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2023 Students’ Union election candidates announced

The campaigning period for candidates will begin February 27 at 9:00 a.m..

The candidates for the Students’ Union 2023 election were announced on February 24 at the all-candidates’ meeting.

The scheduled forums are:

  • Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ) Forum: March 3, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at La Grande Salle on CSJ campus.
  • Presidential Debate: March 3, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dewey’s.
  • Myer Horowitz Forum: March 6, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at SUBstage.
  • Augustana Campus: March 6, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..
  • International Students’ Association Forum: March 7, 4:00 p.m. at the Telus Center.
  • Lister Hall Students’ Association: March 7, time is not yet confirmed.

All forums held in-person will also be accessible virtually.

The campaigning period for candidates will begin February 27 at 9:00 a.m.. Voting will start on March 8 and end on March 9.

The candidates for the 2023 Students’ Union election are:

Presidential candidates

  • Christian Fotang
  • Haruun Ali

Vice-president (academic) candidates

  • Milan Regmi
  • Pedro Almeida
  • Rowan Morris

Vice-president (external) candidates

  • Christopher Beasley

Vice-president (operations and finance) candidates

  • Fateh Arslan
  • Levi Flaman

Vice-president (student life) candidates

  • Michael Griffiths

Board of Governors representative candidates

  • Stephen Raitz


  • “Yes” Side: Alberta Public Interest Research Group Fee (APIRG)
  • “Yes” Side: Business Students’ Association Fee (BSA)
  • “Yes” Side: Education Students’ Association Fee (ESA)
  • “Yes” Side: HUB Community Association Fee (HCA)
  • “Yes” Side: Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Student Society Fee (KSRSS)
  • “Yes” Side: Law Students’ Association Fee (LSA)
  • “Yes” Side: Lister Hall Students’ Association Fee (LHSA)
  • “Yes” Side: Nursing Undergraduate Association Fee (NUA)


  • “Yes” Side: Campus Recreation Enhancement Fund Fee (CREF)

UPDATE: This article was updated at 1:23 p.m. on February 26, to reflect additional information provided by the elections office on referendums and plebiscites. The Campus Recreation Enhancement Fund Fee has been added as a plebiscite, and the HUB Community Association Fee and the Law Students’ Association Fee have been added to the list of referendums.

UPDATE: This article was updated at 7:50 p.m. on February 26, to reflect Pedro Almeida’s preferred name.

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Lily Polenchuk

Lily Polenchuk is the 2024-25 Editor-in-Chief of The Gateway. She previously served as the 2023-24 Managing Editor, 2023-24 and 2022-23 News Editor, and 2022-23 Staff Reporter. She is in her second year, studying English and political science.

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