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.
Chair, SMUSA Board of Directors
The results are in!
Congratulations to our new student president, Yannick Manga!
Congratulations to our new student Board of Directors, Ali Algermozi, Vishwa Bhayani, Janet (Hsi Ting) Chiang, Shawn Nicholson, and Erick Velasco!
Neither of the referendum questions passed as they require a majority of at least 2/3 (66%).
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:
Board of Director Candidates 2014:
Congratulations to all of our nominees and we wish you the best of luck!
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 email@example.com 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