StudentsNS’ Board of Directors appoints steering committees to guide many of the organization’s projects. These committees must include at least one member of the Board of Directors, but otherwise members may be students or representatives of partner organizations or the public. The committees provide direction to StudentsNS staff, to ensure student ownership. They may help to design campaigns, plan events, provide feedback to researchers and communicate to the public.

 

Past Projects:

Farewell to Nova Scotia Campaign

  • Gorba Bhandari, SMU Students’ Association President
  • Benjamin Gunn-Doerge (Chair), StFX Students’ Union VP External
  • Sarah Hines, CBU Students’ Union VP Finance and Operations
  • Callie Lathem, Acadia Students’ Union President

Mend the Gap – the Women in Student Politics Project

  • Amanda Kolwich, SMU Students’ Association VP Events and Programs
  • Brittany MacAulay, CBU Students’ Union Science and Technology Council Representative
  • Melissa O’Brien, Acadia Students’ Union Equity Officer
  • Alicia Silliker, StFX Students’ Union Executive Vice President and StudentsNS VP University Affairs
  • Scott Bryne, Kingstec NSCCSA StudentsNS Representative and StudentsNS VP College Affairs

Mental Health Project

  • Evan Fairn, Kingstec NSCCSA StudentsNS Representative
  • Emma Hachey, Acadia Mental Health Society
  • Brandon Hamilton, StudentsNS and StFX Students’ Union President
  • Piedad Martin, Dalhousie Student Union Peer Support Program Coordinator
  • Megan Neil, SMU Students’ Association Volunteer and Campaigns Coordinator

 

Alcohol Risk Reduction Project (2013-2014)

  • Gorba Bhandari, SMU Students’ Association President
  • Jessica Compagnon, Dalhousie Agricultural Students Association Vice President Internal
  • Zach Gallant, Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union President
  • Benjamin Gunn-Doerge, StFX Students’ Union President
  • Matthew Latimer, CBU Students’ Union President
  • Matthew Rios (Chair), Acadia Students’ Union President

Independent Review of Student Union Democratic Governance – Advisory Committee (2014-2015)

  • Lisa Buchanan, former Dalhousie Student Union Councillor
  • Emma Cochrane, former Acadia Students’ Union Senator
  • Nick Head-Petersen, former StFX Students’ Union President
  • Andre Petrie, CBU Students’ Union Executive VP
  • Kyle Power, former Acadia Students’ Union VP Academic and External and ANSSA/StudentsNS Chair
  • Matt Risser (Chair), former SMU Students’ Association VP External and ANSSA Chair

Independent Review of Student Union Democratic Governance – Steering Committee (2014-2015)

  • Brandon Hamilton, StFX Students’ Union President (Chair)
  • Ryan Hamilton, SMUSA Board of Directors Vice-Chair
  • Callie Lathem, Acadia Students’ Union President
  • Brandon MacDonald, CBU Students’ Union Off-Campus Council Representative

Mend the Gap – the Women in Student Politics Project (2013-2014)

  • Jenna Hastings, Acadia Students’ Union Student Representative Council Member
  • Amanda Kolwich (Chair), SMU Students’ Association Student Activities Manager
  • Alicia Silliker, StFX Students’ Union External Equity Advocate
  • Stephanie McCormick, CBU Students’ Union Women’s Centre Coordinator

Sexual Assault Prevention Project (2013-2014)

  • Amy Brierley, StudentsNS Chair and StFX Students’ Union Vice President Union Services
  • Annie Chau, Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre – Preventing Violence Against Women at StFX Project Coordinator
  • Jessica Compagnon, Dalhousie Agricultural Students Association Vice President Internal
  • Zach Gallant, Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union President
  • Callie Lathem (Chair), Acadia Students’ Union Equity Officer
  • Staci Simpson, SMU Women’s Centre Coordinator
  • Samantha White, CBU Sexual Diversity Centre Coordinator

Student Wellness Conference – Sexual Assault Prevention and Safe Alcohol Consumption (2014)

  • Annie Chau, Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre – Preventing Violence Against Women at StFX Project Coordinator
  • Callie Lathem (Chair), Acadia Students’ Union Equity Officer
  • Jeremy Mott, Kingstec NSCCSA President
  • Matthew Rios (Chair), Acadia Students’ Union President

Summit on Youth in the Nova Scotia Economy (2013-2014)

  • Kelly Bennett, Fusion Halifax Director of People Factor
  • Emily Boucher, Digital Nova Scotia Marketing and Research Director
  • Chris Glover, Dalhousie Career and Leadership Development Centre Interim Associate Director
  • Benjamin Gunn-Doerge, StFX Students’ Union President
  • Matthew Latimer, CBU Students’ Union President
  • Ann Power, Director of Youth Labour Market Attachment and Retention – Department of Labour and Advanced Education
  • Darcy Shea (Chair), Acadia Students’ Union Vice President Academic and External