Discover Governance is a resource for student representatives offered by the Students' Union. We provide impartial advice, support and services including interactive workshops, resource guides, presentations, tip-sheets and drop-in advisory services to help answer student governance questions.
Stay tuned for upcoming events, or drop us a line on our wall to get in touch about what Discover Governance can do for you.
Being a student representative is a unique and rewarding experience while in university. Being involved in University Governance in various capacities enables you to create change on campus that will affect you, your fellow students, staff in influential and meaningful ways.
Below are the various positions you can apply for. We recommend checking in this page regularly which student representative positions you can consider, so that you can go through the necessary steps before the deadline.
"Ask-Me-Anything" e-Panel summary is here.
General Faculties Council Undergraduate Representative
The General Faculties Council is one of the main governing bodies of the University. So being a student in this body is a huge deal. Below is a video of one of the representatives.
Nominations for General Faculties Council are currently closed. However, applications for GFC Standing Committees are accepted year-round for vacancies as they arise. You should also consider applying for a position on a standing committee.
Students Council Undergraduate Representative Students' Council is the ultimate authority in the Students' Union. You can run as one of the undergraduate representatives that represents your faculty to the Students Council which is a very important position. Below are some videos that explain what you can do as a Student Councillor.
Nominations for Students' Council 2013-14 close on March 12, 2013
Faculty Association Executive Positions
Faculty Associations are key student servants and representatives. They are a group of elected student volunteers who advocate in behalf of the students they represent, provide services, plan events and make sure that students have the best experience possible within the undergraduate program that they have. There are various positions in each of the Executive Board of these Faculty Associations that all help in achieving the goals that these groups pursue for their students. Examples are the President, Vice President Academic, Vice President Finance, CODA Coordinator, and many others. Here are videos of some of them and the contributions that they have done.
Want to be one of them? Contact your Faculty Association about the timelines for the nominations and elections in your faculty.
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