Join a Committee

Nominations are now open for committee At-Large representatives and will close on September 23, 2016 at 12pm.

Board committees help the Board of Directors do its job. They prepare policy and initiative ideas for Board review, conducting its business with a focus on the organization as a whole.

Committees are responsible for a range of activities, including but not limited to providing support for planning and hosting campus events, advocating on behalf of the members on issues such as making education and transit more affordable, and providing recommendations on where space upgrades are needed across all three campuses.

At-Large committee members are voting members, and therefore play an important role in setting direction for SFSS activities and priorities.

To apply for a position on a committee, simply fill out the Committee Application Form and send it along with any questions you might have to Mandeep at minutes@sfss.ca.

Selection Process for At-Large Members

The Nominating Committee will provide candidates with 2 minutes to express their interest in volunteering for the committee. These meetings will take place at all three campuses. The Board of Directors will receive the recommendations from the Nomination Review Committee and appoint their chosen candidates at one of their meetings. Click here to read more about the Committee Member Appointment and Resignation (GP-12).

 

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and addressing issues that concern students. The committee plans advocacy initiatives on the basis of member engagement, and recommends the endorsement of an annual advocacy plan to the Board of Directors. They work hard to help undergraduate students with, for instance, the challenges of rising tuition costs and the opportunities for improvement in public transit.

Click here to view the Terms of Reference (Appendix 2: Board Committee Structure).

Events and Promotions Committee

The Events and Promotions Committee is responsible for the coordination of events and promotional campaigns on campus. This includes planning events like fundraisers, BBQs, pub nights, and more. Upon request the Committee may also assist Clubs, DSUs and constituency groups in the planning of events.

Click here to view the Terms of Reference (Appendix 2: Board Committee Structure).

Surrey Campus Committee

The Surrey Campus Committee is responsible for advising the Board of Directors on issues of concern to SFU Surrey students.  Additionally, they help plan campus-wide events, encourage the participation of SFU Surrey students, and coordinate campus-wide activities in liaison with active Departmental Student Unions.

Click here to view the Terms of Reference (Appendix 2: Board Committee Structure).

Vancouver Campus Committee

The committee helps plan campus-wide events, encourages the participation of SFU Vancouver students, coordinate campus-wide activities, and advise the Board of Directors on issues of concern to SFU Vancouver students.

Click here to view the Terms of Reference (Appendix 2: Board Committee Structure).

Engagement Ad-hoc Committee

The Engagement Ad-hoc Committee is responsible for advising the Board on matters related to the four core aspects of the student experience: academic, financial, social, and health and wellbeing. Committee members will connect with students through various outreach methods including surveys, town halls and tabling.

Click here to view the Terms of Reference (Appendix 2: Board Committee Structure).

Accessibility Committee

The Accessibility committee is responsible for reviewing grant proposal submissions targeting the Accessibility Fund and making formal recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding their approval.

Click here to read more about the Committee Member Appointment and Resignation (GP-12).