Policy and Operations Committee

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Chair and Vice-Chair
About the Committee
Year-End Report: April 2015
Policy and Operations Committee Legislative Program
Policy and Operations Committee News
Meeting Agendas & Highlights



Lynne Alexandrova, Internal Commissioner

Vice- Chair: Coming Up

Membership: Coming Up

SEARCH For POC Members 

Important work begins this summer by the Policy & Operations Standing Committee of the UTGSU Council, which oversees the Union’s legislation and governance practices. Work would involve meetings every 2-3 weeks and email consultations. It will range from preparation of the POC Legislative Agenda, to editorial streamlining of existing documentation, to top-level re-conceptualization in view of the Ontario Non-profit Corporation Act (ONCA), as well as housekeeping bylaws/policies concerning appeals, elections, and UTGSU’s own student mental & overall health legislation. In preparing your application, you can consult the POC Terms of Reference in the current Bylaw and Policy Handbook (versions February 2017). Please briefly list any relevant prior experience legislating for student associations. We welcome motivated U of T Graduate Students who are willing to learn from scratch as well as those with any experience or interest in constitutional, corporate, and human rights law, policy and equity studies, or political philosophy. Please email your application a.s.a.p. to Lynne Alexandrova at internal@utgsu.ca


As announced in the Weekly UTGSU Digest.

About the Committee

Current Priorities

The Policy and Operations Committee is currently working on proposals for restructuring the UTGSU. We are engaging in a number of open consultations with members. Please visit UTGSU Restructuring for upcoming consultations and up-to-date information. All meetings will be announced in the UTGSU Digest.

General Overview

The UTGSU functions by way of a number of governing documents, including bylaws and policies which determine how students access the Union’s various services, and which outline the basic principles upon which the Union is guided. The Policy and Operations Committee acts as the body which coordinates efforts to deal with policy implementation and oversight of services. This Committee is also empowered to make recommendations to General Council on these matters.

The Committee’s base membership shall, at minimum, consist of:

  • The Internal Commissioner who shall act as Chairperson of the committee (non-voting; will only vote to break tie votes as per Rules of Order);
  • A general member who shall act as Vice-Chairperson of the committee (voting);
  • Two additional general members of the Union (voting).

The above base membership of the committee shall serve as quorum for the committee.

The Committee is open to participation from all members of the Union. New members shall gain voting rights at the second Committee meeting which they attend.