Director Elections – Fall 2019

Hello Graduate Students!

We would like to invite you to join the Graduate Student Society (GSS) executive team. The GSS election period begins this week and we want you to consider running for one of the Director positions.

NOMINATIONS PERIOD

The nominations period will open on Friday, Sept 20th at 12 noon.

To run in the election, please fill out the nomination form linked below and return the completed form to MBC 2205 or email it to ec@sfugradsociety.ca.

>>>  DOWNLOAD NOMINATIONS FORM  <<<

The forms are also available at the GSS Offices (MBC 2205). The deadline for completed nomination forms is  Friday Oct 18th at 12 noon.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

The following information sessions will be hosted for graduate students interested in submitting their nominations for one of the director positions:

Burnaby: Sept 30th at 12:30 pm (Maggie Benson Centre, Room 2212)

Surrey: Oct 1st at 12:30 pm (Room SUR 354)

Vancouver: Oct 2nd at 12:30 pm (Harbour Centre, Room 7023)

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions you can inquire about alternatives by emailing the Electoral Committee: ec@sfugradsociety

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR POSITIONS

Positions are open to currently enrolled graduate students at SFU. These stipended positions are a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and to pursue initiatives and issues that are important to SFU’s graduate student body. Directors sit on the Executive Committee of the GSS, and in the past, have worked on projects such as: U-Pass negotiations, affordable housing advocacy, orientation, improving graduate student supervision, Graduate Provincial Scholarship advocacy, and exploring sponsorship opportunities.

THE POSITIONS AVAILABLE ARE:

        Director of Academic Relations   >> Terms of Reference

        Director of Finance   >> Terms of Reference

        Director of Student Life   >> Terms of Reference

FEATURES OF THESE POSITIONS:

  • Open to all current SFU graduate students, including international students
  • Stipend is $4600/semester
  • Work an average of 50 hours per month
  • Sit on the Executive Committee and Council
  • Help steward the services and projects of the GSS
  • Be an advocate for rights and interests of grad students
  • Plan events, socials and build community for students
  • Term: January 1, 2020 until Dec 31st, 2020

 

KEY ELECTION DATES

 
Sept 19th: Notice of Elections 
Sept 20th at 12 noon: Nominations Open  
Sept 30th at 12:30 noon: Burnaby Nomination Information Session
Oct 1st at 12:30 noon: Surrey Nomination Information Session 
Oct 2nd at 12:30 noon: Vancouver Nomination Information Session
Oct 18th at 12 noon: Nominations Close 
Oct 18th at 11:59 pm: Candidate Profile Submission Deadline
Oct 23rd at 12 noon: Mandatory Candidate Q&A Session 
Oct 28th at 9 am: Campaign Period Begins 
Nov 5th at 5:30 pm: Meet the Candidates (Public Event) 
Nov 15th at 11:59 pm: Campaign Period Ends 
Nov 18th at 12 noon: Online Polling Begins
Nov 22nd at 11:59 pm: Online Polling Ends
Nov 25th at 12 noon: Announcement of Results

 

BY-LAWS AND REGULATION

Elections and referenda, collectively known as electoral undertakings, are governed by the documents below. 
 
Constitution and By-Laws (page 20)

 

R1010 Electoral Undertaking Regulation

QUESTIONS?

Email the Electoral Committee at ec@sfugradsociety.ca or the Chief Electoral Officer at electoralcheif@sfugradsociety.ca