Max Salman is the Vice President of the Graduate Student Association at the University of Waterloo. He is a returning officer to the GSA-UW previously having served as the External Affairs Officer (Ontario) where he advocated on behalf of graduate students on a federal and provincial level.
Max has served as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors at the Ontario Graduate Students’ Alliance (OGSA). He has experience leading academic and social student societies on Campus. He has served as the President, and lead-instructor of the University of Waterloo Swing Dance Club, and is currently the President of the University of Waterloo Geophysical Society.
During his service last year at the GSA-UW, Max has involved himself heavily on ameliorating the graduate student experience at UW by volunteering regularly at the Graduate House, and by helping other highly skilled graduate students with on- and off-campus events. Max is also an advocate for open, and accessible education and interactive knowledge sharing.
His industry experience has been very diverse, having travelled to many places around the world, and living in remote areas working as an airborne geophysicist and project manager on airborne geophysical surveys. His research interests involve optimizing airborne methods by exploiting innovations in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology and the miniaturization of geophysical sensors.
Max holds an Honours Bachelors Degree of Science in Geology (’07), and a Masters Degree in Geophysics from the University of Waterloo (’17). Max is also a commercially licensed airplane pilot.