Information on the 2017 SU By-Elections for the vacant positions will be made available in August 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  elections@su.ucalgary.ca 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.

 

running

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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Positions

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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campaigning

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

Sep
11
Mon
By-Election 2017: Notice of Nomination
Sep 11 all-day

Nomination packages available as of today at the SU main office or online at www.su.ucalgary.ca/elections

Sep
22
Fri
By-Election Grant Applications Deadline
Sep 22 all-day

Application deadline is 4 p.m.

Sep
25
Mon
Nomination Day
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SU By-Election Nomination Days run Sept. 25 through 27, 2017. Nominations are accepted at the SU main office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sep
26
Tue
Nomination Day
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SU By-Election Nomination Days run Sept. 25 through 27, 2017. Nominations are accepted at the SU main office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sep
27
Wed
Nomination Day
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SU By-Election Nomination Days run Sept. 25 through 27, 2017. Nominations are accepted at the SU main office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sep
28
Thu
All-Candidate Meeting @ Council Chambers, MSC
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
11
Wed
Voting Days: By-Election 2017
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
12
Thu
Voting Days: By-Election 2017
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
13
Fri
Voting Days: By-Election 2017
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
By-Election Results Announcement @ TBD
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm