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How Do I Participate in Governance? Join a Committee or an Appeal Body!

Standing Committees of General Faculties Council (GFC), university-level Appeal Bodies, and other university-wide committees to which GFC elects have approved Terms of References that include University Students and Staff in their committee compositions to ensure a balanced and diverse representation. Annual Student terms run May 1 to April 30 and Staff terms may run up to 3 years, July 1 through June 30.

Each Spring, the GFC Nominating Committee (NC) broadcasts campus-wide calls for Student & Staff Applications. The NC will meet in accordance to its Terms of Reference and Membership Replenishment Procedures to fill the anticipated student and staff membership vacancies in the upcoming school year. The Annual Membership Replenishment Timeline contains committee application deadlines for interested students and staff to apply.

WHAT STUDENT & STAFF POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE? Year round, a "Current Vacancies" online listing of vacant membership seats open for application. Applications are accepted in year to fill vacant seats that remain unfilled following the spring time annual replenishment.

Types of Committee Roles for Students/Staff

Enter the University Governance "Member Zone"

The Member Zone is an active Committee environment providing key documents (committee mandate, delegation of authority) and operational details (membership listing, meeting times, and meeting materials: agenda, minutes, approved motions.)

View GFC Standing Committees for details about the following GFC committees:

  • GFC Academic Planning Committee (APC) 
  • GFC Committee on the Learning Environment (CLE)
  • GFC Executive Committee (EXEC) 
  • GFC Facilities Development Committee (FDC)
  • GFC Nominating Committee (NC)
  • GFC Programs Committee (PC)
  • GFC Student Conduct Policy Committee (SCPC)
  • GFC Undergraduate Awards and Bursaries Committee (UASC) 
  • Council on Student Affairs (COSA) 

View: University-level Appeal Bodies to learn more about Judiciary Positions on the:

  • GFC Academic Appeals Committee (AAC)
  • University Appeal Board (UAB)
GFC Nominating Committee Contact: Email Ann Hodgson (NC Coordinator) with any questions regarding Membership Replenishment.