What Does a Councillor Do?
Being a councillor means that you are a representative of both your faculty and of all undergraduate students, and as a representative of the Students’ Union you are responsible for using your unique knowledge to help promote its goals and activities. At a minimum you will be attending council meetings once every second Tuesday. That said, the best councillors tend to devote a significant amount of their volunteer time to the Students’ Union as well as the committees of Council.
How Can I Get Involved?
If you'd like to see how Students' Council operates, come check it out! Click here for information on meeting times and locations.
You can also sign up to participate in the Councillor Mentorship Program. The program is an initiative that will educate you about Students' Council and guide you through all of its procedural madness. Participants attend Council meetings with a Councillor from their own faculty (when possible), who mentor the participant for the meeting, providing insight into the organization and answering any questions. For more information about the program or to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elections are held annually in Winter Term to elect student executives and councillors for the following year. By-elections are also held every September/October to fill any vacancies for the remainder of the academic year. Consider running for one of these positions--more information is available from the SU Elections website.
Members of Students' Council at the 2011 Council Retreat
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW