2018 General Election
There are 13 council seats at 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, 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.
The 2018 General Election was held from February 28 to March 6, 2018.
Election Results Announced!
Thank you to everyone who voted. The successful candidates in the 2018 General Election are:
- Sarah Blayney Lew (Kingston, ON)
- Brittany T.M. Daigle (Toronto, ON)
- Natasha Donahue (Barrhead, AB)
- Darcie Fleming (Lethbridge, AB)
- Melinda Goertz (Athabasca, AB)
- Christine Hudder (Palmer Rapids, ON)
- Amanda Lipinski (Prince George, BC)
- Alice Namu (Toronto, ON)
- Lisa Oracheski (Edmonton, AB)
- Joshua Ryan (Orleans, ON)
- Brandon Simmons (Duffield, AB)
- Mark Teeninga (Stoney Creek, ON)
- Julian Teterenko (Edmonton, AB)
You can view the results as submitted by the Chief Returning Office here.
You can view the certified results from the Simply Voting system online here, or you can view them by going back into your ballot.
Appeals or Questions
The appeals period runs from March 8 to March 15, 2018. Contact the Chief Returning Officer, Jacqueline Keena, at [email protected] with any questions.
|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||February 20, 2018 at 1pm MT|
|Election Debate 2||February 22, 2018 at 6pm MT|
|Election Debate 3||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 cro[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].