GSA Motion Submission
You can make change by submitting a motion to Council! Any student may submit a motion, paper or report to Council. This could be by mandating your elected representatives to take a certain stance or carry out certain work, creating policy or holding your elected representatives to account!
Use this form to submit your proposed motion. This will be discussed at the next convened GSA Council Meeting.
Paper Deadline for the next GSA Council Meeting
*Any motions submitted after this time will not be considered at the next Council meeting.
If you need any support or help with writing your motion, please email
. Similarly, if you would like your motion checking over, please submit or email 2 working days before the deadline in order to ensure good time to get back to you with feedback.
What can Association Council do?
Association Council is the policy-making body of the GSA.
1. set, amend and repeal policies or bylaws of the GSA;
2. instruct and hold to account the Principal Officers of the GSA;
3. decide on a motion of censure or no-confidence in any of the Officers or Trustees of the GSA;
4. mandate elected representatives and Officers of the GSA to express a particular view on a particular issue, or to carry out a particular function.
Your York email address (ending @
Title of motion
What do you want to change? (Describe the issue to us or what it is you want to see different!)
Why do you want to change it? (Why is this something you are passionate about? Do you have any facts or statistics you could add in here? Or do you have any student feedback that you could present to Council?)
What do you want the York Graduate Students' Association to do? (tip: look at what the powers of Council are above!)
Would you like to receive feedback on your motion by GSA Representation and Democracy Coordinator?
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