UWSA Elections

UWSA General Elections

2021 UWSA General Election Results*

Congratulations to all the winners! Here are the unofficial 2021 General Election Results*:

Turnout:815 (8.6%) of 9486 electors voted in this ballot.

President

  • Total votes for Kiratveer (Kirt) Singh Hayer: 488 (64.7%)
  • Total votes for Joshua Basman Monterrubio: 266 (35.3%)

Vice-President External Affairs (VPEA)

  • Total votes for Jonathan Henderson: 404 (54.8%)
  • Total votes for Gurkirat Singh Malhotra: 333 (45.2%)

Vice-President Student Affairs (VPSA)

  • Total votes for Reza Saker Hossain: 367 (50.5%)
  • Total votes for Gurpuneet Kaur Arora: 360 (49.5%)

Accessibility Director

  • Total votes for Sarah Anderson: 622 (95.5%)

Arts Director

  • Total votes for Umar Awan: 340 (50.3%)
  • Total votes for Nicolas Firth: 336 (49.7%)

Business and Economics Director

  • Total votes for Bedel Shafe’a: 566 (92.8%)

Community Liaison Director

  • Total votes for Shawna Péloquin: 379 (54.0%)
  • Total votes for Deepkanwal K. Thind: 323 (46%)

Environmental Ethics Director

  • Total votes for Adhiraj S. Majumder and Navdeep Singh (Co-Directorship): 551 (89.3%)

International Students’ Director

  • Total votes for Riya Katia and Priyanshu Setia (Co-Directorship): 290 (42.5%)
  • Total votes for Omowunmi T. Williams: 218 (32.0%)
  • Total votes for Mollah Abdus Suzern Noor: 174 (25.5%)

Part-Time/Mature Students’ Director

  • Total votes for Clifford Stornel: 554 (92.6%)

Recreation & Athletics Director

  • Total votes for Ripanjot Kaur Gill and Will Sass (Co-Directorship): 567 (94.0%)

Science Director

  • Total votes for Bavleen Kaur: 600 (93.8%)

Student Living Director

  • Total votes for Ifeoma S. Onyekwelu: 580 (94.9%)

Women, Trans & Non-Binary Director

  • Total votes for Mansi K. Joshi and Gursimran Kaur (Co-Directorship): 545 (89.8%)

Emerging Leader Director (1 Year Term)

  • Total votes for Chhavi Dhir: 532 (91.1%)

Emerging Leader Director (2 Year Term)

  • Total votes for Faith Marcial: 544 (93.8%)

UWSA Regent

  • Total votes for Princess Egwu: 509 (86.9%)

UWSA Senator

  • Total votes for Althea S. Dunlop: 522 (90.8%)

Click here to view the detailed voting results.

*Results are unofficial till ratified by the Board of Directors.

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. 

Key Dates

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

Candidate Guide

Please click here to download the 2021 General Election Candidate Guide: Candidate Guide

Voter Guide

Please click here to read learn about all of your candidates for the UWSA 2021 General Election: Voter Guide

Governing Documents

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.

In 2021, the UWSA implemented several reforms to align UWSA elections and governance to its core values. Please click here to download the report that outlines the changes: UWSA Reforms Report to the Membership

This report is meant to be the beginning of a long process of restructuring the organization to make it truly decolonial and create a safe space for discussion. The implemented reforms will be periodically reviewed by the Board and updated as needed. Please  provide your feedback here: UWSA Reforms Feedback

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 ECF at u.khan@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 party to the original complaint can appeal a ruling of the CEC.

Contact

Meagan Nenka
Chief Elections Commissioner
cec@theuwsa.ca

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

Christina Quiah
Election Campaign Facilitator
c.quiah@theuwsa.ca

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