Executive committee Election 2024
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Nomination Submission and Candidate Bio - (Open Jan 29th 8am) – (Closes Feb 26th 4pm)
Picture & Video - (Open Feb 26th 4pm) – (Closes February 29th 12pm)
This submission form is optional for Candidates. While it is not required to complete your nomination, it is recommended to provide a face for your campaign and to share a bit about yourself, so student voters can get to know you before casting their ballots.
This form will open on February 26th at 8 AM.
Expenditure Report - (Open Feb 26th, 4pm) – (Closes Mar 12th, 4pm)
This form will open on February 26th at 4 PM
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE:
March 13th – 14th: Ballots for online voting will be sent to your mymacewan.ca email at 9 AM on March 13th. Voting closes at 4 PM on March 14th.
About Executive Committee
The Executive Committee consists of five student executives who work to help SAMU achieve its goals, ensure the success of the organization’s projects and advocate on behalf of MacEwan Students. They develop and implement their own initiatives, which are inspired by you and aimed at making changes both on, and off, campus. Executives are elected in the Winter semester of each year and work full-time with SAMU for the duration of their terms. Each member of the Executive must advise the Executive Committee and Students’ Council on their particular portfolio.
Why You Should Consider Running
Being part of the Executive Committee is a great way to kick start a career. It also enables you to work full-time, get compensated and gain valuable experience that will benefit you no matter what you’re studying for. SAMU helps enhance the student experience, and this is your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for students who will attend after you.
Here Are Just A Few Of The Benefits:
- Boost Your Campus Cred: Your campus credibility will be increased as you will be helping make important decisions affecting the student experience.
- Enhance Soft Skills: Enhance your soft skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, confidence and organization which are applicable for all careers.
- Gain Real Experience: Being part of the Executive Committee looks great on a resume as it is considered real-life experience before you graduate. Plus you will earn a full-time salary!
- Networking: Working with your fellow Executive, SAMU staff and MacEwan faculty and staff gives you some great connections and networking opportunities.
Executive Committee Positions
Learn more about each of the open Executive Committee positions below:
The purpose of the President is to provide oversight to SAMU’s role in community and university administration relations. The President is the direct contact for the MacEwan Board of Governors, and faculty and staff associations. The President acts as the official spokesperson of the organization, while supporting the Vice Presidents in their roles.
The President reports to SAMU’s Students’ Council and the Executive Committee while serving on both bodies. The President is knowledgeable on and advises Students’ Council of significant issues impacting the SAMU membership, non-academic university relations, and alumni relations.
Vice President Academic
The purpose of the Vice President Academic (VPA) is to provide oversight to SAMU’s role in academic affairs. The Vice President Academic is the direct contact for academic relations including university committees and academic initiatives.
The VPA acts as the academic liaison to department chairs, Deans, and the Provost. The VPA reports to SAMU’s Students’ Council and the Executive Committee while serving on both bodies. The VPA is knowledgeable on and advises Students’ Council and SAMU membership of MacEwan’s academic affairs.
View VPA Position Description.
Vice President External
The purpose of the Vice President External (VPE) is to provide oversight to SAMU’s role in government relations. The Vice President External is responsible for overseeing the development of the external advocacy priorities for SAMU, while engaging with relevant external stakeholders, including government officials, on matters concerning SAMU and its membership. The VPE also serves as the SAMU representative for all external advocacy organizations SAMU is a member of and works to champion SAMU’s priorities through these organizations.
The VPE reports to SAMU’s Students’ Council and the Executive Committee while serving on both bodies. The VPE is knowledgeable on and advises Students’ Council and SAMU membership on the external affairs of SAMU, including external student advocacy and government lobbying.
View VPE Position Description.
Vice President Governance & Finance
The purpose of the Vice President Governance and Finance (VPGF) is to provide oversight to the internal governance & financial affairs of SAMU. The Vice President Governance and Finance is the direct contact for internal affairs of SAMU, including MacEwan Student Agreements, financial planning and governance.
The VPGF reports to SAMU’s Students’ Council and the Executive Committee while serving on both bodies. The VPG is knowledgeable on and advises Students’ Council and SAMU membership of SAMU finances and internal governance operations.
Vice President Student Life
The purpose of the Vice President Student Life (VPSL) is to provide oversight to SAMU’s programs and services and SAMU’s role in the non-academic affairs at MacEwan. The Vice President Student Life is the direct contact for non-academic affairs of SAMU including SAMU’s programs, services, student groups and events. The VPSL coordinates SAMU’s involvement in MacEwan University’s non-academic affairs including student affairs, campus activities, and acts as the liaison regarding the student experience.
The VPSL reports to SAMU’s Students’ Council and the Executive Committee while serving on both bodies. The VPSL is knowledgeable on and advises Students’ Council and SAMU membership of SAMU programs, services, student groups, events, and MacEwan’s nonacademic affairs.