Roles & Responsibilities


The roles & responsibilities of each elected position are highlighted below:

President

  • Presides over Council and Executive meetings
  • Is the official spokesperson for the BCITSA
  • Ensures that the Executive Members are fulfilling their duties
  • Presents the Interim Report at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and tables the Annual Report
  • A non-voting student representative on the Education Council
  • A voting student representative on the Board of Governors

VP Finance & Administration

  • Responsible for managing the budget process
  • Responsible for all BCITSA employees
  • Evaluates monthly financial reports
  • Assumes the responsibility of the President in their absence
  • Arranges Council and Executive meetings
  • Chairs the Bylaw Committee
  • Ensures that controls are in place for the disbursement of all funds
  • Reviews and distributes meeting minutes

VP Student Experience

  • Handles student issues and concerns, academic and non-academic
  • Acts as a student rep on Decision Review Board when applicable
  • Chairs the Clubs Committee
  • Liaises with BCIT on all matters affecting students
  • Appoints the Residence Councillor and Satellite Councillors
  • A voting student rep on Education Council

VP External

  • Promotes and maintains good public relations with surrounding communities
  • Liaises with the Ministry and Government regarding issues that affect BCIT
  • Chairs the Advocacy and Policy Committee
  • Represents BCITSA on the BCIT Alumni Board and any lobbying efforts

VP Equity and Sustainability

  • Advocates for increased equity and inclusivity on campus
  • Champions sustainability initiatives
  • Promotes BCITSA aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Vice-chair of Student Spaces Development Committee
  • Appoints the Indigenous Students Councillor and the International Students Councillor

Chairs (7)

  • Organizes and chairs monthly Set Rep meetings, as applicable
  • Liaises with Program Heads to ensure that Set Reps are selected
  • Liaises between Council and their respective School or Satellite Campus
  • Appoints Student Councillors from their respective School or Satellite