About the Committee
The Finance Committee is the standing committee of the Union with the mandate of overseeing UTGSU funds and finances. The Finance Committee works in collaboration with the UTGSU Finance Office and Executive Committee to prepare the Union’s annual budget and financial estimates. In addition, the Finance Committee regularly reviews the Union’s financial policies, proposing new or amended financial policies as deemed necessary, and also oversees the administration and allocation of the Union’s Conference Bursaries, Special Grants, Conference and Academic Engagement Grants, Graduate Community Development Fund (GCDF) Awards, and all donations made by the UTGSU.
The Finance Committee is composed of seven (7) Members: the UTGSU Finance Commissioner, who acts as the Committee’s Chair; an additional Member of the UTGSU’s Executive Committee, who acts as the Committee’s Vice-Chair; the UTGSU’s Financial Administrator; and four (4) UTGSU Members elected by the UTGSU’s General Council/Board-of-Directors and who represent each of the four (4) School of Graduate Studies’ (SGS) academic divisions: Humanities (Div. I), Social Sciences (Div. II), Physical Sciences (Div. III), and Life Sciences (Div. IV). Both the Finance Committee Chair and the UTGSU’s Financial Administrator are non-voting Members of the Finance Committee.
Branden Rizzuto – Finance Commissioner
Sophie McGibbon-Gardner – Academics and Funding Commissioner (Div. III and IV)
Division I (Humanities): Anna Cwikla
Division II (Social Sciences): Emma Findlay-White
Division III (Physical Sciences): Lisa Labine
Division IV (Life Sciences): Sarah Murphy
2018/2019 Finance Committee Legislative Program
As a standing committee of the UTGSU, the Finance Committee annually prepares a legislative program which outlines the Committee’s main objectives for that given Financial Year (September 1st – August 31st). The legislative program is proposed and voted upon at the October meeting of the UTGSU’s General Council/Board-of-Directors. The Finance Committee’s legislative program for the 2018-2019 Financial Year can be found here: 2018/2019 Finance Committee Legislative Program
2018/2019 Finance Committee Agendas & Meeting Highlights
If you have any questions related to the UTGSU Finance Committee, please email the UTGSU Finance Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org.