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Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Elections

Official GSA 2017 Election & Health Plan Referendum Results

A graduate student election and referendum was held on March 21, 22 , and 23, 2017. The following referendum question was asked:

Do you support increasing the annual levy for the graduate student health, dental, and accident plan by up to $20 to maintain current coverage effective September 1, 2017, and the indexation of the levy to the Consumer Price Index (inflation) in subsequent years? Yes or No

Unofficial results are as follows:

Yes 196  (x)
No 59
Spoiled 1
Unmarked 3

The referendum was quorate.

GSA Executive Positions

Students were able to vote in favour or against candidates running unopposed as per Article 8.3.4 of the GSA Constitution.

Candidate for President:

Eric Hitsman (Grads United) 195 (x)
No 37
Spoiled 2
Unmarked 25

Candidate for Vice-President Finance:

Taylor Howarth (Grads United) 199  (x)
No 26
Spoiled 2
Unmarked 22

Candidate for Vice-President Operations:

Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah (Grads United) 215  (x)
No 27
Spoiled 0
Unmarked 16

Candidate for Vice-President External:

Jenna Amirault (Grads United) 209  (x)
No 29
Spoiled 2
Unmarked 21

Candidate for Vice-President Academic:

Jay Ramasubramanyam (Grads United) 202  (x)
No 26
Spoiled 1
Unmarked 26

Other Elected Graduate Positions:

Candidates for Senate:

Asia Barclay 179 (x)
No 32

Alexa Dodge 191 (x)
No 26

Ahmed Hassan 180 (x)
No 32

Spoiled 3
Unmarked 22

Candidate for Graduate Faculty Board:

William Felepchuk 194  (x)
No 37
Spoiled 3
Unmarked 25

No appeals were filed. GSA Council ratified the results at the April 7, 2017 meeting.