The board of directors of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of nineteen representatives selected in an election each year. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. There are five executive members, six constituency representatives, and eight committee representatives. These representatives are responsible for overseeing the Students’ Union and its operations. They make decisions on behalf of the entire membership and manage the organisation in between annual general meetings.

 

Campaigns Committee

Vice President ExternalCole Hickson TRUSU 2018

Cole Hickson | c.hickson@trusu.ca

The Vice President External’s primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Campaigns Committee. The Vice-President External can expect to work with the Campaigns Coordinator to provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach. The Campaigns Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the campaigns and government relations of the Students’ Union at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. This has included campaigns to improve government funding to TRU, improve transit service, and lobby to create a need-based grants system. They also serve as the provincial executive representative to theBC  Federation of Students.

Campaigns Committee RepresentativeAria Kornas

Aria Kornas | a.kornas@trusu.ca

The Campaigns Committee Representative’s primary responsibility is to assist the Campaigns Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing. The Campaigns Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the campaigns and government relations of the Students’ Union at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. In the past this has included campaigns to improve provincial government funding to TRU, improve transit service for students, and lobby to create a provincial need-based grants system.

 

Campaigns Committee RepresentativeNicholas Warner

Nicholas Warner |  n.warner@trusu.ca

The Campaigns Committee Representative’s primary responsibility is to assist the Campaigns Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing. The Campaigns Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the campaigns and government relations of the Students’ Union at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. In the past this has included campaigns to improve provincial government funding to TRU, improve transit service for students, and lobby to create a provincial need-based grants system.

Entertainment Committee

Vice President InternalSimranjit Singh Vice President Internal

Simranjit Singh |  s.singh@trusu.ca

The Vice President Internal’s primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Entertainment Committee. During their term the Vice-President Internal can expect to work with the Entertainment Coordinator staff person to provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach throughout the fall and winter semesters. The Entertainment Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the entertainment that the Students’ Union offers. This includes the Back to School BBQ, the Common Voices annual lecture series, the Last Class Bash, and other events throughout the year.

Entertainment Committee RepresentativeArman Gill

Arman Gill | ar.gill@trusu.ca

The Entertainment Committee Representative’s primary responsibility is to assist the Entertainment Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing. The Entertainment Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the entertainment that the Students’ Union offers. This includes the Back to School BBQ, the Common Voices annual lecture series, the Last Class Bash, and other events throughout the year.

Entertainment Committee RepresentativeChristian Andrews

Christian Andrews  |  c.andrews@trusu.ca

The Entertainment Committee Representative’s primary responsibility is to assist the Entertainment Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing. The Entertainment Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the entertainment that the Students’ Union offers. This includes the Back to School BBQ, the Common Voices annual lecture series, the Last Class Bash, and other events throughout the year.

Equity Committee

Vice President EquitySierra Rae Vice President Equity

Sierra Rae |  s.rae@trusu.ca

The Vice President Equity’s primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Equity Committee. During their term the Vice-President Equity can expect to work with the Equity Coordinator  to provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach throughout the fall and winter semesters. The Equity Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the equity based events and campaigns that the Students’ Union organizes. This includes events to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Indigenous peoples, the LGBTQ community, women, and visible minorities, in addition to other equity issues.

Indigenous RepresentativeJames-Dean Aleck Indigenous Representative

James-Dean Aleck |  j.aleck@trusu.ca

The Indigenous Representative ensures that the valuable perspective and interests of the Aboriginal, First Nations, and Métis constituency are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Indigenous peoples, the LGBTQ community, women, and visible minorities.

LGBTQ+ RepresentativeBeckham Evans LGBTQ+ Representative

Beckham Evans  |  b.evans@trusu.ca

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer (LGBTQ) Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of the LGBTQ community are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Indigenous peoples, the LGBTQ+ community, women, and visible minorities.

Visible Minorities RepresentativeIbrahim Mussa Visible Minorities Representative

Ibrahim Mussa  |  i.mussa@trusu.ca

The Visible Minorities Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of visible minorities are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Indigenous peoples, the LGBTQ+ community, women, and visible minorities.

Women’s RepresentativeElycia Buckley Women's Representative

Elycia Buckley  |  e.buckley@trusu.ca

The Women’s Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of women are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives to end systems and structures of oppression that are faced by Indigenous peoples, the LGBTQ+ community, women, and visible minorities.

Services Committee

Vice President ServicesSamantha Baker Vice President Services

Samantha Baker  |  s.baker@trusu.ca

The Vice President Services’ primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Services Committee. During their term the Vice-President Services can expect to work with the Services Coordinator to provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach throughout the fall and winter semesters. The Services Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the services that the Students’ Union offers. This includes management and promotion of existing services such as the Health and Dental Plan and the UPASS, as well and development, implementation, and promotion of new services.

Services Committee RepresentativeAbu Taj Services Committee Representative

Abu Taj  |  a.taj@trusu.ca

The Services Committee Representative’s primary responsibility is to assist the Services Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing. The Services Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the services that the Students’ Union offers. This includes management and promotion of existing services such as the Health and Dental Plan and the UPASS, as well and development, implementation, and promotion of new services.

Services Committee RepresentativeSwagatam Majumder Services Committee Representative

Swagatam Majumder  |  s.majumder@trusu.ca

The Services Committee Representative’s primary responsibility is to assist the Services Committee with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing. The Services Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all of the services that the Students’ Union offers. This includes management and promotion of existing services such as the Health and Dental Plan and the UPASS, as well and development, implementation, and promotion of new services.

University Affairs Committee

PresidentTatiana Gilbert TRUSU President

Tatiana Gilbert  |  t.gilbert@trusu.ca

The President’s primary responsibility is chairing, overseeing, and reporting on the work of the Student Caucus. During their term the President will be working with the University Governance Coordinator staff person to provide leadership for a team of students to plan weekly committee meetings, respond to media requests, and engage in extensive campus outreach throughout the fall and winter semesters. The Student Caucus recruits and resources student representatives on TRU committees, and plans and implements campaigns seeking changes in the university. In the past this has included campaigns on food service, parking, and open copyright textbooks. In addition, the President chairs board meetings and serves as the staff relations officer for the organization.

Graduate RepresentativeFatimah Abdullahi Graduate Representative

Fatimah Abdullahi |  f.abdullahi@trusu.ca

The Graduate Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspective and interests of graduate students are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Student Caucus Steering Committee and work to advance the interests of graduate students through institutional governance and campaigns of the Student Caucus.

International RepresentativeGiriraj Ojha International Representative

Giriraj Ojha  |  g.ojha@trusu.ca

The International Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of international students are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Student Caucus Steering Committee and work to advance the interests of graduate students through institutional governance and campaigns of the Student Caucus.

University Affairs Committee RepresentativeMico Miege-Moffat University Affairs Committee Representative

Mico Miege-Moffat  |  m.miege-moffat@trusu.ca

The University Affairs Committee Representative’s primary responsibility is to assist theUniversity Affairs Community with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing. The University Affairs Committee provides leadership to the Student Caucus in recruiting and resourcing student representatives on TRU committees, and in planning and implementing campaigns seeking changes in the university. In the past this has included campaigns on food service, parking, and open copyright textbooks.

University Affairs Committee Representativematt Eriksson University Affairs Committee Representative

Matt Eriksson  |  m.eriksson@trusu.ca

The University Affairs Committee Representative’s primary responsibility is to assist theUniversity Affairs Community with the implementation of its work. During their term this will include attending weekly meetings, contributing to planning, and participating in extensive campus outreach on issues the committee is addressing. The University Affairs Committee provides leadership to the Student Caucus in recruiting and resourcing student representatives on TRU committees, and in planning and implementing campaigns seeking changes in the university. In the past this has included campaigns on food service, parking, and open copyright textbooks.