Executive Team

The TCSA is governed by our elected Board of Directors, which is comprised of 29 voting members: five executives, ten equity commissioners, two first year commissioners, two representatives elected from the Trent International Students Association and the Trent University native Association, and fifteen representatives from the college cabinets.

The TCSA Board of Directors operates on the mandate to advocate for student needs and concerns through campaigns, events, and services. The executive team is largely responsible for the day-to-day operations and budget of the association. We invite all students to reach out to any of our executive team with questions about student fees, association funding lines, advocacy, student issues, academic appeals, and more. Drop by the office or give us a call or email!

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PRESIDENT
Ann-Majella McKelvie

(705) 748-1011 ext. 6173 president@trentcentral.ca

The President of the Association is responsible to, and works on behalf of, the Board of Directors and the membership for the overall functioning of the Association. The President works with the Operations & Services Manager of the Association, helping to create yearly budgets and ensuring yearly financial audits are conducted by third parties. The President acts as the key liaison between the TCSA, other unions throughout campus (i.e., Canadian Union of Public Employees, Trent University Faculty Association, Trent Graduate Students Union, and Trent Part Time Students Association), as well as local councillors, members of parliament, and members of Ontario Legislator. Finally, the President is responsible as the Deputy Speaker and chief spokesperson for the Association.

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VICE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGNS & EQUITY
Beth Bekele

(705) 748-1011 ext. 6275
vpcampaigns@trentcentral.ca

The Vice President Campaigns & Equity is responsible for working with the Vice President University & College Affairs, the Vice President Clubs & Groups, and the Vice President Student Health & Wellness to jointly organize the Association's efforts in Orientation Week and Frost Week activities. The Vice President Campaigns & Equity is responsible for ensuring successful campaigns and awareness events to educate students to better understand the barriers of the post-secondary environment, and challenges faced by all. The Vice President Campaigns & Equity is responsible for liaising between the Canadian Federation of Students, and the Association, providing the opportunity for students to then become involved in attending the Canadian Federation of Students AGMs, for both the national and provincial meetings.

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VICE PRESIDENT UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE AFFAIRS
Rachel Smylie

(705) 748-1011 ext. 1107
vpuc@trentcentral.ca

The Vice President University & College Affairs is responsible for working with the Vice President Campaigns & Equity, the Vice President Clubs & Groups, and the Vice President Student Health & Wellness to jointly organize the Association's efforts in Orientation Week and Frost Week activities. The Vice President University & College Affairs represents the Association on, but not limited to, relevant committees and task forces concerning the colleges, residences, food, and licensing. The Vice President University & College Affairs attends the proceedings of the Trent University Senate and reports to the Board, and lobbies for new policies concerning curriculum, college campaigns and programming, among others.

VICE PRESIDENT CLUBS & GROUPS
Lawrence Faria

(705) 748-1011 ext. 6174
vpclubs@trentcentral.ca

The Vice President Clubs & Groups is responsible for working with the Vice President University & College Affairs, the Vice President Campaigns & Equity, and the Vice President Student Health & Wellness to jointly organize the Association's efforts in Orientation Week and Frost Week activities. The Vice President Clubs & Groups is responsible for maintaining open communication and active ties with local city councillors and the DBIA, as well as attending relevant City Councillor meetings and reporting to the Board. The Vice President Clubs & Groups oversees the Clubs & Groups Funding service and committee, and organizes Clubs & Groups Day, Clubs Registration, and Year-end Appreciation. Finally, the Vice President Clubs & Groups works to strengthen the communication and collaboration between the Association and levy groups, relevant local unions, other post-secondary institutions in the Peterborough area, the GSA, and the TDSA.

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VICE PRESIDENT STUDENT HEALTH & WELLNESS
Ethel Nalule

(705) 748-1011 ext. 6124
vphealth@trentcentral.ca

The Vice President Student Health & Wellness is responsible for working with the Vice President Campaigns & Equity, the Vice President Clubs & Groups, and the Vice President University & College Affairs to jointly organize the Association’s efforts in Orientation and Frost Week activities. The Vice President Student Health & Wellness is responsible for working with campus and community partners to increase student involvement in wellness initiatives; to combat wellness-related stigma; and to educate students about resources available to them on campus and in the community. The Vice President Student Health & Wellness is responsible for collaborating with the Association’s Equity Commissioners, the Trent Student Wellness Centre and the Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility to develop wellness campaigns and activities focused on both physical and mental wellness. Finally, The Vice President Student Health & Wellness will work to ensure the Trent Student Benefits Plan are appropriate and working effectively for the various student demographics on campus.