CUSA Committees meet regularly to make decisions about specific ongoing projects. The following are the current active committees. To find out more about a specific committee, email vpi@cusaonline.ca. Check the meetings & minutes page for up to date committee meetings!

Standing Committees

CUSA Student Initiative Fund Committee (SIFC)

The CUSA Student Initiative Fund refers back to the Conference and Discretionary Fund with a more extended purpose. It shall be maintained by CUSA Council and is intended to assist students and student groups on campus in endeavours which improve the Carleton community, the profile of CUSA, and/or the interests of the students involved. Student initiatives such as, a conference or competition, a charity CUSA may be asked to support, academic project or any other student initiative that CUSA may be asked to support, academic project or any other student initiative that CUSA deems worthy to support.

Chair: Ahmad Hashimi – CUSA VP Internal

Meeting Time: TBD

Members: 

  • Venassa Baptiste – CUSA VP Finance
  • Vacant – Councillor 
  • Vacant – Councillor
  • Vacant – Councillor 
  • Vacant – Students-at-large
  • Vacant – Students-at-large
  • Vacant – Students-at-large

Constitutional Board

This committee examines any amendments to the constitution, by-laws or policies referred to it by Council or the Committee members. It then makes recommendations to Council concerning those amendments. It also regularly reviews these governing documents to help discover areas that should be clarified by Council.

Chair: Melanie Chapman – University Ombudsperson
Meeting time: When necessary
Members:

  • Vacant – Students-at-large
  • Vacant – Students-at-large
  • Vacant – Students-at-large
  • Vacant – Students-at-large
  • Vacant – Students-at-large (alternate)
  • Vacant – Students-at-large (alternate)

Executive Compensation Review Committee (ECRC)

Chair: CUSA General Manager or CUSA Director of Finance

Meeting Time: TBD

Members: 

  • Venassa Baptiste – CUSA VP Finance
  • Vacant – Councillor 
  • Vacant – Councillor 
  • Vacant – Councillor
  • Vacant – Students-at-large
  • Vacant – Students-at-large
  • Vacant – Students-at-large

Clubs Oversight Committee (COC)

This committee provides oversight, guidance, support, and accountability to CUSA Clubs.

Chair: Samuel Kilgour – CUSA Staff

Meeting Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm

Members: 

  • Ahmad Hashimi – CUSA VP Internal
  • Venassa Baptiste – CUSA VP Finance
  • Emily Sowa – CUSA Councillor
  • Gabe Paraskevopulos – Student-at-Large
  • Anthony Blejdea – Club Representative
  • Ahmad Hashimi – CUSA President (Ex-Officio)
  • Vacant – Club Representative
  • Vacant – Club Representative

Accessibility Fund Committee (AFC)

This committee works to ensure that CUSA events and services are accessible to all students. This committee also works to raise awareness of issues affecting students with disabilities on campus. All CUSA clubs, services, facilities, and members of the association are able to apply for support from the Accessibility Fund.

Chair: TBD

Meeting Time: TBD

Members: 

  • Valentina Vera Gonzalez – CUSA VPSI
  • Vacant – Students with disabilities 
  • Vacant – Students with disabilities 
  • Vacant – Students with disabilities 
  • Vacant – Students with disabilities
  • Vacant –  Councillors 
  • Vacant –  Councillors
  • Vacant –  Students-at-large 
  • Vacant –  Students-at-large

Awards Committee (AC)

The Awards Committee can be struck no later than February. Each year, CUSA awards a number of scholarships to students and staff who have attained high levels of academic achievement, displayed extraordinary commitment to extracurricular activities, or otherwise served the Carleton community in a meaningful way. The Awards Committee meets annually to choose recipients from the pool of applications.

Chair: TBD

Meeting Time: TBD

Members: 

Financial Review Committee (FRC)

Chair: TBD

Time: TBD

Members: 

Ad-Hoc Committees 21/22

Ad-Hoc Democratic Reform Committee (DRC)

This committee will evaluate and revise CUSA’s democratic process on campus in order to re-establish trust and confidence of Carleton students in our Student Association.

Chair: Braeden Cain – Student-at-Large (Honoraria)

Meeting Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays 7pm – 8pm

Members: 

  • Ahmad Hashimi – CUSA VP Internal
  • Emily Sowa – CUSA Councillor
  • Pierce Burch – CUSA Councillor
  • Cameron Davis – CUSA Councillor
  • Greg Dance – CUSA Councillor
  • Musab Chaudhry – CUSA Councillor
  • Anthony Galipeau – Student-at-Large
  • Simon Harris – Student-at-Large
  • Sam Kilgour – CUSA Staff (Ex-Officio)
  • Jeremy Brzozowski – Carleton Director, Student Affairs & Student Life (Ex-Officio)
  • Melanie Chapman – Carleton Ombuds (Ex-Officio)

Ad-Hoc Indigenization Committee (IC)

This committee is responsible for advocating on behalf of Indigenous students at Carleton, reporting findings to CUSA on how to better their representation, services and university experience of Indigenous students.

Chair: Mawandoseg Centre Coordinator

Meeting Time: TBD

Members:

  • Valentina Vera Gonzalez – CUSA VPSI (VICE Chair)
  • A representative from the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives (Ex-Officio)
  • Vacant – Councillors 
  • Vacant – Councillors 
  • Vacant – Students-at-Large 
  • Vacant – Students-at-Large

Ad-Hoc Academic Resilience Fund Committee (ARFC)

This committee strives to support students in after both expected and unexpected  situations, with funding up to $600 this academic year, including subsidizing some necessary textbook purchases on a case-by-case basis. Not only are the pandemic’s effects still lingering, ongoing needs have also been exacerbated by the pandemic and require diligent attention. This  committee will strive to ease stressors usually associated with struggling to persist to degree  completion with an emphasis on international students, recognizing their challenges in this time of global upheaval require special support.

Chair: Samuel Kilgour – CUSA Staff (Student Groups Administrator)

Meeting Time: TBD

Members:

  • Venassa Baptiste – CUSA VP Finance
  • Adil Tahseen – CUSA Staff (Services Manager)
  • Vacant –  Councillors 
  • Vacant –  Councillors

Ad-Hoc International Student Advisory Committee (ISAC)

This committee is responsible for advocating on behalf of international students at Carleton, research and present to council how CUSA can improve the university experience and representation of all international students on campus.

Chair: Valentina Vera Gonzalez – CUSA VP Student Issues 

Meeting Time: TBD

Members: 

  • Faris Riazudden – Councillor
  • Saad Khan – Councillor
  • Vyanjali Jokhoo – Student at large 
  • Cindy Ledesma – Student at large 
  • Anshul Tipnis – Student at large

Interested in joining a committee? Review the vacancies listed above and apply below.