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What are GSS Executive elections?

Once annually, during the early Winter term, the standing members of GSS will elect the Executives.

The Executives is comprised of:

  • President
  • Vice President Academic Affairs
  • Vice President Finance
  • Vice President University Affairs
  • Vice President External Affairs

The Executive serves from May – April of the following year.

Where can I get more information?

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.

How do GSS Elections work?

This is the high-level process for GSS Council elections. Read more about each step below.

  1. Nomination Period
  2. Preparation Week
  3. Campaigning
  4. Online Elections
  5. Election Results

How can I nominate or be nominated?

The nomination period launches February 11, 2019. 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 submitted 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:

  • all nominees and nominators must currently be full paying members of the GSS; and
  • all nominees must obtain ten (10) additional signatures to their own, supporting their nomination as a candidate.

The deadline to submit completed a Nomination Form is February 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM.

Nominations forms must be submitted to the CRO by email at: [email protected]

List of Candidates

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".

VP ACADEMIC

  • PARAMVIR SINGH DHILLON
  • BRIJESHKUMAR KOSHIYA
  • HENRY BODIWALA
  • KAY PATEL
  • HARSH SUTARIYA
  • VEER SINGH

VP EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

  • KINJHAL SHAH
  • SARTHAK MANIYA
  • NAVEEN BISLA
  • JANKI PATEL
  • SAHIL NARULA

VP FINANCE

  • ABHISHEK NAIR
  • VIPUL MALHOTRA
  • DHAVALSINH PARMAR
  • MANISH DATT
  • PARAS VARIA

VP UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS

  • PARTH DHORAJIA
  • RAGHAV SONI
  • NIRANJANPURI GAUSWAMI
  • AAKARSHA MAHAJAN
  • KAVI GORANA
  • BHARGAV PANDYA

PRESIDENT

  • LYNETTE KIVISTO

What to expect in campaigning?

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:

  • Begins: February 25, 2019 at 12:01 AM
  • Ends: March 03, 2019 at 11:59 PM

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.

How and when can I vote?

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:

  • Begins: March 06, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • Ends:  March 07, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Election Results

The official election results published by the CRO are:

PRESIDENT:
LYNETTE KIVISTO

VICE PRESIDENT ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:
JAY PATEL

VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE:
DHAVALSINH PARMAR

VICE PRESIDENT UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS:
BHARGAV PANDYA

VICE PRESIDENT EXTERNAL AFFAIRS:
KINJHAL SHAH

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