Elections 2018

Elections

 

What are the UTGSU Elections?

The UTGSU Executive Committee represents 18,000 graduate students at the St.George, Mississauga and Scarborough campuses. They meet regularly with University of Toronto administration, student-focused departments, and community partners to discuss key issues that influence the graduate student experience. They also plan and collaborate on a variety of social events throughout the year. The Elections is your opportunity to vote for candidates that will represent you through the 2018-2019 academic year.

Timeline

Nomination Period Opens: Wednesday January 17 (10:00 am)
Nomination Period Closes: Wednesday January 31 (5:00 pm sharp)
Potential Nomination Extension: Wednesday January 31 – Wednesday February 7 (5:00 pm)
Mandatory All-Candidates Meeting: Friday February 9 (5:30 pm)
Campaign Period Starts: Friday February 9 (7:00 pm)
All-Candidates Debate: Thursday February 15, UTGSU Gym (16 Bancroft Avenue) from 5-7 pm
Campaign Period Ends: Wednesday February 28 (5:00 pm)
Voting Begins: Monday February 26 (9:00 am)
Voting Ends: Wednesday February 28 (5:00 pm)

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

Candidate Statements

Each candidate was required to submit a statement about why graduate students should elect them to represent them on the 2018/2019 Executive Committee. Their statements can be found here: Candidate Statements, 2018 Elections.

All-Candidates Debate

The audio recording of All-Candidates Debate can be found on Youtube: https://goo.gl/jTeQvk. 

Polling Stations

In addition to the online voting option, there are physical polling stations available across all three campuses. See below for more information.

 Location  Day and Time  Notes
OISE Library February 26: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 27: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
On the ground floor of the library.
Sid Smith Lobby February 26: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 27: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Near the entrance facing Second Cup.
Kelly Library February 26: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 27: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Located in St.Michael’s College in the lobby of
the Library.
Koffler Student
Service Centre
February 26: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 27: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
On the ground floor near the Second Cup and
U of T Bookstore.
The University
of Toronto
Mississauga (UTM)
February 26: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Located in Deerfield Hall.
 The University
of Toronto
Scarborough (UTSC)
February 28: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Infront of the SCSU office.
 Aerospace February 27: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm In the cafeteria.

Online Voting

New this year is the option of online voting. The online voting portal will open on February 26, 2018 at 9:00 am and close on February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Follow the instructins layed out on the page. Online voting can be accessed through: www.utgsu.simplyvoting.com.

Contact

For any questions relating to the 2018 UTGSU elections, please contact the Chief Returning Officer (CRO), Lisa Aikman, at cro@utgsu.ca.

Additional Information

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.