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Nominations for the position of President are received in March. All SOGS members may vote in the Presidential election. The election is overseen by the Chief Returning Officer. If there is only one candidate, they are acclaimed to the position. For more information on the role of President, please consult Bylaw 2.1.2
Nominations for the Vice President positions are staggered. Nominations are received during the month of the election, and must be submitted to the Council Package; submissions must be received by the Speaker two Tuesdays prior to the monthly Council meeting. The election takes place at Council and votes are cast by departmental Councillors. If there is only one candidate for any position, they are acclaimed to the position. For more information of the Vice President roles, please consult Bylaws 2.1.3 – 2.1.6
|Position||Month of election||Day of taking office|
|VP Academic||April||May 1|
|VP Advocacy||September||October 1|
|VP Finance||April||May 1|
|VP Student Services||September||October 1|
Current Executive Officers
President | Mary Blake Bonn
Please see section 2.1.2 of our Bylaws for a full description of the obligations of the President.
VP Academic | Jina Kum
Please see section 2.1.4 of our Bylaws for a full description of the obligations of the VP Academic.
VP Advocacy | kirstyn seanor
This portfolio focuses on graduate student issues and equity concerns. kirstyn’s priorities in this role are knowledge management; accessibility and inclusivity; and, improved partnerships with campus and community partners. If you would like to discus any of these or other matters with kirstyn, feel free to email them or stop by their office hour (Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm).
Please see section 2.1.3 of our Bylaws for a full description of the obligations of the VP Advocacy.
VP Finance | George Ramos
Please see section 2.1.6 of our Bylaws for a full description of the obligations of the VP Finance.
VP Student Services | Madison Bettle
Madison Bettle is a PhD candidate in the Department of English Literature. She’s a big supporter of the Grad Club and is all about Social Media. Please be sure to like our Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/Western.SOGS and https://www.facebook.com/Western.SOGS.OSC/ and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/WesternSOGS.