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One Students’ Council vacancy filled, six elected to GFC in 2023 UASU by-election

Voter turnout in the 2023 fall by-election was 1.89 per cent.

From September 27 to 28, students voted to fill vacant seats on the University of Alberta Students’ Union (UASU) Students’ Council and General Faculties Council (GFC). One new councillor was elected to Students’ Council, and six representatives were elected to GFC.

Voter turnout was 1.89 per cent of the student body, with a total of 682 votes cast.

Students’ Council fills one engineering seat

Students’ Council oversees the UASU. Those elected to Students’ Council are responsible for ensuring the UASU fulfills its mandate.

Prior to the by-election, Students’ Council had seven vacant seats. Council now has six vacancies: agriculture, life, and environmental sciences (ALES); business; kinesiology, sports, and recreation; Native studies; open studies; and pharmacy. Aamir Mohamed was elected as an engineering councillor, filling the vacant engineering seat.

ENGINEERING: Aamir Mohamed

Six undergraduate student members elected to GFC

GFC is the highest academic decision-making body at the U of A, and is made up of 158 members. There are 39 undergraduate student members. Six students were elected to represent students from their faculties on GFC.

ALES: Bailey Dickie

ARTS: Layla Alhussainy

BUSINESS: Paige Boyer

BUSINESS: Julia Kloet

SCIENCE: Liam Richardson

SCIENCE: Gabriel Ayoku

Katie Teeling

Katie Teeling is the 2023-24 Editor-in-Chief at The Gateway. She previously served as the 2022-23 Opinion Editor. She’s in her fifth year, studying anthropology and history. She is obsessed with all things horror, Adam Driver, and Lord of the Rings. When she isn’t crying in Tory about human evolution, Katie can be found drinking iced capps and reading romance novels.

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