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 Kole Lawrence  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Campaigns Committee Representative  Manuela Ceballos May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Campaigns Committee Representative  Ali Mulji  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Irfan Shaikh  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Helen Mejia  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Sachin Pathigoda  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

 

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  Mackenzie Byers May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Entertainment Committee Representative Paras Luthra  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Entertainment Committee Representative Kunwar Rajdeep May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Haonan Deng  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Harvi Mase  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Ruishan Sun  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

 

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 Brandon Hayashi May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Indigenous Representative Lesley Campbell  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
LGBTQ+ Representative Dallas Odsen  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Visible Minorities Representative Elma Masiha  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Women’s Representative Mackenzie Francoeur  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Beckham Evans  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Sukhpal Kaur  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Anneka Spice  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

 

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 Sajeesh Soman  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Services Committee Representative  Jessica Guthier  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Services Committee Representative  Dipak Parmar  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Aruzhan Serikova  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Muhoza Assumpta  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Member-at-Large Tristan Semeniuk  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

 

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 Alex McLellan Ongoing
President Sierra Rae May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
University Affairs Committee Representative Aria Appleton  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
University Affairs Committee Representative Shanta Sharma  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
International Representative Raj Soni  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Graduate Representative Olumide Adewole  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Student Caucus Member at Large Mico Miege-Moffat  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Student Caucus Member at Large Vacant  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Student Caucus Member at Large Vacant  May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

 

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.