VP Finance


Scott Robinson
Vice President (Finance)  
Email: vpfinance@msu.mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905.525.9140 x24109


Scott Robinson is majoring in Economics, and considers himself a Hufflepuff. While not in Hamilton, Robinson is likely to be found in his hometown of Niagara-On-The-Lake. His general interests and hobbies include groovy low-volume funk music, developing his own small-batch wine brand, and playing rock music in a band.  He was recently employed as the Associate Vice-President (Finance) and previously served on the SRA.

Robinson wants to continue to grow our business units and develop new revenue streams within and for the MSU. In relation to TwelvEighty, Robinson plans to “initiate a focused group sales strategy and redesign the in-restaurant promotional strategy.” He has a focus on optimizing student space, in relation to the upcoming Student Activity Building and MUSC.

Moreover, Robinson aims to work towards modernizing and improving the communication strategies used. He also wants to make improvements to the clubs system and increase support to the Clubs Department.

To read more about his platfrom: 





The 2018-2019 Operating Budget:

Click here for a breakdown of how the MSU is spending your money, as approved by the Student Representative Assembly.




What is the role of the Vice President Finance?

The VP Finance is responsible for overseeing the financial direction and strategy of the organization. Primary duties include creating and overseeing the budget, providing financial insight to service units, business units the Board of Directors, Executive Board and the SRA, chairing the Silhouette Board of Publication and developing other projects which I feel would improve our financial standing.

Where can I find a copy of the MSU Budget?

The Operating Budget, Capital Budget, and Audited Statements are available here

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the budget please feel free to email me at vpfinance@msu.mcmaster.ca

What does the MSU Operating Fund Fee go towards?

The MSU Operating Fund Fee goes towards funding student services that are provided by the MSU. This money ensures that service delivery is consistent and sustainable. The best way to explore how this money is used is to attend SRA meetings and talk to the fantastic people around that table. I am also available via email or in person to comment on the specifics of the budget breakdown - feel free to get in touch!

How can I get more involved in the MSU Finances?

For those looking to get even more engaged I recommend attending SRA meetings and contacting SRA Finance Commissioner to observe Finance Committee meetings. You can reach the Commissioner at srafinance@msu.mcmaster.ca.

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