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General Election 2017

Every March, the Students’ Union holds a General Election to fill positions on the Student Legislative Council (SLC). SLC is made up of 24 students who are elected for a one-year term. If a position becomes vacant, a By-Election may be held in the fall semester.

The executive team, made up of the president and four vice presidents, are full time salaried positions and keep regular Monday to Friday office hours in the SU office. There are also 19 part-time positions, known as faculty representatives. SLC meets once a week to address new issues and represent the undergraduate student body in the areas of quality of education, quality of student life, affordability and accessibility. The election also includes races for one Board of Governors representative and two representatives for the Senate.

Running for office is not an easy decision to make.  However, the experience gained from participating in an election campaign, and if victorious, developing and executing a policy agenda can be invaluable. We want to support you through this process – check out the sections on campaigningrunning and position descriptions for more info. Once nominations open up for the year, visit the election documents page for your nomination package with the election rules and manual.

Contact the SU Chief Returning Officer (CRO) at for all elections related questions. Appointments are required and drop-ins will only be taken at the discretion of the CRO and may be limited by time.



Are you an effective leader? Do you want to make a true difference in your campus community? Does the idea of representing you faculty peers excite you? If you answered “yes” to these questions then you should consider running for a position with your Students’ Union (SU).

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If you are thinking of running for an elected position with your Students’ Union you should be familiar with the demands and priorities of that position. The following is an overview of the responsibilities, time commitments and duties of elected officials of the Students’ Union (SU), also referred to as Student Legislative Council (SLC) members.

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Election docs

The Students’ Union Bylaws and the election rules and manual describe the rules for the SU election from the nomination to the appeal process.

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If you have successfully received a nomination to run in either the Students’ Union (SU) General Election or SU By-Election -  congratulations! Now the work to get elected truly begins.

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important dates

VP Operations and Finance Forum @ MSC South Courtyard
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
VP External Forum @ MSC South Courtyard
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Haskayne School of Business Representative Forum @ BMO Forum, Scurfield Hall
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Residence Students’ Association: Executive Candidate Forum @ The Landing, Dining Centre
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
VP Student Life Forum @ MSC South Courtyard
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Faculty of Science Representative Forum @ MSC South Courtyard
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gauntlet Publication Society (Presidential Forum) @ Cassio A/B, MacEwan Conference and Events Centre
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
VP Academic Forum @ MSC South Courtyard
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Faculty of Arts Representative Forum @ MSC South Courtyard
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Engineering Students’ Society: Schulich School of Engineering Representative Forum @ ENGG Lounge
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
President Forum @ MSC South Courtyard
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Voting Days: General Election
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Voting Days: General Election
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Voting Days: General Election
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Election Results Party @ The Den
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The election results will be announced Thursday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Den. Come celebrate with your newly elected officials!