Students’ union calls annual general election

The 2016 general election begins March 9 when nominations open

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TRUSU has announced the 2016 general election, where student executives and representatives are elected.

The election gets underway on March 9, when the nomination period begins. Students interested in running can pick up nomination packages at the TRUSU member services desk.

After the nomination period ends on March 22, candidates will attend an all-candidates meeting to receive more information about the process. Candidate postings are released the following day on March 23 and the campaign period begins.

An all-candidates forum will take place on March 25 at 4 p.m. and voting will take place over three days from March 30 to April 1.

The table below, taken from the TRUSU website, outlines the various positions available.

POSITION

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

TIME COMMITMENT

President
  1. Chair of the Board of Directors
  2. Co-Chair of the Student Caucus
  3. Chair of the Policy Committee
  4. Member of the Executive Committee
  5. Media Spokesperson
Approximately 25 hours per week
Vice President External
  1. Chair of the Campaigns Committee
  2. Provincial Executive Representative (CFS-BC)
  3. Member of the Executive Committee
  4. Member of the Board of Directors
Approximately 25 hours per week
Vice President Finance
  1. Chair of the Services Committee
  2. Oversight of the budget development process
  3. Member of the Executive Committee
  4. Member of the Board of Directors
Approximately 25 hours per week
Vice President Internal
  1. Chair of the Entertainment Committee
  2. Chair of the Equity Committee
  3. Member of the Executive Committee
  4. Member of the Board of Directors
Approximately 25 hours per week
Aboriginal Representative
  1. Member of the Equity Committee
  2. Member of the Board of Directors
Approximately 10 hours per week
Graduate Students’ Representative
  1. Member of the Equity Committee
  2. Member of the Board of Directors
Approximately 10 hours per week
International Students’ Representative
  1. Member of the Equity Committee
  2. Member of the Board of Directors
Approximately 10 hours per week
LGBTQ Representative
  1. Member of the Equity Committee
  2. Member of the Board of Directors
Approximately 10 hours per week
Women’s Representative
  1. Member of the Equity Committee
  2. Member of the Board of Directors
Approximately 10 hours per week
Director-at-Large
(Four Positions)
  1. Member of two standing committees (Campaigns,Entertainment, Policy, Services)
  2. Member of the Board of Directors
Approximately 10 hours per week