Volunteer with IPPSSA


The International, Political and Policy Studies Student Association is pleased to offer many areas in which students can find an opportunity to engage with the association and all of its students. Almost all commitments are voluntary, but have the benefit of counting for credits and hours with the Centre for Global and Community Engagement.

Questions? Come into the office, or send us an email if you are interested: vp.internal@aeeippssa.ca

Ways to Get Involved

IPPSSA Volunteer Committee (IVC)

IPPSSA needs great volunteers in order to make social and academic events happen for the rest of the student body. Some of these included Model Parliament, Masquerave, Social Sciences Ball, Public Policy Conference, and more. Join the IPPSSA Volunteer Committee, as this is a great opportunity to learn more about IPPSSA, meet new friends, give back, and earn volunteer hours on your co-curricular record!

10408629_338632356308164_1196083454520775253_n 101 Week Guides

This is a short-term engagement for the first month of the school year, helping to integrate first year students into life at the University of Ottawa, and a social environment where many students can make connections in their program of study

Mentorship Program

NEW to IPPSSA this year! This programs aims to continue the connections made during 101 Week and the beginning of the school year, and gives an opportunity to older students (who might have been guides) to continue “guiding” throughout the year, and offer an older friend who can give academic, professional, language, or even social mentoring! You can be a mentor, or a ‘mentee’, and this relationship is a great way to make new connections
and expand your network throughout the year. Apply here to be a mentor! 

Model Parliament Committee

Model Parliament Committee is a group of 10 volunteers who are working hard to execute one of IPPSSA’s largest (and best) events. All students are encouraged to come learn about and experience Canada’s parliamentary process by becoming a “Member of Parliament” for the weekend, and joining or creating political party in a two-day simulation in the House of Commons.

Public 1556256_414444298726969_3779260077140019046_oAdministration Committee

The Public Administration Committee organizes regular events dealing with Canada’s public policy. Our events bring together a wide range of  professionals, leading thinkers, and students on topics that seek to move Canada forward. We are always on the lookout for new and ambitious talent  to join our committee. For more information, send an email to vp.pap@aeeippssa.ca.

Program Representatives

There are 6 program representatives that serve as connections between IPPSSA Students and the Faculty of Social Sciences; two representatives for Political Science, 2 for Public Administration, and 2 representatives for International Studies and Modern Languages. This is an appointed position every year that allows for a student to become more involved and immerse themselves in their program of study.

 By-elections and Annual Executive Elections10394838_1529866500608384_481535595837626222_n

Every year, a new cycle of elections within the student associations determine the executive for the upcoming year. Just like any election, there are  regulations, but it is an incredible opportunity to be voted into a position on the executive team of IPPSSA, and even if you don’t run, we ask that you  inform yourself about the candidates, come to our debate, and vote!

There is also a cycle of by-elections in the fall of every new year, primarily to elect the new 1st and 2nd year representatives, and any positions which remain unfilled after the prior spring elections.

Inform yourself about the positions available, and read the constitution here. Information about the elections and candidates meeting, as well as the nomination meeting will be posted on the webpage and Facebook in the weeks prior to the election. Stay tuned!