PAF Adjudication

PAF Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for setting the PAF Guidelines, funding envelopes for each category of PAF, and for final approvals for certain categories. They approve a final report of PAF which is circulated to the Dean's Student Advisory Council (SAC), a group consisting of elected EUS executives, program club presidents, department/program heads, associate deans, and the dean.


Project applications open twice a year, closing in September in Term 1 and in January in Term 2. The PAF Funding Committee will adjudicate these applications and recommend funding allocations to the PAF Governance Committee, who makes the final approvals.

Travel & Conferences

Travel & Conferences are assessed on a rolling basis, and as such are adjudicated by a much smaller group: the EUS VP Finance and a staff member from APSC's Professional Development Office.

Annual Faculty Requests

Annual Faculty Requests are directly sent to the Governance Committee, usually in the fall semester. This generally includes EGBC student membership, the APSC mentorship programming, and funding for the staff support of the PAF program.

PAF Funding Committee

  • The Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development (ex-officio, co-chair) 
  • Three Applied Science Faculty members appointed by the Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development 
  • The EUS President (ex-officio) 
  • The EUS VP Finance (ex-officio, co-chair)  
  • Two students-at-large, to be appointed by the EUS 
  • The PAF Coordinator (non-voting)  
  • Manager, Experiential Learning and Professional Development (non-voting) 

Co-chairs may appoint designates.

Diversity of experience is considered when appointing members to the funding committee. Proxies may be sent in the case of absence. All decisions of the PAF Funding Committee shall be made by a majority (50%+1) vote and require a quorum of three, including at least one faculty member (can be Dean or Associate Dean) and one student.

In the case of resubmissions or additional informational requests, the Committee may finalize their recommendation via email vote if an in-person meeting is not possible. Email votes must be open for at least one week. Non-replies shall count as abstentions.

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