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Notice of Graduate Student Elections, Health Plan Referendum, Call for Nominations, and Poll Clerk Hiring:

Voting:

Tuesday March 21, 10am-8pm, Wednesday March 22, 10am-8pm, and Thursday March 23, 10am-6pm 2017 at the following locations:

  • Minto Foyer
  • 2nd floor Loeb (by the tunnels)
  • Outside Mike’s Place (2nd floor UC)
  • 2nd Floor Tory next to the Atrium/Galleria
  • River Building Foyer
  • CUPE 4600 Strike Trailer on Bronson

Health Plan Referendum:

Graduate students will be asked to vote on the following question, as approved by GSA Council:

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

Photos and blurbs candidate running in the elections will be available once they have been submitted

Call for Nominations:

The Graduate Students’ Association is calling on any graduate students interested in running for positions in the 2017/2018 Graduate Students’ Association and/or graduate student positions on the Senate and Graduate Faculty Board.

Nominations for committees for either of the referendum choices are also being sought.

Positions Available:

  • President
  • Vice-President Operations
  • Vice-President External
  • Vice-President Finance
  • Vice-President Academic
  • Nominee to the University Senate* (3 positions)
  • Graduate Faculty Board (5 positions)

Important Information:

Monday March 6, 2017 from the GSA Office at 600UC and online below.

Completed forms due:

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:00pm GSA office, 600 UC

The electoral board has opted to extend the deadline for Senate, Graduate Faculty Board and referendum committee chairs until Friday March 17, 2017 at noon. Submit completed nomination forms at the GSA Offices 600 UC.

Campaigning starts**:

12:01 AM Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Anyone interested in holding one of these important positions should stop by the GSA office and pick up a nomination form. For more information about the election, campaigning or nomination forms, contact the Chief Electoral Officer at elections@gsacarleton.ca.

Other Important Dates:

Candidate Material for the Grad Bulletin and GSA website due:

4:00 pm Sunday, March 12, 2017
Send to occ@gsacarleton.ca

All-Candidates Meeting with the CEO:

10:00 am, Monday, March 13, 2017
GSA Boardroom, 600 UC

All-Candidates Forum:                                          

Noon, Thursday March 16, 2016
Grad Lounge, 600 UC
FREE Pizza!

All-Candidates Presentation to GSA Council:

6:30 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017
Senate Chamber, Robertson Hall

Poll Clerk Hiring:

If you are not interested in running for a position but would like to be involved in the electoral process, the GSA will also be hiring Poll Clerks. Please drop off resumes at the GSA office or send them via email to elections@gsacarleton.ca by noon on Tuesday March 14, 2017. All applications should be include the applicants availability to work on voting days (March 21, 22, and 23). Poll clerks will be remunerated at $15/hour.

If you have any questions regarding the Poll Clerk position and hiring please contact the CEO at elections@gsacarleton.ca

This notice is approved by the GSA Electoral Board.

Notes:

*Graduate student representatives on the Senate must have been enrolled as full- or part-time graduate students in the academic year in which they are elected and during their tenure on the Senate. Graduate student representatives must also maintain the academic status of Good Standing throughout their tenure.

**Anyone who wishes to run for a position or campaign in the referendum is not allowed to begin campaigning until March 14. Candidates and referendum campaign committees are expected to attend the all-candidates meeting and must abide by the election rules as established by the GSA Constitution, By-Laws, and the Electoral Rules Policy.

For more information about the referendum, campaigning or nomination forms, contact the Chief Electoral Officer at elections@gsacarleton.ca.

This notice has been approved by the GSA Electoral Board.

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Elections

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Elections, Uncategorized

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Dear Graduate Students, Please find the notice of Notice of Graduate Student Elections, Health Plan Referendum, Call for Nominations, and Poll Clerk Hiring You’ll be taken automatically to the link, or you may click on it. Sincerely, David Thibodeau Chief Electoral Officer elections@gsacarleton.ca

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Job Posting – Poll Clerks 2017

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Elections, Jobs

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If you are not interested in running for a position but would like to be involved in the electoral process, the GSA will also be hiring Poll Clerks. Please drop off resumes at the GSA office or send them via email to elections@gsacarleton.ca by noon on Tuesday March 14, 2017. All applications should be include the applicants availability to work on voting days (March 21, 22, and 23). Poll clerks will be remunerated at $15/hour. If you have any questions regarding the Poll Clerk position and hiring please contact the CEO at...

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