Sagar Grewal is a homegrown Dino, an avid sports fan, a movie fanatic, and a passionate student advocate. His passion for athletics and science brought Sagar to the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Kinesiology to major in biomechanics – his hope was to enrol in a program that brought together all his interests while working to improve the lives of others.
Sagar’s been an engaged student since he first stepped foot on campus, literally. His first aengagement was asking a question about volunteering at his “Meet Your SU” session during Orientation Week. Although if you ask him he’ll tell you he just wanted a water sack, which was the prize for asking a question, that sack led him to volunteer with the SU’s Get Out the Vote campaign that year. Even though he was saddened when he realized he would be two days too young to vote in the election himself, he took to the call center to remind students to get out and exercise their right! This sparked Sagar to continue engaging with the SU and led him to run in the general election at the end of his first year.
Pulling off a close victory, Sagar worked to improve the experience of kinesiology students as the Faculty of Kinesiology representative of the 74th SLC. His work consulting students and successfully receiving a Quality Money grant to renovate study space in his faculty garnered him the SLC Award at the end of his year. Falling in love with his job led him to successfully run for re-election. Last year, as a member of the 75th SLC, Sagar put together two successful Quality Money grant applications to bring gender-inclusive change rooms to the Faculty of Kinesiology and mental health resources to students in the Taylor Family Digital Library.
Now serving as president of the Students’ Union, Sagar will use his position to give back to students by dedicating his time and effort to improving the student experience for generations to come.