UWSA General Elections
The General Election is where students can run for an Executive Team position (President, Vice-President External Affairs, Vice-President Student Affairs), Emerging Leader Director position, a Board of Director position, a Senate position or a Board of Regents seat.
To run, you will need to fill out a nomination form and submit it to the Chief Elections Commissioner before the end of the nomination period.
UWSA elections, as per Section 5 of our By-laws, run on a five week cycle.
Nomination Period: Monday, March 1, 2021 – Thursday, March 11, 2021 *Due by 6 p.m.
All Candidates’ Meeting: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12.30 PM | Virtual Meeting
Candidate Speeches: TBA
All Candidates Training and Campaign Preparation Week: Monday, March 15, 2021 – Friday, March 19, 2021
Campaign Week: Monday, March 22, 2021 – Friday, March 26, 2021
Voting: Monday, March 29 – Wednesday, March 31
UWinnipeg students can run for the following positions in the 2021 General Elections:
Executive Positions (Full-time paid term positions):
President of the UWSA (1 year term)
Vice-President External Affairs (1 year term)
Vice-President Student Affairs (2 year term)
UWSA Board of Director Positions (Volunteer term positions from May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022):
- Accessibility Director
- Arts Director
- Business and Economics Director
- Community Liaison Director
- Education Director
- Enviro Ethics Director
- Graduate Students’ Co-Directors
- International Students’ Director
- LGBT* Director
- Part-Time/Mature Students’ Co-Director
- Recreation & Athletics Director
- PACE Students’ Director
- Science Director
- Women, Trans & Non-Binary Students’ Director
- Student Living Director
- Racialized Students’ Director
- Emerging Leader Directors (Two one-year term positions)
- Emerging Leader Directors (Two two-year term positions)
Other Positions (Volunteer term positions from May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022):
- UWinnipeg Board of Regents Representative
- UWinnipeg Senate Representative
Please check back next week for the Candidate Guide!
Please check back in March 2021 for the Voter Guidee
In accordance with the By-law 10 – State of Emergency Measures, the 2021 UWSA General Election will be held online with virtual campaigning and balloting to accommodate the restriction of campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To review the nomination rules for the 2021 General Elections, please click here: 2021 General Election Nomination Rules
Candidates can review Election By-laws in Sections IV and V of the UWSA By-Laws.
Appeals and Complaints
Election Complaints will be reviewed by the Chief Elections Commissioner who will make a ruling or provide a written rationale for why a complaint is not valid. Appeals can be made to the Election Accountability Board. Please use the following forms to submit election appeals and complaints:
Please click here to review the rulings to submitted complaints and appeals:Election Rulings
Chief Elections Commissioner
Election Campaign Facilitator
Election Campaign Facilitator