2018 General Election
There are 13 council seats available. AUSU councillors guide and direct the organization through its mission, vision, and values. Councillors attend council and committee meetings by teleconference, develop strategic plans and an annual budget, and more. You can find out more about councillor responsibilities in AUSU Policy 2.14 Councillor Responsibility and Honoraria.
In addition, following the general election, the three executive positions will be internally elected from the new councillors-elect.The executive positions consist of the President, VP External and Student Affairs, and VP Finance and Administration, with competitive remuneration. You can find out more about the executive positions in AUSU Policy 2.03 Responsibilities of Executive Officers and AUSU Policy 2.15 Executive Accountability and Compensation.
AUSU is holding a general election in February 2018. The call for nominations period was from January 26 to February 7, and we are pleased to announce we have 19 nominees!
To find out more about each candidate, just click on their name! (Note: Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name).
- Sarah Blayney Lew (Kingston, ON)
- Sandra Boivin (Montreal, QC)
- Brittany T.M. Daigle (Toronto, ON)
- Lana Deets (Edmonton, AB)
- Natasha Donahue (Barrhead, AB)
- Darcie Fleming (Lethbridge, AB)
- Melinda Goertz (Athabasca, AB)
- Christine Hudder (Palmer Rapids, ON)
- Alexandria Kowalski (Calgary, AB)
- Amanda Lipinski (Prince George, BC)
- Jenna Mohamed (Edmonton, AB)
- Alice Namu (Toronto, ON)
- Lisa Oracheski (Edmonton, AB)
- Lionel Pinkhard (South Africa)
- Joshua Ryan (Orleans, ON)
- Brandon Simmons (Duffield, AB)
- Paddy Storey (Hixon, BC)
- Mark Teeninga (Stoney Creek, ON)
- Julian Teterenko (Edmonton, AB)
The voting period will be from February 28 to March 6, 2018. The ballots will be emailed directly to all AUSU members on February 28.
Want to learn more about the candidates?
Check out AUSU’s Election Forum here and feel free to post questions to the candidates online.
You can also attend the AUSU Teleconference Election Debates. The dates and times for the debates are listed below. The instructions to join the teleconference are online here.
|Feb 20 at 1pm MT||February 22 at 6pm MT||Feb 24 at 1pm MT|
|Natasha Donahue||Brittany T. M. Daigle||Sandra Boivin|
|Darcie Fleming||Lana Deets||Natasha Donahue|
|Melinda Goertz||Alexandria Kowalski||Melinda Goertz|
|Christine Hudder||Alice Namu||Alexandria Kowalski|
|Alice Namu||Brandon Simmons||Sarah Blayney Lew|
|Jenna Mohamed||Paddy Storey||Amanda Lipinski|
|Lisa Oracheski||Mark Teeninga||Lionel Pinkhard|
|Julian Teterenko||Julian Teterenko||Joshua Ryan|
If you have ideas for questions to ask the candidates, come on out to the debates, join the forum, or email your ideas to [email protected].
|Call for Nominations||January 26 to February 7, 2018|
|Nominees Announced||February 12, 2018|
|Campaign Period||February 12 to March 6, 2018|
|Election Debate 1 (tentative)||February 20, 2018 at 1pm MT|
|Election Debate 2 (tentative)||February 22, 2018 at 6pm MT|
|Election Debate 3 (tentative)||February 24, 2018 at 1pm MT|
|Voting Period||February 28 – March 6, 2018|
|Special Meeting to Announce Results||March 8, 2018 at 5:30pm MT|
|Appeals Period||March 8 to 15, 2018|
|Council Changeover Meeting||April 10, 2018 at 5:30pm MT|
For more information about AUSU elections and election procedures, please review section 3 of the AUSU policy manual, which can be found online here.
For more information about councillor roles, responsibilities, and honorarium, please review section section 2 of the AUSU policy manual, found online here.
If you still have questions, contact the Chief Returning Officer, Jacqueline Keena, at [email protected].
You can also post questions in the online election forum here.
Previous Election Results
If you have any questions or concerns about AUSU elections, please contact us at [email protected].