UWSA Elections

Congratulations to all the winners! Here are the unofficial 2022 General Election Results*:

Turnout: 769 (8.3%) of 9272 electors voted in this ballot.

President – Kirt Hayer

Option Votes
Yes 445 (74.2%)
No 155 (25.8%)

Vice President External Affairs (2-year term)

Option Votes
Jonathan Henderson 217 (33.6%)
Kanwalpreet Kaur 156 (24.1%)
Bhavya Jindal 153 (23.7%)
Aman Kumar 120 (18.6%)

Arts Director – Umar Awan

Option Votes
Yes 458 (86.4%)
No 72 (13.6%)

Business & Economics Director – Jaspinder Kaur Dhillon

Option Votes
Yes 458 (88.2%)
No 61 (11.8%)

Community Liaison Director – Sarah Anderson

Option Votes
Yes 509 (93.7%)
No 34 (6.3%)

Emerging Leader Director (2-year term) – Shubhdeep Kaur

Option Votes
Yes 465 (89.4%)
No 55 (10.6%)

International Students’ Director

Option Votes
Tomiris Kaliyeva & Christine Quiah (Co-Directors) 279 (48.9%)
Suvansh Shukla & Tushar Singla (Co-Directors) 133 (23.3%)
Sunpreet Kaur 85 (14.9%)
Ravi Kumar 73 (12.8%)

Part Time/Mature Students’ Director – Clifford Stornel

Option Votes
Yes 471 (93.3%)
No 34 (6.7%)

Racialized Students’ Director – Oyin Akinboye

Option Votes
Yes 475 (91.5%)
No 44 (8.5%)

Recreation & Athletics Director – Vandan Khunt

Option Votes
Yes 410 (85.2%)
No 71 (14.8%)

Science Director

Option Votes
Kaynat Grewal 258 (51.3%)
Ardita Ibrahimaj 245 (48.7%)

Student Living Director – Vlad Samon

Option Votes
Yes 441 (92.3%)
No 37 (7.7%)

U-Pass Referendum Question

Option Votes
Yes 564 (87.0%)
No 84 (13.0%)

Transformational Library Renovation Referendum Question

Option Votes
Yes 318 (54.1%)
No 270 (45.9%)
*Results are unofficial till ratified by the Board of Directors.
Election Accountability Board Reports

Three formal complaints were brought up to the Election Accountability Board (EAB).  You can view the reports in the links below.

EAB Report March 5th 2022

EAB Report 02 – March 5th 2022

EAB Report March 7th 2022

EAB Report March 24th 2022

UWSA General Election
The General Election is where students can run for an Executive Team position (President, Vice-President External Affairs), a Board of Director position, a Board of Regents seat, or a Senator position.  

Key Dates:
UWSA elections, as per Section 5 of our By-laws, run on a five-week cycle. 

Nomination Period:  Monday, February. 7 – Thursday, February. 17 *Due by 6 p.m. 
All Candidates Meeting: Friday, February. 18 at 12:30 p.m.
All Candidates Training and Campaign Preparation Week: Monday, February. 21 – Friday, February 25
Campaign Week:  Monday, February. 21 – Wednesday, March. 9
Voting:  Monday, March. 7 – Wednesday, March. 9 

Referendum Questions

  • U-Pass Referendum Question: For more information please visit theuwsa.ca/u-pass
    • Do you support the UWSA reinstating the U-Pass once the majority of University of Winnipeg courses are offered in-person, providing unlimited ongoing access to Winnipeg Transit for all full-time students, for a fee of $212.00 per term (adjusted annually to maintain a 50% discount from the Full Adult Transit Fare)?
  • Transformational Library Renovation Referendum Question: For more information please visit uwinnipeg.ca/library-renewal/index.html
    • Do you support a new fee of $3.00 per credit hour, amounting to approximately $10 Million (or 20% of the total project cost) over a 20-year contribution term, to fund the Transformational Library Renovation – building more space for study and student collaboration, expanding connective technologies, and Indigenizing the University of Winnipeg library

Voter’s Guide

Learn how to vote and read all of the candidate’s bios with the Voters Guide 2022

Nomination forms

Candidates must submit a completed nomination form to the CEC at cec@theuwsa.ca by 6 PM on February 17, 2022 in order to eligible to run in the 2021 UWSA General Elections. All candidates or their scrutineers are encouraged to attend the All Candidates Meeting on Friday, February. 18 at 12:30 p.m. 

Nomination forms are available in alternate formats on for students with accessibility needs. Requests for an alternative nomination form must be submitted by email (cec@theuwsa.ca) to the CEC. Interested candidates can leave a voicemail at 204-979-8933 to make their request. 

Candidate Guide 

Candidate Guide 2022

Governing documents 

In accordance with the By-law 10 – State of Emergency Measures, the 2022 UWSA General Election will be held with virtual campaigning and virtual balloting to accommodate the restriction of campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Candidates can review Election By-Laws in Sections 4 and 5 of the UWSA By-Laws. 

Appeals and Complaints 

The Chief Elections Commissioner and Election Campaign Facilitators are responsible for ensuring a fair and unbiased election and managing all complaints, disputes, and violations of the By-Laws. Any member of the association can file a complaint against a campaign. 

Complaints about nominations and polling may be reported to the CEC at cec@theuwsa.ca. Conduct complaints, including disputes between election campaign participants, may be reported to the ECFs at u.khan@theuwsa.ca and a.volosh@theuwsa.ca. Complaints regarding the conduct of the CEC or the ECFs may be reported directly to the chair of the EAB at chair@theuwsa.ca. 

The Election Accountability Board (EAB) is the check and balance for the CEC. Complaints against an action or decision of the CEC are appeals and can be submitted to the Chair of EAB at chair@theuwsa.ca. Any member of the association can file a complaint against the CEC but only those parties to the original complaint can appeal a ruling of the CEC.  

Contact: 

Meagan Nenka
Chief Elections Commissioner
cec@theuwsa.ca
204.979.8933

Ursella Khan
Election Campaign Facilitator
u.khan@theuwsa.ca 

Amy Voloshanovskiy
Election Campaign Facilitator 2
a.volosh@theuwsa.ca 

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