UWSA Elections

The General Election begins on Monday, February 6 2023

Please review the approved Election Reform changes here: UWSA Election Reforms Package January 2023

Key Dates:

UWSA elections, as per Section 5 of our By-laws, run on a six-week cycle. 

Nomination Period:  Monday, February 6 – Thursday, February 16 by 6PM
All Candidates Training and Campaign Preparation Week: Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, March 3
Mandatory Photo Days (all candidates must book a 15-minute session):  Tuesday, February 21 – Thursday, February 23, from 10AM to 4PM
Mandatory Election Training Day (all candidates MUST attend):  Sunday, February 26, from 9AM to 5PM
Campaign Week:  Monday, March 6 – Wednesday, March 15
Voting:  Monday, March 13 – Wednesday, March 15 by 6PM

Open Positions

  • Executive Directors:
    • President
    • Vice-President Student Affairs
  • Faculty Directors:
    • Arts Director
    • Business and Economics Director
    • Education Director
    • Graduate Students’ Director
    • Professional, Applied, Continuing Education (PACE) Director
    • Science Director
  • Community Directors:
    • Accessibility Director
    • Community Liaison Director
    • Environmental Ethics Director
    • International Students’ Director
    • 2SLGBTQ* Students’ Director
    • Part-Time/Mature Students’ Director
    • Racialized Students’ Director
    • Recreation and Athletics Director
    • Student Living Director
    • Women, Trans & Non-Binary Students’ Director
  • Other Positions:
    • Emerging Leader Director (2-year term)
    • UWSA Regent
    • UWSA Senator

Candidate Guide

Coming Soon

Nomination forms

Will be released on February 6.

Governing documents 

In accordance with the By-law 5 – Elections and Referenda, the 2023 UWSA General Election will be held online and in-person with virtual and in-person balloting and campaigning.

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 Acting General Manager at t.hanan@theuwsa.ca. Conduct complaints, including disputes between election campaign participants, may be reported to the Acting General Manager. Complaints regarding the conduct of the CEC or the Acting General Manager may be reported directly to the chair of the EAB at chair@theuwsa.ca. 

The Election Accountability Board (EAB) comprises the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Chair of the Board of Directors, and one additional member as selected by the COO. The EAB acts on behalf of the UWSA membership to support the Election Staff in managing a fair and transparent election and referenda process.

Election Staff Contacts

Thomas Hanan
Acting General Manager
Email: t.hanan@theuwsa.ca

Khushneet Kaur
Chief Elections Commissioner (CEC)
Email: cec@theuwsa.ca

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