UWSA Elections

* Unofficial 2021 By-Election Results*

Graduate Students’ Director

  • Jude Obidiagha: 266 (50.1%)
  • Muhammad Moshiur Rahman: 265 (49.9%)

Racialized Students’ Director

  • Manjot Singh Sembhi and Shubham Kumaar (Co-directorship): 491 (88.9%)

Emerging Leader Director (1-year term)

  • Karanpartap Singh: 458 (84.3%)

Emerging Leader Director (2-year term)

  • Deep Thind and Amanpreet Singh Gill (Co-directorship): 517 (92.3%)

Click here to view the detailed voting results.

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

Voter Guide

Learn more about your candidates and how to vote with our By-Election Voter Guide

UWSA By-Election
The By-Election is where students can run for vacant positions that were not filled during the General Election. 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, Sept. 27 – Thursday, Oct. 7 *Due by 6 p.m.
All Candidates Meeting: Friday, Oct. 8 at 12:30 p.m.
All Candidates Training and Campaign Preparation Week: Monday, Oct. 11 – Friday, Oct 15
Campaign Week:  Monday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 27
Voting:  Monday, Oct. 25 – Wednesday, Oct. 27 Online and at Riddell Hall from 9AM – 6PM

Nomination Form

By-Election Nomination Form 2021 – Candidates must submit a completed nomination form to the CEC at cec@theuwsa.ca by 6 PM on October 7, 2021 in order to be eligible to run in the 2021 UWSA By-Elections. All candidates or their scrutineers are encouraged to attend the All Candidates Meeting on Friday, October. 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Nomination forms are available in alternate formats for students with accessibility needs. Requests for an alternative nomination form must be submitted in writing (University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, University of Winnipeg, 0R30-515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9) or by email (cec@theuwsa.ca) to the CEC. Interested candidates can leave a voicemail at 204-786-9052 to make their request.

Candidate Guide

Please click here to download the 2021 By-Election Candidate Guide: By-Election Candidate guide 2021

Governing Documents

In accordance with the By-law 10 – State of Emergency Measures, the 2021 UWSA By-Election will be held with virtual campaigning, virtual balloting, and limited in-person polling stations to accommodate the restriction of campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candidates can review Election By-laws in Sections IV and V 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 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 parties to the original complaint can appeal a ruling of the CEC.


Meagan Nenka
Chief Elections Commissioner

Ursella Khan

Election Campaign Facilitator


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