Director Elections – Fall 2019

Hello Graduate Students!

Below are the election results for the Fall 2019 GSS Director Elections. Another 3 Director positions will be elected in the spring term and information about nominations will be sent out in January 2020.

 

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE

Lulu Li [ 241 ] ** Elected
Hoornaz Keshavarzian [ 91 ]
Odessa Cohen [ 114 ]
None of the Above [ 25 ]
Abstain [ 94 ]

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Farina Fassihi [ 168 ] ** Elected
Thuy Do [ 82 ]
Herby Desriveaux [ 167 ]
Ribwar Ahmadi [ 70 ]
None of the Above [ 17 ]
Abstain [ 61 ]

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC RELATIONS

Rahil Adeli [ 383 ] ** Elected
None of the Above [ 55 ]
Abstain [ 127 ]

 

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