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Congratulations to all successful candidates of the Students’ Union elections and to Zemar Hakim, your elected 2019-2020 Students’ Union President & CEO!
The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union represents over 18,000 undergraduate students across Brantford and Waterloo and provides students the opportunity to take their university experience outside of the classroom.
The Students’ Union heads over 300 clubs and volunteer committees (such as Foot Patrol and Laurier Food Bank), and works to represent student interests to the University as well as the Provincial and Federal Governments.The Students’ Union elections will elect our 2019 Students’ Union President & CEO, Board of Directors, Senate and Board of Governors, so get informed and VOTE!
January 9, 2019: Brantford Open Forum
Board of Governors & Senate Candidates
WLUSP President Candidates
Board of Directors Candidates – Group #1
Board of Directors Candidates – Group #2
Board of Directors Candidates – Group # 3
- January 6, 2019: All Candidates Meeting
November 14, 2018
November 21, 2018
December 3, 2018
*all Info Sessions take place at 10 PM in the SU Board room in Waterloo and will livestreamed on our FB page (@LaurierStudentsUnion)*
2018-2019 Elections Resources:
For all #LaurierVotes questions, please contact:
Waterloo – Troy Freiburger, Chief Returning Officer
Brantford – Ali Ibrahim, Deputy Returning Officer,
Congratulations to all successful candidates
and to Tarique Plummer,
2018-2019 Students’ Union President
HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
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2017-2018 Election Platform summaries
2017-2018 ELECTION VIDEOS
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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
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.
PRESIDENT & CEO
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
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.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
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
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!
USE YOUR RESOURCES
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
Past Election Results