Representation volunteers work directly with SAMRU’s full-time Representation Executives and provide them with valuable insights and assistance with representation activities – things like the “Get out the Vote” campaign, or providing advice and representation on academic committees, or helping the VP Student Life spread the word about awesome student events (that you get to go to for free!). Representation volunteers are paid a small honoraria for their committee work. There are two 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. This group is part of General Faculties Council (GFC), the MRU institutional council that makes decisions related to academic planning and policies at the university. Students can participate in these discussions by volunteering as a Faculty Council Representative, GFC Student Councillor or VPAAC student volunteer. An honorarium is available to students who sit on General Faculties Council. Members of VPAAC gain valuable skills and experience including practical meeting skills, facetime with University professionals, and experience representing student concerns on one of the most important decision-making bodies in the University.
The expected time commitment for VPAAC is roughly 10 hours per month. Candidates should ideally be free between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but that’s not a requirement for applying.
To apply, send a resume to your Vice-President Academic at email@example.com, along with 2-5 sentences about why you think you would be a good fit for the position, before May 22, 2017.
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.
SAMRU’s VP Student Life is looking for outgoing, positive and enthusiastic students who are hoping to get more engaged and work to make MRU a better place. To apply for this committee, contact your VP Student Life at 403-440-6407 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What other ways can I get involved?
The Students’ Association offers tons of ways for you to get involved! If it’s committee experience you’re looking for, you can find out more available committee work with SAMRU. If you you’re interested in volunteering with us, you can learn more about volunteering here.