BUSU Elections

Each school year, BUSU hosts three elections for undergraduate students to select their represtatives on the BUSU Board of Directors, the Brock University Students' Administrative Council (BUSAC) and four BUSU Executives. Students also vote on referendum questions relating to student fees or BUSU’s governing legislation.

Election Periods

October By-Election
The primary purpose of the October election is to fill any vacant seats throughout BUSU's representative bodies.
February Executive Election
The primary purpose of the February election period is to elect your Directors of the Board, who is BUSU’s highest governing body that oversees legislation, human resources, financial and legal decision. This period also elects your four student executives who are your leaders in giving you a superior student experience.
March BUSAC Election
The primary purpose for the March election period is to elect the following year's members of the Brock University Students' Administrative Council. You can learn more about BUSAC here.

February Elections

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Have you decided that you'd like to run in our February election? Stop by the BUSU Office to get your nomination package to formally put your name forward. Nominations close Friday, January 24th at 4:30pm, so don't wait!


Not sure what elections are all out and want to learn more? Check out the links under the Brock Votes logo at the top of this page to find out more.

Available Positions

President

Are you a natural-born leader with strong passion for student government?

The President of the Brock University Students’ Union is responsible for being the manager of the executive team, as well as providing direction and leadership for the organization. Reporting the Board of Directors, the President represents the organization with internal and external stakeholders and provide insight on important matters pertaining to the student experience. The President attends special events on behalf of the BUSU and provide comments on municipal, provincial and federal issues to the members. You can find out more about your future job as President with the official job description.

Current President: Bilal Khan | [email protected] | 905-688-5550 ext. 3101
Vice-President, Student Services (VPSS)

Want to help lead a year of exciting student experiences?

The Vice President, Student Services (“VPSS”) is a leader within the organization that has a key role in all aspects of events, clubs and services. The VPSS is the lead in creating student experiences that are engaging, exciting and entertaining. With the support of a dynamic team of staff and student coordinators, the VPSS asissts in the planning and execution of events and campaigns such as BUSU's Welcome Week events and 12 Days of BUSU, as well as weekly event programming. The VPSS needs to have a keen eye for detail and be on pulse with student life. You can find out more about your future job as VPSS with the official job description

Current VPSS: Heidi Stricko | [email protected] | 905-688-5550 ext. 3750
Director of the Board

Are you interested in making key decisions that shape BUSU?

The Directors of the Board are student-volunteer leaders who set the strategic direction of the organization. The Directors are here to listen to the needs of the students and discuss what can be achieved utilizing the BUSU’s operations team. The Directors meet to discuss important items such as legislation, political policy, human resources, legal and financial issues, and evaluate the feedback from the members. The Directors meet on a regular basis to discuss these issues and help to shape the future of BUSU. You can find out more about your future role as a Director with the official job description.

Current Chair of the Board: Haroop Ahuja | [email protected]

Note: There is one 1 Year Board Member seat available, and one 2 Year Bord Member seat available.
Vice-President, Finance and Administration (VPFA)

Interested in finance, negotiating and strategic planning?

The Vice President, Finance and Administration (“VPFA”) is a leader within the organization that manages the financial plans and member benefits. Throughout the year the VPFA evaluates all aspects of the budgets, as well as oversees of the health and dental plan and transit agreements. From time to time the VPFA may take on campaigns that highlight other benefits or concerns, and may also attend special events on behalf of BUSU with the Executive team. You can find out more about your future job as VPFA with the official job description.

Current VPFA: Asad Jalib | [email protected] | 905-688-5550 ext. 3184
Vice-President, External Affairs (VPEA)

Have a passion for advocacy and student rights?

The Vice President, External Affairs (“VPEA”) is a leader within the organization that has a role in all aspects relating to advocacy, policy creation and student rights. The VPEA is the connection between the BUSU and its external lobby groups, with a key role in the Ontario Undergraduate Students’ Alliance (OUSA). The VPEA helps to influence policy that is shared with key political partners on municipal, provincial and federal issues affecting students. With support from a team of student coordinators, the VPEA runs campaigns to showcase the important issues that face students today. You can find out more about your future job as VPEA with the official job description.

Current VPEAt: Niveditha Sethumadhavan | [email protected] | 905-688-5550 ext. 4198

Important Dates

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Rules and By-laws

Candidates and Campaign Teams are required to read and follow the rules outlined in Policy 400 (“Elections and Referenda Policy”) as well as those outlined in the Nomination Package. Any Candidate or Campaign Team Member found in violation of the policy and supporting rules will be issued a warning or sanction, as outlined by the CRO or DRO. More information about this can be found in Policy 400 or by contacting the CRO at [email protected]

Elections Team

Meet with the CRO and DRO in the Elections Hub (Clubhouse, across from Daily Grind):

Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Tuesday, 12 to 4 p.m. | Wednesday, 12 to 4 p.m. | Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chief Returning Officer Wendell Noel Click to Email
Deputy Returning Officer Brielle Kaminksy Click to Email
Director, Government Operations Ron Bauman Click to Email
BUSU General Manager Robert Hilson Click to Email

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