What are the GSS Board of Director Elections?

Once annually, during the early Fall term, the standing members of GSS will elect the team of Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is formed of “departmental” representatives and “at-large” representatives.

Departmental representatives for each faculty department within Graduate Studies at the University of Windsor. In some circumstances, due mainly to size, multiple facilities are represented by a single representative. The departmental representative positions are:

Departmental Board of Director Positions:
Biological Sciences (PhD and MSc) / Medical Biotechnology (MMB)
Business Administration (MBA, MBA/JD)
Chemistry and Biochemistry (PhD and MSc)
Communication and Social Justice (MA)
Civil Engineering (PhD, MASc and MEng) / Environmental Engineering (PhD, MASc and MEng)
Computer Science (PhD and MSc)/ Applied Computing (MAC)
Criminology (MA)
Economics (MA)/ Applied Economics and Policy (MAEP)
Education and Educational Studies (MEd, MEd International cohort, and joint PhD)
Electrical Engineering (PhD, MASc and MEng)
Engineering Management (MEM)
Engineering Industrial Engineering / Industrial and Manufacturing Systems / Materials / Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering - Automotive Option and IMSE (MAIME)
English (MA)
Environmental Science / GLIER (PhD and MSc) / Earth Sciences (PhD and MSc)
Film and Media Arts (MFA) / Visual Arts (MFA)
History (MA)
Human Kinetics / Kinesiology (MHK and PhD)
Law (LLM)
Masters of Management (MoM)
Mathematics and Statistics/ (PhD and MSc)/ Actuarial Science (MActSc)
Nursing (PhD, MScN and MN; Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Care; Graduate Diploma - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner)
Philosophy (MA)/ Argumentation Studies (PhD)
Physics (PhD and MSc)
Political Science (MA)
Psychology (PhD and MA)
Social Work (PhD, MSW, and MSW/JD)
Sociology (PhD and MA)

Elections Process

This is the high-level process for GSS Board of Director Elections. Read more about each step below.


Nomination Period: Thursday, October 19, 2023 – Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
All Candidates Meeting (Online): Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
Campaign Preparation Period: Saturday, October 28, 2023 – Monday, October 30, 2023
Campaign Content Approval Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2023, @ 5:00 PM
Campaign Period: Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 12:01 AM – Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 11:59 PM
Voting Days: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 @ 9:00 AM – Thursday, November 9, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
Appeal Period: Thursday, November 9, 2023 @ 7:00 PM – Sunday, November 12, 2023 @ 7:00 PM
GSS Ratification Meeting (Online): Monday November 13, 2023 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Voting Link:

When can I vote and how?

Elections are completed electronically, which means each eligible voting member must cast their vote using the official secure online elections portal.

Members may vote by using their UWindsor credentials (UWin ID not student number), and only between the official elections/voting period:

Voting Days: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 @ 9:00 AM – Wednesday, March 13, 2024 @ 6:00 PM


The electoral process is under the purview of the Chief Returning Officer (CRO), who acts as an independent third-party to the GSS, mandated to coordinate all elections activities, publish elections communications, handle appeals, and respond to member and public inquiries regarding the process.

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