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Executive Team

Cecil VanBuskirk - Student Union President

Cecil VanBuskirk - Student Union President

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2435
E: su_pres@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon: 
8:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:  8:00am - 5:30pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:  8:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:     8:00am - 3:00pm

Responsibilities 

  •  Responsible for the operation of the St.FX Students’ Union and for the determination and implementation of its objectives.

  • A member ex-officio of all Committees and other bodies of the Union. 

  • Co-ordinate all student representation on University Committees.

  • Responsible for all relations with other Students' Unions, schools, governments and outside organizations. 

  • Working with the VP External Affairs, acting as representatives of all St. F.X. students at all Students Nova Scotia meetings and conferences, and is a member of the Students Nova Scotia executive board as well as all Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) meetings and conferences, and as a member of the CASA general assembly.

  • Responsible for the concerns of all students. This includes student groups not represented on the Students’ Union Representative Council. 

  • Responsible for relations with the Coady International Institute. 

  • Responsible for relations with University administration. 

  • Responsible for the carrying out of all matters pertaining to the actual operation of the Union.

For a complete list of the Responsibilities of the President please refer to pages 29-31 of the St.FX Students’ Union By-laws.

Committees 

  • University Board of Governors, Executive Committee

  • University Board of Governors

  • Students’ Union Representative Council, as a voting member

  • Executive Board of the Students’ Union, as chair (voting member)

  • CASA Governance and Internal Review Committee, as a voting member

  • X-Ring Committee, as chair

  • Convocation Committee

  • Occupational Health and Safety Committee

  • Food Service Liaison Committee 

  • X-Project Board of Directors

  • Safety and Security Advisory Committee

For a complete list of the president’s committees, please contact at su_pres@stfx.ca.

 

 

Emma Kuzmyk - Vice President Academic

Emma Kuzmyk - Vice President Academic

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2411
E: su_academic@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Tue:  10:30am - 5:00pm
Wed: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Thu:  10:30am - 5:00pm
Fri:    9:00am - 3:30pm


Patrick Wallace - Vice President Finance & Operations

Patrick Wallace - Vice President Finance & Operations

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2412
E: su_finance@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon:  10:00am – 5:00pm
Tue:   10:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thu:   10:00am – 4:00pm
Fri:    10:00am -1:00pm

Responsibilities

  • Directing and organizing financial and daily operational systems of the Union

  • Signing authority on all financial documents of the Students’ Union

  • Funds/Grants review and allocations

  • Budget planning, review and implementation

Committees

  • The students’ union representative council, as a non-voting member

  • The budget and finance committee

  • The executive board of the students’ union, as a voting member

  • The health plan committee, as a voting member

  • The university budget committee, as a voting member

Sub-Executives

  • House accounts coordinator

  • Drive U

  • Student food Resource Centre

Siobhan Lacey- Vice President Residence Affairs

Siobhan Lacey- Vice President Residence Affairs

Contact:
P: 
902-867-5152
E: su_resaffairs@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu:  10:00am – 4:00pm
Fri:    9:00am – 12:00pm

Responsibilities

  • Hiring and training House President, Vice Presidents and Off-Campus Leaders

  • Hiring Student Advocates

  • Overseeing activities of House Council

  • Ensuring that the above positions are fully aware of their duties under their respective terms of reference within the Students’ Union

  • Liaison between the Students’ Union and Residence Life

  • Advocating on behalf on Students’ in Residence and Off-Campus

  • Promoting Diversity and Equity within the residence building

Committees

  • Campus Affairs Committee, (Co-Chair)

  • Students’ Union Executive Board

  • Students’ Union Representative Council

  • Student Orientation Committee

Sub-Executives

  • House Council Coordinator

  • 12 House Presidents

  • 12 Vice Presidents

  • 2 Off-Campus Leaders

  • 3 Student Advocates


Sarah Elliott - Vice President External Affairs

Sarah Elliott - Vice President External Affairs

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2413
E: su_external@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Wed:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu:   10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri:    9:00am - 12:00pm

Responsibilities

  • Bring forward student issues to various stakeholders, including all levels of government to advocate for change

  • Represents the StFX Student Body in an equitable manner

  • Strives to combine research and consultation in order to advance student concerns

  • Part of 2 main advocacy groups:

    • Students Nova Scotia which advocates to the provincial government

    • Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) which advocates to the federal government

Natalie Marie Doumkos - Vice President Activities & Events

Natalie Marie Doumkos - Vice President Activities & Events

Contact:
P: 
902-867-2220
C: 403-891-2907
E: su_activ@stfx.ca

Office Hours:
Mon:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue:   9:00am - 4:00pm
Wed:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Fri:    9:00am - 11:00am

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the organization, planning and facilitation of all student-led events at the university.

  • Organizes events for X-Fest, X Ring, Frost Week, Convocation, and any other events that the executive board wishes to pursue.

  • Responsible for all financial systems related to events.

  • Coordinates events at The Golden X Inn alongside the bar manager.

  • Assists the Society Coordinator in the co-ordination of all campus societies.

  • Works with the Vice President Residence Affairs in the planning of all House Hockey Cups.

Committees

  • Event Review Committee

  • Student Orientation Committee

  • Students’ Union Executive Board

  • Students’ Union Representative Council

  • Equity Advisory Committee

Sub-executives

  • O-Crew Co-Chairs (2)

  • O-Crew Executive (21)

  • O-Crew Generals (110)

  • Event Coordinators (3)

  • Society Coordinator