- Board of Directors
- Advocacy Committee
- Campaigns Committee
- Finance & Services Committee
- Membership Engagement Committee
- Student Life Committee
- Other Committees
The Students’ Union Board of Directors is composed of thirty-nine elected representatives including five Executive members, faculty representatives, and constituency representatives. Elections for these positions are held annually in March. A by-election to fill vacant positions is normally held in the Fall Semester.
The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the Students’ Union and meets weekly throughout the year to discuss issues of concern to students. The Board is also responsible for organising campaigns and services of the Union, and ensuring that they meet the needs of members.
Board members are required to serve on at least one Students’ Union committee. These committees report to the Board on a regular basis to inform its decisions on matters such as finances, entertainment, campaigns, and the Union’s health and dental plans and other services.
Executive Director of Advocacy – Matt Barter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director of Campaigns – Ladan Mowlid – email@example.com
Executive Director of External Affairs, Communications & Research – Renata Lang – firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director of Finance & Services – Sophia Solomon – email@example.com
Executive Director of Student Life – Bailey Howard – firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors At Large
Director at Large – Tina Rahimi – email@example.com
Director at Large – Brad Greeley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Director at Large – John Godfrey – email@example.com
Director at Large – Hanaa Mekawy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Director at Large – Jil Madamiedon – email@example.com
Indigenous Students’ Rep – Jordan Collier – firstname.lastname@example.org
International Students’ Rep – Andre Santoso – email@example.com
Queer Students’ Rep – Adele Power – firstname.lastname@example.org
Students with Disabilities Rep – Chanel Barbosa – email@example.com
Student Parents’ Rep – Petra Chaffey-Johnson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Women Students’ Rep – Courtney Jones – email@example.com
Burton’s Pond Rep – vacant – firstname.lastname@example.org
MacPherson College Rep – vacant – email@example.com
Part-time Student Rep – vacant – firstname.lastname@example.org
Patton College Rep – vacant – email@example.com
Faculty and School Representatives
Humanities & Social Sciences Rep – Nikki McIntyre – firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanities & Social Sciences Rep – Isabella Fahey – email@example.com
Humanities & Social Sciences Rep – Taryn McLachlan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Admin Rep. – Uzair Mansoor – email@example.com
Business Admin Rep. – Justin Lopinski – firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Nursing Studies Rep. – Juliana Collins – email@example.com
Engineering Rep – Jennifer Bennett – firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering Rep – Keegan Brophy – email@example.com
Human Kinetics & Recreation Rep – Nehara Herat – firstname.lastname@example.org
MUN Nursing Rep – Paul Bulai – email@example.com
Music Rep – Michael O’Keefe – firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Rep – Carmen Fang – email@example.com
Science Rep – Meriel Fitzgerald – firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Rep – Laura Hillier – email@example.com
Social Work Rep – Dominique Dawe – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pharmacy Rep – vacant
Medicine Rep – vacant
Education Representative – vacant
Education Representative – vacant
The Advocacy Committee is chaired by the Executive Director of Advocacy and is responsible for: i. ensuring student representation on all committees and decision-making bodies at Memorial, and ensuring that all student representative seats are filled by members of the Union appointed by the Union; ii. researching issues and undertaking initiatives and campaigns to improve the academic well-being of students; and iii. overseeing the advertising and nomination of student Senate and Regent appointments, and approving the appointment of those student representatives.
The Campaigns & Action Committee is chaired by the Executive Director of Campaigns and is responsible for: i. organizing initiatives and campaigns to improve accessibility to post-secondary education, and coordinating all campaigns and government relations work of the Students’ Union; ii. defending the on-campus and off-campus rights of students whenever they are threatened; and iii. identifying issues which are of concern to students as members of the wider community, and organizing initiatives and campaigns to reflect the role of students as members of civil society.
The Finance & Services committee is chaired by the Executive Director of Finance & Services and is responsible for: i. reviewing, on an ongoing basis, the services of the Students’ Union, as well as any proposals to improve or alter those services, developing proposals for any new services, implementing and promoting Students’ Union and Federation services, as appropriate; ii. soliciting membership feedback on services of the Students’ Union and Canadian Federation of Students; iii. handling health and dental plan appeals; iv. developing the annual budget of the Students’ Union, in consultation with all; v. relevant parties, and presenting it to the Board and to the membership for ratification, and proposing revisions of the budget to the Board when necessary; and vi. reviewing the finances of the Students’ Union on a regular basis, so as to ensure compliance with the budget.
Chaired by the Women’s Representative and a female member of the Executive and is responsible for: i. identifying barriers to women’s full participation in university life, developing strategies to address these barriers, and advancing women’s equity in the University community; ii. ensuring that the specific needs and concerns of women are being addressed in all of the work undertaken by the Union; and iii. membership shall be open to all members of the Students’ Union self-identifying as women.
Chaired by the Executive Director of Finance and Services and is responsible for:
i. advertising vacant employment positions with the Students’ Union;
ii. interviewing candidates for all employment positions with the Students’ Union (with the exception of bargaining unit positions which shall be conducted in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement);
iii. reviewing periodically the efficacy of the Students’ Union Employment Policy and proposing revisions as necessary; and
iv. familiarizing themselves and the workplace with up to date labour policies and legislation.
Chaired by the Executive Director of Student Life and is responsible for:
i. the promotion, review, and disbursal of the following grants and awards of the Students’ Union:
1. Conference Hosting Grants,
2. Impact Awards,
3. Individual Merit Funds,
4. Special Project Grants;
ii. reviewing the efficacy of these grants and awards, and proposals for new grants or awards;
iii. ensuring the efficiency of grant and award disbursal systems to ensure that members are properly communicated with and receive approved grants in a timely manner.
Chaired by the Chief Returning Officer (or a delegate) and is responsible for:
i. conducting hiring processes for elections staff, including but not limited to the Chief Returning Officer, Deputy Chief Returning Officer, and polling captains;
ii. supervising, in collaboration with the Chief Returning Officer, all elections and referenda of the Students’ Union, and assisting in their successful implementation;
iii. handling any appeals from candidates or referendum teams, according to the processes outlined in the bylaws and the Elections Policy;
iv. reviewing any issues arising from elections or referenda, and bringing issues or proposed revisions to existing policies to the Board; and
v. periodically reviewing the efficacy of elections and referenda processes and recommending revisions wherever appropriate