Elections

The positions below are up for election at our special Elections Council meeting on November 19, 2020.


The SOGS Vice-President Advocacy position is VACANT, requiring a BY-ELECTION at the SOGS November 2020 Council meeting (Nov. 26, 2020). 

The elected candidate is expected to serve a 5-month term starting December 1, 2020. SOGS VPs earn a monthly honorarium for successfully holding this position.

SOGS members in good standing wishing to nominate themselves must send their nomination (and an optional 1-page election poster/platform for inclusion in the SOGS Council mail-out) to the Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca) no later than November 16, 2020 by 4:00 pm EST.

Learn more about the VP Advocacy role including the duties and responsibilities HERE. Have questions about the position? Get in touch with the SOGS President (president@sogs.ca) or Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca).


SOGS Accessibility Commissioner position requires a by-election.  Learn more about the role and duties of the position here.

Elected candidates are expected to serve a 11-month term starting December 1, 2020 and earn a $500 stipend each term ($1,500 per year, for a 12-month period *pro-rated).

SOGS members in good standing wishing to nominate themselves must send their nomination (and an optional 1-page election poster/platform for inclusion in the SOGS Council mail-out) to the Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca) no later than November 16, 2020 by 4:00 pm EST.

Any questions about these positions should be put to either the SOGS President, kirstyn seanor (president@sogs.ca) or the SOGS Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca).


SOGS Indigenous Commissioner position is VACANT.  Learn more about the role and duties of the position here.

Elected candidates are expected to serve a 11-month term starting December 1, 2020 and earn a $500 stipend each term ($1,500 per year, for a 12-month period *pro-rated).

SOGS members in good standing wishing to nominate themselves must send their nomination (and an optional 1-page election poster/platform for inclusion in the SOGS Council mail-out) to the Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca) no later than November 16, 2020 by 4:00 pm EST.

Any questions about these positions should be put to either the SOGS President, kirstyn seanor (president@sogs.ca) or the SOGS Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca).


SOGS Racial Equity and Inclusivity Commissioner position requires a by-election.  Learn more about the role and duties of the position here.

Elected candidates are expected to serve a 11-month term starting December 1, 2020 and earn a $500 stipend each term ($1,500 per year, for a 12-month period *pro-rated).

SOGS members in good standing wishing to nominate themselves must send their nomination (and an optional 1-page election poster/platform for inclusion in the SOGS Council mail-out) to the Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca) no later than November 16, 2020 by 4:00 pm EST.

Any questions about these positions should be put to either the SOGS President, kirstyn seanor (president@sogs.ca) or the SOGS Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca).


SOGS Chief Returning Officer position is up for election.  Learn more about the role and duties of the position here.

Elected candidates are expected to serve a 12-month term starting December 1, 2020 and earn a stipend.

SOGS members in good standing wishing to nominate themselves must send their nomination (and an optional 1-page election poster/platform for inclusion in the SOGS Council mail-out) to the Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca) no later than November 16, 2020 by 4:00 pm EST.

Any questions about these positions should be put to either the SOGS President, kirstyn seanor (president@sogs.ca) or the SOGS Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca).


SOGS Appeals Review Commissioner is currently looking for new members. Learn more about the committee here.

Elected candidates are expected to serve a 12-month term starting December 1, 2020.

SOGS members in good standing wishing to nominate themselves must send their nomination (and an optional 1-page election poster/platform for inclusion in the SOGS Council mail-out) to the Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca) no later than November 16, 2020 by 4:00 pm EST.

Any questions about these positions should be put to either the SOGS President, kirstyn seanor (president@sogs.ca) or the SOGS Speaker (speaker@sogs.ca).


Election Dates

Position Month of election Day of taking office
President As established by the University Secretariat May 1
VP Academic April May 1
VP Advocacy April May 1
VP Finance April May 1
VP Student Services April May 1
Speaker June July 1
Chief Returning Officer November January 1
Ombudsperson July August 1
Commissioners October November 1
Appeals Review Commission January February 1