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All elections, all the time
There’s a lot happening this fall, and a lot of different opportunities to cast your vote. If this is the first time you are eligible to vote, I’ll try to make it a little easier by putting all the info in one place.
Today (Sept. 20) is voting day for Canada’s federal election. There are no voting stations on campus this time, but if you’re not sure where to vote, you can find your find your riding, polling station, and candidates at www.elections.ca
Municipal Election Forum this Thursday
Monday, Oct. 18 is voting day for Calgary’s Municipal Election. Are you undecided on your choice for Calgary’s next mayor? The SU is hosting a Mayoral Forum, this Thursday, Sept. 23. CBC’s Rob Brown will be moderating live from Mac Hall. While there will not be a live audience in attendance, you can view the livestreamed event at https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/2021/calgary-municipal-election-2021/
Can’t get enough election coverage? Ready to dig into topics like equalization? Join Marley next week for a special interview with Professor Trevor Tombe as they sit down to talk about the equalization referendum question on the municipal ballot. The show airs at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 on CJSW 90.9 FM, or you can catch up with the recorded version at https://cjsw.com/program/students-union-weekly/
Pledge to Vote
Let us help you out! The SU wants you to get out and vote this fall. Pledge to vote and agree to receive text and email updates from us, and you will be entered to win some amazing prizes like $250 at the campus bookstore or $100 at the Den! Updates from us will include fun and informative election events, including reminders of when and where you can vote on-campus. Sign up at https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/get-out-the-vote-2021
Are you a leader in the campus community? Would you like to be? Consider running in the upcoming SU By-Election. We have four vacancies (faculty rep positions for Medicine, Haskayne and Social Work, and a Senate Student-at-Large position). Nomination days are coming up next week. All the info you need is here: https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/about/elections/
Health and Dental Plebiscite (SU By-Election)
You may not have heard yet, but there will be three plebiscite questions on the ballot during the SU By-Election, Oct. 13-15. We’re asking students to let us know what the future plan should look like in terms of student needs, budgets, and priorities. Learn more and preview the plebiscite questions at https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/2021/health-and-dental-plan-plebiscite/
COVIDSafe Campus Reminder
In order to remain open and in-person, the U of C is asking everyone to register in the COVIDSafe Campus program. The program aligns with the new provincial requirements and will allow you to upload proof of vaccination or negative rapid test. In order to reach full compliance, you need to sign in even if you won’t be on campus. As of today, students who have not logged into Thrive Health and completed the COVIDSafe Campus process will not be permitted on campus.
And finally, in non-election and non-COVID news – are you an undergraduate researcher?
Have you spent some time in the lab and made a unique discovery? Will your critical analysis lead to positive social change? Share your accomplishments at the Undergraduate Research Symposium for the chance to win a scholarship. Abstracts are due Oct. 8 at 4:00 p.m. For more information or to submit an abstract, visit our website.
I’ll be back with another email soon – there is always lots to share. In the meantime, the best way to stay up to date is to follow the SU on social media, @SUUofC.
All the best,
President, Students’ Union