Student Housing Advisory Committee

 

The Student Housing Advisory Committee provides students with a forum to voice opinions and ideas to the University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Student Housing & Residence Life, and serves to facilitate bi-directional communication between students and housing staff.

Purpose

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Student representatives provide input and feedback on matters pertaining to housing services, programming for students, resources and departmental budget priorities. Areas of interest for which student feedback and discussion is invaluable include:

  • Student needs in various communities, including undergraduate, graduate/professional, bachelor & family communities;

  • Housing policies, services, student conduct structures, customer service and engagement issues;

  • Budgetary priorities for the department and housing fee consultation;

Membership

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Membership is composed of the following student representatives:

  • Two (1) Graduate Student (non-family) Representatives

  • One (1) Family Representative

  • Three (3) UTM Undergraduate Residence Council Executives

  • Two (2) UTM First Year Residence Community Representatives

  • One (1) UTM Upper Year Residence Community Representative

  • One (1) Residence Life Don Representative

  • One (1) Peer Academic Leader Representative

  • One (1) Residence Service Desk Staff Representative

Meetings

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Meetings will be scheduled to occur semi-regularly based on member availability and upcoming deadlines/points of consultation. During the months of October & November, however, meetings will occur more regularly to facilitate the budgetary consultation process on the following dates: 

  • SHAC Meeting #1 – Tuesday September 22, 2020 @8am in SHRL Office (via Zoom)
  • SHAC Meeting #2 – Tuesday September 29, 2020 @8am in SHRL Office (via Zoom)
  • SHAC Meeting #3 – Tuesday October 6, 2020 @8am in SHRL Office (via Zoom)
  • SHAC Meeting #4 – Tuesday October 20, 2020 @8am in SHRL Office (via Zoom)

Student Representative Elections

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All interested candidates are asked to submit their nomination, including a brief candidate statement (250 words), using this link no later than Thursday, September 17 @11:59pm.

For any roles that are not acclaimed, an online voting period will be open to all residence students taking place from September18-21, 2020. Representatives will be elected by a majority of completed ballots. During this voting period, students will have the opportunity to vote for a representative(s) from their particular community within the residence population. An email with voting instructions and candidate statements will be sent out to residence students on September 18. All candidates will be notified of the results via email on September 21 and successful representatives will be invited to attend the first meeting on September 22.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to jessica.nayda@utoronto.ca