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Elections 2014 Timeline*

Monday January 13: Nominations open
Friday January 24: Nominations close
Wednesday February 5: Mandatory All-Candidates Meeting
Monday February 10: Campaigning begins
Thursday February 13: All-Candidates Debate
Tuesday February 25: Voting begins
Wednesday February 26: Voting continues
Thursday February 27: Voting ends; campaigning ends

*Please note: all dates are subject to change, with proper notice, at the discretion of the CRO.

 

Executive Officer Positions

Academic and Funding Commissioner, Divisions 1 and 2
Duties include: to liaise with School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and faculties in Divisions 1 and 2; monitor implementation of university and departmental student funding policies for students in Divisions 1 and 2; represent the Union on the Graduate Education Council; and, co-chair the committee dealing with Academics and Funding.

Academic and Funding Commissioner, Divisions 3 and 4
Duties include: to liaise with School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and faculties in Divisions 3 and 4; monitor implementation of university and departmental student funding policies for students in Divisions 3 and 4; represent the Union on the Graduate Education Council; and, co-chair the committee dealing with Academics and Funding.

Civics and Environment Commissioner
Duties include: to coordinate campaigns pertaining to the environment; lead student engagement efforts for federal, provincial, municipal and Union elections; oversee municipal lobbying efforts; coordinate implementation of municipal campaigns of organizations of which the Union is a member; represent the Union in regards to non-academic services within the university; and chair the committees dealing with the environment and civic engagement

External Commissioner
Duties include: to coordinate implementation of provincial and federal campaigns of organizations of which the Union is a member; oversee provincial and federal lobbying efforts; act as the Union’s liaison with external bodies; attend meetings and conferences that enhance the interests of the Union; inform Council of external issues affecting members of the Union; and, chair the committee dealing with Social Justice.

Finance and University Governance Commissioner
Duties include: to liaise with University administration; ensure graduate representation on University decision-making bodies; ensure communication between the Union and graduate student representatives on University committees; chair the committee dealing with University Governance; present financial recommendations to Council; in cooperation with Finance Office, prepare and submit annual audit; and, chair the committees dealing with Finance and University Governance.

Internal Commissioner
Duties include: to ensure scheduling of Executive and Council meetings; work with course unions and on-campus organisations; organize the Course Unions’ Presidents’ lunch; be responsible for the duties of the Council chair in her/his absence; to represent the Union to other student or campus organisations; be a member of the Human Resources Sub-Committee; and, chair the committee dealing with internal affairs.

 

 

Basic Information on UTGSU Elections

The elections process pertains to the following subjects of action:

  • Election of the Executive of the Union as due process of the bylaws of the organization.
  • Referenda submitted to the members of the electorate as due process of the bylaws of the organization.

Both elections and referenda are subject to the Elections Code which further details the conduct and operating guidelines governing the elections process.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the content of our elections, or conduct during an election according to the bylaws, please contact the Chief Returning Officer at cro@utgsu.ca