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Open Council Positions

Interested in getting involved in the Dalhousie Student Union Council - the highest governing body of the DSU?

There are 4 open positions on Council as of November 1st, 2019 - due to difficulties in forming a full Elections commitee there will be no by-election during the Fall semester. Rather, the Oversight Committee of Council has put forward a timeline to facilitate the appointment process through council - outlined in Bylaw 4.6(e) & 4.6(f).

What does this process look like?

This timeline and process has been confirmed as of Council, November 6th, 2019 as proposed by the Oversight Committee.

The Oversight Committee will be interviewing prospective candidates in two different sessions on Tuesday November 12th (1pm-4pm) and Thursday November 14th (10am-1pm).

  • These interviews will be done either in-person or coordinated over Skype (or other online medium)
  • In-person interviews will be occuring in the Society Hub on the third floor of the SUB.

Appointments will be made officially at Council on November 20th, 2019 in the SUB Council Chambers. The meeting will run from 6pm until 9pm.

How to apply?

Contact jyusuf@dal.ca as the Chair of the Oversight committee to express interest in any of the following positions...

During scheduled interview times, drop-ins are welcome!

Open Positions

More detailed information on Council positions and Executive positions is available here, in Bylaws 4 and 5.

Vice President Academic and External

Eligibility

  • Must be a Dalhousie student, registered in part-time or full-time study.
  • Must not already hold a position on Council.
  • Must not be an employee of the DSU, with the exception of part-time positions at DSU-owned businesses (Grawood/T-Room) or DSU-operated services (Campus, Info Desk, etc).

Duties

  • Sit's ex-officio on the Senate;
  • Sits on any Senate committies determined by Senate policy or Senate Caucus;
  • Sit as a representative of the DSU on University committees related to academic issues;
  • Be responsible for development and implementation of DSU campaigns in relation to Issues Policies;
  • Review and monitor municipal, provincial, and federal policies/trends that pertain to and affect the goals of the DSU;
  • Represent the DSU and communicate position and policies taken by the Union to external bodies and agencies - including municipal, provincial, and federal lobbying;
  • Community relevant external issues to Council and the Executive Committee;
  • Advocate to the University on all matters regarding education and academic life;
  • Attend all meetings of Council, the Executive Offices, and any sub-committee of which they are a member;
  • Submit a written report at each meeting of Council;
  • Create a written report at the end of their term to the incoming Vice President, Academic and External;
  • Train and advise the incoming Vice President, Academic and External;
  • Perform other duties as outlined in Bylaws and Policy or that Council may determine from time to time; and
  • Be responsible for organizing and promoting the Racial Justice Symposium. If the VPAE does not identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) or choose to delegate this role they must hire an officer who identifies as BIPOC to fulfill this duty.

Board of Governors Representative

Eligibility

  • Must be a Dalhousie student, registered in part-time or full-time study.
  • Must not already hold a position on Council.
  • Must not be an employee of the DSU, with the exception of part-time positions at DSU-owned businesses (Grawood/T-Room) or DSU-operated services (Campus, Info Desk, etc).

Duties

  • Act honestly and in good faith, with view to the best interests of the Union;
  • Sit on at least one Union committee;
  • Attend all meetings of Council and any committees to which they are appointed;
  • Attend all DSU general meetings;
  • Sit on the Board of Governors (BOG);
  • Sit on the Board of Governors Caucus; and
  • Sit on no less than one committee of the Board of Governors.

Students with Disabilities Community Rep

Eligibility

  • Must be a Dalhousie student, registered in part-time or full-time study.
  • Must not already hold a position on Council.
  • Must not be an employee of the DSU, with the exception of part-time positions at DSU-owned businesses (Grawood/T-Room) or DSU-operated services (Campus, Info Desk, etc).
  • Must be a member of this community constituency group. 

Duties

  • Act honestly and in good faith, with view to the best interests of the Union;
  • Use reasonable efforts to advance the insterests of the constituency they represent;
  • Act as a liason between their constituency and Council;
  • Sit on at least one Union committee;
  • Attend all meetings of Council and any committees to which they are appointed;
  • Attend all DSU general meetings;
  • Attend all meetings of any Society or University bodies on which they sit; and
  • Carry out other duties as Council may determine.

Women Students Community Rep

Eligibility

  • Must be a Dalhousie student, registered in part-time or full-time study.
  • Must not already hold a position on Council.
  • Must not be an employee of the DSU, with the exception of part-time positions at DSU-owned businesses (Grawood/T-Room) or DSU-operated services (Campus, Info Desk, etc).
  • Must be a member of this community constituency group.

Duties

  • Act honestly and in good faith, with view to the best interests of the Union;
  • Use reasonable efforts to advance the insterests of the constituency they represent;
  • Act as a liason between their constituency and Council;
  • Sit on at least one Union committee;
  • Attend all meetings of Council and any committees to which they are appointed;
  • Attend all DSU general meetings;
  • Attend all meetings of any Society or University bodies on which they sit; and
  • Carry out other duties as Council may determine.