From March 13th to 16th students at the University of Regina used their voice and cast their ballots in the 2017 URSU General Elections. Students voted to fill positions on the University of Regina Students’ Union's Executive Committee and Board of Directors, which represent the different faculties and demographics on our campus. There wasalso positions available on the University of Regina's Senate, University Council and Executive of Council.
There is also a referendum question that students are asked to vote 'Yes' of 'No' on, here is the question:
Are you in favour of reducing the previously approved new URSU fee collection structure from a $38.00 base fee plus $5.00 per credit hour to a $36.00 base fee plus $4.70 per credit hour?
The referendum question passed with 1218 YES votes and 147 NO votes.
In the most recent Students’ Union of the University of Regina Inc. (URSU) General Election, certain actions of a candidate were found to be in violation of URSU’s Constitution and Election and Referendum Bylaw by the URSU Elections Committee and the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors ruled that the nature of the actions of the candidate were severe enough to warrant disqualification from the election. This decision did not come lightly to the Board of Directors. The decision to disqualify the candidate was guided by the regulations set out in URSU’s constitutional documents, bylaws and policies.
The URSU Board of Directors takes its fiduciary responsibilities to the members it serves very seriously. There are many challenges in ensuring that the best interests of URSU’s almost 14,000 members across the University of Regina’s campuses, its federated colleges, as well as the First Nations University of Canada campuses in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. URSU remains devoted to serving the best interests of its student membership at all times. It remains committed based on principles of honesty, integrity and transparency to building a University community that is inclusive, diverse, respectful and exciting for all students on and off campus.
Below are the unofficial results for the 2017 URSU General Elections, the results will be made official following the next URSU Board Meeting.
Jermain McKenzie 1186 VOTES
Legbo Menegbo 560 VOTES
Vice-President – Student Affairs
Total Votes Cast - 1855
Vice-President – Operations and Finance
Derrick Gagnon 826 VOTES
Faith Olanipekun 726 VOTES
Vice-President – External Affairs
Haris Khan 651 VOTES
Jaime Cabrera 449 VOTES
Conor Woolley 394 VOTES
Carson Walliser 179 VOTES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pete Kytwayhat 1036 VOTES
Colton Macdonald 147 VOTES
Eman Mohammed 168 VOTES
Carly Hill 88 VOTES
Director for Students with Disabilities
Rylan Jensen 106 VOTES
Rishabh Dutta 220 VOTES
Taylor Petrychyn 154 VOTES
Fine Arts Students’
First Nations University Students’
Skyler Anderson 51 VOTES
Imran Ahamed 93 VOTES
Rashid Jahan 150 VOTES
Kinesiology and Health Students’
Sena Debia 87 VOTES
Harvey Gibson 908 VOTES
Luther College Students’
Hamza Tariq 145 VOTES
Khansa Irfan 950 VOTES
SENATE - Select six (6) of the following
Derrick Gagnon 692 VOTES
Emily Albano 614 VOTES
Taylor Petrychyn 575 VOTES
Kailey Lowe 567 VOTES
Shawn Wiskar 562 VOTES
Conor Woolley 558 VOTES
Colton Macdonald 545 VOTES
Kaylee Hayko 497 VOTES
Maksym Zabutnyy 436 VOTES
Catherine Pamisaran 211 VOTES
Colton Macdonald 169 VOTES
Jonathon Lipoth 132 VOTES
Emily Albano 120 VOTES
Taylor Petrychyn 117 VOTES
Kailey Lowe 113 VOTES
Kaylee Hayko 105 VOTES
Maksym Zabutnyy 93 VOTES
Imran Ahamed 90 VOTES
EXECUTIVE OF COUNCIL (One position available per faculty)
Derrick Gagnon 131 VOTES
Colton Macdonald 105 VOTES
Maksym Zabutnyy 145 VOTES
Campaigning for the election began Monday Feb. 27, 2017 at 12:00AM and ended on Friday March 10th, 2017 at 11:59PM.
Voting began Monday March 13th, 2017 at 12:00AM and ended on Thursday March 16th, 2017 AT 11:59PM.
Chief Returning Officer (CRO)
To maintain a fair and democratic process, URSU is required to hire a Chief Returning Officer to oversee the election process. This person is in charge of ensuring that URSU Election By-laws are followed and that any disputes and conflicts are dealt with properly.
You may contact the CRO at email@example.com.
This page serves as a resource for the 2017 URSU General Elections for March 13th, 2017 to March 16th, 2017. This page includes guidelines, regulations and information for those seeking candidacy in the election. If you have any questions or experienced difficulties voting please contact the Chief Returning Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: URSU has changed the election by-laws so that instead of every student voting for every position (which is how it worked in past years) now students will only be able to vote for positions in the constituencies that apply to them.
All students will still have the chance to vote for executive positions, and a few other general positions.
If you are a Fine Arts student, vote for the Fine Arts Director
If you are a Campion student in the Faculty of Arts, vote for the Campion Director AND the Arts Director.
If you are a Graduate student through Campion College in the Faculty of Arts, vote for the Grad Director, Campion Director, AND Faculty of Arts Director.
The questions on the ballot will say who is eligible to vote for the question. If you vote for a candidate in a constituency that you DO NOT belong to, your vote for this position will be removed from the final count. Your votes for constituencies that you DO belong to will still remain valid.