WUSC holds its Annual Assembly during the International Forum each year. WUSC members - Local Committee, institutional and general representatives - from across the country attend this important business meeting.
The assembly will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the International Forum venue, Le Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3R8. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings and no registration is required. Please note that only members in good standing have the right to vote. The Annual Assembly will be conducted in both official languages.
Board of Directors
WUSC is governed by a volunteer board of directors which typically meets three times per year. The board of directors provides overall strategic direction to WUSC’s management, through its executive director. Board directors are elected for three-year terms at WUSC’s Annual Assembly.
Membership and voting rights
Please see "Membership" section below for more information.
Local Committees: Each active Local Committee can send one voting delegate and as many observers as they wish.
Institutional Members: Canadian member universities and colleges can send one voting delegate and as many observers as they wish.
General Member: Each general member has the right to be a voting delegate.
How to participate as a voting delegate at the WUSC Annual Assembly
Please indicate you are a voting delegate when you register for the International Forum. In addition, Institutional Members and Local Committees must provide a document that names their voting delegate - a letter for Institutional Members, meeting minutes for Local Committees. If you are attending the Annual Assembly only, please send a completed form and documentation to Carol Dolbel by email (email@example.com), mail (1404, rue Scott, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4M8) or by fax (613) 798-0990.
Travel subsidies may be available for Local Committee voting delegates and General Members who must travel more than 600 km to attend and vote during the Annual Assembly, please visit the FAQ page, Annual Assembly tab for further information (coming soon). The deadline to request a subsidy is November 23, 2014. Funds are limited and are granted on a first come, first serve basis. We suggest you register for Forum and apply for a subsidy early to avoid disappointment.
Local Committees: Each active Local Committee (LC) can send one voting delegate and as many observers as they wish. An active Local Committee member:
- is comprised of a minimum of five people – students, faculty and/or staff – with a post-secondary institution;
- supports WUSC’s objectives;
- holds at least one activity proposed by WUSC in Canada each year.
Institutional Members: Canadian member universities and colleges can send one voting delegate and as many observers as they wish. Institutional Members are recognized Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) universities, colleges or other post-secondary institutions. They:
- support the objectives of WUSC; and,
- pay an annual membership fee.
General Member: A general member is anyone who declares that she or he will adhere to the mission and values of the organization. General Members:
- may have been associated with WUSC as a volunteer, cooperant or associate, seminar participant, member of a Local Committee, scholarship beneficiary, refugee student, staff member, donor, board member, consultant, or in some other meaningful way,
- pay an annual membership fee, set at $50 for 2014-2015.