Standing Committees

The GSA has a number of standing committees in its structure that pay special attention to a variety of issues from on-campus sustainability to overseeing GSA policies. These committees are made up of directors and executives and are determined at the first council meeting of the year (June).

Below you’ll find details on the structures and a brief description of each standing committee.

For more details about the current makeup of each committee, click here

“Oversees all the Internal hiring not covered by the Collective Agreement pertaining to The GSA unless stipulated otherwise” (Article IX:1)

This committee shall be composed of:

  • The President;
  • The VP External;
  • Five (5) members of the council, from different faculties, appointed by Council;
  • One GSA Staff member to act as a non-voting member and uphold union standards.

 

Current Members of the Committee:

  • Bhanu Kiran | President
  • Santosh Ella | Vice-President External 
  • Nitesh Virothi | GCS Director
  • Navaneet Jayamohan | JMSB Director
  • Sarah-Doreen Dadzie | Fine Arts Director
  • Kwunkeyi Isichei | Arts & Sciences Director
  • Samuel Sayantan | INDI Director 
  • Matthew Dodds | Office Manager/Union Representative

 

“Oversees all the changes to any regulations/policies pertaining to The GSA including changes to The By-Laws & all other policies in effect unless stipulated otherwise.” (Article XI:2)

This committee shall be composed of:

  • The President;
  • The Vice President Internal;
  • The Vice President Academic/Advocacy;
  • Five (5) members of the council, from different faculties, appointed by Council.

Current Members of the Committee:

  • Bhanu Kiran | President
  • Yash Sharma | Vice-President Internal 
  • Thenmozhie Rajan | Vice-President Academics & Advocacy
  • Satagopan  Venkata | GCS Director
  • Navaneet Jayamohan | JMSB Director
  • Sarah-Doreen Dadzie | Fine Arts Director
  • Kripali Patel | Arts & Sciences Director
  • Samuel Sayantan | INDI Director

Prepares and proposes the annual budget of the GSA for approval and/or amendment to Council.” (Article XI:3)

This committee shall be composed of:

  • The President;
  • The Vice President Internal;
  • The Vice President Academic/Advocacy;
  • Five (5) members of the Council, from different faculties.

Current Members of the Committee:

  • Bhanu Kiran | President
  • Yash Sharma | Vice-President Internal
  • Thenmozhie Rajan | Vice-President Academic & Advocacy
  • Nirdesh Vallabh Madhani | GCS Director 
  • Gautham Guruswamy | JMSB Director
  • Sarah-Doreen Dadzie | Fine Arts Director
  • Gifty Detty-Wood | Arts & Science Director
  • Samuel Sayantan | INDI Director 

“Interviews and considers applicants for various university committees and bodies excluding the Senate and Board of Governors, unless a vacancy occurs.” (Article XI:4)

This committee shall be composed of:

  • The Vice President Academic/Advocacy;
  • The Communications & Outreach Manager;
  • Five (5) members of the council, from different faculties.

Current Members of the Committee:

  • Thenmozhie Rajan | Vice-President Academic & Advocacy 
  • Kiana Boudreau | Communications & Outreach Manager
  • Samir Subash | GCS Director
  • Sridharan Vankeepuram | JMSB Director
  • Sarah-Doreen Dadzie | Fine Arts Director 
  • Anika Ema | Arts & Science Director
  • Samuel Sayantan | INDI Director

“Adjudicates and is the highest and final authority on all issues pertaining to Annual General Elections, and By-Elections of GSA conforming to the General By-Laws, Election Regulations & referenda policies of the GSA” (Article XI:5)

This committee shall be composed of:

  • A Legal Professional (Lawyer or Notary) to chair the committee as a non-voting member, appointed by Council for a three (3) years term;
  • Five (5) Members of the Association not Elected to any office of GSA or an employee of the GSA, including the Chair and minute taker of Council.

This committee is responsible for organizing and preparing student-facing reports for the yearly General Assembly.

This committee is composed of:

  • 2 executives;
  • one staff member;
  • 4 directors.

This committee is responsible for evaluating student life, pitching event ideas for students, and ensuring the social well-being of graduate students at Concordia University.

This committee is composed of:

  • Vice-President Mobilization;
  • Vice-President External;
  • 2 Directors.

Current  Members of the Committee:

  • Hiral Parekh | Vice-President Mobilization 
  • Santosh Ella | Vice-President External
  • Sarah-Doreen Dadzie | Fine Arts Director
  • Bansi Mukeshbhai Joshi | GCS Director 

The role of the committee is to provide council of directors with an action plan for the year to be approved in the August council of directors meeting. The plan must meet the requirements set out in the GSA Sustainability Policy.

This committee shall be composed of:

  • Vice-President Internal;
  • Vice-President Academic & Advocacy;
  • VP External;
  • a minimum of two council members;
  • one staff member.

Current Members of the Committee:

  • Yash Sharma | Vice-President Internal 
  • Thenmozhie Rajan | Vice-President Academic & Advocacy
  • Santosh Ella | Vice-President External 
  • Sridharan Vankeepuram | JMSB Director 
  • Tuly Chowdhury | Arts & Science Director 
  • Harman Preet Kaur | GCS Director
  • Nirdesh Vallabh Madhani | GCS Director
  • Nitesh Virothi | GCS Director
  • Satagopan Venkata | GCS Director

Past Years

2021-2022

Hiring Committee Minutes: 

September 2021

October 2021

Policy Committee Minutes:

No minutes available

Budget & Funding Committee Minutes: 

July 16th, 2021

July 28th, 2021

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

Appointments Committee Minutes: 

July 2021

August 2021

September 2021

November 2021

General Assembly Committee Minutes:

February 2021

Student Life Committee Minutes: 

No minutes available

Sustainability Committee Minutes:

No minutes available