Board of Directors

Results of interim appointment to the Board of Directors

There is presently one (1) vacancy on the Board for a term of office ending with the Spring 2016 board elections. By-law 2, Section 8 allows the Board of Directors to appoint a member to the Board the balance of a vacated term.

Nominations were opened for a four week period. As no nominatons were received for this seat, it will remain vacant until elections are held in Spring 2016.

2015-16 Board of Directors


Introduction to the Board Structure


MAPS is governed by an elected Board of Directors. All Directors are part-time students at McMaster University (in an undergraduate program or taking courses at the Centre for Continuing Education) and are elected for two-year terms at either a meeting of the membership or through electronic referendum.

Terms of office are staggered, so that around half of the Board is elected each year - usually between January and April (elections coincide with other Association business including the release of the audited financial statements). The Board meets at least four times each year (usually more often) and its primary role is to set the strategic direction of the Association, decide on policy, and ensure that the objectives it has set for the Association are being met. The Board elects the Association president and vice presidents from among its membership each year.


Board of Directors Minutes & Meeting Materials


Minutes of all open session meetings are available for review/download here.


Board of Directors Meeting Schedule & Agenda Packages

(Scheduled Open Session Meetings)


  2014 2015 2016  
January 14th, 29th 14th x  
February 11th 11th    
March 25 pkg1 pkg2 11th x  
April 29th   x  
May   4th x  
June 3rd 10    
July 15th   x  
August   11    
September 16th   x  
October   13    
November 11th   x  
December 10th 30    


For assistance or more information, please call (905) 525-9140, ext. 22021, or email


Board of Directors



Executive Committee






Karen Richmond

Elected March 2015 for 2 years
(905) 525-9140



Second Vice President


Andy Griggs

Elected March 2015 for 1 year term
(905) 525-9140



Board Directors-at-large




Kristin Belovari (CCE)

Elected March 2015 for 2 year term
(905) 525-9140

Susan Marsh-Rollo (Sci)

Elected March 2015 for 1 year term
(905) 525-9140

Jim Watson (CCE)

Elected March 2015 for 2 year term
(905) 525-9140

Helpful links

By-laws and policies

MAPS Council / Board of Directors - Historical List, 1979 - present

MAPS Executive Committee - Historical List, 1979 - present 

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Health and Dental
Opt-in Period
is now CLOSED

The Term 1 Opt-in period to purchase coverage in the MSU's Health and Dental Plan closed on September 30th.

The Term 2 Opt-in period will run from January 5-29, 2016. The premium for 8 months coverage will be announced shortly.


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MAPS-MSU Transfers are closed for 2015-16

Campus Store Pick-up Service is available for anyone making purchases at the Campus Store online.

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The online membership transfer system developed by MAPS, the MSU, and representatives from Student Accounts and Cashiers, Student Accessibility Services, and the Registrar's office resulted in significant improvements in processing time for membership transfers. Stakeholders will be reviewing the results over the next few months to see if further improvements can be made.



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