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Director Elections and Referenda

Director Elections – FALL 2021 OPEn

It is time to VOTE!

Polling is now open for the Fall 2021 GSS Director Elections and will close on December 3rd at 11:59 pm! Follow the link below to your ballot:

>>>   VOTE NOW   <<<

The full list of candidates and their bios are available below. The results of the election will be posted here next week.

 

Candidates

DIRECTOR OF ACCESS & EQUITY:

Hafsa Sadiq   >> Candidate Profile

Luling Huang   >> Candidate Profile

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE:

Zhiyun Peng (Richard)   >> Candidate Profile

Jose Noriega   >> Candidate Profile

Betty Li   >> Candidate Profile 

Ify Ibeto   >> Candidate Profile 

Siddarth Gupta   >> Candidate Profile

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE:

Yuki Sio   >> Candidate Profile

Cecilia Hong   >> Candidate Profile

Simran Chavda   >> Candidate Profile

Allison Bergen   >> Candidate Profile

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC RELATIONS:

Reese Muntean   >> Candidate Profile

DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL RELATIONS:

Caedyn Lennox   >> Candidate Profile

 

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES

  • Notice of Elections: Oct 14th
  • Nominations Open: Oct 15th at 9 am
    • Nomination Information Session: Oct 20th at 4 pm
    • Nomination Information Session: Oct 29th at 12 noon
  • Nominations Close: Nov 4th at 11:59 pm
  • Mandatory Candidate Q&A Session: Nov 5th at 12 noon
  • Candidate Profile Submission Deadline: November 7th at 3 pm
  • Open Campaigning: Nov 9th at 12 noon
  • Presenting at GSS Council: Nov 9th at 4 pm
  • Meet the Candidates (Public Event): Nov 17th at 4 pm
  • Close Campaigning: Nov 26th at 11:59 pm
  • Open Online Polling: Nov 30th at 12 noon
  • Close Online Polling: Dec 3rd at 11:59 pm
  • Announcement of Results: Dec 8th at 2 pm

 

ABOUT THE POSITIONS

All director 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 Academic Relations   >> Terms of Reference

On behalf of graduate students engages with the University on academic issues including supervision, research, academic programming and related policy reviews. Advocates for the rights of graduate students.

Director of Access & Equity   >> Terms of Reference

Responsible for advocacy with partner organizations and on behalf of members of the Society experiencing systemic discrimination, barriers to accessing education and seeking equity.

Director of Finance  >> Terms of Reference

Oversees the Society’s financials, the creation of the budget, and the annual audit, as well as long-term and strategic financial planning for the Society’s finances and investments.

Director of Student Life  >> Terms of Reference

Coordinates the Society’s member engagement and efforts to build community among graduate students through outreach, workshops, events, orientations and other programming.

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/semester
  • Work 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: January 1, 2022 until December 31, 2022

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.