2018 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Nomination Period: February 26 – March 2
Election Days: March 13 & 14
Nomination Package: As of Mon, Feb 26 available for pick-up at Main Office UC-2000 during operating hours (Mon-Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) by the interested candidate themself. If commitments with direct time conflict exist and prevent this, contact the CRO. Package to be completed with the following:
(a) Candidate information & signed declaration;
(b) Campaign Manager and/or Workers names & information (if desired);
(c) minimum # of signatures of student nominators in ward/constituency (where applicable);
Nomination Package MUST be returned on Friday, March 2 before 12:00 PM noon (NST)
Candidates Meeting: with Chief Returning Officer on Friday, March 2 at 6:00 PM in UC-2001 (or alternative time);
Campaigning: Once CRO approves, Candidate & Team campaign into election days. Strict guidelines apply. Details in candidates package.
Voting: opens March 13 until March 14 (8PM). Available to undergraduate students at MUN St John’s campus (only) at Polling Stations across campus or Online in Self Service > Student Main Menu > Munsu WebVote.
Presently enrolled undergraduate (minimum part-time) student at MUN-St John’s campus with paid dues. Must be member of ward/constituency (where applicable).
1-year term from May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 with:
(a) Official Meetings Wednesdays at 5:00-7:00 PM set Bi-weekly (Spring) and Weekly (Fall & Winter);
(b) ‘Office’ Hours and ‘Board’ (external) Hours (weekly). Financial stipend reward.
Flexible for students on work placements or away & off-campus during Spring Semester.
To learn more about the individual responsibilities as a
Member of the Board: visit the MUNSU Bylaws (Section 8), visit the MUNSU office, or speak to your current representative!
The following positions will be available for nominations & candidacy in 2018 General Elections:
1. Faculty/School Directors
ii. Business Students’ Representatives (2)
2. Constituency Directors
3. Executive Directors (Full-time: 35 hours min./week)
Engineering Endowment Fund Referendum
[Failed to pass]
The question is: Are you in favour of implementing the fee outlined below? Yes or no.
Description of the FeeA $30 “Engineering Endowment Fund” ancillary fee is to be charged to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering, and collected by the appropriate body when students pay fees. Students would pay this fee each semester, but would be given the option to opt-out. The fee, along with alumni donations and employer matching contributions, will be deposited into an endowment fund. A student council (consisting of junior and senior undergraduate members from both Society A and Society B) will take proposals from undergrads only on how to allocate funding, with it being awarded at least once per academic year. Some examples include supporting student teams, introduction of new society events &initiatives, and upgrades to Junior and Senior homerooms.A student council of 8 Students (consisting of Junior and Senior undergraduate members from both Society A and Society B) will take proposals from undergraduate engineering students on how to allocate funding, with it being awarded at least once per academic year. Proposals will be accepted from any student who has contributed to the fund within the current semester.Engineering Society is proposing that an Undergraduate Enhancement Fund student “Board of Directors” be composed of 8 members, including a representative from MUNSU with every effort being given for that position to be a MUNSU Engineering Representative, and should that position be unavailable to sit on the board an appointee from the MUNSU Board of Directors. either:- Appointed by undergraduate society; or- 1 representative appointed by MUNSU.- Elected by undergraduate studentsThis student board will be responsible for all aspects of the fund – including, but not limited to:- Drafting and maintaining the fund’s “Articles of Foundation” (e.g. https://www.ihh.org.tr/en/foundation-deed)
– Management of funds assets;
– Reviewing and evaluating applications for funding;
– Liaising with student employers to receive “Employer Matching Contributions”,
– Contacting Engineering Alumni to receive Alumni donation;
– Working with successful applicants to ensure positive project results.
– Maintaining a Fund Website to provide up-to-date information
In addition to student members, there will be, at minimum, two (2) faculty representatives from the Faculty of Engineering sitting on the Board of Directors, Furthermore, an offer to sit on the board will be extended to contributing alumni (maximum of two, and alumni who were previously endowment fund Board members).
For an example of a similar fund working at another Canadian engineering school, see the Waterloo Engineering Endowment Fund.
This referendum is available to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering, including those on work-term.
Questions about this referendum should be directed to
Chief Returning Officer, Taylor
——– RESULTS ——–
- Executive Director of Campaigns
Brad Greeley (178) – ELECTED
Kyekue Mweemba (122)
Adele Power (104)
- Queer Students’ Rep
Derek Semerad (154) – ELECTED
Morgan Simms (146)
- Students with Disabilities
Alison Kavanagh (186) – ELECTED
Andrew Nash (88)
- Pharmacy Rep – Christina Tran
- Education Rep – Hannah Delany
- Paton College Rep – Tristan Philipson
- Burton’s Pond Rep – Sagnik Ghosh
- MacPherson College Rep
- Part-time Students Rep
Any questions about the by-election should be directed to
Chief Returning Officer, Taylor
MUN STUDENTS’ UNION BOARD OF DIRECTORS – GENERAL ELECTIONS RESULTS 2017-18
Nominations for positions on the Board of Directors of the Students’ Union opened on Monday, March 5 and closed on Friday, March 10. Voting for contested positions took place on March 21-22.
Nominations for positions still vacant following the General Election will be open during a by-election in the Fall Semester.
The following is a list of successful Board nominees. Their term of office begins on May 1, 2017. Vote counts for contested positions is published below.
Executive Director of External Affairs, Communications & Research: Renata Lang
Executive Director of Finance & Services: Sophia Solomon
Executive Director of Student Life: Bailey Howard
Executive Director of Advocacy: Matt Barter
Executive Director of Campaigns: Ladan Mowlid (revised: Brad Greeley)
Indigenous Students’ Rep: Jordan Collier
Students With Disabilities Rep: Chanel Barbosa (revised: Alison Kavanagh)
MacPherson College Rep: Sabrina Philbert
Queer Students’ Rep: Adele Power
Women’s Rep: Courtney Jones
International Students’ Rep: Andre Santoso
Student Parents’ Rep: Petra Chaffey-Johnson
Director-at-Large: Tina Rahimi
Director-at-Large: Brad Greeley (revised: VACANT)
Director-at-Large: John Godfrey
Director-at-Large: Hanaa Mekawy
Director-at-Large: Jil Madamiedon
Humanities & Social Sciences Rep: Nikki McIntyre
Humanities & Social Sciences Rep: Isabella Fahey
Humanities & Social Sciences Rep: Taryn McLachlan
Science Rep: Carmen Fang
Science Rep: Meriel Fitzgerald
Science Rep: Laura Hillier
Business Rep: Uzair Mansoor
Business Rep: Justin Lopinski
Engineering Rep: Jennifer Bennett
Engineering Rep: Keegan Brophy
Music Rep: Michael O’Keefe
Nursing Rep: Paul Bulai
Centre for Nursing Studies Rep: Juliana Collins
Human Kinetics & Recreation Rep: Nehara Herat
Social Work Rep: Dominique Dawe
Vote Counts for Contested Positions:
Business Students’ Representative:
Justin Lopinski: 151 (elected)
Hieu Nguyen: 69
Director at Large (5):
Tina Rahimi: 568 (elected)
Brad Greeley: 537 (elected)
John Godfrey: 450 (elected)
Hanaa Mekawy: 412 (elected)
Jil Medon: 371 (elected)
Yazan Jabr: 362
Stephen Chislett: 287
Executive Director of Advocacy:
Matt Barter: 860 (elected)
Keely Noiles: 380
Executive Director of Campaigns:
Ladan M.: 506 (elected)
Weston Lushman: 446
Executive Director of Finance and Services:
Sophia Solomon: 460 (elected)
Matthew Drover: 414
Shane Regular: 378
Executive Director of Student Life:
Bailey Howard: 744 (elected)
Becca Chaytor: 449
LGBTQ* Students’ Representative:
Adele Power: 365 (elected)
Matthew Vaters: 313
Courtney Jones: 446 (elected)
Michaela McKinnon: 419
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HOW TO VOTE:
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IN CASE OF PROBLEMS:
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