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Senate Associate Progam

The Senate Associate Program is a prime opportunity to be involved in student government on campus. Via the program you get to engage with the legislative branch of the ASSU, the Undergraduate Senate (UGS).

Time with campus leaders (talks with ASSU Exec Members, other University Admin)
Presentation sessions (Topics may include Structure of ASSU, Advocacy Landscape on campus)
SAPling socials (for community building)
Regular meetings with assigned senator
It will be recommended (not required) to attend some senate meetings

It is expected that by the end of the program, participants will have a good understanding of
How the ASSU functions
How the Undergraduate Senate makes decisions, and enacts change on campus,
Other channels to make impact on campus
By participating in the program, students will
Partner with others to work on projects they are passionate about
Receive mentorship from a current UG Senator
Form part of a vibrant cohort of SAPlings
Connect with various campus leaders in a more intimate setting
Get hands-on experience with drafting bills and resolutions
It is the hope that many SAPling will go on to pursue advocacy through joining other advocacy groups on campus, running for various positions during election season, and applying to serve on various committees and boards on campus. The program is geared towards building leadership capacity and empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and connections, to make them successful in their future advocacy efforts.

Getting involved
Selection based on a review of your application. There are no interviews. The number of accepted SAPlings is based on the capacity of the current senators. Accepted candidates will be paired with a senator based on their advocacy interests.

Applications are live now (

Deadline: October 16, 2021 @ 11:59pm
Info Session: Monday, October 7, 2021 @ 6pm (

If you have any questions, kindly contact Darryl Thompson, UGS Deputy Chair at