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Your 2019/20 Students’ Union Executive Team

We are your student Leaders. An executive board working on behalf of the StFX Students' Council - elected by our student body of more than 4,500 members.

We’re here to help you! The U provides services and programs to help students save money and support student success. In addition, we advocate for students by engaging university administartion and all levels of government on your behalf. Residence, academic, financial and equity concerns are just some of the issues we can help you with. Come visit us on 4th floor, Bloomfield Centre Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm or scroll down to reach out via our individual email.

Cecil VanBuskirk - Student Union President

Cecil VanBuskirk - Student Union President

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2435
E: su_pres@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon: 
8:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:  8:00am - 5:30pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:  8:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:     8:00am - 3:00pm

Responsibilities 

  •  Responsible for the operation of the St.FX Students’ Union and for the determination and implementation of its objectives.

  • A member ex-officio of all Committees and other bodies of the Union. 

  • Co-ordinate all student representation on University Committees.

  • Responsible for all relations with other Students' Unions, schools, governments and outside organizations. 

  • Working with the VP External Affairs, acting as representatives of all St. F.X. students at all Students Nova Scotia meetings and conferences, and is a member of the Students Nova Scotia executive board as well as all Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) meetings and conferences, and as a member of the CASA general assembly.

  • Responsible for the concerns of all students. This includes student groups not represented on the Students’ Union Representative Council. 

  • Responsible for relations with the Coady International Institute. 

  • Responsible for relations with University administration. 

  • Responsible for the carrying out of all matters pertaining to the actual operation of the Union.

For a complete list of the Responsibilities of the President please refer to pages 29-31 of the St.FX Students’ Union By-laws.

Committees 

  • University Board of Governors, Executive Committee

  • University Board of Governors

  • Students’ Union Representative Council, as a voting member

  • Executive Board of the Students’ Union, as chair (voting member)

  • CASA Governance and Internal Review Committee, as a voting member

  • X-Ring Committee, as chair

  • Convocation Committee

  • Occupational Health and Safety Committee

  • Food Service Liaison Committee 

  • X-Project Board of Directors

  • Safety and Security Advisory Committee

For a complete list of the president’s committees, please contact at su_pres@stfx.ca.

 

 

Emma Kuzmyk - Vice President Academic

Emma Kuzmyk - Vice President Academic

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2411
E: su_academic@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Tue:  10:30am - 5:00pm
Wed: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Thu:  10:30am - 5:00pm
Fri:    9:00am - 3:30pm


Patrick Wallace - Vice President Finance & Operations

Patrick Wallace - Vice President Finance & Operations

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2412
E: su_finance@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon:  10:00am – 5:00pm
Tue:   10:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thu:   10:00am – 4:00pm
Fri:    10:00am -1:00pm

Responsibilities

  • Directing and organizing financial and daily operational systems of the Union

  • Signing authority on all financial documents of the Students’ Union

  • Funds/Grants review and allocations

  • Budget planning, review and implementation

Committees

  • The students’ union representative council, as a non-voting member

  • The budget and finance committee

  • The executive board of the students’ union, as a voting member

  • The health plan committee, as a voting member

  • The university budget committee, as a voting member

Sub-Executives

  • House accounts coordinator

  • Drive U

  • Student food Resource Centre

Siobhan Lacey- Vice President Residence Affairs

Siobhan Lacey- Vice President Residence Affairs

Contact:
P: 
902-867-5152
E: su_resaffairs@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu:  10:00am – 4:00pm
Fri:    9:00am – 12:00pm

Responsibilities

  • Hiring and training House President, Vice Presidents and Off-Campus Leaders

  • Hiring Student Advocates

  • Overseeing activities of House Council

  • Ensuring that the above positions are fully aware of their duties under their respective terms of reference within the Students’ Union

  • Liaison between the Students’ Union and Residence Life

  • Advocating on behalf on Students’ in Residence and Off-Campus

  • Promoting Diversity and Equity within the residence building

Committees

  • Campus Affairs Committee, (Co-Chair)

  • Students’ Union Executive Board

  • Students’ Union Representative Council

  • Student Orientation Committee

Sub-Executives

  • House Council Coordinator

  • 12 House Presidents

  • 12 Vice Presidents

  • 2 Off-Campus Leaders

  • 3 Student Advocates


Sarah Elliott - Vice President External Affairs

Sarah Elliott - Vice President External Affairs

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2413
E: su_external@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Wed:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu:   10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri:    9:00am - 12:00pm

Responsibilities

  • Bring forward student issues to various stakeholders, including all levels of government to advocate for change

  • Represents the StFX Student Body in an equitable manner

  • Strives to combine research and consultation in order to advance student concerns

  • Part of 2 main advocacy groups:

    • Students Nova Scotia which advocates to the provincial government

    • Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) which advocates to the federal government

Natalie Marie Doumkos - Vice President Activities & Events

Natalie Marie Doumkos - Vice President Activities & Events

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2220
C: 403-891-2907
E: su_activ@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue:   9:00am - 4:00pm
Wed:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Fri:    9:00am - 11:00am

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the organization, planning and facilitation of all student-led events at the university.

  • Organizes events for X-Fest, X Ring, Frost Week, Convocation, and any other events that the executive board wishes to pursue.

  • Responsible for all financial systems related to events.

  • Coordinates events at The Golden X Inn alongside the bar manager.

  • Assists the Society Coordinator in the co-ordination of all campus societies.

  • Works with the Vice President Residence Affairs in the planning of all House Hockey Cups.

Committees

  • Event Review Committee

  • Student Orientation Committee

  • Students’ Union Executive Board

  • Students’ Union Representative Council

  • Equity Advisory Committee

Sub-executives

  • O-Crew Co-Chairs (2)

  • O-Crew Executive (21)

  • O-Crew Generals (110)

  • Event Coordinators (3)

  • Society Coordinator