What is an AGM?

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the most important event hosted by your Student Union. Those who attend have the opportunity to discuss the financial health of the organization, make amendments to by-laws with notice, and consider items that have been put forth by the membership.

As a member (a current full-time Ontario Tech student), it is your right to attend the AGM. Members can submit proposals that will be heard and voted on by all members present at the AGM. You have the power to make real change on campus, and it starts at the AGM.

Knowledge is power

Be an informed voter. Check out the archives section to prepare for the AGM.

During the year, attend our board meetings or keep up-to-date with our electronic board Meeting Minutes posted on our website.

If the AGM falls on a date or time that you can’t make – not to worry. You can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf by completing a simple online form before the deadline (maximum one proxy per attendee). Fill out and submit the online Proxy Form before the deadline of Oct 17, 11:59pm.

Share your bright idea

OTSU is always looking for ways to improve! A member (a current full-time Ontario Tech student) can petition to have a Proposal added to the meeting agenda by getting support from 100 members and completing the Proposal Form by the deadline. The form will require proof of support by providing the student number and “ontariotechu.net” email from each individual. The form must be submitted 30 business days prior to the annual general meeting.

FAQ

What will be discussed at the AGM?

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:

  • Ask and learn about the OTSU operations and finances
  • Hear reports from the Board of Directors
  • Speak about any item on the agenda
  • Vote on any special resolution or proposal
  • Make or second motions
What are my rights as a member?

As a member, it is your right to attend the AGM and vote on all resolutions. More information about your rights can be found in our General Bylaws.

Have a question or concern about the AGM?

Email your questions and concerns to: uoitsu@uoit.ca

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