MSA Board Role Descriptions

The MSA President acts as an official spokesperson for the MSA, chairs all meetings of MSA and Board and acts as a signing authority. As well, the President is an ex-officio of all MSA standing committees, assigns responsibilities of the office to members of the Board, presents an annual report and encourages liaison between MSA and other individuals/groups. Elected for a term of two years.
Current term expires: June 30, 2020

The MSA Vice-President assists the President, carries out the duties of the President in President’s absence, fills other duties as assigned by the President and serves as the Board Representative on the Negotiations Committee. Elected for a term of two years. Current term expires: June 30, 2019

The Secretary/Treasurer attends monthly Board meetings of the MSA Board as well as their spring and fall annual general meetings. Responsible for: administering financial affairs of MSA as directed by the Board, reviewing records of financial transactions, presenting a budget for each fiscal year for the Board’s review and presenting the annual financial statements to the membership. Elected for a term of two years. Current term expires: June 30, 2019

Member Representatives
The Member Representatives fulfill duties and responsibilities as required by the Board and liaise between the Board and the MSA members. Directors serve for a term of two years, and shall receive time off with pay to fulfill duties as required from time to time. Serves for a term of two years.
Current (3) terms expire: June 30, 2019
Current (3) terms expire:  June 30, 2020

MSA Member on the Board of Governors
Nominated by the Minister of Advanced Education as the MSA staff member on the Board of Governors. The role includes: interpreting the concerns and decisions to the MSA members, presenting an annual report, communicating regularly with MSA members and presenting quarterly reports and reports as required to the board. Elected prior to expiration of incumbent’s term; for a term of three years and for a maximum of two consecutive terms. Current term expires: February 27, 2021

MSA Member on Academic Governance Council
When an MSA member is elected to the Academic Governance Council, they shall be invited to: present quarterly reports to the Board and to the Annual General Meetings, be a voting member of the MSA Board.
Current terms expire: August 31, 2019 and August 31, 2020

MSA Member as Professional Development Committee Chair
Carry out duties as defined by the Professional Development Committee.
Current term expires: June 30, 2020