SAMRU is adding to their ranks
Potential executives have until Sept. 18 to apply
You could make a difference at Mount Royal University as one of the 18 governors and ambassadors of the Student Association and make decisions for the betterment of MRU for your peers.
Sadiq Valliani, the President of the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU), encourages everyone to consider the position.
“Council, while not necessary, can be a great stepping-stone for anyone thinking of becoming President or a VP for SAMRU,” says Valliani.
Student Council’s responsibilities span from overseeing the high level governance of SAMRU, being a part in approving the $8.1 million budget and influencing SAMRU policy and direction.
This year, some changes are bound to be made, including a new strategic plan that will be developed this year with council and other stakeholders.
There are a total of 18 positions involved with the council – four executives and 14 governors. With four governors already having been elected, there are 10 positions remaining.
When asked about the responsibilities that councillors have, Valliani explained it would be about four hours a week when attending specific meetings.
“They would attend bi-weekly Students’ Council meetings, held on Monday evenings, attend bi-weekly Committee meetings, held on Monday evenings and attend Annual and Special General Meetings (usually held once per year).”
Valliani said they are looking for students who are passionate about their Association, dedicated, fun, engaging, responsible and looking to make a difference and leave their mark.
He also explained that he is looking for people of all walks of life, even those who have no credentials.
“Experience does not matter – all training and information needed will be provided,” said Valliani.
He said that there are a lot of values in being on student council such as giving back to MRU, bringing important issues to light at meetings, and gaining leadership skills for future endeavors. He also said that it is valuable for resumes because it shows valuable skills to employers.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 18. The application process only requires a form and an interview. The form can be picked up at SAMRU reception, 2nd floor above Edo, or online at samru.ca/apply.