Unofficial Results

President: Enoch Weng  - 858 votes – 31.5%

  • Zied Masmoudi – 638 votes – 23.4%
  • Eric Hadekær – 605 votes – 22.2%
  • Kayode Fatoba – 500 votes – 18.3%
  • Johnny Aether – 125 votes – 4.6%
  • Absentions - 191

VP Finance: Barbara Szymczyk – 1550 votes – 67.6%

  • Karan Thakur – 742 votes – 32.4%
  • Absentions – 625

VP Student Services: Darwin Binesh –  1481 votes – 64.1%

  • Shery Alam – 828 votes – 35.9%
  • Absentions – 608

VP Student Life: Deepak Sharma – 1470 votes – 64.5%

  • Hassan Liaquat – 809 votes – 35.5%
  • Absentions  - 638

VP External Relations: Kathleen Yang – 804 votes – 32.6%

  • Blossom Malhan – 652 votes – 26.4%
  • Arjan Mundy – 563 votes – 22.8%
  • Karan Thukral – 448 votes – 18.2%
  • Absentions – 450 

VP University Relations: Brady Wallace – 1356 votes – 54.3%

  • Ally Van Poa – 424 votes – 17.0%
  • Ali Najaf – 360 votes – 14.4%
  • Lia Fallah – 357 votes – 14.4%
  • Absentions - 420

At Large Representative (2): Curtis Pooghkay  - 1294 votes – 33.7% & Shipra Sharma – 1081 votes – 28.2%

  • Jon Taras – 756 votes – 19.7%
  • Shubhal Goel – 707 votes –  18.4%
  • Absentions - 1996*

Communication, Art and Technology Faculty Representative: Salathiel R. Wells – 83% approval

  • Yes – 131 votes
  • No – 26 votes
  • Absentions – 3

Applied Sciences Faculty Representative: Corbett Gildersleve – 252 votes – 67.6%

  • Nourhan Seifelnasr – 121 votes – 32.4%
  • Absentions – 12

Business Faculty Representative:  Hangue Kim – 271 votes – 61.0%

  • Akashdeep Brar – 173 votes – 39.0%
  • Absentions – 30 

Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Representative: Arr Farah – 291 votes -51.9%

  • Arpit Toteja – 167 votes – 29.8%
  • Parsa Kiani – 103 votes – 18.4%
  • Absentions – 23

Education Representative Faculty Representative: Melissa Lee – 91% approval 

  • Yes – 40 votes
  • No – 4 votes
  • Absentions – 1

Environment Faculty Representative: Christine Dyson – 91 % approval

  • Yes – 105 votes
  • No -10 votes
  • Absentions – 2

Health Sciences Representative: Larissa Chen – 146 votes – 57.7%

  • Divine Wekwa – 107 votes – 42.3%
  • Absentions – 8 

Sciences Representative: Jas Hans – 293 votes – 38%

  • Marija Jovanovic – 143 votes – 18.5%
  • Jimmy Dhesa – 118 votes – 15.3%
  • Jesse Velay-Vitow – 81 votes – 10.5%
  • Brandon Wong – 74 votes – 9.6%
  • Anu Sri – 63 votes – 8.2%
  • Absentions – 5

 

Referenda

Quorum for SFSS is 1207 votes cast. Quorum for Health Sciences is 107 votes cast.

SFSS Food Bank Targeted Funding: Passes – 76% approval 

  • Yes – 2098 votes
  • No – 678 votes
  • Absentions – 141

Reallocation from Space Expansion Fund Levy to Membership Fee Levy: Passes – 59% approval

  • Yes – 1600
  • No -1113
  • Absentions – 204

Health Science Undergraduate Student Union FSU Establishment: Passes – 96% approval

  • Yes – 245
  • No – 11
  • Absentions – 5

 

*Each student casts two votes, absentions here refers to each individual vote not cast by a voter in any combination.

**Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding errors. Percentages are calculated off the total of valid ballots cast.

2015 SFSS General Election Candidates!

Nominations have closed for this year’s SFSS General Election. Here are your Candidates! Candidate platforms and pictures will be posted on the Elections website over the next few days as they become available. 
 

President

  • Enoch Weng

  • Erik Hadekær - SPADES 2015

  • Johnny Aether – LAN party

  • Kayode Fatoba – School Spirit

  • Zied Masmoudi – REAL

VP Finance

  • Barbara Szymczyk – REAL

  • Karan Thakur – School Spirit

VP Student Services

  • Darwin Binesh – REAL

  • Shery Alam – School Spirit

VP Student Life

  • Deepak Sharma – REAL

  • Hassan Liaquat – School Spirit

VP External Relations

  • Arjan Mundy

  • Blossom Malhan – REAL

  • Karan Thukral – School Spirit

  • Kathleen Yang

VP University Relations

  • Ali Najaf – School Spirit

  • Ally Van Poa – SPADES 2015

  • Brady Wallace – REAL

  • Lia Fallah

At Large Representative (2)

  • Curtis Pooghkay – REAL

  • Jon Taras – SPADES 2015

  • Shubhal Goel – School Spirit

  • Shipra Sharma – School Spirit

Communication, Art and Technology Faculty Representative

  • Salathiel R. Wells – School Spirit

Applied Sciences Faculty Representative Faculty Representative

  • Corbett Gildersleve – LAN Party

  • Noura Seifelnasr – School Spirit

  • Raham Saberiniaki – REAL - Withdrew 03/23/2015

Business Faculty Representative

  • Akashdeep Brar – School Spirit

  • Hangue Kim – REAL

Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Representative

  • Arpit Toteja – School Spirit

  • Arr Farah – REAL

  • Parsa Kiani

Education Representative Faculty Representative

  • Melissa Lee – REAL

Environment Faculty Representative

  • Christine Dyson – REAL

  • Deven Azevedo – REAL - Withdrew 03/11/2015

Health Sciences Representative

  • Divine Wekwa – School Spirit

  • Hui (Larissa) Chen – REAL

Sciences Representative

  • Anu Sri – School Spirit

  • Brandon Wong

  • Jas Hans

  • Jesse Velay-Vitow – LAN Party

  • Jimmy Dhesa

  • Marija Jovanovic – REAL
 
 

Get involved by attending the debates, so you can meet the candidates and learn about the issues to make an informed vote:


  • Surrey Debate (All Candidates): Thurs. March 12th at 10:30am (Location: Mezzanine)

  • Vancouver Debate (All Candidates): Tues. March 17th at 1:00pm (Location: Harbour Centre, 2270)

  • Burnaby Debate #1 (Executive Positions): Wed. March 18th at 12:30pm (Location: WMC Atrium)

  • Burnaby Debate #2 (Non-executive Positions): Thurs. March 19th at 11:30am (Location: WMC Atrium)

The chronological order of the positions at debates will be as follows: At-Large, FCAT, Applied Sciences, Business, Arts, Education, Environment, Health Sciences, Sciences. For Executives it will be University, External, Student Life, Student Services, Finance, and President. Debates will be live streamed, and you will be able to send your questions in through twitter using #electsfss.

2015 GENERAL ELECTION REFERENDA QUESTIONS

1. SFSS Food Bank Targeted Funding

Whereas the SFSS Emergency Food Bank Program operates to serve students in need;

Whereas SFU Student Services has agreed to match any funding the SFSS contributes to the program to an annual maximum of $16 000;

Whereas the SFSS Space Expansion Fund currently collects $10 per full time student and $5 per part time student per semester;

Whereas a levy of $0.25 per full time student and $0.13 per part time student per semester would generate approximately $16 000 annually;

Do you approve of reallocating $0.25 per full time student and a $0.13 per part time student to provide targeted funding for the SFSS Emergency Food Bank Program from the existing Space Expansion Fund Levy?

2. Reallocation from Space Expansion Fund Levy to Membership Fee Levy

Whereas a levy of $10.00 from full-time students per term and $5.00 from part-time students per term is collected for the Space Expansion Fund (“the Space Expansion Fund Levy”);

And whereas a levy of $38.00 from full-time students per term and $19.00 from part-time students per term is collected for SFSS Membership Fees (“the Membership Fees Levy”);

Whereas the SFSS Space Expansion Fund is currently underutilized;

Whereas the SFSS General fund faces consistent financial limitations;

Whereas the SFSS does not wish to increase the amount students pay;

Do you approve of re-allocating $4.75 per term for full-time students and $2.37 per term for part-time students from the Space Expansion Fund Levy to the Membership Fee Levy.

3. Health Science Undergraduate Student Union FSU Establishment

Whereas the Health Science Undergraduate Student Union operates under the Simon Fraser Student Society to serve a membership consisting of the undergraduate students within the Faculty of Health Science;

Whereas the HSUSU Constitution and By-laws define HSUSU as the faculty student union of the Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Science;

Whereas the HSUSU constitution and bylaws have been approved by the HSUSU membership at a General Meeting and the SFSS Board of Directors;

Do you approve establishing the Health Science Undergraduate Student Union (HSUSU) as the Faculty Student Union (FSU) of the Faculty of Health Science as of 2015-05-01?

Important Notes Regarding the Nomination Process

  • Reminder: Nominations open Monday, February 23rd at 9:00 AM and close on Monday, March 9th at 12:00 Noon.

  • Nominations Papers can be picked up in MBC 2234 or found on this website. They must be physically handed in to MBC 2234 or SUR 3390 during office hours to a member of the Independent Electoral Commission.

  • Nomination Papers for Executive and At-Large Representative positions must have a minimum of 10 signatures of SFU students who are active members in good standing of the SFSS (we strongly recommend candidates getting more than 10 signatures in case some prove invalid)

  • Nomination Papers for Faculty Representative positions must have a minimum of 10 signatures of SFU students who are active members in good standing of the SFSS AND:

    • Declared a major/minor in that faculty, OR

    • Enrolled in a course in that specific faculty during the election semester

IMPORTANT: Candidates are required to meet with the Campaigns, Research and Policy Coordinator, Pierre Cassidy (MBC 2236). This 20 minute meeting must occur between Feb 23rd – March 13th in order to move forward in the electoral process. Meetings can be booked independently or can be booked by the IEC during office hours.