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Director Elections

Director Elections – Spring 2021

Hello Graduate Students!
The nominations period for the Spring 2021 GSS Director Elections is now open. Nominations close on February 26th. Three positions are available: Director of External Relations, Director of Graduate Services and Director of Internal Relations.

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-academic 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.

FEATURES OF THESE POSITIONS:

  • Open to all current SFU graduate students, including international students
  • Stipend is $4600/semesterWork an average of 50 hours per month
  • Sit on the Executive Committee and Council
  • Be an advocate for rights and interests of grad students
  • Help steward the services and projects of the GSS
  • Plan events, socials and build community for students
  • Term: May 1, 2021 until April 30, 2022

NOMINATIONS PERIOD

To run in the election, please fill out a nomination form and email it to ec@sfugradsociety.ca. Deadline for nomination is February 26th at 11:59 pm.

Note that you are required to secure 15 nominations from other graduate students and must include a list with their name, student number and SFU email address. This list can be sent via email, no signatures are required due to COVID safety concerns.

There will be two online information sessions held for people interested in running for one of these positions.

Tuesday February 16th at 12 noon   &   Monday February 22nd at 4 pm 

Please RVSP here for these sessions and you will be sent a link for the video conference.

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.