Vice President Academic
Born and raised in Calgary, Kevin Dang is a recent graduate of the University of Calgary in biological sciences. As a child Kevin was known for his love of hockey and Kraft Dinner Mac n’ Cheese, earning him the nickname “KD.”
Entering university in 2014, Kevin developed a passion for all facets of biology, ranging from plant biology to physiology. He also has an interest in applying these areas of study in fields of education and medicine. Later in his degree, he would have the opportunity to participate in research projects related to these topics and his love of hockey. With the help of some great professors, these experiences sparked Kevin’s love of research and independent studies.
In addition to academics, Kevin is an active member of the campus community. Throughout his university career, Kevin has been very involved with the Office of Leadership and Student Engagement. Starting with the Sophomore Leadership Program (SLP), which introduced him to other opportunities, Kevin also got involved with Orientation Week and the SU Wellness Centre Peer Helpers. His involvement with the SU Wellness Centre eventually led to more opportunities as the volunteer coordinator/liaison for the entire program. Furthermore, Kevin has also been involved with SU clubs throughout his degree highlighted with an executive role with UNICEF on Campus. These experiences served to further develop his ability as a leader and advocate for students.
Kevin started his involvement with the SU in 2017-2018 as one of three Faculty of Science representatives. Working with the faculty administration, Kevin was able to contribute to a variety of initiatives including the expansion of the Peer Assisted Study Session Program among other projects. In 2018-2019 Kevin continued work with the SU, serving as the Vice President Operations and Finance. In this role Kevin was able to contribute in a variety of areas including the standardization of SU policies, growing the Refugee Student Program, and serving as the first student co-chair of the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC) supporting the SU in its inaugural year as manager of the MacEwan Building.
In addition to working on these projects, Kevin had the opportunity to interact with many students and faculty, one of his favourite parts of his work. This brief time with the SU has further strengthened Kevin’s passion for student advocacy and the betterment of this campus.
During his free time, Kevin enjoys distance running, going to the fitness centre, playing pickup hockey, baking, and fishing.