Tagged elections

Letter to the editor: harassment and sexism have no place in SU politics

My story is my own. Not everyone will have the same experience but I think it’s important to share mine. Through my journey I’ve learned that I am not alone. I had an amazing time running in the Students’ Union general election and I met so many people who were engaged and supportive. I had…

Letter to the Editor: The SU elections are ultimately a waste of time

Re: 2017 Students’ Union Election Supplement I’d like to preface this by saying that I’m all for democracy. It’s the smartest stupid idea we as a human race have ever come up with (and will remain such until we decide to collectively drown ourselves in the ocean). In fact, I’d argue we need to extend…

SU starts selling “Make MacHall Great Again” hats

By Derek Baker, November 1 2016 — The Students’ Union recently lost a court injunction over the operation of MacHall, granting control of the building and its $1.9-million revenue to the University of Calgary for the duration of the ownership lawsuit. In an effort to promote awareness about the issue and recover some of the…

Students’ Union campaign rules hold back candidates

By Keean Bexte, March 15, 2016 — In this year’s Students’ Union election, 24.8 percent of students took time out of their day to go online and vote. This showing would be embarrassing for any municipal government, and it might put our claim to the highest Student Union voter turnout in the country in jeopardy….

Graduate Students’ Association election results

By Hayden McBennett, March 12 2015 — The Graduate Students’ Association elected their 2015–16 executive board on Wednesday, March 11. Only one of the positions was contested. The two-candidate race for president ended Wednesday with Mike Webster taking the majority of the vote. He edged out opponent Arman Hemmati by 21 votes. Only 329 students…

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