I got my first opportunity to chair an Executive Committee meeting today! Petros was on vacation today, so I took the reins. I'm able to do this because of our bylaws (Bylaw 1100, to be specific)
Top: Students' Union bylaws are directives perpetually requiring and/or prohibiting action on the part of the Students’ Union. They are the primary legislation of the Students' Union and set out the basic legal structure and operational parameters of the Students' Union. The bylaws cover major governance issues such as the structure of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Students' Union as well as its finances. Elections, referenda, faculty associations and access to information are additional areas in which Council has legislated
Bottom-left: Bylaw 1100 covers the role of the Executive Committee.
Bottom-right: Bylaw 1100 Section 4.4 outlines that I become the Executive Committee chair in the absence of the President. And that's the story behind how I came to chair the Executive Committee.