Federal Budget Consultation
Each year the Federal Government holds country-wide public consultations on the next federal budget. As part of this consultation, the TRU Students’ Union produces a report on the priorities of students and their families in the federal budget. These priorities are submitted to the committee and include a variety of recommendations based on the post-secondary education sector. You can find copies of our budget consultation submissions below.
Provincial Budget Consultation
Each fall, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services holds province-wide public consultations on the next provincial budget. As part of this consultation, the TRU Students’ Union produces a report and presentation on the priorities of students and their families in the provincial budget. These priorities are presented to the committee and include a variety of recommendations based on the post-secondary education sector. You can find copies of our budget consultation submissions below.
University Budget Consultation
The annual Student Budget Consultation is a critical part of how the Students’ Union works to ensure students have a voice in shaping our university. University budgeting and planning is how improvements to your experience can be made most effectively. Every two years, your budget priorities and service expectations are gathered through a two-stage consultation. A comprehensive survey records your opinions of and priorities from a wide range of your experiences, and a Town Hall let us ask you about key priorities in depth.
These priorities are compiled in a report on the Student Budget Consultation and presented to the university administration. The administration reviews the recommendations and distributes them to the responsible departments. Those departments must consider those recommendations when developing their annual budget requests and service plans. That means that your concerns are built into budget development – right from the start!
Beyond the formal budget, your opinions also guide the work of the Students’ Union as we develop campaigns and partnerships with TRU departments to make the changes you’re looking for into a reality.
Check out our previous reports below and check out some of the progress from these recommendations here!