University Affairs

The SRA Standing Committee on University Affairs (UA) is tasked with policymaking, information gathering, and advocating on behalf of students regarding issues within the university. The University Affairs committee deals with the internal MSU relations within the university that influence the student experience. In working with the Board of Directors (specifically the Vice-President Education), the university administration, as well as campus groups and stakeholders, the University Affairs Committee strives to meet the needs of our students and help provide them with a higher quality undergraduate experience at McMaster.

This year, the committee will be focusing on a few key projects that were set by the Associate Vice-President University Affairs as well as the committee members and partners. We will be engaging in a Health Services Review on health services offered by the university in collaboration with other MSU services.

On the University Budget submission, we will continue to advocate for full funding from the university for the Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) and funding for other areas such as the creation of an emergency bursary fund. Using the Academic Services Review, a comprehensive review of the academic services provided by the university, it is our hope we achieve better enforcement around the assessment ban and earlier release of exam schedules.

Finally, we will also be focusing on areas such as sexual violence prevention and response, better Wi-Fi infrastructure and addressing food insecurity.