The board of directors of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of thirteen representatives selected in an election each year. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. There are four executive members, five advocacy representatives, and four directors-at-large. These representatives are responsible for overseeing the Students’ Union and its operations. They make decisions on behalf of the entire membership and manage the organisation in between annual general meetings.

 

Executive Representatives

President Brian Chiduuro

President

Brian Chiduuro | president@trusu.ca

The President is the spokesperson for the Students’ Union. They represent the organisation on campus and in the community and respond to the majority of media requests. The President also chairs council meetings and the policy committee, serves as the co-chair of the Student Caucus, and is a member of the executive committee. Finally the President serves as the staff relations officer for the organization.

Vice President External

Amber Storvold |  vpexternal@trusu.ca

The Vice President External is responsible for overseeing the campaigns and government relations of the Students’ Union. This includes chairing and resourcing the campaigns committee and reporting their activities to the board of directors at council meetings and the membership at the annual general meeting. The Vice President External also serves as the Local 15 provincial executive representative to the Canadian Federation of Students British Columbia.

Vice President Internal Gagandeep Singh

Vice President Internal

Gagandeep Singh  |  vpinternal@trusu.ca

The Vice President Internal is responsible for overseeing the entertainment of the Students’ Union. This includes chairing and resourcing the entertainment committee and reporting on their activities to the board of directors at council meetings and the membership at the annual general meeting. The Vice President Internal is also a member of the Equity Committee.

Vice President Finance Oulwafemi Akinsanpe

Vice President Services

Oluwafemi Akinsanpe |  vpfinance@trusu.ca

The Vice President Services is responsible for overseeing the budget development, financial reporting, and services of the Students’ Union. This includes chairing and resourcing the services committee and reporting their activities to the board of directors at council meetings and the membership at the annual general meeting.

Constituency Representatives

Aboriginal Representative James-Dean Aleck

Aboriginal Representative

James-Dean Aleck  |  aboriginal@trusu.ca

The Aboriginal Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspective and interests of the Aboriginal, First Nations, and Métis constituency are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives and reporting to the Board of Directors.

Yash Thakker

Graduate Students’ Representative

Yash Thakker | graduate@trusu.ca

The Graduate Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspective and interests of graduate students  are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives and reporting to the Board of Directors.

International Representative Chandan Sehgal

International Students’ Representative

Chandan Sehgal | international@trusu.ca

The International Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of international students are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives and reporting to the Board of Directors. 

LGBTQ Representative Caitlin Orteza

LGBTQ+ Representative

Caitlin Orteza |  pride@trusu.ca

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer (LGBTQ) Students’ Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of the LGBTQ community are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives and reporting to the Board of Directors.

Women's Representative Sierra Rae

Women’s Representative

Sierra Rae |  women@trusu.ca

The Women’s Representative ensures that the valuable perspectives and interests of women are represented in the Board of Directors. They are a member of the Equity Committee and are responsible for planning and implementing equity initiatives and reporting to the Board of Directors.

Directors-at-Large

Director at Large Tatiana Gilbert

Director-at-Large

Tatiana Gilbert |  gilbert@trusu.ca

Directors-at-Large are general representatives from the Membership on the Board of Directors. They are responsible for assisting the Executive Members and Advocacy Representatives with the work of the Students’ Union. Directors-at-Large sit on two of the Students’ Union’s committees and any of the advocacy collectives that may apply

Director at Large Cole Hickson

Director-at-Large

Cole Hickson |  hickson@trusu.ca

Directors-at-Large are general representatives from the Membership on the Board of Directors. They are responsible for assisting the Executive Members and Advocacy Representatives with the work of the Students’ Union. Directors-at-Large sit on two of the Students’ Union’s committees and any of the advocacy collectives that may apply. 

Director-at-Large Santamaria

Director-at-Large

Laura Santamaria |  santamaria@trusu.ca

Directors-at-Large are general representatives from the Membership on the Board of Directors. They are responsible for assisting the Executive Members and Advocacy Representatives with the work of the Students’ Union. Directors-at-Large sit on two of the Students’ Union’s committees and any of the advocacy collectives that may apply.

Director at Large Gunveet Singh

Director-at-Large

Gunveet Singh |  singh@trusu.ca

Directors-at-Large are general representatives from the Membership on the Board of Directors. They are responsible for assisting the Executive Members and Advocacy Representatives with the work of the Students’ Union. Directors-at-Large sit on two of the Students’ Union’s committees and any of the advocacy collectives that may apply.