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 Kole Lawrence May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Campaigns Committee Representative Shantelle Bishop May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Campaigns Committee Representative Jordan Smith May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

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 Keegan Lawrence May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Entertainment Committee Representative Dev Shah May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Entertainment Committee Representative Sarvesh Khosla May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

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 Mackenzie Francoeur May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Indigenous Representative Bayley Taranov May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
LGBTQ+ Representative Eliana Baboiu May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Racialized Persons Representative Rida Zainab May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Women’s Representative Manuela Ceballos May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

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 Dipak Parmar May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Services Committee Representative Ali Mulji May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Services Committee Representative Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Member-at-Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

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 Cole Hickson May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
University Affairs Committee Representative Aria Appleton May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
University Affairs Committee Representative Juliana Hazarika May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
International Representative Raj Soni May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Graduate Representative Amisha Patel May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Student Caucus Member at Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Student Caucus Member at Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Student Caucus Member at Large Vacant May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

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.