- Brett Parnell
About the Office of the Faculty of Public Affairs
The Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) Coordinator is responsible for organizing, scheduling and facilitating meetings with the departmental and first year FPA representatives. It is the responsibility of the FPA Coordinator to ensure accuracy in the submission of minutes (to the VP Internal), as well as the attendance of its members at Departmental Meetings, Faculty Board Meetings, Faculty Representative Meetings and CASG General Assembly Meetings.
The FPA Coordinator must recruit, train and encourage all of its members to actively participate in the Carleton Academic Student Government organization by performing class talks, speaking with departmental societies, administration, faculty and students.
In addition, the FPA Coordinators are responsible for meeting with their representatives once a month (Faculty Representative Meetings). This meeting is to be solely organized by the Coordinator. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): formulating and distributing the agenda in advance, scheduling, room booking, ordering food/refreshments, and keeping track of attendances.
In addition, the FPA Coordinator is a leader who is passionate for Carleton Academics; the position of Faculty of Public Affairs Coordinator demands well-organized, driven, enthusiastic, and intellectual individuals who are capable of facilitating over twenty CASG student representatives.
Departmental Positions under the FPA Coordinator:
- Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs
- Department of Economics
- Department of Law
- Department of Political Science
- Institute of African Studies
- Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
- Institute of Political Economy
- Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
- School of Journalism and Communication
- School of Public Policy and Administration
- School of Social Work
About the Faculty of Public Affairs Coordinator:
My name is Brett Parnell, and I am in my final year of Political Science (Canadian Politics) with a minor in Law and Legal Studies, and I am the current Public Affairs Coordinator. Over the past two years, I have been extensively involved with CASG both as a Department Representative for Political Science, and as a Senator for Public Affairs. I also have extensive experience across campus. I am a current Public Affairs CUSA councillor. I hold executive positions with the Carleton University Commonwealth Student Association and the Israel Awareness Committee, and I was recently a vice head during frosh week. Away from campus, I am passionate about travelling the world. I look forward to working with all the FPA reps over the coming year to provide the best academic representation for Public Affairs students.