Standing Committees

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

Campaigns Coordinator Leif Douglass Ongoing
Vice President External Sachin Pathigoda Arachchige May 1,  2020 – April 30, 2022
Campaigns Committee Representative Rami Johal May 1,  2020 – April 30, 2022
Campaigns Committee Representative Rahin Talukder May 1,  2020 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Cooper Wendland May 1,  2020 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Komal Jaswal May 1,  2020 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Shivam Sethi May 1,  2020 – April 30, 2022

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

Entertainment Coordinator Parth Patel Ongoing
Vice President Internal Filza Raza May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Entertainment Committee Representative Ruchika Shetty May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Entertainment Committee Representative Swagath Swamy May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Kristen Jacobsen May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Simran Kaur May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Vu Hoang Anh Nguyen May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022

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

Equity Coordinator Dylan Robinson Ongoing
Vice President Equity Shantelle Bishop May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Indigenous Representative Darien Kilbreath May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
LGBTQ+ Representative Eliana Baboiu May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Racialized Persons Representative Amisha Patel May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Women’s Representative Shannon Lopes May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Alex Duarosan May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Anneka Spice May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Skyler Trotta May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022

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 Services 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

Services Coordinator Cassandra Ring Ongoing
Vice President Services Ali Mulji May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Services Committee Representative Essam Abdul Sattar Abdul Hannan May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Services Committee Representative Robert Lim May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Adeline Rowena May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Evan Howe May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member-at-Large Vaishnavi Anna Rajan May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022

University Affairs Committee

The University Affairs 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 President and composed of two elected University Affairs 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.

University Governance Coordinator Sierra Rae Ongoing
President Azul Hernandez-Billy May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
University Affairs Committee Representative Kushal Bhansali May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
University Affairs Committee Representative Karelle Nelly Irankunda May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
International Representative Parth Bavishi May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Graduate Representative Gina Dillon May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member at Large Lakhwinder Singh Rehsi May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member at Large Shakshi Paul May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
Member at Large Vaishnavi Sri Varsha Mutharaju May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022

Ad-Hoc Committees

Ad-hoc committees are formed when the organization requires a group of people to work on a specific project or initiative outside of the scope of the standing committees. The memberships and scope of work of these committees are set by the Board of Directors as required.

There are currently no ad-hoc committees in operation.