The UTGSU has a number of Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees that work on a number of issues that Graduate students face. We encourage all assembly members to join one or a variety of standing committees to get involved in life on campus! Contact the chair of a committee for more information and to get involved. Minutes from our committees’ meetings and committee expenditures can be view by members at the UTGSU office.


Chair: VP External


Campaign and Activism Committee (CAC): CAC is established as a standing committee of the UTGSU. Its mandate is to support the UTGSU in its campaign and outreach activities. The Chair of the standing Committee will be the V.P External. The Communication Officer of the UTGSU will be a non-voting member and will attend meetings.

finance committee

Chair: VP Finance


There shall be a Finance Committee chaired by the Finance Commissioner, and the President serve as Vice-Chair, and four (4) members of Board of Directors, elected by Board of Directors, who are not members of the Executive and who represent each of the four divisions of the School of Graduate Studies, as well as designated members of the Finance Office who shall be ex-officio and non-voting. The Finance Committee is a closed committee and will be responsible to prepare proposals on fiscal policy and financial estimates for the consideration of the Executive, to review all monetary donation requests of the Union, to prepare the Special Grants allocation, to prepare the Conference and Academic Engagement Grants allocation, to execute the Conference Bursary funds allocation, to execute the Graduate Community Development Fund allocation, and to assist the Finance Office and Officers in their duties.

Governance COmmittee

Chair: VP Internal


The mandate of the committee is to oversee the operations of UTGSU. The Governance Committee shall work in close collaboration with the executive team and the Board of Directors. The Vice-President Internal shall serve as the Chair and the President shall serve as the Vice-Chair, with four divisional representatives.

Grad minds


Grad Minds promotes graduate student mental health and wellbeing. They provide mental health education through programs, initiatives, and events that focus on personal skill development, psychological resilience, self-care practices, and de-stigmatizing mental health problems.

Graduate Affairs committee

Chair: VP Academics and Funding 3&4


The Graduate Affairs Committee shall coordinate the work of Council on all matters of an academic nature within the University, as well as serve as the body to organize all Union activity within the University’s governance structure, including student finances. This committee shall also be empowered to make recommendations to Council on these matters. The committee shall, at minimum, consist of: Vice-President Academics as co-chair persons (non-voting) Four (4) Members, elected from the Board of Directors, who are not members of the Executive but represent each of the four (4) School of Graduate Studies Divisions.