Tagged SU Election

SU vacancies perpetuate apathy

As of last week, there are three vacant SU student representative positions. These vacancies will have to be filled via appointments. According to Students’ Union president Stephan Guscott, “[students] appointed by SLC through nominations committee aren’t elected by students, so they can’t vote on substantive motions or resolutions.” In addition to these vacancies, last year…

What students can learn from Republicans

By Frank Finley, September 27 2016 — There is something fascinating happening to the Republicans and students should take notice. As young people, it is important to learn from history’s mistakes, but right now, we have a chance to learn from the mistakes of the present. The Grand Old Party of the United States is…

How to win a Students’ Union election

By Fabian Mayer, March 8 2016 — With costumed candidates, goofy posters and empty promises, the Students’ Union elections can seem more like a junior high vote for class president than a real political campaign. But this is deceiving. Campaigns are often planned months in advance and include dozens of volunteers. Jonah Ardiel ran in…

If at first you don’t succeed — run, run again

By Scott Strasser, March 8, 2016 — Other than being elected for Students’ Union executive positions next year, what do Tristan Bray and Patrick Ma have in common? The answer is that this wasn’t the pair’s first time running an SU campaign — and they were both better off for it. Both Bray and Ma…

What makes students vote for SU candidates?

Sean Willett, March 8, 2016 — This year’s University of Calgary Students’ Union election is finally over — the posters have been pulled down, the class speeches have stopped and the threat of being cornered by a grinning weirdo while in line at Tim Hortons has gone down somewhat. Stephan Guscott is our new president,…

Presidential candidate forum wraps up SU election campaign

The various scandals that engulfed the University of Calgary this year loomed large at the presidential forum in MacHall. Candidates Nick Boots, Jordan Grant and Stephan Guscott squared off at a forum attended by roughly 40 students. The first question posed by moderator and Students’ Union president Levi Nilson asked candidates to assess the SU’s…

Student life candidates focus on events, mental health at forum

By Fabian Mayer, February 25 2016 — The four Students’ Union vice-president student life candidates — Zehra Buzreba, Austin Campbell, Graham Duff and Patrick Ma — attempted to distinguish themselves in a relatively crowded field at an hour-long forum in MacHall on Thursday afternoon. Current vice-president student life Kirsty McGowan hosted the forum, which drew…

SU election supplement 2016: president

Every year during reading week, the Gauntlet puts together a Students’ Union election supplement to inform students on who is running, what they plan to do if elected and who we think is best for the job. We invite all executive candidates to our office for a five-minute platform pitch and a 10-minute question and…

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