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What are these positions and who’s running?

President

This executive represents students as a whole and acts as the primary spokesperson for the Students’ Union. This year’s candidates are:

Meet them all here: SU Elections Q&A: President

Listen to them debate here: Students’ Union elections: Presidential debate

Vice-President (Operations and Finance):

This executive manages the Students’ Union’s $11 million budget, including the SU’s various businesses such as RATT and Dewey’s. This year’s candidates are:

Meet them both here: SU Elections Q&A: Vice-President (Operations and Finance)

Vice-President (External)

This executive works with the outside, non-university community, including the federal, provincial, and municipal governments. Their work surrounds issues such as tuition, grants, and academic policy. This year’s candidates are:

Meet them all here: SU Elections Q&A: Vice-President (External)

Vice-President (Academic)

This executive manages academic initiatives, which can involve helping students afford university or improving course requirements. This year’s candidates are:

Meet them all here: SU Elections Q&A: Vice-President (Academic)

Vice-President (Student Life)

This executive is responsible for university-related non-academic issues, including residence life, internal approaches to mental health, and fun campus-wide events. This year’s candidates are:

Meet them all here: SU Elections Q&A: Vice-President (Student Life)

Undergraduate Board of Governors Representative

This executive sits as a student voice on the Board of Governors, the highest decision-making body on campus. The Board works around campus-side issues including tuition fees, rental rates, and the university’s finances. This year’s candidates are:

Meet them both here: SU Elections Q&A: Undergraduate Board of Governors Representative

Listen to them debate here: Students’ Union elections: BoG Rep debate


Forums

Forums that have happened are linked below, and those that have yet to happen are listed for anyone looking to attend:

The Lougheed College Forum was held February 28 and featured all candidates.

SUBStage Forum 1 was held March 1 and hosted contenders from the following races: President, U-Pass (Yes), Vice-President (Operations and Finance), Vice-President (Student Life), Campus Food Bank (Yes),

SUBStage Forum 2  was held March 2 and hosted contenders from the following races: Vice-President (External), Vice-President (Academic), Board of Governors Representative, APIRG (Yes) and (No).

Campus Saint-Jean Forum was held March 3 and hosted contenders from all the races at the French-language satellite campus.

The International Students’ Association Forum was also held for the very first time on March 3. The forum focused on international students’ issues.

Myer Horowitz Forum was held on March 6. Classes were cancelled for the first hour of this forum, and it covered a broad range of topics.

Augustana Forum was also held on March 6 at Augustana Campus in Camrose. We didn’t attend, but our compatriots at the Augustana Medium did, check out their live stream here.

Look out for upcoming forum coverage (and better yet, attend the forums yourself!):

  • Residence Forum (March 7, 5 p.m., Lister Cafeteria)

Other News

Election races announced


Opinion

Donut the Cat and Banana the Hamster are running in this year’s SU election race

Editorial: Gender politics shouldn’t sway your SU Election Vote

Editorial: If you’re apathetic about the SU like me, here’s why you should still vote

Election Opinion Podcast Pt. 1

All a lazy student has to know about voting in the SU Elections

Election Dissection


Arts

Top 5: Tie tips for candidates during SU elections

SU Election Playlist: Candidates, what song are you?


Last Updated: March 4, 11:00 p.m.

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