As the SMSS represents our College’s 400 students in a number of professional aspects, the business of the organization predominantly shall occur in divisions and be carried out by the officers that populate those divisions. The three largest divisions are: the Academic Division – which addresses the academic needs of our members; the External Division – which addresses and works with organizations outside the SMSS to provide support to our members; and the Internal Division – which addresses the SMSS student groups and interactions between members.
The Academic, External, and Internal divisions shall be chaired by the respective Vice-President (Sr, if applicable) and populated by SMSS Officers. Barring exceptions, the SMSS Officers will number thirty (30). A single person, regardless of the number of positions they hold, shall not be granted more than one (1) vote. Every person, regardless of seniority, shall hold a vote at division meetings.
The SMSS Officer Positions are: Class Representatives (Med I, II, III/IV), Fundraising Representatives (Sr./Jr.), Global Health Advocate (GHA; Sr./Jr.), Global Health Liaisons (GHL; Sr./Jr.), Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee (GAAC) Representatives (Sr./Jr.), Regina-Saskatoon Liaison, Research Representative, Social Representatives (Regina and Saskatoon), Sports Directors (Sr./Jr.), Student Groups Coordinator (SGC), Student Services Representative, Regina Student Services Representative, and University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union’s Member of Student Council (USSU MSC).
A description of voting members on Council is presented in the Organizational Flow Chart (Under the “About Us” tab). A description of the roles of each SMSS Council Officer position is outlined in the “SMSS Officers” tab.
Occasionally, the SMSS Officers shall meet as the SMSS Council to discuss governance changes, inter-division disputes, and/or to discuss the business of the Organization itself. For transparency, the agendas and meeting minutes of such meetings are linked below. All agendas shall be posted a week in advance of a meeting and the minutes/decisions of those meetings shall be posted no later than a month after the meeting has occurred.
The 2020 SMSS SGM will be held virtually in the spring. Please find the constitution and policies here when the time comes.