Student seats available for many MSU committees

June 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

UPDATED:

Some committees still have seats avaialable for undergratude student representation.  Any MSU member (enrolled in 18 units or more) is welcome to apply. If interested in one of the advisory committees for the Child Care Centre, Peer Support or Clubs, as well as the Committeess of the Univeristy Bookstore, Welcome Week Awards, and MSU Teaching Awards, simply email the MSU Speaker before the July 12 meeting of the SRA. If interested in the MSU's Sponsorship and Donations Committee, email the MSU President by noon on June 26.
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Original article:

As part of its democratic structure, the MSU utilizes dozens of student-led committees from which the policies, procedures, and practices of the organization are created, modified, or rescinded. These committees cover a wide array of topics and interests. Their composition is shared by elected student leaders, and MSU members at-large. An at-large MSU member is simply a full-time, undergraduate student (enrolled in 18 or more unit). There is no experience in student government required.

The election of members to the numerous available committee posts will be conducted by the member of the Student Representative Assembly on June 14. The meeting will be held remotely via MS Teams – timing is TBD. Any full-time, undergraduate student can self-nominate for a committee seat. Nominations should be emailed the MSU Speaker, Rhea Jangra via speaker@msu.mcmaster.ca. If a nominee is not available for the date/time of the meeting, they may provide a written statement in lieu of attendance.

Though each committee will have different meeting times and expectations, the commitment is approximately once a week during the academic year. For more information on any Standing Committee, refer to Bylaw 3/B – Standing Committees of the SRA. In addition, click here to read a description of each committee .

Some of the major committees of the SRA include:

Finance (2 MSU member seats available):
The Finance Committee will assist and advise the VP Finance and the MSU’s accounting team regarding the financial operations.

Internal Governance (2 MSU member seats available):
The Internal Governance Committee is tasked with updating, changing, and making recommendations on the governing documents of the MSU, as well as dealing with policy statements, which outlines the MSU’s position on a wide variety of matters.

Municipal Affairs (2 MSU member seats available):
The Municipal Affairs Committee oversees the MSU’s relations with bodies that are not located on McMaster’s campus, specifically Hamilton City Council and sub-committees

Services (2 MSU member seats available):
The Services Committee is responsible for MSU services on a macro scale. The committee reviews the long-term goals and efficacy of services in order to make recommendations to the SRA.

University Affairs (2 MSU member seats available):
The University Affairs Committee oversees the MSU’s relations with bodies located on McMaster’s Campus. The UA advocates on issues that affect both academic and non-academic interests of students.

Moreover, there are additional committees looking for student participation:

  • Child Care Centre Advisory Committee (2 MSU member seats available)
  • Clubs Advisory Council (5 MSU member seats available)
  • Elections Committee (5 MSU member seats available)
  • General Assembly Planning Committee (1 MSU member seat available)
  • MSU Governance & You Committee (2 MSU member seats available)
  • MSU Sustainability Education Committee (2 MSU member seats available)
  • Peer Support Promotions Working Group (2 MSU member seats available)
  • Teaching Awards Committee (4 MSU member seats available)
  • University Bookstore Committee (3 MSU member seats available)
  • Welcome Week Awards Selection Committees (1 MSU member seat available)

For more information, please contact:

Rhea Jangra
MSU Speaker
speaker@msu.mcmaster.ca

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