In 2017–2018 Students-at-Large were introduced to all Union committees in an effort to:
Provide students with more experiential learning opportunities
Increase transparency and input from the general student population,
Ensure that decisions made at the committee level are representative of the diverse student demographic.
All Union committees are public for students to sit on, however successful applicants will become voting members. The Union encourages students to attend committee meetings regardless of the outcome of their application. Students-at-Large must not currently hold an elected representative position within the Students’ Union.
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By-Law and Policy Committee . . .
By-Law and Policy Committee is mandated to discuss, deliberate, recommend and report on all matters of procedure called before its attention. This may include but not be limited to recommending amendments to the By-Laws, Policy Manual, Acts, or any document of the Union including the Constitutions of the sub-organizations of the Union. This may also include the drafting of new documents.
Budget and Finance Committee . . .
Budget and Finance Committee is mandated to discuss, deliberate, recommend and report on all matters of finance called before its attention. This may include but not be limited to making recommendations for the annual budget, auditing the budgets of all societies, houses, sub-groupings of the Union, the allocation of funds to student societies, the adjustment and setting of Union salaries, wages, and honorarium creation, abolishment, and adjustments brought to its attention.
Campus Affairs Committee . . .
Campus Affairs Committee is mandated to discuss, deliberate, recommend and report on all matters involving Residence Life called before its attention. The activities of the Campus Affairs Committee shall include but not be limited to the supervision of Residence Council activities and the review of Residence Policy.
Society Review Committee . . .
Society Review Committee is mandated to discuss, deliberate, and recommend and report on all matters regarding Societies called before its attention. This may include but is not limited to reviewing and evaluating societies prior to ratification, reviewing all by-laws and policies relating to societies.
Organizational Review Committee . . .
Organizational Review Committee is to discuss, deliberate, recommend and report on all matters of organization structure. This includes but is not limited to recommending structural changes to Elected Representatives of the Students' Union, Executive, Sub-executive, and Full Time Staff positions.
External Affairs Advisory Committee . . .
External Affairs Advisory Committee is mandated to provide the VP-External Affairs with feedback from students regarding post-secondary education in Nova Scotia and Canada. This feedback includes but is not limited to financial aid, student employment, and tuition. The feedback with be used to help develop advocacy policy to lobby to the government through Students Nova Scotia and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations.
Equity Advisory Committee . . .
Equity Advisory Committee is mandated to assess inequity within the Students' Union and come up with solutions to make the Students' Union a more equitable place. They will also examine ways that the university can improve in regards to equity and present recommendations to the administration at the end of each year. The committee will provide a place for marginalized groups to have their voices heard. Please note: the Equity Advisory Committee does mandate one Student-at-Large position for an individual who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Due date for applications is Friday, October 18th, 2018 at noon.
Contact Rebecca Mesay (email@example.com) and/or Tiffany MacLennan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.