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Once annually, during the early Fall term, the standing members of GSS will elect Council, otherwise known as the legal Board of Directors.
Council 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:
|Councillor - Argumentation Studies|
|Councillor - Biological Science|
|Councillor - Chemical and Biochemical / MBT|
|Councillor - Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Councillor - Communication and Social Justice|
|Councillor - Computer Science and Applied|
|Councillor - Creative Arts, Media and Film|
|Councillor - Earth Sciences|
|Councillor - Economics|
|Councillor - Education|
|Councillor - Electrical Engineering (ECE)|
|Councillor - English|
|Councillor - History|
|Councillor - Kinesiology and Human Kinetics|
|Councillor - Mathematics and Statistics / Actuarial Science|
|Councillor - Industrial, Materials, Mechanical with Mechanical Automotive option and IMSE (MAMIE) Engineering|
|Councillor - Master of Management (MOM)|
|Councillor - Nursing|
|Councillor - Philosophy|
|Councillor - Physics|
|Councillor - Political Science|
|Councillor - Psychology|
|Councillor - Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology|
|Councillor - School of Social Work|
|Councillor - Environmental Science - GLIER|
|Councilor - Masters of Law|
|Councillor - Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
At-Large representatives are those representatives that represent specialty interests on campus, representing voices that transcend faculty-based institutional representation. The at-large representative positions are:
|Councillor - International Students Liaison|
|Councillor - Womens' Issues Liaison|
|Councillor - Aborignal Issues Liaison|
The electoral process is under the purview of the Chief Returning Officer (C.R.O.), 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.
Contact the standing 2018 CRO:
This is the high-level process for GSS Council elections. Read more about each step below.
The call for nominations is a period that occurs just prior to the official nomination period. The CRO and GSS to utilize this period to provide advance notice, through communications and advertisements, to all members about the opportunity to nominate and/or be nominated.
The goal of this is to ensure that all members have a fair and adequate chance to be made aware of this opportunity, to consider it, ask questions, and inform their peers of this. The call for nominations period is a tool that improves elections involvement and turnout among members, which ultimately benefits members more.
The 2018 'Call for Nominations' period runs:
The nomination period launches September 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM. Nominators and self-nominating nominees must download and complete the Nomination Form (see below), as approved by the Chief Returning Officer. Once the form is completed, it must be submit to the GSS Chief Returning Officer (CRO) before the posted deadline.
Submitting nominators will receive an acknowledgement email confirming official receipt of their nomination. This is the only proof of your submission of nomination, which is issued by the C.R.O.
It is important to note:
The deadline to submit completed a Nomination Form is September 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM.
Nominations forms must be submitted to the CRO by email at: [email protected]
The following list are those nominees that have been approved by the Chief Returning Officer to campaign as candidates in the election. These candidates will be listed on the online vote ballot during the election period. Results will be tabulated by the CRO and the result for each candidate will be published as "elected" or "not elected".
|Position||Candidate Name||Election Result|
|Councillor - Law (LLM)||Aituaje Aizenobie||Elected|
|Councillor - English||Alexa DiCecco||Elected|
|Councillor - Biological Science||Amber Shaheen||Elected|
|Councillor - Industrial, Materials, Mechanical with Mechanical Automotive option and IMSE (MAMIE) Engineering||Arjunkumar Motwani||Elected|
|Councillor - Master of Management (MoM)||Brishty Razia Sultana||Elected|
|Councillor - Economics||Darren Larue||Elected|
|Councillor - Philosophy||Dominic Pizzolitto||Elected|
|Councillor - Argumentation Studies||Elizabeth Ismail||Not Elected|
|Councillor - International Students Liaison||Harmanvir Singh||Not Elected|
|Councillor - Computer Science and Applied||Jay Sukhadiya||Elected|
|Councillor - Physics||Jeffery Dech||Elected|
|Councillor - Mathematics and Statistics / Actuarial Science||Julian Garcia Pulgarin||Elected|
|Councillor - Computer Science and Applied||Kalyani Selvarajah||Elected|
|Councillor - International Students Liaison||Kunal Arora||Not Elected|
|Councillor - Civil and Environmental Engineering||Monika Saha||Elected|
|Councillor - Industrial, Materials, Mechanical with Mechanical Automotive option and IMSE (MAMIE) Engineering||Mostafa Abdelrahman Moussa||Not Elected|
|Ujas Modi ||Not Elected|
|Councillor - Computer Science and Applied||Vasudha Sood||Not Elected|
|Councillor - International Students Liaison||Viral Korat||Elected|
|Councillor - Chemical and Biochemical / MBT||TBA|
|Councillor - Communication and Social Justice||TBA|
|Councillor - Creative Arts, Media and Film||TBA|
|Councillor - Earth Sciences||TBA|
|Councillor - Education||TBA|
|Councillor - Electrical Engineering (ECE)||Naveen Paladugu||Elected|
|Councillor - History||TBA|
|Councillor - Kinesiology and Human Kinetics||TBA|
|Councillor - Nursing||TBA|
|Councillor - Political Science||TBA|
|Councillor - Psychology||TBA|
|Councillor - Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology||TBA|
|Councillor - School of Social Work||TBA|
|Councillor - Environmental Science - GLIER||TBA|
|Councillor - Master of Business Administration (MBA)||TBA|
|Councillor - Womens' Issues Liaison||TBA|
Officially nominated candidates, which are approved by the CRO according to elections rules and GSS Constitution, are allowed to campaign during the official campaign period only. This period runs:
Candidates are permitted to campaign within the allowed rules, which are found in the GSS Constitution. Candidates should direct questions or concerns with the process or rules to the CRO, prior to campaigning.
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, and only between the official elections/voting period:
The official election results will be published by the CRO to all major communication channels, such as social media on October 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM.