2014 SMUSA Election

 

A Message from the SMUSA Board of Directors

On Friday, April 4th, Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association (SMUSA) President-elect Yannick Manga submitted his resignation and will no longer be assuming the office of President. His resignation was approved by the SMUSA Board of Directors on Sunday, April 6th.

According to the SMUSA Constitution, the Association cannot be without a President for more than thirty (30) days. Due to these unprecedented circumstances, the SMUSA Board of Directors has decided to allow the current President, Gorba Bhandari to complete his annual term until a by-election can be held in the fall.

The Board respects Mr. Manga’s decision and would like to take this opportunity to wish him good luck in all of his future endeavours.

Michael Coady
Chair, SMUSA Board of Directors

 

The results are in!

Congratulations to our new student president, Yannick Manga!

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Yannick Manga

Congratulations to our new student Board of Directors, Ali Algermozi, Vishwa Bhayani, Janet (Hsi Ting) Chiang, Shawn Nicholson, and Erick Velasco!

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Ali Algermozi
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Vishwa Bhayani
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      Janet (Hsi Ting) Chiang
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                   Shawn Nicholson

 

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Erick Velasco

Click Here: Results Announcement 2014 Power Point

 

Referendum  Results:

Neither of the referendum questions passed as they require a majority of at least 2/3 (66%).

Click Here: SMUSA Referendum Results March 2014 PDF

 

Presidential Debate 2014

In case you’ve missed the March 5th presidential debate or would like a second look at the candidates, please check out the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR6gRnBDoTc&list=PLl1nfNY-HzIgSID_ewM78mdWYFZEarwhl.

We are happy to announce the list of candidates for the upcoming student election!

Presidential Candidates 2014:

Amali

Amali Armony

Learn more about Amali

Yannick Manga

Yannick Manga

Learn more about Yannick

Morgan Matthews

Morgan Matthews

Learn more about Morgan

Keith Parker

Keith Parker

Learn more about Keith

 

Board of Director Candidates 2014:

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Ali Algermozi

Learn more about Ali

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Vishwa Bhayani

Learn more about Vishwa

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Samantha Bland

Learn more about Samantha

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Janet (Hsi Ting) Chiang

Learn more about Janet

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Mitchell duTrizac

Learn more about Mitchell

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Kidist Kebede

Learn more about Kidist

William MacDonald

William MacDonald

Learn more about William

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Shawn Nicholson

Learn more about Shawn

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Erick Velasco

Learn more about Erick

Congratulations to all of our nominees and we wish you the best of luck!

Voting Days will follow on March 10, 2014 and March 11, 2014. Voting Poster3

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the nominees and take an active role in your university community by coming out to vote. Please ‘Like’ our Voting Facebook Page to remind you of the important dates.

For more information about the upcoming 2014 Elections, please feel free to contact our Interim Chief Returning Officer, Emily Gorman or Deputy Returning Officer, Jenifer Poirier at elections.smusa@smu.ca or drop by the Elections Office on the 5th floor of the Student Centre, in Room 522.

Weekly Office Hours for Emily Gorman (Interim CRO):

Monday at 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday at 10:00am-12:30pm
Wednesday at 10:00am-3:00pm
Thursday at 9:00am-12:30pm

Weekly Office Hours for Jenifer Poirier (DRO):

Monday at 4:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday at 9:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday at 9:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday at 10:00am-6:00pm

Check out our 2014 SMUSA Elections Facebook page. Be sure to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ with all of your fellow SMUdents.

Employment Opportunity: SMUSA is currently looking for Poll Clerk positions for the upcoming 2014 Student Elections. To learn more, please check out the job post here.

To learn more about the election process, please check out the Elections Policy (Updated February 9th, 2014)

 

For information about the student elections from the 2012 and 2013 years, please find that information here: SMUSA Past Elections