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Results of 2013 Students’ Union election announced; Raphael Jacob new president

UToday HomeMarch 8, 2013

President-elect Raphael Jacob is surrounded by supporters after the results of the 2013 Students’ Union election are announced, including newly-elected vice-president (student life) Ben Cannon to his right. Photo by Gene BainesPresident-elect Raphael Jacob is surrounded by supporters after the results of the 2013 Students’ Union election are announced, including newly-elected vice-president (student life) Ben Cannon to his right. Photo by Gene BainesAfter weeks of campaigning and candidate forums, undergraduate students at the University of Calgary have elected a new slate of Students’ Union leaders for 2013-2014.

Raphael Jacob is the new president-elect, capturing 51 per cent of votes. Jacob served as the vice-president (external) for the students’ union in 2012-2013.

The new vice-president (academic) will be Emily Macphail, who had 38 per cent of the vote. Ben Cannon won the vice-president (student life) with 55 per cent of the vote. Conner Brown was acclaimed as vice-president (eternal) as well as Eric Termuende who takes on the role of vice-president (operations and finance).

Michael Smith won the board of governors position with 58 per cent of the vote. The two senate representative positions remain vacant. Vacant positions are usually filled during the students’ union’s annual byelection in October.

Voter turnout this year increased by 5.3 per cent to 27.8 per cent of eligible student voters with almost 7,200 students casting a ballot.

Newly-elected officials will be sworn into office on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the annual Students’ Union’s Colour Night ceremony. Over the summer months, this new team of capable young leaders will be engaged in strategic planning to take the students’ union into the 2013 fall semester.

Other results include:

In a referendum question, 65 per cent of students voted against increasing the fee collected on behalf of The Gauntlet Publications Society.

The Students’ Legislative Council (SLC) also consists of 18 faculty representatives. The number of faculty representatives sitting on SLC corresponds with the number of students in a given faculty. Eight faculty representative positions were won through acclamation. The following faculty representatives will serve on the 71st Students’ Legislative Council.

Faculty representatives Arts
Jarett Henry
Zainab Malik
Levi Nilson
Maggie Pham

Faculty representatives Haskayne School of Business
Jasmine Chitroda
Krzysztof Iwanicki

Faculty representative Medicine
Jay (Yuanjian) Wang

Faculty representative Science
Jacqueline Boon
Amar Deshwar
Jacob Nasser

The Chief Returning Officer declared the following students as faculty representatives by acclamation:

Faculty representatives Schulich School of Engineering
Praveen Mahendra
Shahir Mishriki

Faculty representative Education
Kimberley Lawrence

Faculty representative Kinesiology
Lauren Voss

Faculty representative Law
Jessica Mary Babineau

Faculty representative Nursing
Jospeh Aisekhalaye

Faculty representative Social Work
Michael Rhys Davies

Faculty representative Veterinary Medicine
Jessica Law

 

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