VP Operations and Finance
Emma Ripka
Emma Ripka VP Operations & Finance

Emma is a fourth year Finance student, passionate about human interaction and innovation. She spent her childhood growing up in rural Alberta, camping, hiking and playing in the yard with her three brothers. This exposure to adventure lead her to work as a nanny in Paris during her gap year, before deciding to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce here at the University of Alberta. Upon arrival, she got involved with many student groups, including AIESEC Edmonton, JDC West and the University Improv Group, all of which greatly enhanced her time at university thus far. In general, Emma likes trying new things and meeting new people. She takes advantage of any opportunity presented to her, hence her landing the role of Vice President Operations and Finance.

In addition to overseeing budgeting and fee distribution, she is also working on enhancing the seven SU business units, as well as attaining her platform goals. These include veg options at Dewey’s and Room at the Top, creating an SU catalogue for student groups, as well as a skill-sharing network to connect students from different faculties. She firmly believes in the potential of the campus community, and excited to make a difference through her role. In the future, Emma is interested in pursuing a career in Psychology, but is also flexible and will instead follow the career opportunities that arise. Emma is looking forward to what this year will bring, as she is confident that it will be great.

Duties of the VP Operations and Finance

The Vice-President Operations & Finance (also known as the "VP Ops Fi") oversees the SU's $11 million annual budget, and is responsible for the strategy and operations at the SU's many businesses, including Dewey's, Room at the Top, the Daily Grind, SUBprint and more. This position also oversees the operation of the Students' Union Building, including tenancy agreements, and sits on a variety of committees and boards related to the dispersal of Dedicated Fee Units.

Reports to Students' Council

Filename Date
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (01) May 15, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (02) May 29, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (03) June 12, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (04) June 26, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (05) July 10, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (06) July 31, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (07) Aug. 21, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (08) Sept. 11, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (09) Sept. 18, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (10) Oct. 2, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (12) Oct. 30, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (14) Nov. 27, 2018
Vice-President (Operations and Finance) - Report (15) Dec. 11, 2018
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Contact

Phone

780-492-4241

Fax

780-492-4643

Email
vp.finance@su.ualberta.ca

Address

Students' Union Executive and Administrative Offices
Room 2-900
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7