With just two months left of the winter semester, it can mean a lot of different things for students, like midterms and endless assignments on the horizon. However, it also means that it’s almost time for another election for TRU’s Student Union. The call for nominations has officially begun, and there are 19 positions that are up for grabs.
TRUSU is currently looking to fill five executive positions, six constituency positions and eight committee positions.
The open executive positions include president, vice president equity, vice president external, vice president internal and vice president services.
The president’s primary role is chairing and overseeing the university affairs committee and the student caucus. They will also be a member of the executive committee and serve as the staff relations officer for the organization. The vice president equity’s primary role is chairing and overseeing the equity committee and serving as a member of the executive committee.
The vice president external’s primary role is chairing and overseeing the campaigns committee. They will also be a member of the executive committee and serve as the provincial executive representative to the British Columbia Federation of Students.
The vice president internal’s primary role is chairing and overseeing the entertainment committee and serving as a member of the executive committee. Finally, the vice president services’ primary role is chairing and overseeing the services committee and serving as a member of the executive committee.
Successful candidates will be expected to commit 20 hours per week to their position.
The open constituency positions are Indigenous representative, graduate representative, international representative, LGBTQ+ representative, visible minorities representative and women’s representative. Each representative should have perspectives and ideals that reflect the group of students they hope to represent for the year.
Successful candidates for these positions should expect to commit about 10 hours per week to the job by attending bi-weekly meetings, asking questions and making decisions.
The open committee positions available are two spots on the campaigns committee, two spots on the entertainment committee, two spots on the services committee and two spots on the university affairs committee. Successful candidates will work as a representative on their respective committee and should expect to commit about 10 hours per week.
Nominations for this year’s election are open until 2 p.m. on Feb. 27.
There will be three candidate forums before students go to the polls, on March 7 for committee representatives, March 8 for constituency representatives and March 9 for executive representatives. All of these forums will start at 12 p.m. in the TRUSU Lecture Hall.
Voting for this year’s election will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 14, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 15 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 16. Students can cast their ballot in the TRUSU Lecture Hall.
For more information on each of the positions up for grabs, you can visit TRUSU’s website trusu.ca/news. Anyone interested in running for office can visit the TRUSU front desk for a nomination package.