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At-Large Director: Federation of Students Board of Directors
The Federation of Students’ Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for an at large member to serve from January 1, 2018 to April 31, 2018. Nominees must be eighteen (18) years of age, not be bankrupt, and be either an enrolled full-time or part-time student at the University of Waterloo. The position is voluntary, with no remuneration. Board members will however receive a small discount for certain items at Federation of Students’ commercial services.
The Board of Directors of the Corporation shall manage the affairs of the Corporation and shall make or shall cause to be made for the Corporation, in its name, any kind of contract which the Corporation may lawfully enter into, and, save as hereinafter provided, generally may exercise all such other powers and do all such other acts and things as the Corporation is by its charter or otherwise authorized to exercise or do. Without in any way derogating from the foregoing, the Board of Directors is expressly empowered, from time to time, to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, alienate, sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of shares, stocks, rights, warrants, options and other securities, lands, buildings, and other property, movable or immovable, real or personal, or any right or interest therein owned by the Corporation for such consideration and upon such terms and conditions as they may deem advisable.
The Board of Directors is expressly further empowered to:
- Approve the annual budgets of the Corporation;
- Review the finances of the Corporation, including the annual audit;
- Oversee the Executive and all other Officers of the Corporation in the execution of their duties;
- Oversee the strategic direction of the Corporation;
- Determine the dates of the Fall and Winter General Meetings;
- Establish the staff structure and the human resources procedures of the Corporation;
- Establish such committees and procedures as are necessary for the effective execution of its duties.
Nominees, if selected, must familiarize themselves with the Ontario Corporations Act, the letters patent, agreements with the University, these bylaws, and the Policies and Procedures of the Corporation. They must also perform all duties attributed to them in the Ontario Corporations Act, in bylaws, and within the procedures of the Corporation. Directors shall, to a reasonable extent, respect and uphold the Policies of the Corporation in the execution of their duties. Directors are expected to attend all Board meetings, and actively participate in all proceedings. The Board of Directors must consider all recommendations made by Council.
Please answer the below questions honestly, and with a view to providing an accurate representation of your abilities to meet the requirements of the position. The Board of Directors will only contact the successful nominee. We thank all other applicants in advance.