VUSAC has seven separate commissions that represent different areas of student life and student issues:
Academic, Arts & Culture, Commuter, Equity, Mental Wellness, Scarlet & Gold, and Sustainability.
Commissions are chaired by the elected Commissioner and hired Co-Chair (when applicable).
They meet weekly or bi-weekly to plan events and develop initiatives. Meetings are open to all students!
The Academic Commission operates within the Victoria Students' Administrative Council as a subset group. They host the VUSAC Networking Dinner, Academic Workshops, and more. They have strong connections to the Alumni Office and work hard to provide academic and professional aid and resources to Vic students.
To contact the commissioner, and if you have any academic & professional development-related questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equity Commission is known for events like Doc 'n Talks, cultural celebrations, Art at the Intersections, and more! It's also known for its work advocating for Vic students. The Commission strives to make our school more equitable through projects such as de-gendering washrooms and providing equity training to student groups and leaders.
To contact the commissioner, and if you have any equity-related questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com
Like many of VUSAC's Commissions, the Sustainability Commission provides both programming and advocacy. They host Doc 'n Talks, Environmental Equity Week, and connect us with indigenous history through the Kairos blanket exercise. They advocate for Vic to divest from fossil fuels and implement a widespread composting system across Vic campus, among other initiatives.
To contact the commissioner, and if you have any sustainability-related questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to join the Sustainability Commission's Mailing List!
Click HERE to sign the Divestment and Beyond Petition
Arts & Culture
The Arts and Culture Commission is dedicated to providing exciting opportunities to enrich students artistically and culturally and explore Toronto. Smaller events include trips to the ROM, aquarium, street festivals, dance workshops, etc. Some of our big events...
THE BOB: Want to be a part of Canada's longest-running student sketch comedy show? Keep an eye out in September for auditions and applications to be a cast or crew member!
GARDINER GALA: Come out for an awesome time with live music and great food at our annual winter gala right next door at the Gardiner Museum.
VIC VARIETY SHOW: Join us for a night of performances by Vic's many talented students! Auditions will be in second semester.
To contact the commissioner, and if you have any arts & culture-related questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com
The Mental Wellness Commission plans events related to student mental health on campus, helps raise awareness about mental health resources, as well as advocates for student mental health among the larger UofT community.
Some of the events the Commission plans are the Learn How To Fail panel discussion, which involves students and faculty, In addition to the panel, they host pre-exam de-stressors, resource fairs, and self-care activities.
To contact the commissioner, and if you have any mental wellness-related questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commuter Commission is more commonly known as VOCA (Victoria Off-Campus Association). VOCA runs some of Vic's favourite events - including free pancake brunches, commuter assassins, and the annual Home for the Holidays Banquet. They also work to make sure commuters have the skills and resources they need to be comfortable at Vic and successful in life.
To contact the commissioner, and if you have any commuter-related questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com
Scarlet & Gold
The Scarlet and Gold Commission is responsible for establishing a diverse social portfolio for all students of Victoria College.
Events sanctioned by the commission include pub nights, galas, a semi-formal, Winterfest, and Vic's annual year-end celebratory formal, Highball.
Above all else, the Scarlet and Gold commission strives to establish and contribute to a lively and inclusive social culture here at Victoria College.
The commission consists of the Scarlet and Gold Commissioner, select VUSAC Councillors, as well as the members of the Scarlet and Gold subcommittees: Highball Committee. Membership of the Highball committee includes multiple positions open for general members of Victoria College.
These positions will be selected via an application process. To get involved with Scarlet and Gold keep an eye out for announcements on VUSAC's social media channels in the late fall.
To contact the commissioner, and if you have any Scarlet & Gold-related questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org