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SU Elections 2020: Students’ Council and General Faculties Council Candidates

The same number of vacancies for Students' Council will remain as compared to last year. However, there will be nine less vacancies for undergrad representation on GFC

The first all-candidates’ meeting for the 2020 Students’ Council and General Faculties Council election happened on Monday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m. 

The following candidates have been announced, and campaigning will begin on March 10 at 9 a.m. Voting will take place online on March 18 and 19.

Students’ Council exercises oversight over the Students’ Union.

General Faculties Council is the highest academic decision-making body at the university. 159 members make it up, including 40 undergraduate student representatives and two Students’ Union executives.

The number of vacancies for Students’ Council in 2019-20 was seven. This year there will be the same number of vacancies.

For General Faculties Council, there were 23 vacancies in 2019-20. This year there will only be 13 vacancies.

Adam Lachacz

Students’ Council

Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences

There are no candidates running in this race. In 2019-20, both of the two seats were filled.

Arts

There are six candidates contesting six seats. All six seats were filled in 2019-20. The candidates will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Serena Yabut
  • Lucas Marques
  • Julia Villoso
  • Talia Dixon (incumbent)
  • Nicole de Grano
  • Ana Oliveira

Augustana

There is one contestant contesting the single seat. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes. There was no candidate in 2019-20.

  • Daniela Carbajal

Business

There are three candidates contesting two seats. Both seats were filled in 2019-20.

  • Marwan Burhani
  • Tyler Saretzky
  • Rachelle Gilbert

Education

There are no candidates running in the race. In 2019-20, two of the three seats were filled.

Engineering

There are five candidates contesting five seats. In 2019-20, only three seats were filled. The candidates will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Purnapushkala Hariharan
  • Dhir Bid
  • Kristofer Akkerman
  • Amlan Bose (incumbent)
  • Andrew Batycki (incumbent)

Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

There are two candidates running for one seat. The one seat was filled in 2019-20.

  • Olivia Harris (incumbent)
  • Abner Monteiro

Law

There is one candidate contesting one seat. In 2019-20 the seat was vacant. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Karl Buchanan

Medicine & Dentistry

There is one candidate contesting one seat. In 2019-20 the seat was vacant. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Jacob Park

Native Studies

There are no candidates running in the race. In 2019-20, the single seat was filled.

Nursing

There is one candidate contesting one seat. In 2019-20 the seat was filled. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Hanna Filipovic

Open Studies

There are no candidates running in the race. In 2019-20, the single seat was filled.

Pharmacy

There is one candidate contesting one seat. In 2019-20 the seat was not filled. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Nathan Brandwein

Faculté Saint-Jean

There is one candidate contesting one seat. In 2019-20 the one seat was filled. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Eric Einarson

Science

There are seven candidates contesting six seats. In 2019-20 all seats were filled.

  • Samar Barazesh
  • Emily Kimani
  • Adarsh Badesha (incumbent)
  • Rahul Korde
  • Simran Dhillon (incumbent)
  • Chritian Fotang
  • Devshri Lala

General Faculties Council

Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences

There are no candidates running in this race. In 2019-20, one of the two seats were filled.

Arts

There are eight candidates contesting eight seats. Only four seats were filled in 2019-20. The candidates will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Lucas Marques
  • Xinxin Zhang
  • Yiming Chen (incumbent)
  • Talia Dixon
  • Chris Beasley
  • Harnoor Kochar
  • Nicole de Grano
  • Ana Oliveira

Augustana

There is one contestant contesting the single seat. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes. There was no candidate in 2019-20.

  • Daniela Carbajal

Business

There are three candidates contesting three seats. Only one seat was filled in 2019-20. The candidates will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Marwan Burhani
  • Tyler Saretzky
  • Rachelle Gilbert

Education

There are no candidates running in the race. In 2019-20, one of the four seats were filled.

Engineering

There are four candidates contesting six seats. In 2019-20, only two seats were filled. The candidates will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Purnapushkala Hariharan
  • Zaryab Khan
  • Amlan Bose (incumbent)
  • Dhir Bid

Law

There is one candidate contesting one seat. In 2019-20 the seat was vacant. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Karl Buchanan

Medicine & Dentistry

There is one candidate contesting one seat. In 2019-20 the seat was vacant. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Jacob Park

Native Studies

There are no candidates running in the race. In 2019-20, the single seat was vacant as well.

Nursing

There no candidate running. In 2019-20 one of the two seats was filled.

Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

There are two candidates running for one seat. The seat was not filled in 2019-20.

  • Olivia Harris
  • Abner Monteiro

Pharmacy

There is no candidate running. In 2019-20 the seat was not filled.

Faculté Saint-Jean

There is one candidate contesting one seat. In 2019-20 the one seat was filled. The candidate will win by acclamation unless the ‘none of the above’ option receives more votes.

  • Eric Einarson

Science

There are seven candidates contesting eight seats. In 2019-20 all seats but two were filled.

  • Samar Barazesh
  • Emily Kimani
  • Adarsh Badesha (incumbent)
  • Rahul Korde
  • Simran Dhillon (incumbent)
  • Chritian Fotang
  • Devshri Lala

UPDATE: At 11:40 p.m. on March 10 the article was updated to reflect several candidates dropping out (Harnoor Kochar and Jacqueline Perich), being added onto the ballot (Andrew Batycki and Dhir Bid), and one disqualification (Zaryab Khan).

Adam Lachacz

Adam Lachacz is the Editor-in-Chief of The Gateway for 2020-21. Previously, he was the 2019-20 News Editor, 2018-19 Staff Reporter, and a senior volunteer contributor from 2016-18. He is a fourth-year student studying history and political science. Adam is addicted to the news, an aspiring sneakerhead, and loves a good cup of black coffee.

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