As per article 7.3 b. of the Elections Code, the following Executive, Senator and Chief Councillor positions have been acclaimed:
- President: Alia Karim
- Vice President Campaigns: Dhouha Triki
- Vice President Internal: Susannah Mulvale
- Vice President Finance and Services: Yasir Hameed
- Vice President Equity: Fardosa Warsame
- Senator: Moomen Soliman
- Senator: Russell Rozinskis
- Chief Councillor Faculty of Environmental Studies: Sabika Zaidi
- Chief Councillor Faculty of Health: Russell Rozinskis
- Chief Councillor Faculty of Science: Eleni Fegaras
The position of Vice President Community Relations is being contested by two candidates:
- Angelica Hasbon
- Alie Hermanutz
Below you can find the statements by these two candidates.
An election will take place to determine the winning candidate for this position. YUGSA members can vote at Keele campus in Vari Hall or William Small Centre on March 25, 26 and 27 between 10AM and 4PM. YUGSA members can vote at Glendon campus outside of York Hall 170 on March 27 between 10AM and 4PM.
As per Bylaw 10 Article 6 of the YUGSA Bylaws, the following Chief Councillor positions will be filled through a YUGSA Council by-election:
- Chief Councillor Arts, Media, Performance & Design
- Chief Councillor Faculty of Education
- Chief Councillor Glendon
- Chief Councillor Lassonde
- Chief Councillor Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
- Chief Councillor Osgoode
- Chief Councillor Schulich
Any questions regarding the elections can be directed to the Chief Returning Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Angelica Hasbon, I am a first year PhD student in the Department of Politics.
My platform for VP Community Relations is quite simple. As graduate students, our time and resources are precious. I want to foster the use of environments where individuals can communicate, engage and collaborate through platforms and gateways that increase accessibility, visibility and efficiency to community networks and projects.
The University experience is not just about getting an education, it is about finding your place in the world, and making your place in the world. Engagement outside of your department or cohort need not be at the expense of the time you spend reading through your course material, research, teaching or other academic responsibilities. It need not be a sacrifice, let alone a mystery.
What are these platforms and gateways? Digital spaces where individuals in a community can engage in dialogue outside of the physically bounded spaces of York University. These platforms can help aggregate member concerns, by fostering continual dialogue. The purpose is to cultivate a deeper sense of democracy where struggles for the maintenance and strengthening of inclusion and equity are visible and accessible.
As VP Community Relations, I will work towards establishing stronger working relations between different associations on and off campus, liaise with diverse campus organizations, as well as collaborate with members and committees to address concerns of inclusion and equity. I will also work to bring you (the member) in the conversation every step of the way. Your opinion matters and your concerns are of most importance. Let’s work together.
I am a first year PhD and teaching assistant in the Department of Politics. I have spent the last several years within anti-authoritarian, anti-colonial, anarchist, and DIY ecologies and movements. I have experience organizing diverse campaigns, in multiple countries, on a variety of university campuses.
If I am elected to the YUGSA executive as Vice President Community Relations, I will continue organizing against the provincial government’s neoliberal austerity and attacks on our student unions and advocacy groups. My top priority in this capacity will be ensuring that higher education remain accessible, and meaningful. intend to use both my campus and city-wide connections to serve graduate students at York. My existing involvement and relationships with organizations on and-off campus makes me an ideal candidate for this position. I value the work that our various campus organizations do, and I look forward to organizing alongside of them.