September 22, 2022

Are you passionate about advocating for marginalized groups on campus, engaging in anti-oppression, and other policy issues related to climate change and social justice? The SFSS is electing a new VP Equity and Sustainability to play a crucial role in the executive committee. 

Did you know that as an undergrad at SFU you have the opportunity of representing 25,000+ students in an amazing leadership role? There is one vacancy available that must be filled by November 2022, and it all starts now, with your nomination. The campaign budget is $100 per candidate.

Interested in running?

  1. Check elections timeline below:

    -Notice of Election Period: September 26, 2022 to October 3, 2022.
    -Nomination Period: October 3, 2022 to October 17, 2022.
    -Campaigning Period: October 18, 2022 to November 1, 2022.
    -Voting Period: November 1, 2022 to November 3, 2022.
  1. Download the nomination package
  2. Complete the nomination package and ensure that all information provided on the form is legible.
  3. Send the signed and completed nomination package to [email protected] by no later than October 17. 

Why should you run for VP Equity and Sustainability?

  • Directly influence change on campus.
  • Represent 25,000+ undergraduates.
  • Earn leadership skills.
  • This is a PAID position!
  • New! Option to claim up to 3 terms as SFU Co-ops

VP Equity and Sustainability Responsibilities: 

  • Communicate and liaise with all constituency groups and collectives representing marginalized communities on behalf of the Society;
  • Act as a liaise with relevant University organizations, offices and departments dedicated to the awareness and elimination of discrimination on behalf of the Society,
  • Work to advocate in partnership with marginalized groups on campus in the interest of furthering equity and social justice;
  • Organize training and workshops for directors, staff and Members on anti-oppression issues;
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all Directors and Staff receive anti-oppression training within the first semester of the elected term,
  • Represent the Society on social justice and equity issues such as disability justice, anti-racism, climate justice and sustainable issues and lobby the university, government or other bodies on such issues;
  • Communicate and liaise with equity and sustainability executives at other post-secondary institutions;
  • Make recommendations on the establishment of policy on issues relating to equity, anti-oppression, disability justice, anti-racism, sustainability, and climate justice.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all activities and endorsements of the Board reflect the anti-oppressive mandate of the Society,
  • Shall promote the Society’s initiatives and activities that aim to raise awareness of discrimination at the University and in the community,
  • Be the Chair of the Equity and Sustainability Committee, or its equivalent, if such a committee exists,
  • Train and advise the incoming Vice President Equity and Sustainability,
  • Perform any other duties as outlined in the Bylaws, regulations or as assigned by the Board.

What is the SFSS all about?

The SFSS is responsible for advocating for the undergrads, building student power, and providing resources and services that represent, connect and benefit the SFU community.