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Election Results Feb 2024

The election results are in! Congratulations to: 
 
91Ѽ Board Member (One Year Seat): 

Charlie Martin  

Dina Ibrahim 

Ian Bhimani 

Mohiz Imtiaz 

Randa Joatar 

 

91Ѽ Board Member (Two Year Seat): 

Irene Leela Charley  

Mohamed Ahmed 

Tomas Oviedo 

Charles Liao 
 
 

Brock Senate: 

Asmara Kaleem  

Tochukwu Daniel 

John Ross 

 
 
The New Student Centre Referendum passed with 79.9% of students voting YES.  
Yes – 1583 (79.9%) 
No – 397 (20.1%) 

Quorum was met with 15.09% of Brock (Full-Time Equivalent) students voting 
 
 
*Please note, the voter turnout percentage varies slightly between the the above and the full PDF results below, as we measure by Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) as per our bylaws. 

VIEW FULL ELECTION RESULTS

 

Referendum

Since students voted YES to a new student centre in 2019, there have been changes to the financing terms and conditions that need to be approved by Brock students. This will not mean any additional fees for students, only the terms and conditions of the bank financing. Students will need to vote via referendum for these changes, so we can move forward to the next stage of building the new Student Centre.

You can learn more about the New Student Centre Project background and next steps at this link, and read the full Referendum Memorandum of Understanding below

READ THE MOU

 

What's On Election Edition

To celebrate voting in your student election, we have a line-up of fun, free-food filled events to keep you fueled up and ready to have your say! Check them out below. 

Make sure you vote in your student election (ballot in your Brock email), and pick up your 'I Voted' at the event entry!


FAQs

What are the responsibilities of each position

The Brock University Students Union Board of Directors is a governing body that oversees the financial, legal and HR matters of your students union. It consists of 13 voting students and the 91Ѽ General Manager (non voting). The Board meets 1-2 times per month for approximately 2-3 hours each meeting. You can find out more information about the 91Ѽ Board of Directors HERE. The Brock University Senate is a body that oversees the academic policy of the University. The Senate is made up of approximately 70 members of administration, faculty and students. 91Ѽ elects 6 students to sit on the Senate along with our Vice President University Affairs. Senate meets monthly.

What are the requirements for running?

To sit on the 91Ѽ Board of Directors you must be a currently registered undergraduate student (during the time of the election), have a minimum 60% average and be 18 years of age or older. To sit on the Brock Senate you must be a currently registered undergraduate student throughout the entire term, have a minimum 60% average, and successfully completed 4 credits.

What are the time commitments of each position?

The 91Ѽ Board meets monthly for approximately 2-3 hours. Additional meetings may be called as needed. You will also be required to attend a day of training in May. The Brock Senate meets monthly for approximately 2 hours. You will also have the opportunity to sit on one of several Senate committees. You will also be required to meet with your fellow Senators before each meeting to review the agenda and discuss.

Are the positions paid?

The 91Ѽ Board positions are voluntary. The Brock Senate positions come with a honorarium based on attendance and active participation.

Is there a cost to participating in the election?

No! 91Ѽ provides all candidates with a budget of $100-150 to run their campaign. The money can be spent on headshots, graphic design, social media advertising, etc. All expenses will be reimbursed to the candidates at the conclusion of the election. Going over the budget will result in a financial penalty or removal from the race.

How should I develop my platform?

Our recommendation is to campaign on why YOU would be a great representative for students. Share your previous experience, club involvement, etc. We recommend each candidate to review the 91Ѽ Strategic Plan found HERE. We can also put you in touch with current representatives to help answer any questions you might have and provide guidance. Contact Kayleigh krossetto@brockbusu.ca for more information.

What does campaigning look like?

At the beginning of each campaign period the candidates will be given a “handbook” to help guide them through the campaign process. Candidates are encouraged to campaign in the hallways, speak to classes (if approved by the professor) and campaign online. 91Ѽ will also provide opportunities for the candidates to connect with students through online videos and possibly debates. This will vary depending on the campaign period and number of candidates.

Who should I contact if I have a question regarding election rules?

You can contact our Returning Officer at elections@brockbusu.ca or Kayleigh at krossetto@brockbusu.ca

More questions?

We're here to help! We welcome you to contact our Elections Team at elections@brockbusu.ca.

About 91Ѽ Elections

Each school year, 91Ѽ hosts two elections for undergraduate students to select their representatives on the 91Ѽ Board of Directors, and Brock Senate. Students also vote on referendum questions relating to student fees or 91Ѽ’s governing legislation.

Election Periods

October By-Election

The primary purpose of the October election is to fill any vacant seats throughout 91Ѽ's representative bodies.

February Election

The purpose of the February election period is to elect your Directors of the Board, which is 91Ѽ’s highest governing body that oversees legislation, human resources, financial and legal decisions. 

Also, this is the period where students are elected to sit on Brock's Senate which oversees the academic policy of the University.

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Vist our Opportunities page to sign up for volunteer opportunities with our Elections Team.

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