Voting Numbers

President
Chardaye Bueckert: 835
Brandon Chapman: 812
Alexander Morris: 151
Marnie Slater: 79

VP Student Services
Zied Masmoudi: 952
Rahul Rajanala: 582

VP Finance
Adam Potvin: 1036
Nomin Gantulga: 498

VP Student Life
Kayode Fatoba: 620
Patrick Popa: 561
Blossom Malhan: 443
Adhar Sharma: 164

VP External Relations
Darwin Binesh: 854
Kathleen Yang: 765

VP University Relations
Moe Kopahi: 663
Sarah Flodr: 581
Clay J, Gray: 466

At-Large Representatives
Rebecca Langmead: 748
Jeremy Pearce: 569
Baqar Hassan: 475
Amir Ali: 344
Humna Ahmad: 287
Michael Carbonnier: 145

Faculty of Applied Sciences
Ben Rogers: 136 Yes 45 No

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Brady Wallace: 488 Yes 158 No

Faculty of Business
Shadnam Khan: 190
Akashdeep Brar: 63

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
Shirin Escarcha: 181 Yes  33 No

Faculty of Education
Katie Bell: 30
Gloria Mellesmoen: 19

Faculty of Environment
Tesicca Truong: 86 Yes 13 No

Faculty of Health Sciences
Ayla Kooner: 111 Yes 22 No

Faculty of Science
Deepak Sharma: 287
Betty Ly: 140
Monty Grewal: 49

Health Plan Question #1
Yes: 1586
No: 603

Health Plan Question #2
Yes: 1033
No: 1071

Society of Arts and Social Sciences Question
Yes: 707
No: 55

 

Unofficial Results

The following are the results of the 2014 SFSS General Election

These results remain unofficial until ratification by the SFSS Board of Directors

Executives

President: Chardaye Bueckert

VP Student Services: Zied Masmoudi

VP Finance: Adam Potvin

VP Student Life: Kayode Fatoba

VP External Relations: Darwin Binesh

VP University Relations: Moe Kopahi

Non-Executives

At-Large Representative #1: Rebecca Langmead

At-Large Representative #2: Jeremy Pearce

Faculty of Applied Sciences Representative: Ben Rogers

Faculty of Arts Representative: Brady Wallace

Faculty of Business Representative: Shadnam Khan

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Representative: Shirin Escarcha

Faculty of Education Representative: Katie Bell

Faculty of Environment Representative: Tesicca Truong

Faculty of Health Sciences Representative: Ayla Kooner

Faculty of Science Representative: Deepak Sharma

Referenda Questions

Health Plan Question 1: Passes

Health Plan Question 2: Fails

Society of Arts and Social Sciences Question: Passes

It’s Time to Vote!

Voting for the SFSS 2014 General Elections has opened!
The following positions are open for voting:
Executive Positions:
President
VP Student Services
VP External Relations
VP Student Life
VP Finance
VP University Relations
Non Executive Positions:
Faculty of Applied Sciences Representative
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Representative
Faculty of Business Representative
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Representative
Faculty of Education Representative
Faculty of Environment Representative
Faculty of Health Sciences Representative
Faculty of Science Representative
At-Large Representatives (2)
In addition, there are 3 referenda questions on the ballot:
  • SFSS Extended Health and Dental Plan (2 questions)
  • Establishment of the Society of Arts and Social Sciences*

*Only students registered in a program or currently in a course in the Faculty of Social Sciences may vote on this question

All SFU Undergraduates are eligible to vote for the executives, at-large, and Health Plan referenda.

Each student may also vote for their Faculty Representative. You are recognized as a member of a faculty if:

  • You are registered in at least one course in the faculty this semester; OR
  • You have declared a Major, Minor, or Honours in the faculty and are registered in at least one course at SFU this semester.
  • This means that you may be able to vote for more than one faculty representative.

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Referenda Questions 2014

Extended Health and Dental Plan Referendum Question

Whereas the SFSS Extended Health and Dental Plan was launched in 2008 at a
fixed fee of $198 with no mechanism to increase the fee to keep pace with
inflation, except via referendum;

Whereas higher cost of healthcare services covered by the plan along with an
increase in the Plan’s usage since it was launched, have resulted in necessary
benefit cuts to the plan three times in order to avoid increasing the Plan fee;

Whereas some students would prefer to pay more to have a higher level of
coverage while others would prefer to keep the Plan Fee as low as possible;

Whereas operational and technological improvements have been made by the
Plan administrator which can accommodate a greater range of students’ choice
and healthcare needs, allowing those students who want higher benefits to pay a
higher fee and those students who prefer lower coverage to pay a lower fee;

Whereas, if approved, students would automatically be enrolled in the Flexible
Plan with enhanced benefits at a cost of $255 per year, but would have the
option to choose the Basic Plan with reduced benefits at a cost of $198 (current
fee), or opt out entirely if they are covered by an equivalent health and/or
dental plan;

Whereas a detailed description of coverage increases for the 2014-15 Plan Policy
year can be found at www.sfss.ca/HealthPlanQ1;

Do you support an increase to the SFSS Health & Dental Plan Fee to $255 per
policy year for expanded and increased benefits under a Flexible Plan, as a result
of which students would still retain the option to choose a lower level of
coverage at a lower cost (current fee), or opt out completely if they have
equivalent coverage?


Whereas the SFSS Extended Health and Dental Plan was launched in 2008 at a
fixed fee of $198 with no mechanism to increase the fee to keep pace with
inflation, except via referendum; Whereas students at the time voted in favour
of the Plan’s coverage levels as much as they voted for its price ceiling;

Whereas the possibility to increase the Plan Fee, except via referendum, does
not currently exist and has resulted in benefit reductions three times since the
Plan’s launch due to higher costs of healthcare services by the plan and an
increase in the Plan’s usage; whereas without the possibility to increase the Plan
Fee, except via referendum, it is likely that Plan benefits will be reduced again;

Whereas the SFSS Board, upon a recommendation from the Extended Health &
Dental Plan Committee, already possesses the ability to make benefit reductions
to the plan;

Whereas any motion regarding an increase in Plan Fee will be posted on the SFSS
website and social media, SFSS Council’s agenda, as well as through an email to
all SFSS members, four weeks in advance of being considered at Board;

Whereas, effective as of the 2015-16 Plan Policy year, the option of increasing
Plan Fees to maintain coverage levels will only be considered when faced with a
reduction in Plan Benefits;

Do you grant the SFSS Board the continuing authority to choose between the
options of reducing SFSS Extended Health and Dental Plan benefits or
increasing the Plan Fees by a maximum of up to 5% in any given year, by formal
motion of the Board as per SFSS by-laws and regulations?


Society of Arts and Social Sciences*

Whereas the students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences [FASS] desire to establish a Faculty Student Union;

Whereas the Society of Arts and Social Sciences has organised and operated
initiatives such as Arts Frosh, Arts Week, Faculty Debates, Formal Events, and
the production of academic journals;

Whereas the students and Department Student Unions of FASS desire to have
such activities continue on an official capacity;

Whereas the Society of Arts and Social Sciences has been recognized by Forum, as of the meeting of November 30, 2011, as the body representing the students of
FASS;

Whereas the the Society of Arts and Social Sciences has been operating as the
Student Union of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences since its inception;

Be it resolved that the Society of Arts and Social Sciences be recognized as the
official Faculty Student Union for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as of
May 1, 2014

*Only students in an Arts program or registered in an Arts course this semester may vote on this referendum question.