The PAF Guidelines are governing rules of PAF, and includes all eligibility requirements, assessment criteria, and timelines. Here's a quick breakdown of who is involved in this process and their specific roles:

PAF Governance Committee

PAF is governed by a central PAF governance body. This Committee is responsible for:

  • Ensuring compliance with the mandate of PAF
  • Overseeing governance changes to the Fund including but not limited to the PAF eligibility requirements, membership of governance structures, authority to allocate funds, and categories of funding available
  • Setting annual envelopes for funding categories
  • Approving disbursement of funds upon recommendation from the Funding Committee

In addition, the PAF Governance Board shall prepare an annual report about the activities of the fund for the Student Advisory Council (SAC).

Governance Committee Membership:

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

Co-chairs may appoint designates.

All decisions of the Board shall be made with a majority (50%+1) vote and require a quorum of three, including at least one faculty member (including Dean or Associate Dean) and one student. Decisions may be made 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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