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2021 Students’ Council and GFC elections results

Read to find out who your Students’ Council and General Faculties Council representatives for 2021-2022 will be.

The winners for seats on the 2021-2022 Students’ Council and General Faculties Council were announced on March 18. Here’s who won:

Students’ Council

Students’ Council has 32 councillor seats from the university’s faculties. Students’ Council also has seats for the Students’ Union president, four vice-presidents, the speaker, and the undergraduate Board of Governors representative. Councillors attend council meetings and vote on the Students’ Union’s bylaws and policies, including the union’s stances on tuition, deferred maintenance, and sexual violence. They are also involved with the Students’ Union’s committees, standing committees, and boards.

Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (two seats):

No candidates were announced for this election cycle. Both seats are currently vacant.

Arts (seven seats):

Chris Beasley

Nicole de Grano

Julia Villoso

Serena Yabut

Georgia Koref

Vaughn Beaulieu- Mercredi

Rebeca Avila

Augustana (one seat):

Rama Taha

Business (two seats):

Sammy Gardner

Ghalia Aamer

Education (three seats):

Avery Teo

Emily Motoska

Reagan Morris

Engineering (five seats):

Andrew Batycki

Farhana Rahman

Moosa Zafar

Siddharth Thakur

Harnoor Kalra

Faculte Saint-Jean (one seat):

Ahdithya Visweswaran

Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation (one seat):

Andy Deprato

Law (one seat):

Navpreet Gill

Medicine and Dentistry (one seat):

Nikki Chopra

Native Studies (one seat):

No candidates were announced for this election cycle. This seat is currently vacant.

Nursing (one seat):

Hanna Filipovic

Open Studies (one seat):

Nathan Orvold

Pharmacy (one seat):

Nathan Brandwein

Science (seven seats):

Aadhavya Sivakumaran

Nikita Adekar

Mohit Sinha

Akanksha Yeola

Devshri Lala

Samar Barazesh

Simran Dhillon

General Faculties Council

General Faculties Council (GFC) is the university body in charge of making decisions related to academics, such as program creation, suspension, curriculum changes and more. GFC consists of 158 members, including university administrators, deans, professors, and around 39 undergraduate student representatives. GFC meets every month and has subcommittees that meet regularly.

Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (two seats):

No candidates were announced for this election cycle. Both seats are currently vacant.

Arts (eight seats):

Nicole de Grano

Chris Beasley

Maddie Dempsey

Julia Villoso

Vaughn Beaulieu-Mercredi

Georgia Koref

Tia Marko

Lisa Glock

Business (three seats):

Ghalia Aamer

Levi Flaman

Yusuf Oliya

Education (four seats):

Emily Motoska

Reagan Morris

Devin Doherty

Phillip Vandevalk

Engineering (six seats):

Adrian Wattamaniuk

Chanpreet Singh

Andrew Batycki

Tahmid Al Hafiz

Siddharth Thakur

Farhana Rahman

Faculte Saint-Jean (one seat):

Chiara Concini

Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation (one seat):

Andy Deprato

Law (one seat):

Kyle Whitlock

Medicine and Dentistry (one seat):

Jesse Lafontaine

Native Studies (one seat):

No candidates were announced for this election cycle. This seat is currently vacant.

Nursing (two seats):

Cindy Sun

Jenny Lam

Pharmacy (one seat):

No candidates were announced for this election cycle. This seat is currently vacant.

Science (eight seats):

Mohit Sinha

Aadhavya Sivakumaran

Nikita Adekar

Akanksha Yeola

Samar Barazesh

Devshri Lala

Simran Dhillon

Ashmeen Aneja

Rachel Narvey

Rachel is the Gateway's 2020-21 Staff Reporter. This summer, she will complete her MA program in English and Film studies before returning to the U of A in the fall as an Education student. In her spare time she writes poetry and watches Jeopardy. You can often find her sitting alone, eating a burrito.

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