Bylaws and Policies

Bylaw 1100

A Bylaw Respecting the Executive Committee

1 Composition

  1. The Executive Committee consists of
    1. the President;
    2. the Vice President (External);
    3. the Vice President (Academic),
    4. the Vice President (Operations and Finance);
    5. the Vice President (Student Life); and
    6. the General Manager, as a non-voting member.

2 Mandate

  1. The Executive Committee shall
    1. manage those aspects of the Students’ Union not otherwise provided for in legislation; and
    2. represent the Students’ Union to all external parties.
  2. The Executive Committee
    1. has the authority to direct any of its members; and
    2. may delegate any of its authority.

3 Conduct of Meetings

  1. The President is the chair of the Executive Committee.
  2. Quorum of the Executive Committee is four voting members.
  3. The Executive Committee has the same reporting requirements as a standing committee of Students’ Council.

4 Members

  1. The President
    1. shall develop and maintain awareness of significant issues that impact students;
    2. is the primary spokesperson for the Students’ Union;
    3. shall supervise the affairs of the Students’ Union subject to the authority of the Executive Committee and Students’ Council; and
    4. has the authority to direct the General Manager.
  2. The Vice President (External)
    1. shall develop and maintain awareness of significant issues external to the University of Alberta that impact students;
    2. shall advocate for the Students' Union to the federal, provincial, and municipal governments; and
    3. shall lead and coordinate the Students' Union's efforts on advocacy external to the University of Alberta.
  3. The Vice President (Academic)
    1. shall develop and maintain awareness of significant academic issues that impact students;
    2. shall advocate on behalf of the Students' Union on academic issues; and
    3. shall lead and coordinate the Students' Union's efforts on academic advocacy.
  4. The Vice President (Operations and Finance)
    1. shall develop and maintain awareness of the Students’ Union’s operations and finances;
    2. shall oversee those portions of the Students’ Union’s budget process falling within the realm of the Executive Committee;
    3. shall provide operational and financial advice to the Executive Committee and its members; and
    4. shall, in the absence of the President,
      1. chair the Executive Committee, and
      2. have the authority to direct the General Manager.
  5. The Vice President (Student Life)
    1. shall develop and maintain awareness of significant non-academic issues internal to the University of Alberta that impact students;
    2. shall advocate on behalf of the Students' Union on non-academic issues internal to the University of Alberta; and
    3. shall lead and coordinate the Students' Union's efforts on advocacy on nonacademic issues internal to the University of Alberta.
  6. The General Manager
    1. shall provide support to the Executive Committee and its members;
    2. shall implement the directives of the Executive Committee; and
    3. shall oversee and direct those portions of the Students’ Union staff who report, directly or indirectly, to them.

5 Term of Office

  1. The President and the Vice Presidents of the Students’ Union must be members of the Students’ Union.
  2. The President and the Vice Presidents of the Students’ Union shall be elected to serve a term lasting from May 1 to April 30 of the following year.
  3. The General Manager shall be selected in a manner prescribed by the Executive Committee and shall serve at the pleasure of the Executive Committee.