Purpose and Mandate
The Select Committee on Student Needs is to advise Mayor, Council and City Staff on matters regarding the priorities, policies and strategies affecting students in Prince George, in accordance with the Terms of Reference [PDF]. Specifically the committee will:
- Solicit feedback from the community on student issues, and bring to Council matters identified by the Committee as requiring action by the Municipality.
- Advise City staff, relevant Committees and Council on matters pertaining to local student issues and engage with the local student population.
- Play a role in the development and implementation of events and activities for students in conjunction with relevant City departments and Council Committees.
- Advise local government on policies and budget items where they may impact students.
- Work in support of related municipal objectives and strategic priorities.
- Increase representation of students with local government policy, programs, and services.
Student Mentorship Opportunity
The City is seeking qualified applicants for its Student Mentoring Opportunity in Local Government.
Are you a full or part-time post-secondary student studying in Prince George and interested in researching or working in the field of local government? The City of Prince George is pleased to provide a unique mentoring opportunity to three (3) local students in 2017.
Selected students for this mentoring opportunity will be matched with both a political mentor and a staff mentor. Students will travel with their mentors to one of three (3) local government conventions to learn hands-on what local governments do and the issues local governments face regionally, provincially and nationally. Selected students may also be called upon to represent Prince George at these events and beyond!
The City of Prince George will cover the costs of participation of three (3) students in this program, but successful applicants must be willing to commit the time and dedication to participating in and learning from this opportunity. Mentoring opportunities will last for one (1) week in duration and will take place between May and September 2017.
In addition to the required application, all applicants should include a current resume and a covering letter outlining their reasons for applying and their potential contributions to program.
Eligible applicants/participants must:
· be 19 years of age or older
· be currently enrolled in an educational institution in Prince George
· demonstrate an interest in local government as a career or field of research
· submit a 500 word summary of their experience following participation in the mentoring opportunity
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Please encourage the students in your life to apply for this great opportunity! Applications can be accessed here.
The Committee shall be comprised of a maximum of nine (9) members including:
- City Council - 1 member (Chair)
- Northern Undergraduate Student Society - 1 member
- College of New Caledonia Students' Union - 1 member
- School District No. 57 Student Advisory Council - 1
- Northern British Columbia Graduate Students' Society - 1 members
- Members of Public, appointed by Council - up to 4 members