Standing Committees

The Students’ Union uses a committee structure to break work up into manageable pieces. These committees are working groups on various aspects of the organization. Each committee is tasked with developing an annual plan to serve to the Board of Directors outlining any initiatives they hope to undertake in a given year. These groups meet on a regular basis to share information and work together to complete the work of the organization. For more information about each of the committees and the representatives serving on the committee this year check out the descriptions below.

 

Campaigns Committee

The Campaigns Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of six students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the Vice President External and composed of two elected Campaigns Committee Representatives and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the annual Campaigns Plan for the Union which targets the municipal, provincial, and federal government to make changes in the interests of students. They are the people working hard to address issues that effect students such as student financial aid, institutional funding, public transit, and civic engagement. For more information about the Campaigns Committee email campaigns@trusu.ca

Campaigns Coordinator Leif Douglass Ongoing
Vice President External Cole Hickson May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Campaigns Committee Representative Aria Kornas May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Campaigns Committee Representative Nicholas Warner May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Member-at-Large Tim Burris May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Member-at-Large Kole Lawrence May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Member-at-Large Shilpy Verma May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019

 

Entertainment Committee

The Entertainment Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of six students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the Vice President Internal and composed of two elected Entertainment Committee Representatives and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the annual Entertainment Plan for the Union. They are the people working hard to bring you great events like the Back to School BBQ, and the Common Voices Lecture Series. For more information about the Entertainment Committee email entertainment@trusu.ca

Entertainment Coordinator Parth Patel Ongoing
Vice President Internal Simranjit Singh May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Entertainment Committee Representative Arman Gill May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Entertainment Committee Representative Christian Andrews May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Member-at-Large Mackenzie Byers May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Member-at-Large Haonan Deng May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Member-at-Large Keegan Lawrence  May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 

 

Equity Committee

The Equity Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of eight students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the Vice President Equity and composed of the Aboriginal Students’ Representative, the LGBTQ Students’ Representative, the Visible Minorities Students’ Representative, the Women’s Representative, and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the annual Equity Plan for the Union. They are the people working hard to bring you the Storytellers Gala, Pride Parade, and December 6th Vigil. For more information about the Equity Committee email equity@trusu.ca

Equity Coordinator Dylan Robinson Ongoing
Vice President Equity Sierra Rae May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Indigenous Representative James-Dean Aleck May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
LGBTQ+ Representative Beckham Evans May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Visible Minorities Representative Ibrahim Mussa May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Women’s Representative Elycia Buckley May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Member-at-Large Lesley Campbell May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Member-at-Large Mackenzie Francoeur  May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Member-at-Large Brandon Hayashi  May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 

 

Services Committee

The Services Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of six students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the Vice President Services and composed of two elected Services Committee Representatives and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the annual Services Plan for the Union. They are the people working hard to bring you great services like the student health and dental plan, the Upass, and may other great services. For more information about the Services Committee email services@trusu.ca

Services Coordinator Cassandra Ring Ongoing
Vice President Services Samantha Baker May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Services Committee Representative Swagatam Majumder May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Services Committee Representative Abu Taj May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Member-at-Large Denise McInnis May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Member-at-Large Dipak Parmar May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Member-at-Large   May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 

 

University Affairs Committee

The University Affairs Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of eight students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the President and composed of two elected University Affairs Committee Representatives and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for recruiting and resourcing student representatives on TRU committees, and planning and implementing campaigns seeking changes in the university. They are the people working hard on important institutional changes like better food service, more flexible and affordable parking, and cheaper textbook costs through increased use of Open Textbooks.

University Governance Coordinator Alex McLellan Ongoing
President Tatiana Gilbert May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
University Affairs Committee Representative Mico Miege-Moffat May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
University Affairs Committee Representative Matt Eriksson May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
International Representative Giriraj Ojha May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Graduate Representative Fatimah Abdullahi May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Student Caucus Member at Large Mario Reyes Castro May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Student Caucus Member at Large Caitlin Quist May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 
Student Caucus Member at Large Ben Matthews May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 

 

Ad-Hoc Committees

Ad-hoc committees are formed when the organization requires a group of people to work on a specific project or initiative outside of the scope of the standing committees. The memberships and scope of work of these committees are set by the Board of Directors as required. 

There are currently no ad-hoc committees in operation.