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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
Send to

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

Elections 2017

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Elections, Uncategorized

Elections 2017

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

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Job Posting – Poll Clerks 2017

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Elections, Jobs

Job Posting – Poll Clerks 2017

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 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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Contract Posting: Chief Electoral Officer(s)

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Elections, Jobs, News

The Graduate Students’ Association will be holding its annual elections in March. The GSA requires a Chief Electoral Officer(s) to administer the process from nominations to the tabulation of results.  In addition to getting involved with your GSA, this is a good opportunity for a graduate student to gain experience in organizing and running an election. Position Term:            Variable hours between mid-February and early April Remuneration:            To Be Negotiated Number of Positions: 1 -2 Job Description:            The...

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