The Students’ Union uses a committee structure to break work up into manageable pieces. These committees are working groups on various aspects of the organization. Each committee is tasked with developing an annual plan to serve to the Board of Directors outlining any initiatives they hope to undertake in a given year. These groups meet on a regular basis to share information and work together to complete the work of the organization. For more information about each of the committees and the representatives serving on the committee this year check out the descriptions below.

 

Campaigns Committee

The Campaigns Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of six students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the Vice President External and composed of two elected Campaigns Committee Representatives and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the annual Campaigns Plan for the Union which targets the municipal, provincial, and federal government to make changes in the interests of students. They are the people working hard to address issues that effect students such as student financial aid, institutional funding, public transit, and civic engagement. For more information about the Campaigns Committee email campaigns@trusu.ca

Vice President External Amber Storvold May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Director-at-Large Cole Hickon May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Director-at-Large Gunveet Singh May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Mae Frank May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Peggy Mills May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Sachin Sundu May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017

 

Entertainment Committee

The Entertainment Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of six students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the Vice President Internal and composed of two elected Entertainment Committee Representatives and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the annual Entertainment Plan for the Union. They are the people working hard to bring you great events like the Back to School BBQ, and the Common Voices Lecture Series. For more information about the Entertainment Committee email entertainment@trusu.ca

Vice President Internal Gagandeep Singh May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Director-at-Large Laura Santamaria May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Director-at-Large Gunveet Singh May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Anselm Wilson May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Mwansa Kaunda May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Daniel Ofomi May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017

 

Equity Committee

The Equity Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of eight students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the Vice President Equity and composed of the Aboriginal Students’ Representative, the LGBTQ Students’ Representative, the Visible Minorities Students’ Representative, the Women’s Representative, and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the annual Equity Plan for the Union. They are the people working hard to bring you the Storytellers Gala, Pride Parade, and December 6th Vigil. For more information about the Equity Committee email equity@trusu.ca

Vice President Internal Gagandeep Singh May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Aboriginal Representative  James-Dean Aleck May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Graduate Representative Yash Thakker May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
International Representative Chandan Sehgal May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
LGBTQ Representative Caitlin Orteza May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Women’s Representative Sierra Rae May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Kiran Dhesa May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Dale Drozda  May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Kshitij Khadikar May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017

 

Services Committee

The Services Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of six students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the Vice President Services and composed of two elected Entertainment Committee Representatives and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the annual Services Plan for the Union. They are the people working hard to bring you great services like the student health and dental plan, the Upass, and may other great services. For more information about the Services Committee email services@trusu.ca

Vice President Finance Oluwafemi Akinsanpe May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Director-at-Large Tatiana Gilbert May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Director-at-Large Laura Santamaria May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Sanchit Bansal May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Konstantin Malkov May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Member-at-Large Rory McKercher May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017

 

Student Caucus Steering Committee

The Student Caucus Steering Committee of the TRU Students’ Union is made up of six students both elected and appointed. These representatives each serve a one-year term from May 1st to April 30th. The committee is chaired by the President and composed of two elected Student Caucus Steering Committee Representatives and three appointed members at large.

These representatives are responsible for recruiting and resourcing student representatives on TRU committees, and planning and implementing campaigns seeking changes in the university. They are the people working hard on important institutional changes like better food service, more flexible and affordable parking, and cheaper textbook costs through increased use of Open Textbooks.