The UMGSA is seeking a University of Manitoba graduate student for the position of UMGSA Council Chair for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful candidate has a passion for student politics, is comfortable with public speaking and has great interpersonal skills.


  • Chair monthly meetings of the UMGSA Council (usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm, starting in June 2019)
  • Chair the UMGSA Annual General Meeting (usually held in December or January)
  • Moderate online votes when necessary
  • Keep in communication with UMGSA Office Staff and Executives by email


  • Honorarium of $50 per meeting (meetings usually last around 1-2 hours)
  • Gain credit for your Co-Curricular Record
  • Improve your public speaking, mediation and interpersonal skills


  • Familiarity with the University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association
  • Experience with Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Ability to follow procedures as outlined in the UMGSA Bylaws, the UMGSA Governance & Operations Manual and Robert’s Rules of Order

How to Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to Ruth Prokesch at with the subject line “Council Chair” by Monday, June 10th, 2019.