Elections 2016

UTGSU Elections Cycle

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Notice of UTGSU Executive-at-Large (EAL) Election: Tue. July 19th

Currently the position of Internal Commissioner on the UTGSU Executive is vacant. The UTGSU Executive Committee will be putting forward a recommendation to General Council to move the current Executive-at-Large to the position of Internal Commissioner. As a result, a nine-month position as EAL on the UTGSU Executive will open up for election at the next General Council meeting on Tuesday July 19th, from 6 – 9 in Koffler House, room 108 (569 Spadina Crescent). This position is open to any UTGSU member. Duties include the activities of the Legislative Program, representing the UTGSU on various committees, attending a weekly Executive meeting and a monthly General Council meeting, and writing weekly reports outlining your activities. It pays approximately $400 a month. For more information, please contact internal@utgsu.ca.

CRO Report

Please click here for the 2016 CRO Report.

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

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


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.

Contact

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

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 cro@utgsu.ca