- Elections 2015 News & Events
- Candidates – Get to Know Them!
- Referendum Questions
- Polling Stations
- Rulings of the Chief Returning Officer
- Elections 2015 Timeline
- Elections & Referenda Code 2015
- Executive Officer Positions
- Basic Information on UTGSU Elections
Elections 2015 News & Events
- Successful Nominations
- Poll Clerks Needed
- Join the Team. Because We Need You!
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- Nominations Now OPEN
- Nominations for UTGSU Executive Positions to Open Monday February 9, 2015
Rulings of the Chief Returning Officer
Tues Feb 17: Election code amendments: As per UTGSU Policy G2.2.1, the minimum required number of signatures for the candidate nomination are 15 signatures only (instead of 30 signatures as listed in the candidate nomination forms).
Elections 2015 Timeline*
Monday February 9: Nominations open
Friday February 20: Nominations close
Friday February 27, 5:30-7pm: Mandatory All-Candidates Meeting
Monday March 2: Campaigning begins
Wednesday March 4, 5-7pm: All-Candidates Debate
Tuesday March 10: Voting begins
Wednesday March 11: Voting continues
Thursday March 12: Voting ends; campaigning ends
*Please note: all dates are subject to change, with proper notice, at the discretion of the CRO.
Executive Officer Positions
The full description of responsibilities for each Executive Officer can be found in Article 7 of the UTGSU Bylaw.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org