2021 General Elections

On May 13th and 14th 2021, students will vote for their Executive Committee and their Student Councillors for the 2021-2022 mandate. 

For this election period, the Executive Committee and Student Councillors will be given a mandate that will start once on June 1st, 2021 and end on May 31st, 2022.

 

The Executive Committee has 9 elected positions that are tasked with the day-to-day management of the Union. They also form the Board of Directors of the Union which is the body that manages the Union in between General Assemblies. 

The student council is broken down into 2 categories (program representatives and demographic representatives) with a total of 17 student councillors. The 5 demographic representatives will be selected by the Executive committee through an application process. Candidates will be interviewed and then appointed by the Executive Committee. The 12 program representatives will be directly elected by the student body. The program representatives are further broken down into 5 categories (Social science, Science, Arts, Technical and Continuing Education). Each student in a given program will be eligible to vote for the representatives for their program category. The Student Council is tasked with assisting the Executive Committee in their roles and give non-binding recommendations to the Executive Committee. 

The Executive Committee composition is set in the By-laws and goes as follows: 

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Treasurer

Director of Internal Affairs and Advocacy

Director of External Affairs

Director of Clubs and Services

Director of Student Life

Director of Mobilization and Communications

Director of Sustainability

The Executive Committee sets the composition of the student council academic representatives each year. The current composition is set as follows for academic representatives: 

4 Social Science Councillors

2 Science Councillors

1 Arts Councillor

3 Technical Councillors

2 Continuing Education Councillors

Additionally, there are 5 Demographic Councillors appointed by the Executive Committee:

1 Indigenous Students Councillor

1 Queer Students Councillor

1 Francophone Students Councillor

1 Students with Disabilities Councillor

1 Racialized Students Councillor

Students cannot be candidates for more than one position. In order to become a candidate for an executive position, a student must submit a nomination form which can be found below along with 20 signatures of students. In order to become a candidate for a Student Councillor position (academic representative), a student must obtain 15 signatures of students that are eligible to vote for that Councillor position (students of the same academic sector).

 

The nomination and application period for all positions will commence on the 12th of April 2021 at 12:00 am and end on the 3rd of May 2021 at 12:00 am

Below are the documents required for the nomination process: 

Nomination Form for Elected Positions (Downloadable Word Document)

Candidate`s Application Form for Executive Committee (Online Google Form)

Candidate`s Application Form for Student Council Academic Representatives (Online Google Form)

Candidate`s Application Form for Student Council Demographic Representatives (Online Google Form)

Voting for elected positions will commence on May 13th, 2021 and close on May 14th, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Results will be announced on the day of the close of the polls. These elections will be completed with the use of a preferential single transferable voting system. 

Demographic Councillors will be appointed at the Executive Committee meeting in the same week as voting. 

For any more questions on the 2021 Student Council elections, please contact elections@dawsonstudentunion.com