Advocacy

 

The Mount Allison Students’ Union represents the best interests of its membership (all full- and part-time Mount Allison students) to Mount Allison University and all levels of government. For a list of political positions on issues that affect our members, please visit our Policy page.

Submission to the University Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Senate Procedures (2014)

What to Expect: a Summary of Policies and Procedures for Student Governance at Mount Allison University (2014)

Keeping Pace with Student Space: The MASU’s 2013-2014 Budget Submission to Mount Allison University (2013)

Senate

Students are represented on Mount Allison University’s Senate by six student senators, the Vice-President, Academic Affairs, and the President. As the highest academic governing body, Senate determines Mount Allison University’s academic policy, approves courses, establishes terms of admission, controls the requirements for degrees, and establishes academic regulations and procedures. To find out more about Senate or to speak with one of your representatives, contact the student senators, the Vice-President, Academic Affairs, or the President.

Board of Regents

Students are represented on Mount Allison University’s Board of Regents by the President and one student-at-large. The Board of Regents is the highest governing body of Mount Allison and is responsible for all fiduciary, financial, and legal governance of the University. To find out more about the Board of Regents or to speak with one of your representatives, contact the Board of Regents representative or the President.

Provincial Advocacy

The MASU is a member of the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA), a provincial advocacy organization that represents the student associations of each university in New Brunswick to the provincial government. The Vice-President, External Affairs and the President represent the MASU in the NBSA.

NBSA members and New Brunswick Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour Danny Soucy. Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

NBSA’s Mission: The New Brunswick Student Alliance is a democratically elected student organization that effectively represents and advocates for New Brunswick students on post secondary education issues. As a member-driven organization that conducts research and develops innovative policy, the NBSA strives to improve the quality of a student’s post secondary experience.

NBSA’s Vision: The New Brunswick Student Alliance envisions a New Brunswick post secondary education system where any qualified student has access to an affordable, high quality post secondary education.

Federal Advocacy

The MASU is a member of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), a federal advocacy organization based in Ottawa. The Vice-President, External Affairs and the President represent the MASU in CASA.

CASA’s Mission: Through its member-driven structure and grassroots approach, CASA’s mission is to advocate for students through policy development and research, awareness campaigns, government relations, and partnerships with other stakeholders.

CASA’s Vision: Canada will achieve an accessible, affordable and high quality post-secondary education system, whose students enjoy an excellent quality of life.

CASA’s Values:

  • CASA will focus exclusively on post-secondary and student related issues
  • CASA will remain a strictly non-partisan organization
  • CASA will be member-driven, with opportunities for all members to contribute to and be heard by the organization
  • CASA will have a membership structure that will remain easy to join and easy to leave