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EXECUTIVE

  • Vice-President Academic
    • Andrew Willis
  • Vice-President External Relations
    • Noah Berson
  • Vice-President Equity and Sustainability
    • Owen Sigurdsson
      Hello, my name is Owen Sigurdsson and I am running for the position of Vice-President of Equity and Sustainability. I ask for your support this coming election, as I have a great passion for environmental and social justice which I will be bringing to the board. As well, I am serving as the current Environmental Justice Coordinator, so I have some experience navigating the waters of CSU politics. I will try my best to make sure our campus is a thriving, sustainable, welcoming environment for everyone. Let’s let our wonderful university be a model for all others!
  • Vice-President of Finance and Services
    • Nesrin Bantan
    • Perry Safari
  • Vice-President Student Life
    • Yats Palat

COLLECTIVE LIAISONS

  • Accessibility Justice Coordinator
    • Andrew Dillman
  • First Nations Students Liaison
    • Geronimo Alec
  • International Students Liaison
    • Feras Bingursain
  • Queer Students Liaison
    • Kaschelle Thiessen
      Since 2003, I have been working in multiple capacities within the queer community in Vancouver, from starting GLOW, a queer youth group on the North Shore, to volunteering on the committee for the Rise Against Homophobia film contest, to serving on the board of the Vancouver Dyke March. With a background in facilitating anti-oppression programming and community organizing, I bring over a decade of experience engaging communities to collectively create positive change. As a queer woman, I look forward to working with the collective to increase services and social events for queer students on campus as Queer Students Liaison.
  • Students of Colour Coordinator
    • Ramneet Kang
    • Divya Nanray
      If elected as Students of Colour Liaison, I aim to communicate openly and actively with my peers to ensure that the voice of the student body is heard and represented on the matter of racial issues. I believe the students of Capilano University are change makers and, with solidarity and allyship, we can tackle discrimination in our community in an intersectional manner. We are fortunate to be a part of a diverse community and my goal is to help grow feelings of belonging, of security, and of representation amongst the whole of our student body
    • Alykhan
      Alykhan is running for the Students of Colour Liaison. He is enrolled in the Business Administration program and, in April, will complete his first year. He is of African-Indian and Iranian descent. His unique background has exposed him to many cultures, and, before attending CapilanoU, Alykhan worked closely with an organization supporting many countries as part of humanitarian missions throughout Africa and Asia. Alykhan has traveled to East Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Finally, Alykhan is committed to raising the place of coloured people in our society, eliminating stereotypes, and creating a healthy intercultural dialogue.
  • Women Students Liaison
    • Brigit Forssman
      I, Brigit Forssman, am putting forth my nomination for women student liaison. In this position I hope to act as a student voice in implementing the new campus-wide sexual misconduct policy and to make sure that the student experience and voice remains understood and heard. I will work on community building for women on the Capilano campus through guest speakers, and female student run workshops. As an OREC student and former Gender Studies student I hope to focus on empowering women in outdoor spaces which can act as relationship builder, community builder, and can be a space of social change.
    • Anahita Hooman
    • Katie Japaridize

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES

  • Faculty of Arts & Science
    • Jonston Chan
    • Madeleine Fyffe
      I’m Madeleine Fyffe, also known as Madi, and I am a first-year Psychology student running for Arts and Science Faculty Representative. I have experience at my previous school running and assisting several clubs and events based on inclusivity, diversity, and environmental sustainability which will aid me in my work as Faculty Representative. My main objective for the Students’ Union is to ensure that all students from the Arts and Science Faculty are given a voice, especially those of marginalized groups and identities. I look forward to working for the dynamic community at Capilano University.
    • Christina Schulz
  • Faculty of Business & Professional Studies
    • Felix Cheung
    • Nicole Cousin
    • Adam Daher
    • Thomas Leung
    • Karim Moodad
    • Camila Stankevicius
    • Adrian Vlasic
  • Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts
    • Sofia Avelino
    • Abbey Doucet
      My name is Abbey Doucet and I am running for Fine and Applied Arts Faculty Representative. I have decided to run for this position to bring a voice to the fine arts programs and allow the students to become more aware and involved in other school programs and events. Helping provide more awareness to their own school, helping them feel more involved. I feel my leadership, positive attitude, confidence and social skills will help me communicate with not just students but teachers as well. These skills help me strive for the things I believe in.
    • Megan MacAulay
  • Faculty of Global and Community Studies
    • Jennifer Frizzley
    • Anna Rempel
    • Carmina Tioseco

REFERENDUM QUESTIONS

STUDENT UNION BUILDING FEE
Do you approve the replacement of the existing Building Levy Fee with a new fee as outlined in the following schedule:

$4.00 per credit fee, to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2017;

$5.00 per credit fee, to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2018;

$6.00 per credit fee, to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2019;

$7.00 per credit fee, to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2020;

$8.00 per credit fee, to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2021;

for the purposes of building a student union building on campus that meets the following standards?:

Shall meet LEED gold standards

Designed based on Passive House International Principles

In consultation with First Nations

This fee will be increased with the rate of inflation as determined by the consumer price index.

Note: If this referendum is not approved, Capilano Students’ Union members will continue to pay the existing Building Levy Fee.

EXTERNAL ADVOCACY FEE
Do you approve of a $0.33 per credit fee to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2017 to be used for external advocacy? This fee will be increased with the rate of inflation, as determined by the consumer price index.”

CLUBS AND EVENTS FEE
“Do you approve of a $0.29 per credit fee to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2017 to be used for clubs and events? This fee will be increased with the rate of inflation, as determined by the consumer price index.

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FEE
Do you approve increasing all Capilano Students’ Union fees, other than U-Pass and Health and Dental, with the rate of inflation, as determined by the consumer price indexing effective September 2017?”

RECREATION AND INTRAMURALS FEE
Do you approve of a $0.50 per credit fee to a maximum of 15 credits per semester effective September 2017 to be used for recreation and intramurals? This fee will be increased with the rate of inflation as determined by the consumer price index.

CAPILANO COURIER PUBLISHING SOCIETY FEE
Do you support an increase to the Student Publication Fee for the Capilano Courier Publishing Society from: $1.27 per credit with a maximum of $16.94 per term to $1.46 per credit with a maximum of $18.98 per term, with annual adjustments tied to the Canadian Consumer Price Index, in order to: create more paid opportunities for Capilano University students, improve the quality of the newspaper, increase the number of issues published per year, and improve digital content and engagement?

IMPORTANT DATES

February 27 — nominations period opens at noon

February 28 — election  info session 1
11:30am, Dogwood 115
Need more information about the CSU and the role and responsibilities of being a board member before submitting your nomination package? Come to this information session to learn more about the CSU and to have all your questions answered!

March 7 — election  info session 2
11:30am, Dogwood 115
Need more information about the CSU and the role and responsibilities of being a board member before submitting your nomination package? Come to this information session to learn more about the CSU and to have all your questions answered!

March 9 — nomination period closes at 12:00pm
Nominees must submit completed nomination packages to cro@csu.bc.ca or in the CSU Members Centre (Library 195) by this time. Nominations received after this time will not be accepted.

March 9 — candidate orientation session
2:00pm, Dogwood 116
All candidates are required to attend this candidate orientation meeting prior to campaigning. The Chief Returning Officer will provide an overview concerning the electoral procedures as well as other relevant rules and important information you need to know before you begin campaigning. If you are not able to attend this meeting, you must contact the CRO directly to arrange an alternate meeting time.

March 9 — campaign period begins
Before campaigning, you must attend the mandatory candidate orientation meeting, at which time you will receive a copy of the candidate’s handbook, which will provide detailed information regarding campaign rules.

March 14 — candidates forum 1
12:00pm in CSU Members Centre (LB 195)

March 16 — candidates forum 2
12:00pm in CSU Members Centre (LB 195)

March 21 — Polling period begin
March 21: 9:00am – 5:00pm (CSU Members Centre)
March 22: 9:00am – 5:00pm (CSU Members Centre), 11:ooam – 4:00pm (Sunshine Coast campus)
March 23: 9:00am – 5:00pm (CSU Members Centre)

March 23 — ballot counting
Ballot counting begins at 5:00pm in Dogwood 103

March 23 — unofficial results announced

PAST ELECTION REPORTS

CONTACT

Ron LauferChief Returning Officer
The chief returning officer (CRO) is in charge of CSU elections and by-elections. Contact him with any election-related questions, comments, or complaints.

APPEALS

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