GSS Elections

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Nominations for the 2023-24 Executive Board are now closed! We received the following candidates:

Chair – Wyatt Maddox

Director of Communications – Greg Gaube

Director of Services – Mitch Nascimento

Director of Student Affairs – Lindsay Beal

There were no nominations for the position of Director of FinancePlease see information below for information on ratifying the nominees above and electing a Director of Finance.

Please see this document for a formal update from our Electoral Officer, Ladan Kalani: 2023 Election Update re Uncontested Races

In light of the lack of contested races, we will be cancelling the online Meet the Candidates event on February 27 and hosting a Meet the New Board event on February 28, 2023 from 4:00-4:30 in Grad House Restaurant (also available by zoom. Please email for the zoom link). We will post bios from our new board members on this page shortly.

Uncontested Races

As you will see above, the GSS has no contested elections this term. Therefore, in compliance with Bylaw 4.10 (below), we will be ratifying our candidates at the Semi Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2023 from 5-7pm PST. We strongly encourage all our members to attend the SAGM and ratify our new Board.

Bylaw 4.10:     Acclamations: When a nominee runs unopposed, the acclamation shall be approved through an ordinary resolution of Grad Council or a General Meeting. 

Positions without Nominations:

The Director of Finance position received no nominations. Therefore, we will be electing a Director of Finance at the GSS Semi-Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2023 (hybrid meeting at Grad House Restaurant and on Zoom, email for a zoom link) under Bylaw 4.11 (below.) 

If you are interested in running for the Director of Finance position, you can do so by sending your nomination to until Monday, March 20, 2023. You can also nominate yourself from the floor at the Semi-Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2023. Please see the full text of bylaw 4.11 below.


Bylaw 4.11  In the event that no nomination is received for an Executive Board position during the electoral nomination procedures as outlined in Bylaws 4.1 through 4.10, the following elections procedures will be followed:


The Electoral Officer will issue a call for candidates for any Executive Board positions for which there is no nominee. The call for candidates will be issued via electronic message to all members of the Society and a poster-format notice sent to each academic unit stipulating the process as outlined in Bylaw 4.11.b. 

Candidates can nominate themselves at the Semi-Annual General Meeting or submit a written statement of candidacy to the Electoral Officer at least one day prior to the Semi-Annual General Meeting.

If a position is contested, all Society members present at the meeting will vote by secret ballot to decide the winner.

If the position is not contested, all Society members present will vote by secret ballot to acclaim the candidate.

Bylaw 4.11 shall only be enacted in cases where one (1) weeks’ notice can be provided before the Semi-Annual General Meeting. 


Term of Appointment: April 1, 2023 — March 31, 2024

How can I learn about the role?

Bylaw 9 describes the duties of Executive Board members. The GSS bylaws can be viewed here: GSS Constitution and Bylaws.

Bylaw IV of the GSS Constitution and Bylaws governs all University of Victoria Graduate Students’ Society elections. The Bylaw IX also describe the duties of Executive Board members. The bylaws are posted online here: 


Current election information will be posted: