Notice of Graduate Student Elections, Call for Nominations

What are the GSA Elections?

The Graduate Students’ Association Executive Committee represents 5,000 graduate students at Carleton University. They meet regularly with the administration, Graduate Studies, and other groups in service of graduate students. They also plan and collaborate on a variety of campaigns and events throughout the year. The Elections is your opportunity to vote for candidates that will represent you through the 2019-2020 academic year.

2019-2020 CANDIDATES:

Detailed Bios are available of candidates who submitted bios here.


Ashley Courchene (Team UNITY)

Vice President Finance:

Jesse Whattam (Team UNITY)

Vice President External:

Namrata Tilokani (Team UNITY)

Vice President Operations

Shalimar Woods (Team UNITY)

Vice President Academic:

Hemant Gupta (Team UNITY)

Graduate Faculty Board:




Call for Nominations

The Graduate Students’ Association is calling on any graduate students interested in running for positions in the 2019/2020 Graduate Students’ Association and/or graduate student positions on the Senate and Graduate Faculty Board.

Nomination period is open. Candidates running for positions will be visible here when available.

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 download them below.

For more information about the elections, campaigning or nomination forms, contact the Chief Electoral Officer at

Nomination Forms and Candidate Guide Available:

March 4, 2019 from the GSA Office at 600UC or by downloading these forms:

Important Information:

Completed nomination forms are due:

March 8, 2019 at 4:00pm
GSA office, 600 UC

Candidate Materials for Grad Bulletin and GSA website due:

Candidates have the option to share a photo of themselves

March 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Send to

Campaigning starts:

12:01am March 11, 2019

All-Candidates Meeting with the CEO:

11:00 am, March 11, 2019
GSA Boardroom, 600 UC

All-Candidates Forum:

All-Candidates Forum: 
2:30pm March 18, 2019 Grad Lounge, 600 UC

Free Pizza will be served!


March 20, 10am-8pm and
March 21, 10am-8pm, 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


*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 11. 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.