The UVSS is separate from the University of Victoria, but one important way we are involved in the governance of UVic is ensuring undergraduate student representation on various UVic Committees and Faculty Councils. 

Recruitment usually happens at the beginning of the year or beginning of the term. The UVSS Board will vote on representatives and will notify candidates after a decision is made.

If you want to get involved in decision-making at UVic, take a look at the following opportunities! See the description, eligibility, meeting schedule, as well as application deadline below.

A note from UVic: 
  • The university “is committed to equity and diversity and encourages diverse representatives, including: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and genders and others who may contribute to the diversification of the Committee.”
  • Please note that committee members are expected to attend all the committee meetings with mandatory attendance for direct committee interviews. The meeting schedule may include some or all of the following dates. Additional dates may be determined in consultation with the committee. All meetings will be held virtually.

If you are interested in applying to sit on any of these committees (or if you have any questions), please email Marran, the UVSS Director of Outreach, at outreach@uvss.ca.

  • To apply, please send a brief description (150 word max) about why you think you’re a good fit for the position.

Purpose of Committee/Working Group/Initiative:
1. To advise and assist the Manager on matters relative to the operation of the bookstore.
2. To review and recommend objectives of the bookstore.
3. To review annually the effectiveness of the service in terms of established policies and
objectives.
4. Serve as a forum for communication of information and concerns about bookstore services.
5. To review and provide feedback regarding general merchandise to assure the assortment
supports the identity of the institution and meets student, staff, and faculty needs.

Meeting Schedule & Estimated Time Commitment:
The Bookstore Board shall meet 3 times a year.

Purpose of Committee/Working Group/Initiative:
In February 2019, the University adopted its first Strategic Enrolment Management plan. In support of the
Strategic Framework, this SEM plan outlines 6 high level goals as well as accompanying strategies and tactics to
achieve key enrolment objectives of the university. SEM work is led by the Enrolment Management Working
Group and supported by four committees: the Student Retention and Success, Indigenous Recruitment, Retention
and Success, Graduate Recruitment and Retention, and Student Recruitment and Conversion.
The SRS IC is established under the Enrolment Management Working Group (EMWG) to prioritize and then
implement tactics and action plans identified in the University’s Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Plan.

Meeting Schedule & Estimated Time Commitment:
The committee will aim to meet 1-2 times per term between September – June to monitor the implementation of
tactics and action plan.

Purpose of Committee/Working Group/Initiative:
In February 2019, the University adopted its first Strategic Enrolment Management plan. In support of the
Strategic Framework, this SEM plan outlines 6 high level goals as well as accompanying strategies and tactics to
achieve key enrolment objectives of the university. SEM work is led by the Enrolment Management Working
Group and supported by four committees: the Student Retention and Success, Indigenous Recruitment, Retention
and Success, Graduate Recruitment and Retention, and Student Recruitment and Conversion.
The SRAR IC is established under the Enrolment Management Working Group (EMWG) to prioritize and then
implement tactics and action plans identified in the University’s Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Plan.

Meeting Schedule & Estimated Time Commitment:
The committee will aim to meet 1-2 times per term between September – June to monitor the implementation of
tactics and action plan.

Send email to apply: outreach@uvss.ca

Are you an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Humanities? Want to help be involved in governing the Faculty? Join the Faculty of Humanities Council! Seeking one undergraduate representative to attend monthly meetings throughout this academic year.

  • Senate Committee on Academic Standards
  • Senate Committee on Continuing Studies

*Positions will be filled on a rolling basis, with the final deadline of June 14 at noon, so please get in touch with Marran at outreach@uvss.ca ASAP if you are interested.

Seeking one undergraduate student from the Faculty of Social Sciences!

Email outreach@uvss.ca with a brief explanation (150 words max) of why you’re a good fit.

Duties of this Committee:

a. The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee is responsible for reviewing undergraduate curriculum submissions from units, and has the authority to approve undergraduate curriculum submissions for recommendation to the Faculty. Curriculum submissions include:

i. Program changes: changes to the descriptions and requirements of academic programs
ii. Course changes: changes to individual courses, including new courses and course deletions
iii. Faculty undergraduate regulations and requirements

b. Annually to set the deadline for receipt of curriculum changes for each curriculum-change cycle. Consideration of any late submissions must first be authorized by the Dean.
c. Consideration on a continuing basis of the format and content of the Calendar under the purview of the Committee.
d. Consideration of matters concerning curriculum which may be recommended to it from time to time by the President, the Dean, the Senate, the Faculty, or any individual member of the Faculty.

Seeking one Indigenous undergraduate student from the Faculty of Social Sciences!

Email outreach@uvss.ca with a brief explanation (150 words max) of why you’re a good fit.

About this Committee:

The Dean’s Advisory Forum on Indigenization provides guidance to the Dean regarding Indigenous academic programming, Indigenous student success, Indigenous faculty support, and other matters of Indigenous resurgence relevant to and extending from the UVic Indigenous Plan and the SOSC Indigenous Plan.

The Forum meets at least twice a term, September through April.

Seeking one undergraduate student from the Faculty of Social Sciences!

Email outreach@uvss.ca with a brief explanation (150 words max) of why you’re a good fit.

Function
To honour excellence in teaching and research in the Faculty of Social Sciences, to recognize outstanding community outreach, and to celebrate contributions of staff to our Faculty.
a) Select recipients of the Research Excellence Award, Early Career Research Excellence Award, Teaching Excellence Award, and Early Career Teaching Excellence Award annually.
b) Select recipients of awards in recognition for outstanding work in community outreach (research or participation), and for meritorious contributions of a staff member (or team) annually.
c) To recommend to the Faculty new or revised undergraduate and graduate student awards and the terms and conditions for those awards.
d) To make recommendations to the Senate Committee on Awards regarding recipients of Faculty student awards.

Procedures
a) Annually, in April, the Committee on Committee requests the appropriate units to nominate a member to the committee by May 1st to replace one whose term finishes in June. The Committee on Committees recommends this composition for approval by the Faculty of Social Sciences at its May meeting.
b) The Dean’s office seeks nominations of a student representative from the GSS and the UVSS to serve one-year terms.

Seeking one undergraduate student from the Faculty of Social Sciences!

Email outreach@uvss.ca with a brief explanation (150 words max) of why you’re a good fit.

About this Committee:

Appointments on this committee are for a two-year term.

Terms of Reference
The Committee shall promote among faculty, students and staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences the development of a safe, hospitable and equitable learning and working environment and a climate of inclusivity, respect and appreciation for all differences by:
1. Organizing a forum each year for the discussion of issues, policies and practices regarding equity, diversity, inclusivity and the maintenance of a safe, respectful and appreciative learning and working environment.
2. Advising the Faculty of problems and issues which arise in this field.
3. Recommending appropriate policies or practices, particularly with regard to teaching.
4. Preparing an annual report to the Faculty.
5. Engaging in other activities which promote the above objectives.