Representation Executive Council members, holiday 2022

SAMRU’s Vice President External Accepts a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

SAMRU’s Student Governing Board has accepted the resignation of Tera Cardinal as the Vice President External on SAMRU’s Representation Executive Council (REC), effective January 24, 2023. Tera has decided to accept a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern for the Canadian government at the United Nations in New York!

The Board has decided to leave the VP External position vacant for the remainder of the term and, in the meantime, has opted to redistribute Tera’s remaining tasks among the remaining members of REC.

Tera attends the 2022 REC Elections Winners’ Announcement with 2021-2022 President Spirit River Striped Wolf

Emma Maguire, Speaker of the Board, stated that “SAMRU’s Student Governing Board would like to thank VP External Tera Cardinal for all of her hard work and dedication to SAMRU. We wish her all the success in her future endeavours.”

Elected in March 2022, Tera began serving as the REC VP External on May 1, 2022. Her primary goal was to help get students more engaged in the democratic process and encourage them to vote in the upcoming provincial election by leading a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign in partnership with the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS).

Tera was elected to the position of VP External in May 2022 and served alongside her team: VP Student Affairs Pamela Malec, President Joseph Nguyen, and VP Academic Yasmin Ahmed

Tera is passionate about the issues that impact students and spent much of her time advocating to Members of Parliament, Ministers, and other external stakeholders on behalf of MRU students. We are confident that she will bring the same passion when representing Canada in her new role.

On top of her work with REC, Tera also worked provincially as the Vice-Chair of CAUS and federally as the Director of Policy at the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). Tera also served as CASA’s National Indigenous Advisory Committee (NIAC) co-chair.

Tera attends the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) Advocacy Week alongside 2022-2023 President Joseph Nguyen

Join us in wishing Tera the best of luck in her exciting new adventure! Keep an eye open for our REC President, Joseph Nguyen, and our Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Coordinator on campus in the coming months as they work to implement the GOTV campaign, which will help prepare MRU students to make an informed decision in the upcoming provincial election.

Have you considered representing and advocating for your fellow MRU students? SAMRU is seeking student representatives for the 2023-24 academic year! Members of the Representation Executive Council (REC) are full-time, salaried employees of SAMRU and report to the Student Governing Board, earning a salary of $43,500 plus benefits.

SAMRU’s Representation Executive Council (REC) serve as the voice of students

We are now accepting applications for the following REC positions:

  • REC President
  • REC VP External
  • REC VP Student Affairs
  • REC VP Academic

Interested? You can find more details about the work of a REC member, as well as everything you’ll need to apply for a position, at, so you can download an application package and get started today! Please note that the deadline to apply for a position on REC will be February 22nd, 2023, at 4:30 PM. If you have any questions along the way, please reach out to the Chief Returning Officer, Shauna Hunter, at