Committees

The AUS has several standing committees of Council that perform much of the day-to-day business of the AUS. See below a list of the AUS’s committees and a contact person to get more information about the committee.


Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee is a group of students sitting on Faculty committees, such as the Faculty of Arts Committee, Curriculum Committee, and the Committee on Student Affairs. The Academic Council discusses the academic issues relevant to students. Contact: AUS VP Academic

Francophone Commission
The Francophone Commission of the AUS serves to further the interests of francophone students in the Faculty of Arts. They also organize the French Conversation Circles and further the mission of promoting a bilingual culture on campus. Contact: AUS VP Communications

Financial Management Committee (FMC)

The FMC reviews departmental budgets and goes over the funding requests received from the various campus groups, Arts departmental associations, and student-run publications. The FMC usually has around $30,000- $40,000 in funding to disburse. Contact: AUS VP Finance

Constitutional and By-Law Review Committee (CBRC)

The AUS has lots of governing documents, and they must be reviewed regularly to ensure that they are not self-contradicting and are effective. This year, the CBRC will serve as a Steering Committee for AUS Council, to prescreen proposals to amend the bylaws and constitution. Contact: AUS President

Arts Community Engagement (ACE) Committee

The ACE Committee is responsible for coordinating the AUS’s affairs and engagement with the community, including but not limited to, philanthropic ventures and activities with our neighbours in Montreal. Contact: AUS VP External

Freshmen Events Academic and Representative Committee (FEARC)

FEARC is the first-year committee for U0 and new U1 students of the AUS. FEARC plans events and represents the interests of first-year students within the AUS. FEARC also has a specific mandate to represent former CEGEP students and international students. Contact: AUS VP Internal

Arts Undergraduate Improvement Fund Committee (AUIFC)

The AUIFC reviews applications for capital improvements and disburses the money accordingly to improve the undergraduate experience of Arts students. This fund has supported renovations in the McLennan library, repainting in the Arts Lounge, and furniture for student association offices. Contact: AUS VP Finance

Event Planning and Implementation Committee (EPIC)

EPIC plans and coordinates events for Arts students, which in the past have included OktoberhAUS, the Departmental Cup, and Destress with the AUS. This is a great opportunity if you see event planning in your future. Contact: AUS VP Social

Arts Undergraduate Society Environmental Council (AUSec)

The AUSec oversees the AUS’s commitment to sustainability, and thus works to ensure that all AUS ventures seek to be as sustainable as possible. In the past the AUSec has done a garbage audit in Leacock and purchased reusable coffee mugs for AUS SNAX. Contact: AUS VP Internal

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee undertakes unique promotional techniques to ensure that everyone knows about what’s going on in the universe we like to call the AUS. Contact: AUS VP Communications

Sponsorship Committee

The AUS takes on large endeavours throughout the year, and sometimes that requires support from the community in the form of in-kind support or donations. Contact: AUS VP External

Arts Student Employment Fund Committee (ASEFC)

The ASEFC is responsible for allocating undesignated funds towards on-campus employment opportunities for Arts students. In the past, this has included positions with Arts OASIS, the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS), and the Social Equity & Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, as well as Arts Research Internship Awards (ARIA). Contact: AUS VP Academic

AUS-Library Partnership Committee

As students, we spend a lot of time in the library. The Library Partnership Committee works to build a relationship with the McGill University Library, and is responsible for developing project proposals for capital improvements to the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (HSSL). Contact: AUS VP Academic

Equity Committee

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The AUS has a commitment to anti-oppression, nondiscrimination, and inclusivity. The Equity Committee works to support these principles within the operations of the AUS, and serves as a mediating body should there be an equity complaint. Contact: AUS VP President

Commuter Support and Engagement Committee

Contact: VP Academic, Madeline Wilson

The Commuter Support and Engagement Committee is designed to increase commuter student representation and involvement on campus and through academic and social initiatives. Members must be able to make the case for their status as off-campus/commuter students. Will meet at least twice a month.

International Student Affairs Commission

Contact: VP Academic, Madeline Wilson

The International Student Affairs Commission (ISAC) is dedicated to providing services and hosting events targeted at all international undergraduate arts students. Members must be able to make their case as international students and should have a passion for community building. Will meet roughly twice a month.