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Executive Board Elections

Attention Graduate Students!

Elections for the Graduate Students’ Society’s Executive Board will be held March 1-3, 2017.

All currently registered UVIC graduate students can run and vote in this election. 

FINAL RESULTS ANNOUNCED

The Electoral officer has confirmed that there were no appeals, and therefore the results stand.

The full ballot tally provided by UVIC is as follows:

election results

Election and acclaimation for positions not filled by webvote

The acclamation of Gillian Dornan as Director of Student affairs will be ratified at the GSS Semi-Annual General Meeting.

By-elections for the Graduate Students’ Society’s Director of Finances will also be held at the GSS Semi-Annual General Meeting, March 28, 2017

 

All currently registered graduate students can run and vote in this election.

 

There are two ways to submit your candidacy for the position:

1) Stand at SAGM on March 28th

2) Email your statement of candidacy to the electoral officer at least one day before the SAGM. The deadline to send your statement of candidacy is the 27th of March, at 5PM.

 

The electoral officer is Adar Anisman, votegss@uvic.ca

 

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PRELIMINARY RESULTS ANNOUNCED

Message from the electoral officer - March 3, 2017


Hi everyone,

Thanks again to everyone who ran and voted in the elections! You all rock.

We had great candidates, all of them with strong vision for the GSS and a
great capacity to contribute.

The preliminary results are:
Chair: Susan Kim
Director of Communications: Danny Martin
Director of Services: Jessica Wyatt

There is a 7-day period for appeals. As listed in the GSS by-laws, appeals should be on the grounds the integrity and fairness of the elections.

If no appeals are made, we will bring the results to be ratified, as well as ratifying Gillian Dornan as Director of Student Affairs, at the AGM on March 28th. A notice regarding the by-election for Director of Finance will be released next week.

Best,
Adar Animsan
Electoral Officer
University of Victoria Graduate Students' Society

 

Nominations

Nominations closed February 21 at 4:00 p.m.

The following nominations have been received (candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name):

 

For Chair:

Teesha Baker  [candidate statement]

Susan Kim [candidate statement]

 

For Director of Communications:

Rachel Lallouz [candidate statement]

Daniel Martin [candidate statement]

 

For Director of Student Affairs:

Gillian Leigh Dornan [candidate statement]

 

For Director of Services:

Stephen Luehr [candidate statement]

Jessica Wyatt [candidate statement]

 

For Director of Finance:

No nominations received. 

 

 

Election Rules

Executive Board elections are governed by the GSS bylaws, which are found here.

Duties of directors

What does the GSS Executive Board do?  Duties of directores are outlined in the GSS bylaws, which are found here.

 

Voting

Where there are two or more candidates nominated, voting will be conducted online at https://webvote.uvic.ca/. Polls open 9:00 am on March 1, and close at 4:30 pm March 3.

Where there is a single candidate nominated the candidate is acclaimed. A ratification of the acclaimed candidate's election will take place at the GSS Semi-Annual General Meeting on March 28, 2017 in accordance with Bylaw 4.10

In the case that there is no candidate nominated, nominations and voting for the position will take place at the GSS Semi-Annual General Meeting on March 28, 2017 in accordance with Bylaw 4.11

 

Electoral Officer

The electoral officer is Adar Anisman. She can be reached at votegss@uvic.ca.