Board of Directors Members

Rory Norris
Rory Norris
President
pres@wusa.ca
Katie Traynor
Katie Traynor
Vice-President
vp@wusa.ca
Jeff Zhu
Jeff Zhu
Director
(He/Him)
jw4zhu@wusa.ca
Amanda Adam
Amanda Adam
Director
(She/Her)
a6adam@wusa.ca
Alexander Chaban
Alexander Chaban
Director
a3chaban@wusa.ca
Matthew Athanasopoulos
Matthew Athanasopoulos
Director (He/Him)
mk2athan@wusa.ca
Jay Lan
Jay Lan
Director (He/Him)
j23lan@wusa.ca
Tham Sivakumaran
Tham Sivakumaran
Director (She/Her)
t9sivaku@wusa.ca
Chevin Jeon
Chevin Jeon
Director
(She/Her)
c8jeon@wusa.ca
Anshul Ruhil
Anshul Ruhil
Director
aruhil@wusa.ca
Ahmed Elmahi
Ahmed Elmahi
Director
(He/Him)
aelmahi@wusa.ca
Ailin Jalili
Ailin Jalili
Director
(She/Her)
a4jalili@wusa.ca

See yourself here?

WUSA Elections generally take place in February of the Winter term.
New candidates are nominated for a variety of leadership roles within the organization and students vote on who they want to represent them for the coming year!

Have specific questions about running for a WUSA Governance position? Feel free to reach out to your CRO!

Meanwhile, you can always get involved with WUSA through volunteer or paid-positions apply though our jobs portal.

Who sits at the board table? 1 President, 1 Vice President, and 11 Directors.

Purpose

The Board of Directors (BOD) is WUSA’s strategic governing body. It is also responsible for guiding WUSA’s financial, human resources, legal and contractual affairs.

The 13 members of the BOD are comprised of the President, Vice President, and 11 at-large directors. All 13 members are elected in the Winter for 12-month terms: Spring through following Winter.

WUSA’s Bylaws govern how the organization operates. The Board also establishes Policies which set out the beliefs, governing principles, or views of the Corporation.

WUSA Bylaws

The By-laws cement the roles, responsibilities, and powers of each part of the student government.

WUSA Board Policy Manual

Defines the various governance processes which WUSA’s Student Board of Directors has authority over.

WUSA 2020-2025 Long Range Plan

A multi-year document which lays out WUSA’s commitments to continued development for students as well as the priority areas upon which student leaders will focus university and government advocacy.

Board Annual Plan

The Annual Plan of the Board is a document that articulates which projects the Board plans to prioritize in their year in the role.  
WUSA’s 2023-2024 Annual Plan sets out our plans and priorities for the year to come. Like all annual plans, they tie back to the 5-year plan created in 2020.
This year’s annual plan is broken down into three sections, Advocacy Priorities, Operational Goals, and Governance Structure. Each one will be worked on by the groups specified, or as is necessary to work towards and complete all stated goals and priorities.

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meets once per month to report on progress on various student advocacy issues and to collectively adopt and review the policies of the corporation.

Board Committees

The committees’ policy and terms of reference which outlines the roles, responsibilities and procedures related to the Board can be found in the WUSA Standing Committees Terms of Reference (PDF).

Purpose

To oversee ownership consultation activities on behalf of the Board and regularly report the aggregated information gathered from such activities to the Board

Purpose

To regularly review the corporate bylaws, Board policy manual, and other Board governing documents and processes, and periodically recommend any revisions and amendments deemed prudent or expedient to the Board.

Purpose

To regularly review issues and recommend to the Board any stances or positions to be advocated toward those authorities having a material affect on the achievement of the corporation’s goals.

Purpose

To oversee elections and referenda processes on behalf of the Board.

Purpose

To oversee annual and special purpose audit processes on behalf of the Board and advise the Board on the approval of financial statements.

Board of Directors Members

Rory Norris
Rory Norris
President
Katie Traynor
Katie Traynor
Vice-President
Jeff Zhu
Jeff Zhu
Director
Stephanie Ye-Mowe
Stephanie Ye-Mowe
Director
Amanda Adam
Amanda Adam
Director
Alexander Chaban
Alexander Chaban
Director
Matthew Athanasopoulos
Matthew Athanasopoulos
Director
Jay Lan
Jay Lan
Director
Tham Sivakumaran
Tham Sivakumaran
Director
Chevin Jeon
Chevin Jeon
Director
Anshul Ruhil
Anshul Ruhil
Director
Ahmed Elmahi
Ahmed Elmahi
Director
Ailin Jalili
Ailin Jalili
Director

See yourself here?

WUSA Elections generally take place in February of the Winter term.

 

New candidates are nominated for a variety of leadership roles within the organization and students vote on who they want to represent them for the coming year!

 

Have specific questions about running for a WUSA Governance position? Feel free to reach out to your CRO!

Meanwhile, you can always get involved with WUSA through volunteer or paid-positions apply though our jobs portal.