SUPRA is governed by a Council of democratically elected members. This council is responsible for all aspects of the governance of SUPRA, and for representating postgraduate students at the University of Sydney. The council term is 1 July to 30 June every year. Being on council is a great way to get involved and make a difference to the life of postgraduate students at the University of Sydney.
Council meets at least once a month and considers all the matters of governance relevant to the organisation. Members who are not councillors are invited to observe and participate in council, though they will not have voting rights. Council is run according to formal meeting procedures as outlined in our Rules of Order. These are designed to facilitate discussion.
The council consists of 34 councillors. Of these, 27 are elected through the General Election (General Councillors) and 7 are autonomously elected through the Equity Elections (Equity Officers). Council reserves 12 positions for students identifying as women, 6 positions for international students, 6 positions for coursework students, 6 positions for research students, and 3 positions for students located at campuses other than Camperdown/Darlington.
President: Weihong Liang
Vice President: Xinxin (Frona) Wan
Co-Secretaries: Sabrina Chen and Vivian Bai
Co-Treasurers: Chaoyang Li and Zihao (Justin) Wu
Education Officer: Yinfeng (Benny) Shen
Co-Directors of Student Publications: Siran (Shirley) Li and Jinyi Liu
Co-Community Engagement Officers: Ke (Louis) Liu and Hailey Sin.
The current General Councillors are:
- Yuning Zhang
- Ke Wang
- Xingyan Zhou
- Qian (Eileen) Yang
- Hillary Davis
- Eva Midtgaard
- Guangwen Fu
- Zheqi Ding
- Zion Liu
- Yao Yao
- Xiaoqiao Zhao
- Wei Lyu
- Shangru Li
- Dishpreet Singh
* The two vacant positions are reserved for non-cis-gendered Councillors, under 6.3.2(e) of the Constitution.
The current equity officers are:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer: Lindsay McCabe
Disabilities Officer: Gemma Smart
Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Student Officer: Arash Araghi
International Student Officer: Xingyan Zhou
Queer Officer: Jules Rankin
Satellite Campus Officer: JinJing Mao
Women’s Officer: Qiuming Zhang.
Carers Officer: currently vacant.
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