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Notice of Graduate Student Elections, Call for Nominations, CUSERT Referendum


Tuesday March 20, 10am-8pm
Wednesday March 21, 10am-8pm, and
Thursday March 22, 10am-6pm 2018 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

Call for Nominations:

The Graduate Students’ Association is calling on any graduate students interested in running for positions in the 2018/2019 Graduate Students’ Association and/or graduate student positions on the Senate and Graduate Faculty Board.

Note nomination period is now past. Candidates running for positions are visible on a dedicated page.

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)

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

CUSERT Referendum:

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

Do you support creating a levy of $1.31 per semester, indexed to the Consumer Price Index and prorated for part time students, to support the Carleton University Student Emergency Response Team (CUSERT)? Yes/No

Nomination Forms and Candidate Guide Available:

Thursday March 1, 2018 from the GSA Office at 600UC or by downloading Nomination Form, Candidate Guide, Affiliation Declaration, Consolidated Election rules, and Postering areas consolidated PDF. Students wishing to form YES or NO committees should download the PDF package Referendum Committee Form, Candidate Guide, Affiliation Declaration, Consolidated Election rules, and Postering areas

Important Information:

Completed nomination forms are due:

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4:00pm
GSA office, 600 UC

Candidate Materials for Grad Bulletin and GSA website due

(see candidate guide for more information):
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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Campaigning starts**:

Tuesday 12:01am, March 13, 2018

All-Candidates Meeting with the CEO:

Monday 10:00 am, March 12, 2018
GSA Boardroom, 600 UC

All-Candidates Forum:

Thursday, 12 Noon, March 15, 2018
Grad Lounge, 600 UC
FREE Pizza!

All-Candidates Presentation to GSA Council:

Thursday,  6:00 pm, , March 15, 2018
Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall


*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 a referendum is not allowed to begin campaigning until March 13. 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.

This notice is approved by the GSA Electoral Board.

See below for Poll Clerk Hiring

Official GSA 2017 Election & Health Plan Referendum Results

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Elections

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...

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Election Notice River Building Poll Station has been Moved

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Elections

Due to cold weather, River Building poll station has been moved to main floor Steacie Building. Polls are upon until 8pm today and from 10am-6pm tomorrow.

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GSA Elections : Nomination Period Extension for Senate, GFB, Referendum

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Elections

The GSA 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.

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