowship. After a number of years working outside academia, as a technical and medical writer, she joined the University of Alberta in 2000, as an FSO with a focus on teaching. In 2011, Rachel received her M.Sc. in Educational Research, from the University of Exeter, and she has received several awards for teaching, including the William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching 2010, and the Canadian Association for Medical Education 2010 Certificate of Merit. Rachel is actively engaged in educational research, in program design and development, and in continuing improvement of the biochemistry undergraduate teaching program.
Rachel is motivated to support the Association in improving communication with all seven of its constituency groups and in ensuring that all of its members have a voice on a broad range of issues important to them.