Discover Governance uses an evidence-based approach to determine the direction of our services and other activities. Some of the research we conduct to help us better understand student governance at the U of A can be found here.
Identity in SU Governance
The Students' Union's department of Research and Political Affairs have conducted research on how identity affects students' involvement in SU governance. A report on their findings can be found here.
Discovering Students In Governance Report
The purpose of this report is to discover and document all student representative seats that exist at the University of Alberta, and use that knowledge to direct support, training, and recruitment efforts. As of the most recent edition, all known areas of student representation on campus have been added to the report, and we are only missing the specific data for a few bodies. What we have discovered is that there are over 1000 student representative opportunities at the U of A, and most of them do not have consistent access to neutral, well-resourced support systems. Hopefully we can begin to change that!
Student Representative Vacancy Reports
This report tracks trends in vacancies in student representative positions. Knowing where there are consistent vacancies can help us target recruitment efforts to ensure that more representative seats are filled in the future. Currently, we only track Students' Council and General Faculties Council seats, but over time we hope to expand to all the representative seats identified in the DSiG report.
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