All nomination forms are now available below, and in-person at the UTGSU Offices (16 Bancroft Ave), until nominations close on Wednesday January 31, 2018.
Elections 2018 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: TBA
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.
Summaries of Executive Positions
Academics and Funding Commissioner, Divisions 1 & 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; assist Course Unions in handling academic and funding matters that need to be handled above the departmental level; represent the Union on the Graduate Education Council and Library Advisory Group; and, co-chair the committee dealing with Academics and Funding.
Academics and Funding Commissioner, Divisions 3 & 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; assist Course Unions in handling academic and funding matters that need to be handled above the departmental level; represent the Union on the Graduate Education Council and Library Advisory Group; 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; keep General Council informed of municipal issues affecting members of the Union; 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; liaise with on-campus organizations such as labour unions; 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; represent the union and student concerns with provincial government organizations; prepare and submit annual audit in cooperation with the 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 organizations; organize the Course Unions’ Presidents’ lunch and the UTGSU representatives’ orientation; be responsible for the duties of the Council chair in her/his absence; to represent the Union to other student or campus organizations; chair the Policy and Operations Committee and the Building Management Subcommittee; and facilitate and monitor the Union’s Bylaw and Policy updates.
For any questions relating to the 2018 UTGSU elections, please contact the Chief Returning Officer (CRO), Lisa Aikman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General 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 email@example.com.