Kerry Burke has resigned as Vice-President External of the GSA so he can focus on completing his MA in Political Science. The Executive, Council and staff of the GSA would like to thank Kerry for all of his hard work and wish him the very best in his studies.

With less than six months left in this Executive’s term, the Executive would like to fill the position of VP External as soon as possible. Therefore, the Executive hopes to have Council elect a replacement at the Council meeting on Friday, November 14, as per the GSA Constitution.

If you are interested in running for this position, please submit a brief biography and statement of interest to Justine at vpo@gsacarleton.ca by noon on Monday November 10. These statements will be circulated to GSA Councillors for consideration before the November 14 meeting. Candidates are also expected to attend council on November 14, beginning at 6 PM, to speak to Council and answer any questions. The meeting will be held in room 3101 of the Canal Building.

Below are the duties of the VP External as presented in the GSA By-Laws. This position is approximately 20hrs/week and candidates are expected to balance the job with school and any extra curricular responsibilities. The Executive are available to meet with anyone who is interested, to answer questions about the position and the roles and responsibilities of the Executive, or the GSA more generally.

Section 4: Vice-President External
a) The Vice-President External generally shall
be responsible for matters external to the GSA.
b) The Vice-President External shall be
responsible for maintaining communication
with groups external to Carleton University,
including local governmental bodies, local
resident associations and national/provincial G.S.A. By-Laws 7
student associations of which the GSA is a
member.
c) The Vice-President External shall
maintain a liaison with student associations
and other organizations on campus,
including Service Centres.
d) The Vice-President External shall
normally be responsible for coordinating
the representation of International graduate
students.
e) The Vice-President External shall be
responsible for the GSA’s media relations.
f) The Vice-President External shall, with
the Vice President Operations, coordinate
Grad Welcome Weeks.
g) The Vice-President External shall act as
one of the 5 signing officers of the GSA.
h) The Vice-President External shall share
with the President the responsibility of
overseeing the production of all
publications, including, but not limited to,
the GSA web site, Student Handbook and
Agenda, Council binders and the Grad
Voice.