Representation Committees

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 Affairs 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 two representation groups for the 2019-20 academic year:

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.

The expected time commitment for this opportunity is roughly ten hours per month. Meetings generally occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm or on Fridays. Applicants must be available Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.


Dating, Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisory Council (DDSVAC) – DEADLINE EXTENDED – 

Reporting to the VP Student Affairs, the Dating, Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisory Council (DDSVAC) is recruiting two members to advise on these issues to Mount Royal University. This group will recommend education and prevention tactics to MRU through advocacy work.

If you are passionate about advocating for dating, domestic, and sexual violence prevention, please submit a 250-500 word essay on why you would be a good fit for this committee to the VP Student Affairs (email) by October 15, 2019. 

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.


Governance Manager 
Phone: (403) 440-6405
Email: governance