Your Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) members do not confine their work to regular SLC meetings but are involved in a number of Students’ Union (SU) committees. Appointed by SLC, these committees assist in developing policy, processes and initiatives as well as in making decisions regarding financial awards and recognition programs.

Each SU Committee has a terms of reference which is a type of policy passed by SLC that details the mandate (or purpose) of the committee, its size, membership qualifications, and reporting requirements.

Application Deadlines:

  • Refugee Student Board: June 14, 2017
  • Policy and Development Review Committee: Sept. 14, 2017
  • Quality Money Committee: Sept. 14, 2017
  • Teaching Excellence Awards Committee: Sept. 14, 2017 – Deadline extended
  • Committee of 10,000: Oct. 16, 2017

Positions on SU Committees remain open until filled.

SU Working Groups

Members: VP Academic as Chair, eight (8) to ten (10) members of SLC or Students at Large

Description:The Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) Working Group acts to evaluate applications and select participants for an annual cross-faculty poster competition. This group also facilitates the event by organizing registration, poster set-up, tallying scores and presentation of awards at the URS reception.

Meeting frequency: This group meets once in November to select participants, and is busy on the day of URS and the URS reception in late November/early December.

SU Committees

Terms of Reference (Mar 2018)

Members: VP Student Life as Chair, six (6) members of SLC

Description: The Club Committee deals with issues related to student clubs. This committee sanctions clubs, monitors club activity and determines allocation of funding.

Terms of Reference (Mar 2018)

Members: VP Student Life as Chair, two (2) to six (6) Students at Large

Description:The Committee of 10,000 allocates money given by Active Members to charitable organizations in Calgary.

Meeting frequency: Once per school year and as needed.

Terms of Reference (Mar 2018)

Members: one (1) Executive Member as Chair, five (5) members of SLC

Description:The SLC Nominations Committee sets closing dates for committee applications and ensures all SLC and student-at-large positions are adequately advertised. The committee also appoints candidates for various committees and boards. This body meets as necessary.

Terms of Reference

Members: VP Operations and Finance as Chair, All Executive and three (3) SLC members

Description:The Operations and Finance Committee is an Empowered Standing Committee delegated with the authority to make day-to-day operational and financial decisions for the SU.

Terms of Reference (June 2017)

Members: VP Operations and Finance as Chair, three (3) member of SLC, three (3) Students at Large

Description:The Policy Development Committee meets as needed to review and draft new and revised SU policies for consistency, formatting and wording as well as to review and evaluate existing SLC mandates and/or SU regulatory policies.

Meeting frequency: Biweekly, between October and April.

Terms of Reference

Members: President as Chair, All Executive, three (3) members of SLC, two (2) Students at Large

Description:The Quality Money Committee is mandated to recommend to the SLC the allocation of monies received by the university for funding of projects to improve student life. This body meets throughout the entire academic year.

Meeting frequency: Weekly on Wednesdays, 90 minute meetings at 8:00am or 5:00pm (alternating) between November and March.

Terms of Reference

Members: VP Operations and Finance as Chair, one (1) member of SLC, one (1) former recipient of WUSC; one (1) University of Calgary staff -CISSA, one (1) University of Calgary staff -Residence Services, two (2) Students at Large

Description:The Refugee Student Board selects those refugee students who will be sponsored by the to attend and study at the university. The money for sponsorship is obtained from a levy collected each semester from all SU members. The body meets once per month and the meeting is approximately two hours in length.

Meeting frequency: Once in the fall, winter and summer sessions.

Terms of Reference

Members: VP Academic as Chair, seven (7) of SLC, two (2) or more Students at Large

Description:The Teaching Excellence Awards Committee promotes, administers and selects the recipients of the Teaching Excellence Awards. This body is busy at the end of the fall and winter semesters.

Meeting frequency: Once in the Fall and Winter terms, and to conduct class visits during November and March.

Terms of Reference

Members: President as Chair, VP Academic, VP External, VP Student LIfe, VP Operations & Finance, SU BoG Representative

Description:The University Relations Committee’s main purpose is to share relevant information among elected officials on matters related to the relationship between the Students’ Union, Graduate Students’ Association, the University of Calgary, and government. This body meets monthly to review and develop a response to issues that affect undergraduate students.

SU Committee memberships require the leadership and participation of SU executive members. However, many committees offer opportunities for current SLC members and non-elected students (students-at-large) to participate in committee work.

Representing the student voice on an SU committee is often a rewarding experience. From influencing the direction of policy or financial decisions to gaining valuable professional and work experience – membership on an SU committee comes with a number of professional and personal opportunities.

The SU often looks for volunteers to sit on a particular committee. Ideal candidates have a sincere concern for student interests and should be comfortable speaking in a committee or professional meeting setting.  Diplomacy, organization, and level-headedness are qualities that would be of benefit to an SU committee.

All committee members serve on the committee from the time they are appointed until April 30th.

If you are interested in applying to become a committee representative, please use the downloadable version of the application form ( MS Word or PDF.) It’s important your application be as complete as possible, as applicants are selected solely on the basis of the information provided.

Please address your submission and any questions or comments to:

  • Michael Hedgecock, Coordinator, Student Support
  • Students’ Union, University of Calgary
  • MSC 251
  • 2500 University Drive N.W.
  • Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
  • Email:

After the Committee Administrator reviews the letters of intent, the SLC Nominating Committee will meet to consider the applications. The Committee Administrator will then only contact those persons appointed by the SLC Nominating Committee.