New Faculty Representatives Join 75th Students’ Legislative Council

October 13, 2017  |   Found in Advocacy // Elections // Media Releases // News

Oct. 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The results of an unusually contested SU By-Election are official. Five positions were open going into this week’s vote. Students at the Cumming School of Medicine elected Jameson Dundas to the Students’ Legislative Council while Werklund School of Education students elected Megan Leung. Dundas and Leung captured 17 percent and 59 percent of the vote in their respective races.

In the only race open to students across campus, Anayat Sidhu was elected to one of two Student Representative positions on the University of Calgary Senate, garnering 53 percent of the vote. Sidhu will join Alisha Gordon, who was elected in the SU’s General Election this past March.

In addition, the Chief Returning Officers declared Marissa Bennett acclaimed to the position of Faculty Representative, Social Work.

“I would like to congratulate Jameson, Megan, Anayat and Marissa for their commitment to stepping up to represent their fellow students on SLC,” said Branden Cave, SU President.  “We welcome their views and ideas and look forward to working with them.”

The Faculty Representative position for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine remains vacant. It will be filled by the SU’s Nominations Committee as soon as possible. Interested Veterinary Medicine students can learn how to apply by visiting this page. [ https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/get-involved/job-postings/faculty-of-veterinary-medicine-representative-vacancy/ ]

Voter turn-out was 5 percent of eligible student voters with 1,284 students casting a ballot. These results become official on Oct. 23, 2017.

 

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For Further Election Information:

Hamnah Altaf and Dave Antoniak, Chief Returning Officers
(403) 220-2961
elections@su.ucalgary.ca