VUSAC has seven separate commissions which represent different areas of student life and student issues: Academic, Arts & Culture, Equity, Commuter, Equity, Mental Wellness, Scarlet & Gold, and Sustainability.
Commissions are chaired by the elected Commissioner and hire Co-Chair, when applicable. Meetings are open to all students. They meet weekly or bi-weekly to plan events and develop advocacy initiatives.
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.
For more information on VOCA please see their website, linked here.
The Academic and Professional Development Commission is newly-introduced within VUSAC. It's first year will allow Victorians to attend events, experience new opportunities, and visit workshops.
The Academic and Professional Development operates within the Victoria Students' Administrative Council as a subset group. A few events that will be operating this year include:
Networking events with Alumni
Volunteering and Planning
A newly introduced peer-tutoring program
An annual Victoria College conference
Professional and Academic workshops
A full list of events will be posted on the VUSAC calendar for easy accessibility.
To contact the commissioner, and if you have any Academic and Professional Development-related questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to e-mail
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 as well as faculty, as well as 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 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.
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.
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 also advocate for Vic to divest from fossil fuels and implement composting, among other things.
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 two Scarlet and Gold subcommittees: the Victoria College Winterfest Committee and Highball Committee. Membership on both the Winterfest and Highball committee includes 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 in the late fall.