About the Office of the President:
The CASG President acts as the Student Governance Coordinator of Carleton University. It is the President’s responsibility, as Student Governance Coordinator, to report to Senate on the academic student governance representatives (ASG Representatives), those who sit on departmental boards and school councils.
The CASG President is also responsible for attending meetings with the Administration (i.e. President of the University, Associate VP Student Support Services, etc). Apart from managing all other executives, the President is specifically responsible for ensuring that the constitution is upheld and deals with external student organizations. The President is to be well informed on academic matters regarding the University, CASG constitution, by-laws, and policies. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the President to participate in and oversee the creation of new policies, by-laws, and constitutional changes whenever deemed necessary.
The President represents the CASG organization within the undergraduate population, CASG Council, and the Carleton University Senate. Within the CASG structure, the President is the first among equals within the executive committee. It is the President’s responsibility to ensure that the executive meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis (from September to April), and that CASG general meetings are held throughout the year. Should the executives be in any need of assistance, it is the duty of the President to aid the VPs with their responsibilities. The President is a signing authority and is entrusted with the finances of CASG. Finally, the President of CASG is to promote accountability, transparency, and fair practices in matters including, but not limited to; elections, hiring, volunteers, meetings, policies, finances, record keeping, etc.
About the Current President:
Ayesha is a 4th year student, studying a BSc Combined Honours in Chemistry and Earth Sciences. As CASG President she also represents undergraduates on the Carleton Academic Senate, as well as the Senate Executive. Outside of her CASG responsibilities Ayesha is involved with the Carleton Geology Society, Carleton University Relay for Life, and the Carleton United Nations Society. She also works as a Lab Assistant at the Carleton Geochemistry and Geochronological Research Centre, and a research assistant at NRCan. She is also working on her 4th year thesis, which is will talk about to anyone that is interested
Ayesha is most excited to bring new ideas to CASG, as she was the Chemistry Representative for two years, and the Science Student Senator for two years as well. She hopes to pull of another successful TEDx, and to help give students more assistance through the effective use of CASG’s budget with the Academic Initiative Fund, and the CASG scholarships.
Ayesha can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just go to Roosters and you will probably find her drinking her umpteenth coffee of the day.