GSS Elections

Run to serve on your Graduate Students' Society's Executive Board!

Nominations for the 2024-25 Executive Board are NOW OPEN until February 26 at 4pm! Please find the nomination package below.

Formal Notice of Election and Referendum for our Electoral Officer, Lauren Burton, can be found at: Notice of Election Referendum 2024

Elections for the Graduate Students’ Society Executive Board and a referendum on GSS fees will be held March 6-8, 2024. Nominations for the board are open February 12-26. Nomination packages can be found below. Referendum questions will be posted online at gss.uvic.ca/referendum after February 7. To learn more, please email the GSS Electoral Officer, Lauren Burton, at votegss@uvic.ca.

Eligibility: Voters and nominees to the board must be currently registered graduate students in the 2024-01 academic term.

When/Where: 9 am PST March 6 to 4:30 pm PST March 8 https://uvicusec.simplyvoting.com/ (Log in with your Netlink ID)

Election Notice:

The GSS is hosting elections for our 5 board positions for terms of April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025

The following positions are available for the April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025 term: 

Chair 

Director of Internal/University Relations 

Director of External Relations

Director of Finance

Director of Student Life 

The GSS Board Job Description Policy describes the duties of Executive Board members. The policy can be viewed here: NEW Board Job Description Policy

Candidates for the Executive Board must be available for ~34 hours of work per month, including a minimum of three board/committee meetings during GSS office hours and monthly GRC meetings on Tuesday evenings. The Chair and Director of Finance should be able to sign cheques at Halpern Centre.

There will be two Meet the Board Events to learn more about these positions and the work of the Board. Meet the Board Events will take place in person, 9-10am Wednesday, February 7 in Side Project Café and online 5-6pm Monday, February 12, 2023 on Zoom. Please email gssoffice@uvic.ca for the meeting link.

There will be two Meet the Candidates events. These will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2023 from 9-10am in Side Project Café and Monday, March 4, 10-11am on Zoom. Please email gssoffice@uvic.ca for a meeting link.

FORMS:

Exec Nomination Form 2024 

Campaign Package 2024

For information about the GSS Fee Referendum, please see: https://gss.uvic.ca/referendum/ 

Please see this webpage for any formal updates from our Electoral Officer, Lauren Burton.

Quick
Reference: Calendar of Important Election Dates

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024

In Person Meet the Board event!
9-10am in Side Project (Halpern Centre Room 109).

Thinking about running for election
but have questions about what it’s like to serve on the board? Come ask our
current board at Wednesday Coffee!

Monday, Feb 12, 2024

Nominations Open, packages
available at
http://gss.uvic.ca/election
and at the GSS general office

Monday, Feb 12, 2024

Virtual Meet the Board event!
5-6pm on Zoom:
https://uvic.zoom.us/j/2244264481

Thinking about running for election
but have questions about what it’s like to serve on the board? Come ask our current
board!

Monday, February 26, 4:00PM

Nominations
Close.

February 19-24, 2024

Please note the GSS office
closed for reading week. The electoral officer can still be reached by email.

February 27  – March 5,
2024

Campaign period.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

In Person Meet the Candidates
event!
9-10am in Side Project (Halpern Centre Room 109).

Want to hear from the candidates for the Board? Come ask your questions and
hear why they are the right people to get your vote.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Virtual Meet the Candidates
event!
10-11am on Zoom:
https://uvic.zoom.us/j/2244264481

Want to hear from the candidates for the Board? Come ask your questions and
hear why they are the right people to get your vote.

March 6, 2024, 9:00AM – March 8, 2024, 4:30PM PST

Voting!

All voting is conducted online: https://uvicusec.simplyvoting.com/ 

March 11, 2024

Preliminary results posted on
the GSS website.

March 18, 2024

Deadline to file an appeal.

March 19, 2024, 5:00PM

GSS SAGM – Electoral Officer
makes a formal election report to the members. Any seats remaining vacant are
filled through an election at the SAGM.

Bylaw IV of the GSS
Constitution and Bylaws
governs all University of Victoria Graduate
Students’ Society elections. The bylaws are posted online here:
https://gss.uvic.ca/forms-pdfs/constitution-bylaws/ 

Current election information will be posted to this webpagehttps://uvicusec.simplyvoting.com/