UWSA Elections

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. 

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

Available Positions

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)

Learn more about our Execs for 2020-21 here! 

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)

Learn more about the 2020-21 Board of Directors here! 

Other Positions (Volunteer term positions from May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022):

  • UWinnipeg Board of Regents Representative
  • UWinnipeg Senate Representative

Nomination Forms

Executive Nomination Form

Board Of Directors Nomination Form

Emerging Leaders Nomination Form

If you need a nomination form in an alternative format for accessibility, please submit your request by email at cec@theuwsa.ca or phone to the CEC by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10. 

Candidate Guide

Please check back next week for the Candidate Guide!

Voter Guide

Please check back in March 2021 for the Voter Guidee

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.

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:

UWSA Election Complaint Form
UWSA Election Appeal Form

Please click here to review the rulings to submitted complaints and appeals:Election Rulings


Meagan Nenka
Chief Elections Commissioner

Election Campaign Facilitator

Election Campaign Facilitator

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University of Winnipeg
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