All about SU Elections

January 2, 2017  |   Found in Editorial

Student’s Union Elections? “Maybe next year”, “I don’t know if I’m ready”, “What is Students’ Union anyway?”

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Dear Student,

Why so many doubtful thoughts? First things first, there is no such thing as “losing” in the SU elections. In fact, it takes immense courage and leadership commitment to run for such rewarding positions. The incomparable experience that you’d receive becoming an elected Students’ Union member will not only help you meet so many like-minded people, but also surprise you with what you could do! Even if you don’t get elected, your thoughts and opinions will be out there for everyone to hear and bring amazing value to the SU and will help improve it for future students.

So what are you waiting for?

What is it? When is it? How do you sign up? I know, too many questions. This is why I recommend doing some exploring beforehand. Firstly, there is the Students’ Union website which you could find here https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/about/elections/ . This website answers about 98% of your election questions. Wait, what about the 2%?

Ah, you see, the 2% will be about what YOU bring. Your unique personality and creative ideas is what makes this event so exciting and exceptional. Seems interesting, right?

If representing other students sounds like something you’d like to do, then definitely consider running for the Student Legislative Council (SLC).  The SLC is made up of 24 members: 19 Faculty Representatives and 5 Executives. All exact details on how to run for the positions are found on this website https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/about/elections/running/ .

Official Nomination packages will be online on January 30 and will contain all of the forms you need to put your name forward as a candidate. You can also contact the SU’s Chief Returning Officer at  elections@su.ucalgary.ca for any elections related questions.

If you don’t think running for a position is your thing, make sure to vote from March 7 to 9.Your vote matters for the future of our SU and university!


Summer is a 3rd year accounting student, travel enthusiast and recipe inventor. She spends most of her time in the kitchen while planning for her next vacation. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket and that’s kind of the same thing”.