Elections

2016 General Election Results

February 24th and 25th, 2016

 

Referendum Questions

The following are the election results from the referendum questions:

1 in 5 Canadians suffer from mental illness. Would you be willing to pay $2 per year to support mental wellbeing on campus? (Requires two-thirds vote to pass) (%’s)

Yes: 69.8%
No: 30.2%
Referendum Passes

The SMU Women’s Centre is a student-run organization that offers a safe space on campus for students of all genders, crisis referrals, advocacy, support, Free condoms, pads/tampons, lube, Coffee, and tea. Their events focus on education, community and supporting the local charities. Currently you are paying a yearly levy of 2$, do you support the continuation of this fee to allow the Women centre’s services to remain available to students? (Requires 50%+1 vote to pass)

Yes: 71.6%
No: 28.4%%
Referendum Passes

Do you support a one-time fee of $2 per student to help sponsor a refugee family to come to Saint Mary’s University? (Requires two-thirds vote to pass) (%’s)

Yes: 74%
No: 26%
Referendum Passes

Enactus Saint Mary’s is a student run not for-profit organization that uses entrepreneurial action to impact communities through several student run projects. These projects range from providing support to refugees, working with women in prisons, and arranging the distribution of feminine hygiene products to women in Kenya. Enactus Saint Mary’s is open to all students across campus. Do you support Enactus Saint Mary’s in receiving an annual levy of $2, simply one cup of coffee a year, to sustain the growth of these projects? (Requires two-thirds vote to pass) (%’s)

Yes: 60.4%
No: 39.6%
Referendum Does Not Pass

SMUSA believes in equity and inclusion of all students. Do you support amending the constitution to include only gender-neutral language? (Requires two-thirds vote to pass) (%’s)

Yes: 65.7%
No: 34.3%
Referendum Does Not Pass

Students currently support The SMU Journal, the only student-run publication on campus since 1935. Each student pays $2 annually to cover the paper’s operating expenses. Do you support the continuation of this levy and the continued independence of The SMU Journal? (Requires 50%+1 vote to pass) (%’s)

Yes: 50.5%
No: 49.5%
Referendum Passes


 Presidential Election

PRESIDENT

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5

Round 6

Byrne, Scott 22
MacDonald, Erika 96 106 121
Nasrallah, Ossama 441 442 454 482 585
Nicholson, Shawn 75 79
Rahman, Kazi 498 449 508 524 591 888
Robert, Collette 210 211 227 269
Spoiled 16

Kazi Rahman wins!


Board of Directors Election

BOARD

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9

Round 10

Batra, Bharath 45 46
Bhaskar, Deeksha 124 132 151 157 165 170 178 180 191 200
Brown, Ollando 77 79 81 83 90 97 103 107 113
Dhubow, Zahra 77 78 78 84 85 91 95 101
D’Souza, Kimerline 76 79 80 81 81 82
Garwe, Lindsay 92 95 100 103 107 110 117 118 128 154
Hossain, Rafee 51 52 52
Khandokar, Maksud 60 62 62 66 66
Lin, Xiang 52 52 54 55
Oshobu, Oyindamola 182 182 183 185 186 196 206 209 215 242
Raeburn, Jane 107 108 110 112 112 118 123 126 139 145
Rahman, Ashquir 73 75 78 80 81 88 88
Shams, Talha 189 192 195 196 196 197 204 244 256 261
Singh, Tavali 29
Spoiled 64

Filling 5 New Spots:
1. Deeska Bhaskar
2. Lindsay Garwe
3. Oyindamola Oshobu
4. Jane Raeburn
5. Talha Shams

 

2015 General Election Results

March 3-4, 2015

 

Referendum Questions

The following issues will go to a referendum in the upcoming election:


  1. SMU students currently subscribe to the Metro Transit U-Pass program, which provides affordable access to Metro Transit bus and ferry services. Do you support the continuation of this annual fee of $150.25 for full-time students to access Metro Transit bus and ferry services valid from September through April? (Requires 50%+1 vote to pass)

    Yes: 85.8%
    No: 13.1%
    Spoiled: 1.1%
    Referendum Passes


  2. SMU students currently do not have access to a Metro Transit U-Pass program that runs throughout the summer semester. Do you support the implementation of a new fee of $75.00 for students enrolled in three-credit-hours over the summer to access Metro Transit bus and ferry services valid from May through August? (Requires two-thirds vote to pass)
    Yes: 81.0%
    No: 17.4%
    Spoiled: 1.6%
    Referendum Passes

  • SMU students currently help sponsor a refugee each year to move to Canada and earn a degree at Saint Mary’s through an annual fee of $2 (full-time students) or $1 (part-time students). Do you support an increase of 25 cents to help this levy meet the growing costs of the World University Service of Canada program? (Requires two-thirds vote to pass)
    Yes: 77.6%
    No: 20.5%
    Spoiled: 1.9%
    Referendum Passes


  • SMU students currently do not have adequate access to resources intended to support internationalization and the idea of global citizenship. Do you support the creation of a Global Initiative Fund to finance educational and culturally based events, programming and travel through an annual fee of $2 (full-time students) or $1 (part-time students)? (Requires two-thirds vote to pass)
    Yes: 71.8%
    No: 28.2%
    Referendum Passes

 Presidential Election

CANDIDATES
Round 1 Round 2
Amali  Armony 453 548
Preston  Matthews 361 479
Ossama Nasrallah 354

Amali Armony wins with 37.9% of all votes.


Board of Directors Election

CANDIDATES Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Jermaine Addo 94 104
Homood Alanazi 176 178 197
Ben Gaunce 135 140 148
Erika MacDonald 89
Mohammed Madokh 137 140 144
Kirsten Paula 128 155 164
Landry Rakotondrafara 104 108 148
Bryan Rice 162 185 193
BALLOTS SPOILED 83
TOTAL 1025 1010 994

New Board Members:

Homood Alanazi
Bryan J. Rice (Re-elected)
Kirsten Paula
Ben Gaunce
Landry Rakotondrafara
Mohammed Madokh


View our Elections Policy View more info about the World University Service of Canada

2014 SMUSA Election

A Message from the SMUSA Board of Directors

The results are in!

 

Congratulations to our new SMUSA President James Patriquin!

 

Presidential election results requiring a majority of 2/3 (66 %)

Yes 86.7%

No 11.3%

Spoiled 2%

Referendum election results requiring a majority of 2/3 (66 %)

ENACTUS levy

Yes 51.4 %

No 47.4 %

Spoiled 1.2 %

WUSC levy

Yes 61.05 %

No 37.5 %

Spoiled 1.45%

President

  @home Total  
NO to James Patriquin 75 75 NO to James Patriquin
YES to James Patriquin 571 571 YES to James Patriquin
Spoiled 12 12 Spoiled
Total Ballots Cast 658 658 Total Ballots Cast

 

Referendum Question #1
Enactus Saint Mary’s is a student run organization that aims to better the quality of life and standard of living of the communities and individuals we work with through various projects focused on the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of our society. Would you like to support Enactus Saint Mary’s by donating $2.00 annually?

  @home Total  
No 309 309 No
Yes 335 335 Yes
Spoiled 7 7 Spoiled
Total Ballots Cast 651 651 Total Ballots Cast

 

Referendum Question #2
SMU students help sponsor a refugee to earn a degree at Saint Mary’s by paying $2 (Full time) or $1 (Part time) per year. Would you support an increase of 25 cents to this levy to meet the rising costs of the program?

  @home Total  
No 243 243 No
Yes 395 395 Yes
Spoiled 9 9 Spoiled
Total Ballots Cast 647 647 Total Ballots Cast

For any questions regarding the referendum, please contact us at evp.SMUSA@smu.ca

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