What is the Board of Directors?
Directors of the UVSS are undergraduate students elected by undergraduate students, as well as representatives from five Advocacy Groups.
Please check out our Board of Directors Policy and the Constitution and Bylaws to learn more about the specific duties of each Lead Director, and what training they undergo.
There are four types of directors:
There are five Lead Directors who are elected to the UVSS and are full-time employees of the UVSS for their elected one-year term:
- Director of Outreach and University Relations
- Director of Campaigns and Community Relations
- Director of Finance and Operations
- Director of Student Affairs
- Director of Events
Director of International Student Relations
The Director of International Students Relations is elected by international undergraduate students to represent and advocate for them. This position is assigned one Director At Large to assist them in their work. The Director of International Student Relations chairs the International Student Relations Committee, where international students coordinate advocacy efforts and events for all international students.
Directors at Large
Directors at Large are each assigned to a Lead Director’s portfolio: Outreach and University Relations, Campaigns and Community Relations, Finance and Operations, Student Affairs, Events, as well as International Student Relations. They attend committees to promote student interests and they perform other duties such as serving as second chair of various committees, drafting external documents, organizing events, campaigns, meetings, and lobbying UVic, other institutions, and all levels of government on behalf of students. Directors at Large receive a monthly honorarium, must fulfill two hours of work per week, and sit on at least two committees.
Advocacy Group Representatives
Every year, the five Advocacy Groups, the Gender Empowerment Centre (GEM), the Pride Collective, the Native Students’ Union (NSU), the Students of Colour Collective (SOCC), and the Society for Students with a Disability (SSD), each elect a representative to the UVSS Board at their own general meetings.
These directors represent their Advocacy Group on the UVSS Board of Directors at UVSS board meetings, committees, and working groups. Advocacy Group Representatives provide critical perspectives on various committees, in meetings with UVic and all levels of government, in external documents, and by organizing events, campaigns, and meetings. Advocacy Group Representatives also receive a monthly honorarium.