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Summary of Student Council Positions: School of Communication Sciences and Disorders – Graduate Students Association (SCSD-GSA)

PRESIDENT

Act as spokesperson whenever necessary; communicate with the Faculty Advisor (Susan Rvachew) and Chair (Shari Baum), as well as students; recruit students to organize events and activities and make sure that everything goes ok; liaise with students in other departments.
- 2nd year

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Represent and provide input on behalf of the students and their views, and attend faculty meetings if specific subject(s) need to be addressed. [Provide summaries of the meeting proceedings to SCSD-GSA periodically.]
- 1st or 2nd year

SECRETARY

Attend the meetings, take notes and type them up to send to all students and the faculty advisor (Susan Rvachew).
- 1st or 2nd year

PGSS REP

Very important! This position was great because it enables us to keep up to date on the more administrative activities of the entire university. Meetings are held once a month at Thompson house from 6:30pm until approximately 8:30 pm. Dinner is provided (free). Whenever possible/necessary updates should be provided to the department on important issues that are discussed at the meetings.
- 2nd year

NSSHLA REP

ASHA (contact is Dr. Thordardottir, replacing Dr. Mayberry); useful for student interested in working in the USA
- 2nd year (+ 1st year)

SAC REP

Organize speaker series, etc.
- 2nd year

ORDRE REP

Ordre des Orthophonistes et Audiologistes du Québec Regulatory/licensing body for Québec
- 2nd year

AQOA REP(opt)

L'Association Québécoise des Orthophonistes et des Audiologistes No rep as of now, but if there is interest, it seems that they would be interested in connecting with our students. Contact: Lydia Bégin-Bertrand, lydiabb [at] abacom [dot] com (514) 369-8929 (no website)
- 2nd year

SOCIAL COMMITTEE

Plan September social event to welcome and get to know new students; plan end-of-semester (December) and end-of-year party/dinner for all Beatty Hall students, faculty and staff; plan other social events
- 2nd year (+ 1st year)

BUDDY SYSTEM

Match up incoming students with second years and send out a letter to welcome new students. Plan opportunity/activity during the first week of school for all buddies to meet and have a chance to chat.
- 2nd year(s)

LIBRARIAN 1

Organize and keep track of materials in the supply cabinet (room 34).
- 2nd year

LIBRARIAN 2

Organize and keep track of materials in room 1
- 2nd year

ORIENTATION

Review orientation day schedule, and provide comments to secretary regarding the day’s set-up; involved in running a question-answer session between the first year class and the second year class. Review orientation day schedule before leaving in April with Antoinette; be available on orientation day to be involved in the activities that were planned.
- 2nd years (2-3)

PROGRAM EVALUATION

1 for each class Coordinate meetings of each class in second semester with program director (Shari Baum). 1 + for each class

FUNDRAISING

Raise money! Last year we raised money by selling our cookbooks and donated money to the Gazette Christmas Fund.

COMMUNITY SERVICE (opt.)

Duties include planning, organizing and carrying out any sort of “good deeds”. Previous activities included a clothing drive, serving at the mission, and a food drive.

CLOTHING SALE

Organize the sale of a product (ex. Sweatshirt, bag, mug etc.) with our department name on them.
- 1st or 2nd year

GRADUATION COMMITTEE

Take part in finding information and making decisions regarding class photos, grad trip/party, degree framing, etc. and sharing this information with the graduating class. Take the class opinion and organize the different events concerning the graduation.
- 2nd year(s)

LUNCH HOUR LECTURE SERIES (opt.)

Arrange for faculty members to give informal presentations about their current research to students.

E-NEWSLETTER (opt.)

Coordinate weekly informational e-mails for students.
- 1st or 2nd year

COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

Write articles, etc. (CONTACT Dr. Rvachew). already appointed by Dr. Rvachew

MITABI Forum Rep

Liase with MITABI Forum organizers; keep program informed about discussion night times and topics
- 2nd year

Other possible positions (as needed):

TREASURER

If there are a lot of funds; in the past this position has not been necessary

CONFERENCE INFORMATION COORDINATOR

To collect and disseminate information about upcoming conferences in the area

AWARENESS DAY COMMITTEE

In past years, students have organized an information booth to be set up around campus. It is possible to apply for funding from the SAC Student Project Fund to support this event.