Director Elections – Spring 2021

Hello Graduate Students!
 
Polls for the Spring 2021 GSS Director Elections are now open. Polls close on April 7th at 11:59 pm. The candidates and links to their profiles are available below. Following this link to your ballot:
 
 
Results will be posted on April 9th and our next election period will be in the Fall 2021 Semester for the Director of Access & Equity, Director of Student Life, Director of Academic Relations and Director of Finance.

MEET THE CANDIDATES

DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL RELATIONS:

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS:

DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE SERVICES:

ABOUT THE POSITIONS

All of our positions require the directors to be in regular contact and dialogue with the colleagues, GSS Councillors and graduate students more generally. The positions available are: 

Director of External Relations   >> Terms of Reference

Advocates on behalf of graduate students with the University and government on non-academics issues, such as tuition, housing, and affordability, in partnership with organizations external to the GSS and the University.

Director of Graduate Services   >> Terms of Reference

Stewards the services that the GSS provides to graduate students such as the U-Pass BC Program, Benefit Plan (extended health and dental insurance) and financial aid programs. Also advocates for graduate students regarding services offered by the University.

Director of Internal Relations   >> Terms of Reference

Is responsible for effective communication and organizing of our Graduate Council and Annual General Meeting and stewarding the updating and reviewing of the governance documents of the society.

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES

  • Notice of Elections: Feb 4th
  • Nominations Open: Feb 5th at 9 am
  • Nomination Information Session: Feb 16th at 12 noon
  • Nomination Information Session: Feb 22nd at 4 pm
  • Nominations Close: Feb 26th at 11:59 pm
  • Candidate Profile Submission Deadline: March 1st at 11:59 pm
  • Mandatory Candidate Q&A Session: March 3rd at 12 noon
  • Open Campaigning: March 4th at 9 am
  • Presenting at GSS Council: March 9th at 4 pm
  • Meet the Candidates (Public Event): March 18th at 4 pm
  • Close Campaigning: March 26th at 11:59 pm
  • Open Online Polling: March 30th at 9 am
  • Close Online Polling: April 7th at 11:59 pm
  • Announcement of Results: April 9th at 2 pm

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 electoralchief@sfugradsociety.ca

To consult past election reports, please click here.