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SU to hold by-election from Oct. 15–17

By Babur Ilchi, October 2 2014 —

The Students’ Union will hold by-elections for nursing and social work faculty representative positions from Oct. 15–17.

The nomination process ended Wednesday, Oct. 1. By Friday, Oct. 3, the candidates’ information will be posted on the SU website. As of Oct. 1 at 4:00 p.m, no candidates have been named.

SU chief returning officer (CRO) Chris Yan manages all SU elections.

“Only students in the two faculties [nursing and social work] can vote in this by-election.  Voting will take place online through the Student Centre Portal, as well as polling stations set up at each faculty.”

The CRO enforces SU bylaws,  manages the nomination process and answers candidates’ questions.

Yan said if nobody runs for the positions, they will be declared vacant. If that happens, a hiring process begins.

“The SU Student Services department will go through a recruiting and interview process to appoint an individual from the faculty,” Yan said.

Faculty representatives sit on  the Students’ Legislative Council (SLC). Representative terms end in April. The SU holds elections for executive and faculty representative positions every March.

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