List of GSA Committees
The Governance Committee provides oversight and advice to the President on the governance of the GSA, at the direction of the President, the Board, or GRC. This may include conducting an annual review of the GSA’s bylaws, reviewing and updating GSA policies, and conducting a DGA bylaw review.
External Advocacy Committee
The External Advocacy Committee provides support and advice to the Vice President External on the external advocacy pr of priorities of the GSA. This may include developing research, policies, and statements to be presented at municipal, provincial, and national level. This committee also acts as a support for the Vice President External on the advocacy groups in which the GSA is an active member or observer member. The chair of the committee is also an appointed director of ab-GPAC.
Finance Standing Committee
The Finance Standing Committee (FSC) reviews the financial records and investments of the Association on a regular basis. FSC reviews the draft budget for the following financial year prior to GRC approval, and ensures that an annual audit of Association records is performed.
The Awards Committee adjudicates award applications and recommends the recipient of the GSA’s awards, grants, and bursaries. This includes implementing a transparent process of developing the awards program, selection criteria, and evaluation procedures. The Awards committee has approximately 50 members.
Student Experience and Events Committee
The Student Experience Standing Committee enhances the life and graduate school experience of all members at large of the GSA of the University of Calgary through events, programming, and other initiatives. This committee also acts as a consultative body for the VP Student Life.
Subcommittees under Student Experience and Events Committee include:
- Mental Health and Wellness Subcommittee
- Newcomer and International Students Subcommittee
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance Subcommittee
- Community Engagement and Events Subcommittee
The Sustainability Committee functions to create a sustainable workplace and learning space for graduate students in order to enhance the overall graduate experience. The Sustainability Committee works to bring forth issues as well as opportunities related to sustainability, in order to integrate sustainable efforts at the University of Calgary. The Sustainability Committee partners with the Sustainability department, GRC, and University of Calgary partners to ensure its work is meaningful both for graduate students and within the larger realm of the University.
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