Governance

Representing over 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Regina Students’ Union is run by students, for students.

The Board of Directors consists of an executive committee and one representative from the various constituencies outlined in the URSU constitution.  These student representatives are responsible for upholding the principles of the Students' Union.

Executive Committee Members

Jermain McKenzie
Jermain McKenzie
President
Haris Khan
Haris Khan
Vice President External Affairs
Derrick Gagnon
Derrick Gagnon
Vice President Operations and Finance
Shawn Wiskar
Shawn Wiskar
Vice President Student Affairs

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the President, the Vice-President Operations and Finance, the Vice-President Student Affairs and the Vice President External Affairs. Though it is similar in some ways to the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee is a distinct entity that is granted limited powers and responsibility by the Board of Directors in order to ensure the good functioning of the URSU. The Executive Committee is responsible for;

In the Executive Committee setting members of the Executive are “decision-makers”. They decide the course of action of the organization on a day-to-day basis and occasionally, as part of their portfolios, they implement the decisions, directives and policies of the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee.

 

President 

The President of URSU acts as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the URSU and is responsible for the overall strategic vision of the organization. The President also sits on the Board of Governors and represents the interests of the U of R students there. The President interacts with and influences University administration and builds relationships with all levels of government in order to promote policies that are in the best interests of students.  They are also the Chair of a number of internal and external groups including PAC and the Executive Committee. Finally, the President plays an important role in developing and maintaining the URSU Constitution and its bylaws and policies.

 

Vice President External Affairs 

The Vice President External Affairs deals primarily with the development and deployment of events, campaigns, elections and referendums of the students. They are also responsible for developing marketing and sponsorship opportunities for the URSU. They also educate students about important issues to students in Post-Secondary Education (PSE). The VP External also plays an important role in the development of Welcome Week’s Programming and handles public and media relations in conjunction with the President. Finally the VP External is responsible for overseeing and managing the URSU V-Team.

 

Vice President Operations and Finance 

The Vice President Operations and Finance is primarily responsible for matters pertaining to HR, developing and maintaining the budget, and administering the finances of the URSU. The VP Operations and Finance works closely with the General Manager and accounting department to help the Board of Directors and Executives make informed decisions with regards to its businesses programming and finances. The Vice President Operations and Finance is also the primary contact point for clubs and oversees the development of URSU club programming.

 

Vice President Student Affairs 

The Vice President Student Affairs deals with matters relating to student experience, healthcare, student advocacy and representation on campus. The VP Student Affairs is also responsible for the development and marketing of all of URSU’s many services; Lockers, Housing Registry, the Used Book Sale, Advocacy and Mental Health Services and Transit Re-sale. The Vice-President Student Affairs also plays an important role as a student representative by sitting on committees relating to academic and non-academic misconduct, and by representing URSU to URSU’s Student Centres; this includes the Womens’ Centre, URPride, RPIRG and more. 


Board of Directors

Pete Kytwayhat
Pete Kytwayhat
Aboriginal Director
Colton MacDonald
Colton MacDonald
Arts Director
Eman Mohammed
Eman Mohammed
Business Director
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Carly Hill
Campion Director
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Director for Students with Disabilities
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Rylan Jensen
Education Director
Rishabh Dutta
Rishabh Dutta
Engineering Director
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Fine Arts Director
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Skyler Anderson
First Nations University Director
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Francophone Students’ Director
Imran Ahamed
Imran Ahamed
Graduate Studies and Research Director
Rashid Jahan
Rashid Jahan
International Students' Director
Sena Debia
Sena Debia
Kinesiology and Health Studies Director
Harvey Gibson
Harvey Gibson
LGBTQ Students’ Director
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Luther College
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Nursing Director
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Part Time Students Director
Hamza Tariq
Hamza Tariq
Science Director
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Social Work Director
Khansa Irfan
Khansa Irfan
Womens’ Director

University Senate - Student Members

Derrick Gagnon
Emily Albano
Taylor Petrychyn
Kailey Lowe
Shawn Wiskar
Conor Woolley
Colton Macdonald

University Council - Student Members

Colton McDonald
Arts Student Member
Catherine Pamisaran
Arts Student Member
Jonathan Lipoth
Business Student Member
Emily Albano
Engineering Student Member
Imran Ahamed
Graduate Student Member
Kailey Lowe
Engineering Student Member
Taylor Petrychyn
Engineering Student Member
Kaylee Hayko
Engineering Students Member
Maksym Zabutnyy
Engineering Students Member

Executive of Council

Derrick Gagnon
Colton McDonald
Maksym Zabutnyy

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