Comité exécutif

Comité exécutif

The Executive Committee, chaired by the President, directs and manages the day-to-day activities and operations of the UOSU. The executives are elected in a campus-wide election in the spring and work full-time throughout the year.

The Executive Committee is a Committee of the Board of Directors.

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Tim Gulliver

Président

The President is the chief spokesperson for uOttawa undergrads and the overall leader of the UOSU. They ensure student voices are heard loud and clear by the University administration. Responsible for the management and supervision of the Union’s affairs and operations, they are also expected to lead collaboratively and provide support to the other members of the Executive.

  • Chief Executive Officer of the UOSU
  • Strategic direction of the organization
  • Fulfillment of UOSU’s mandate
  • Project and crisis management
  • Institutional knowledge and transition

With the Operations Commissioner:

  • Supervising the Executive Director
  • Managing the Union’s human resources
  • Signing officer (contracts and payments) and oversight of financial administration

Relevant Staff

  • Directrice Générale
  • HR Manager
  • Directeur des finances
  • Commissaire adjoint (gouvernance, gestion de données et administration)

Relevant Committees

  • Finance Committee
  • Internal management committees
  • Chair of the Executive Committee
  • De facto Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Ensure compliance with the Constitution and policies
  • Coordinate General Assemblies
  • Support and accountability to the Board of Directors
  • Liaison with legal counsel

Relevant Staff

  • Directrice Générale
  • Commissaire adjoint (gouvernance, gestion de données et administration)
  • Deputy Commissioner (President)

Relevant Committees

  • Governance Committee (Chair)
  • Nominating Committee for the Chair of the Board of Directors 
  • Official representative and media liaison
  • Overseeing all communications to the student body
  • Relations with external organizations funded by the UOSU

Relevant Staff

  • Directrice des communications et administration

Relevant Committees

  • Ad-Hoc Communications and Engagement Committee (Chair)
  • Maintain relations between the UOSU and Recognized Student Governments (RSGs)
  • Supporting Commissioners

With the Advocacy Commissioner:

  • Lobbying and campaigning government
  • Maintain relations between the UOSU and the uOttawa administration
  • Campaigns and advocacy to the uOttawa administration

Relevant Staff

  • Deputy Commissioner (President)

Relevant Committees

  • President’s Round Table (Co-Chair)
  • Ombudsperson’s Advisory Committee
  • Library Advisory Committee
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Nouria Sawadogo

Commissaire aux opérations

The Operations Commissioner keeps the UOSU running smoothly and transparently. They work with the President, Executive Director, and senior management to direct and oversee the internal operations of the Union, including finances and human resources

With the President:

  • Supervising the Executive Director
  • Hiring, firing and discipline of staff
  • Labour relations
  • Periodical salary review

Relevant Staff

  • Directrice Générale
  • HR Manager
  • Directeur des finances
  • Commissaire adjoint (gouvernance, gestion de données et administration)

Relevant Committees

  • Internal management committees
  • Chief Financial Officer of the UOSU
  • Budget management & revision
  • Audit management & revision
  • Compliance with financial policies
  • Transfer of levies to Recognized Student Governments and external organizations
  • Financial accessibility and literacy
  • Regular financial oversight & risk management, including for UOSU businesses
  • Health and dental insurance administration
  • Signing officer (payments)

Relevant Staff

  • Directeur des finances
  • Directrice des entreprises
  • Comptroller
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Relevant Committees

  • Finance Committee (Chair)
  • Funds and Scholarships Committee
  • Money Round Table (Chair)
  • Clubs and Services Committee
  • Student Life Committee
  • Board of Directors of CHUO (Radio)
  • Internal management committees
  • Administrative tasks
  • Systems management
  • Signing officer (contracts)

Relevant Staff

  • Commissaire adjoint (gouvernance, gestion de données et administration)

Relevant Committees

  • Governance Committee
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Armaan Kheppar

Commissaire à la revendication

The Advocacy Commissioner is your advocate to people in power. They raise issues faced by students to municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government, through campaigns, lobbying, and more. They also assist the President in engaging directly with the uOttawa administration.

  • Federal government relations
  • Relations with the Undergraduates of Canadian Research
  • Intensive Universities (UCRU)
  • Provincial government relations
  • Relations with the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)
  • Relations with City Council and Sandy Hill community
  • Policy-writing, lobbying & campaign organization

Relevant Staff

  • Deputy Commissioner (External Affairs)
  • Campaigns Coordinator

Relevant Committees

  • Advocacy Committee (Chair)
  • Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)
  • Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU)
  • Sandy Hill Town & Gown
  • Relations with student representatives on the Board of Governors & Student Senate Caucus
  • Student representation on University Committees
  • Relations with professors’ and uOttawa employee unions
  • Campaigns and coalition-building with advocacy-centric student clubs
  • Administer the Campaigns Fund
  • Defend academic and student rights

With the President:

  • Relations with the University of Ottawa
  • University-level research, advocacy projects, and campaigns

Relevant Staff

  • Deputy Commissioner (University Affairs & Equity)
  • Student Rights’ Centre

Relevant Committees

  • Advocacy Committee (Chair)
  • Equity Committee
  • University Affairs Round Table (Chair)
  • Interunion Coalition of the University of Ottawa (ICUO)
  • Council on Undergraduate Studies
  • Nominating Committee for the Council of Undergraduate Studies
  • Nominating Committee for the Senate Appeals Committee
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Sana Almansour

Commissaire à l’équité

The Equity Commissioner stands up for marginalized students. They build equity on campus, both within the UOSU and at the University at large. Through campaigns and lobbying, they are an additional voice at the table for equity-seeking communities, and fight discrimination at the University of Ottawa.

  • Campaigns and representation
  • Relations with the uOttawa Human Rights’ Office
  • Support for survivors of Gender-Based and Sexual Violence
  • Relations with student groups from a marginalized and equity-seeking community
  • Support for students from a marginalized and equity-seeking community
  • Administer the Equity Fund

Relevant Staff

  • Deputy Commissioner (University Affairs & Equity)
  • Women’s Resource Centre
  • RISE Centre
  • Centre de la fierté
  • Centre multi-foi
  • Centre pour les étudiant·e·s ayant une incapacité
  • Maison internationale
  • Banque alimentaire

Relevant Committees

  • Equity Committee (Chair)
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Equity Round Table (Chair)
  • Standing Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Violence
  • uOttawa Working Groups on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence
  • Ensure inclusive and non-discriminatory working environment
  • Equity complaints and accountability
  • Internal equity audits
  • Ensure compliance with equity mandate and relevant policies

Relevant Staff

  • HR Director
  • Deputy Commissioner (University Affairs & Equity)

Relevant Committees

  • Equity Committee (Chair)
  • Internal management committees
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Lia Bosquet

Commissaire aux affaires francophones

The Francophone Affairs Commissioner defends the interests of Francophone students at the world’s largest bilingual (English-French) university. They oversee programming for Francophone students, ensures that the services and programs of the Union are bilingual, and protects Francophone rights.

  • Events and activities for Francophone students
  • Community-building for Francophones and Francophiles
  • Administer the Francophone Affairs Fund

Relevant Staff

  • Centre du bilinguisme

Relevant Committees

  • Francophone Affairs Committee (Chair)
  • Francophone Affairs Round Table (Chair)
  • Student Life Committee
  • Clubs and Services Committee
  • Active offer and bilingual access of services, activities, and documents
  • Compliance with bilingualism mandate and relevant policies
  • Bilingualism-related student complaints

Relevant Staff

  • Centre du bilinguisme
  • Translators

Relevant Committees

  • Francophone Affairs Committee (Chair)
  • Internal management committees
  • Relations with the Office of the Vice-
  • President, International and Francophonie
  • Spokesperson for Francophone students and media liaison
  • Relations with Francophone student groups and organizations
  • Student representation on University Committees
  • University-level policy review, lobbying, campaigns for Francophone students
  • Bilingualism-related student complaints

Relevant Staff

  • Centre du bilinguisme

Relevant Committees

  • Francophone Affairs Committee (Chair)
  • Francophone Affairs Round Table (Chair)
  • Council on French Services and Programs
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Ashley Wunsch

Commissaire à la vie étudiante

The Student Life Commissioner works to make your experience at uOttawa a memorable one. They organize social and philanthropic events on campus, such as 101 Week and Relay for Life. They also manage relations with Recognized Student Governments and oversee the administration of funds and scholarships.

  • 101 Week oversight, planning, and execution
  • Inclusive event planning
  • Support for student group and UOSU service-led events (i.e. Black History Month)

Relevant Staff

  • 101 Week Crew
  • Temporary Student Staff
  • Directrice des communications et administration

Relevant Committees

  • Student Life Committee (Chair) – Social Round Table (Chair) – Student Life Committee – School Spirit Council
  • Shine Day planning and execution
  • Relay for Life planning and execution
  • Funds and scholarships design, promotion, and administration

Relevant Staff

  • Temporary Student Staff

Relevant Committees

  • Student Life Committee (Chair)
  • Funds and Scholarships Committee (Chair)
  • Philanthropy Round Table (Chair)
  • Relations with Recognized Student Governments
  • Wellness and mental health initiatives

Relevant Staff

  • Centre d’entraide

Relevant Committees

  • President’s Round Table (Co-Chair)
  • CHUO Board of Directors
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Zachary Flahaut

Commissaire des clubs et des services

The Clubs and Services Commissioner supports and manages the UOSU’s 300+ student clubs and 15 services. In the clubs portfolio, they oversee club recognition, support, and funding. In the services portfolio, they ensure the programs offered by services are sustainable, inclusive, bilingual, and accessible.

  • Recognition, suspension and removal of club status
  • Support to recognized clubs
  • Club awards and conferences
  • Club funding & storage allocation
  • Ensure compliance with Clubs Code Relevant Staff
  • Campus Vibez uOttawa (UOSU staff & volunteers)

Relevant Committees

  • Clubs and Services Committee (Chair)
  • Sustainability, inclusivity, bilingualism, and accessibility of services
  • Support delivery of events and programs
  • Strategic vision and planning
  • Growth and volunteer retention/recruitment

Relevant Staff

  • Directeur des services
  • 15 UOSU Service Coordinators

Relevant Committees

  • Clubs and Services Committee (Chair)
  • Funds and Scholarships Committee
  • Internal staff meetings

Recognized Student Governments

What is the difference between UOSU and the Recognized Student Governments?

The UOSU operates like a federal government, working on issues that affect the entire student body, such as student health & dental insurance and the U-Pass, student clubs and services, or improving campus academically and socially through events, campaigns, and advocacy efforts.

Recognized Student Governments (RSGs) operate like a provincial government, organizing events and providing support to students in their specific faculties.

Round Tables

Round Tables are a collaborative forum for Recognized Student Governments and the UOSU to work together on common projects, discuss campus-wide issues, and represent students. Round Tables meet at least once a month.

The current Round Tables are:

President’s Round Table (PRT)

Members: The UOSU President and Student Life Commissioner, and the Presidents of RSGs.
Priorities: Addressing high-level issues on behalf of UOSU and RSGs, providing effective representation to the student body through collaboration on campaigns and initiatives.

Documents

Social Round Table (SRT)

Members: The UOSU Student Life Commissioner and VP Socials of RSGs.
Priorities: Organizing 101 Week and other social events.

Documents

Philanthropic Round Table (Phil RT)

Members: The UOSU Student Life Commissioner and VP Philanthropy or equivalent position of RSGs.
Priorities: Organizing Shine Day during 101 Week, Relay for Life, and other philanthropic events.

Documents

University Affairs Round Table (UART)

Members: The UOSU Advocacy Commissioner and President, and VP University Affairs/Academic of RSGs.
Priorities: Improving the academic conditions of students, ensuring the respect of academic rights, addressing campus-wide academic issues.

Documents

Francophone Affairs Round Table (FRT)

Members: The UOSU Francophone Affairs Commissioner and VP Francophone or equivalent position of RSGs.
Priorities: Programming, advocacy, and ensuring the respect of linguistic rights for Francophone students.

Documents

Equity Round Table (ERT)

Members: The UOSU Equity Commissioner and VP Equity or equivalent position of RSGs.
Priorities: Advocating for marginalized and equity-seeking students through campaigns, events, and other initiatives.

Documents

Money Round Table (MRT)

Members: The UOSU Operations Commissioner and VP Finance of RSGs.
Priorities: Collaboration and issue resolution relating to RSG finances, levy transfers, insurance or other operational or financial items.

Documents