IMPORTANT: Please note that the 2021 GSA By-Election will be held on November 17th & 18th, 2021.

Due to some recent resignations, we’re holding a by-election to fill vacant council seats! Once again, this election will be held virtually in order to ensure accessibility and safety to all of our members!

Below you’ll find the information you need to learn how to run for office! This includes the schedule for the election, list of positions, and all relevant documentation.

Please note that all information on this page is in accordance to our updated bylaws and elections policy.

RESULTS – posted November 22nd, 2021

Acclaimed: 

Kripali Patel | Arts & Science Director

Bhavya Sachdeva | Arts & Science Director

Lois Tarikabor | Arts & Science Director

Elected: 

Venkata Sai Santosh Ella | ENCS Director

Ankit Juneja | JMSB Director

Positions to Run for!

Running for GSA Office or Council is a great volunteering opportunity for graduate students at Concordia University. Not only do executives and council member work to improve student-life and wellbeing, but this professional development opportunity can be added to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Please note that GSA Executives and Council Members are not considered employees of the GSA, but rather members of our governing system.  

The Council of Directors is the second highest governing and decision-making body of the GSA. The council is responsible for setting policy, approving budgets, and appointing student representatives to university bodies.

Essentially, the primary role of Director is to advocate for the needs of graduate students in your faculty.

Available Positions include: 

ENCS Director (1 Position Available)

Arts & Science Director (6 Positions Available)

JMSB Director (1 Positions Available)

 

To learn more the responsibilities of the Council, click here.

Final List of Candidates

The nominations are in! Below you’ll find the final list of candidates and which position they are running for to start the campaigning period.

  • Kripali Patel
  • Bhavya Sachdeva
  • Lois Tarikabor
  • Ankit Juneja
  • Priyam Choudhary
  • Vishal Pagadela
  • Shvetkumar Patel
  • Maryurkumar Khambhadiya
  • Manan Dineshbhai Paruthi
  • Hemanth Lingraj
  • Siddhartha Nanda
  • Ameer Nizami
  • Venkata Sai Santhosh Ella

Election Process

Nomination Period will span from October 24th to November 4th, 2021.

According to our updated election policy, the nomination period shall not last for longer than 5 days.

  1. Print out the appropriate nomination form and authorization form available below;
  2. Fill it out carefully and get the required number of signatures;
    • Nominations for each Director candidature shall be signed by a minimum of ten (10) G.S.A. members in good standing from their faculty
  3. Complete the forms (Nomination form and Authorization form) and submit it to the Chief Returning Officer’s email [cro@gsaconcordia.ca] with the subject as “Nomination_Last Name“.

The final list of nominees will be announced November 8th, 2021.

Campaigning Period

November 9th (00:00 hrs) to November 15th, 2021 (17:00 hrs) EST

Campaigning by and for candidates shall be permitted during the campaign period.

Please send your platform and campaign materials to cro@gsaconcordia.ca with the subject line “lastname_campaignmaterials” for approval before you begin campaigning.

For information regarding reimbursement of campaigning costs, please check the election policy (below).

Voting will take place virtually in 4 easy steps!

  1. Go to your MyConcordia Portal;
  2. Select “Student Services“;
  3. Select “My Vote“;
  4. Participate in your student democracy!

Voting Days

November 17th & 18th, 2021

Election results will be announced no more than 7 days after the polls close (as per our elections policy).

Once the results are certified, the results will be publicized on this webpage, as well as across our social media!

The term of the incoming Directors will begin on November 27th, 2021

Election Calendar

Nomination Period 
October 24th (00:00) hrs to November 4th, 2021 by (23:59 hrs) EST

Acceptance & Evaluation Period, Final Nomination list announced 
November 8th, 2021 by 17:00 hrs EST

Campaigning Period 
November 9th (00:00 hrs) to November 15th, 2021 (17:00 hrs) EST

Voting Days
November 17th & 18th, 2021

Important Forms & Documents

Click here for the Authorization Form.

Click here for the Nomination Form for Executives & Directors.

Click here for the Nomination Form for Senators & Governor.

Click here for the GSA Elections Policy

Need more information? Ask us here or email cro@gsaconcordia.ca