VP Internal

SMSS Position: SMSS VP Internal

Appointed or Elected:  Elected.


Main responsibilities (filled out by Galilee Thompson, VP Internal 2015/16)

Main responsibilities specific to my position include overseeing SMSS communications (e.g., posting on Twitter and the SMSS website communications page), acting as elections officer (running SMSS Fall, Spring, and Class Rep Elections), and acting as Chair of the Internal Division (planning meetings and overseeing activities of this division). As part of the SMSS Executive, I also assist the President and other Executive members as needed and act as an advocate and voice on student issues. The VP Internal attends large number of meetings – CPSS, FAC, SMSS Council, meetings with the Dean and other faculty/staff, SMSS Executive, SMSS Funding Committee, SMSS Internal Division, and the many other meetings that arise as needed.

3 benefits of the Position 3 challenges of the position
1.  Opportunity to improve the student experience through event and initiative planning, and through advocating on important issues 1. Although outcomes from this position are positive and worthwhile, the work to get there isn’t always gratifying – e.g., answering tons of emails and reading policy documents
2.  Opportunity to develop and refine skills and areas of knowledge – including a variety of leadership skills, organizational skills, and conflict mediation skills 2. A lot of time is dedicated to meetings over lunch hour or just before/after class. This leaves less time for free time or student group/other extracurricular activities
3.  Great for making connections with faculty, staff, and other students 3.  You learn that many changes happen very slowly – patience on important issues is just as important as passion

Contact information

Name Email Address Year in Position
Galilee Thompson galilee.thompson@usask.ca 2015/2016