Every graduate student contributes to the UVSS constituency groups budget, and as such graduate students have a seat on the Advocacy Council, which recommends budget allocations to constituency groups, and supports the groups working effectively. You can view the terms of reference for this council below.
If you are interested, please send a brief statement of interest, along with your full name, degree program, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[From UVSS POLICY]
PART B: ADVOCACY COUNCIL
a. Standing, open committee of the UVSS BoD with closed membership.
a. Act as the primary liaison between constituency organisations, NSU and the BoD.
a. Serve as a forum for constituency organisations to work collectively on common issues on campus and in the community such as but not limited to, homophobia, sexism, racism, anti-semitism, classism, colonialism, ableism and ageism.
b. Allocate funds from the constituency control account to constituency organisations subject to approval by the BoD
c. Facilitate the reactivation of inactive advocacy council member organizations
a. The Chairperson - ex officio and chair of the committee
b. One Director elected by the BoD
c. One GSS member elected by the GSS
e. One representative from each Constituency Group, as per UVSS bylaws selected by their respective organization and ratified by the BoD
f. One representative selected by the NSU and ratified by the BoD
a. Shall be a majority of voting members and the chair and not less than three (3) voting members.
a. Shall meet at least once a semester at date set by the chair of the committee or upon the call of the BoD.
7. Term of Office
a. Shall be from the date of appointment until the end of the current board year (ie April 30).