Congratulations to all the winners! Here are the unofficial 2022 General Election Results*:
Turnout: 769 (8.3%) of 9272 electors voted in this ballot.
President – Kirt Hayer
Vice President External Affairs (2-year term)
|Jonathan Henderson||217 (33.6%)|
|Kanwalpreet Kaur||156 (24.1%)|
|Bhavya Jindal||153 (23.7%)|
|Aman Kumar||120 (18.6%)|
Arts Director – Umar Awan
Business & Economics Director – Jaspinder Kaur Dhillon
Community Liaison Director – Sarah Anderson
Emerging Leader Director (2-year term) – Shubhdeep Kaur
International Students’ Director
|Tomiris Kaliyeva & Christine Quiah (Co-Directors)||279 (48.9%)|
|Suvansh Shukla & Tushar Singla (Co-Directors)||133 (23.3%)|
|Sunpreet Kaur||85 (14.9%)|
|Ravi Kumar||73 (12.8%)|
Part Time/Mature Students’ Director – Clifford Stornel
Racialized Students’ Director – Oyin Akinboye
Recreation & Athletics Director – Vandan Khunt
|Kaynat Grewal||258 (51.3%)|
|Ardita Ibrahimaj||245 (48.7%)|
Student Living Director – Vlad Samon
U-Pass Referendum Question
Transformational Library Renovation Referendum Question
Three formal complaints were brought up to the Election Accountability Board (EAB). You can view the reports in the links below.
UWSA General Election
The General Election is where students can run for an Executive Team position (President, Vice-President External Affairs), a Board of Director position, a Board of Regents seat, or a Senator position.
UWSA elections, as per Section 5 of our By-laws, run on a five-week cycle.
Nomination Period: Monday, February. 7 – Thursday, February. 17 *Due by 6 p.m.
All Candidates Meeting: Friday, February. 18 at 12:30 p.m.
All Candidates Training and Campaign Preparation Week: Monday, February. 21 – Friday, February 25
Campaign Week: Monday, February. 21 – Wednesday, March. 9
Voting: Monday, March. 7 – Wednesday, March. 9
- U-Pass Referendum Question: For more information please visit theuwsa.ca/u-pass
- Do you support the UWSA reinstating the U-Pass once the majority of University of Winnipeg courses are offered in-person, providing unlimited ongoing access to Winnipeg Transit for all full-time students, for a fee of $212.00 per term (adjusted annually to maintain a 50% discount from the Full Adult Transit Fare)?
- Transformational Library Renovation Referendum Question: For more information please visit uwinnipeg.ca/library-renewal/index.html
- Do you support a new fee of $3.00 per credit hour, amounting to approximately $10 Million (or 20% of the total project cost) over a 20-year contribution term, to fund the Transformational Library Renovation – building more space for study and student collaboration, expanding connective technologies, and Indigenizing the University of Winnipeg library
Learn how to vote and read all of the candidate’s bios with the Voters Guide 2022
Candidates must submit a completed nomination form to the CEC at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 PM on February 17, 2022 in order to eligible to run in the 2021 UWSA General Elections. All candidates or their scrutineers are encouraged to attend the All Candidates Meeting on Friday, February. 18 at 12:30 p.m.
Nomination forms are available in alternate formats on for students with accessibility needs. Requests for an alternative nomination form must be submitted by email (email@example.com) to the CEC. Interested candidates can leave a voicemail at 204-979-8933 to make their request.
- Executive Nomination Form 2022
- Board of Director Nomination Form 2022
- U-Pass Referendum Side Nomination Form 2022
- Library Referendum Side Nomination Form 2022
In accordance with the By-law 10 – State of Emergency Measures, the 2022 UWSA General Election will be held with virtual campaigning and virtual balloting to accommodate the restriction of campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 CEC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Conduct complaints, including disputes between election campaign participants, may be reported to the ECFs at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints regarding the conduct of the CEC or the ECFs may be reported directly to the chair of the EAB at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Chief Elections Commissioner
Election Campaign Facilitator
Election Campaign Facilitator 2