Elections


Elections 2016

Nominations for six UTGSU Executive positions are open!

Nomination Poster 2016

Join the UTGSU Executive Team for 2016-2017! The nomination period closes at 5pm on Friday, February 19th. Nomination forms will be available at the UTGSU Offices (16 Bancroft Ave.) during regular business hours, Monday to Friday (10am -5pm), online at www.utgsu.ca/elections or by special arrangement with the CRO (email cro@utgsu.ca). The term of office for these positions is May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. The honorarium for each position’s term for the 2015-2016 period was estimated to be $14,528.

Position Summaries

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 organizations; 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 organizations; be a member of the Management Committee and the committee dealing with Finance; and, chair the committee dealing with internal affairs.

Nomination Forms

Internal Commissioner Nomination Form
Finance Commissioner Nomination Form
External Commissioner Nomination Form
Civics and Environment Commissioner Nomination Form
Academics and Funding Commissioner, Division 1-2 Nomination Form
Academics and Funding Commissioner, Division 3-4 Nomination Form

Contact

For any questions relating to the 2016 UTGSU elections, please contact the CRO, Rajesh Sankat, at cro@utgsu.ca.

Elections 2016 Timeline

Nomination Period: Friday, February 5 – Friday, February 19
Potential Nomination Extension: Monday, February 22 – Friday, February 26
All-Candidates Meeting: Friday, February 26 5-30-7pm
Campaign Period Starts: Friday, February 26 @ 9pm
All-Candidates Debate: Tuesday, March 1 (6-9pm)
Voting Begins: Tuesday, March 8
Voting Ends; Campaigning Ends: Thursday, March 10
Winning Candidates Contacted: Sunday, March 13
Results Posted: Monday, March 14

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

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.