University of Alberta Students' Union

at 8900 - 114 Street NW, Edmonton, T6G 2J7 Canada


University of Alberta Students' Union
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton , AB T6G 2J7
Canada
Contact Phone
P: 780-492-4241
Website
http://www.su.ualberta.ca

Description

The University of Alberta Students' Union is the student society that represents undergraduate students at the University of Alberta. Originally established in 1909, it is a non-profit corporation that operates under the authority of the Post-Secondary Learning Act (Alberta). Its membership consists of the roughly 30,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the university.With an annual budget of approximately $10,000,000 and hundreds of paid and volunteer staff, the Students' Union serves as an advocate for students and provides a variety of services to its members. The Students' Union also operates a number of businesses, manages various targeted trust funds, hosts a wide variety of entertainment and educational events, and runs the Students' Union Building.CouncilStudents' Council is the ultimate decision-making body of the Students' Union and is composed of representatives elected from each faculty (32), five executive members elected in a campus-wide general election each March, and one undergraduate student elected in the same election to serve on the University's Board of Governors.RepresentationProvincially, the Students' Union participates in the Council of Alberta University Students. The Students' Union was a founding member of the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations. While it took a brief hiatus on its membership, having pulled out in 2003, the Students' Union moved to rejoin CASA in March 2008.In the fall of 2016, the Students' Union expanded the U-Pass program to Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc and Spruce Grove.

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