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Congratulations to all successful candidates
and to Tarique Plummer,
2018-2019 Students’ Union President

                                  Watch the Results here



All students who cast a ballot in the Students’ Union elections will be entered into a draw for:

2 x Grand Prizes- Apple Watch (One winner per campus)
2 x $50 Gift Cards – Wilf’s (Waterloo Campus)
2 x $50 Gift Cards – Williams (Brantford Campus)
*Winners will be notified via their mylaurier.ca emails week of Feb. 5th, 2018


Platform summaries

Presidential Candidates
Board of Directors Candidates
Senate Candidates
Board of Governors Candidates



Brantford Presidential Debate – January 29, 2018
Brantford Presidential Debate Part II – January 29, 2018
Waterloo Presidential Debate – January 25, 2018 (courtesy of The Cord)

Waterloo Open Forum: (courtesy of The Cord)
Presidential Candidates
Board of Directors Candidates (Group 1)
Board of Directors Candidates (Group 2)
Senate Candidates
Board of Governors Candidates


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2018 Elections Policy
2018 Referendum Policy
Elections 2018 Information Session Presentation (Print)
Elections 2018 Information Session Presentation (Video)
2018 Elections Calendar

2018 President & CEO & Board of Directors Nomination Package
2018 Referendum Chair Nomination Package

2018 Senate and Board of Governors Nomination Package

All-Candidates Meeting Presentation January 15, 2018

Waterloo –  Abigail Barrett, Chief Returning Officer,  sucro@wlu.ca
Brantford – Georgina Culley, Deputy Returning Officer, sudro@wlu.ca 


Elections Information

Elections will take place January 30, 31 & February 1 2018. This is where students select their major representatives for the following school year. These positions include:

  • Students’ Union President & CEO
  • Students’ Union Board of Directors
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Senate
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Board of Governors

The best fit for these positions are students who are passionate about their education and their Laurier community. These positions offer a chance to offer real change that positively effects the student body.

Below are the nomination packages for this year’s elections. They can give you a good idea of what you can expect from the election and campaign processes. Also, these packages offer full descriptions of the positions that you will have the opportunity to run for.


The President & CEO oversees all operations of the Laurier Students’ Union as well as regularly works with key university and community personnel to advocate on behalf of all undergraduate students.

2018 President & CEO & Board of Directors Nomination Package


The Board of Directors oversee’s the President & CEO of the Students’ Union and ensures that he or she is acting in a manner that advocates for students and is properly utilizing the fees collected by the Union in a manner that enhances student life.

There are 12 spots on the Board of Directors for undergraduate students.

2018 President & CEO & Board of Directors Nomination Package


The Senate engages a wide range of activities that involve the academic operation of the university. Members of the Senate can make recommendations to the Board of Governors related to matters about the use of University money that is involved in modifying academic units (i.e. starting a new faculty or department).

There are seven undergraduate students elected to the Senate by the undergraduate students, with one spot reserved for a Brantford student. This election there are six vacancies.

WLU Senate Website
2018 Senate and Board of Governors Nomination Package


The Board of Governors oversees the property and revenues of the university and conducts their business and affairs. They have a hand in the planning and implementation of the physical development of the University as well as establish the fees and charges for tuition and services offered by the University and much more.

Two undergraduate students are elected to the Board of Governors

Board of Governors Website
2018 Senate and Board of Governors Nomination Package

What Do I Need to Do?


Just because campaigning starts in January, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start thinking about elections now. Take some time and talk to some of the members of the organization you’re interested in. Ask them questions about their position to get a feel for what you can expect should you be elected. Find out what the responsibilities of the position are. A well informed candidate is better than an ill informed candidate!


As the election period gets closer, there will be a series of information sessions that will help you get a better understanding of the roles open for election, your responsibilities as a candidate, and what to expect during the campaign period. Each session will have current student representatives on hand to answer any questions regarding these open positions. While these aren’t mandatory, these sessions act as a guide to the expectations of the election process and role.

These Info Sessions will take place at 10 PM in the Students’ Union & Student Centre Board Room in Waterloo & Brantford:

Wednesday December 6
Thursday December 7

Wednesday January 10
Thursday January 11

Elections 2018 Information Session Presentation (Print)
Elections 2018 Information Session Presentation (Video)


Past Election Results

2017 Student’s Union Election Policies



Abigal Barrett
Chief Returning Officer
Office: Waterloo
Georgina Culley
Georgina Culley
Deputy Returning Officer
Office: Waterloo