Representation committees work directly with members of the Representation Executive Council and provide them with valuable insights and assistance with their representation portfolios. This might mean helping with campaigns like the “Get out the Vote,” or advising on an academic committee, or helping the VP Student Life spread the word about awesome student events (that you get to go to for free!). Volunteering on a representation committee is ideal for students looking to be more involved in representation activities at MRU.
There are currently three representation groups:
Vice-President Academic Advisory Committee (VPAAC)
The Vice-President Academic Advisory Committee (VPAAC) is a body of students who discuss academic matters at MRU. The members serve as student representatives on the General Faculties Council (GFC), the MRU institutional council that makes decisions related to academic planning and policies at the university. Members can also serve on a variety of other committees throughout the university. An honorarium is attached to this position. Members of VPAAC gain valuable skills and experience including practical meeting skills, facetime with university professionals, and the opportunity to represent student concerns to one of the most important decision-making bodies in the University.
Vice-President External Student Engagement Team (VPXSET)
Members of the VP External Student Engagement Team (VPXSET) will meet at least once each month to discuss student issues as they relate to the external advocacy work of the Vice-President External and advocacy organizations including the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). Team members will have the opportunity to participate in student engagement and intercept polling as well as event planning, policy development, and research.
Vice-President Student Life Committee (VPSLC)
The VP Student Life Committee (VPSLC) meets monthly to discuss upcoming SAMRU events, club initiatives, mental health activities and student life projects. Beyond regular meetings, members of this committee will assist the VP Student Life with setup for events and activities on campus. Members of this team will actively promote various SAMRU events and programs and will help the VP Student Life increase student understanding about what SAMRU is and how the organization benefits students at MRU.
What other ways can I get involved?
The Students’ Association offers tons of ways for you to get involved! If this isn’t the committee experience you’re looking for, you can find more available committee work with SAMRU. If you’re interested in other volunteer opportunities, you can learn more about volunteering here.