Elections

SOGS is currently holding a by-election for the position of Speaker and Indigenous Commissioner. Learn more below.


SPEAKER By-Election (May 2021)

The position of SOGS Speaker requires a by-election. The position runs from June 1-30, 2020.
 
The Speaker oversees and administers SOGS Council. The Speaker:
 
  • is a Non-Executive Officer of the Society;
  • is a vital part of the operations of SOGS’ student government;
  • is the official liaison of the Bylaws & Constitution and ad-hoc Pilot Project for Executive Compensation committees, as well as the Appeals Review Commission;
  • is responsible for creating the council package agenda, running and attending monthly council, and updating the SOGS Motions Database, amongst other duties;
  • receives a monthly stipend ($916.60 + vacation pay)
More details on position of Speaker is available in the SOGS Constitution & Bylaws (primarily under Bylaws 2.2.2.) The most current version can be downloaded at sogs.ca/documents
 
SOGS members in good standing wishing to nominate themselves to the position of Speaker must send their nomination (as well as an optional 1-page election poster/platform for inclusion in the SOGS Council mail-out) to the SOGS Executive (executive@sogs.ca) no later than Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 4 pm.
 
If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to the former Speaker, Effie Sapuridis (services@sogs.ca), or the acting Speaker, Mitchell Glover (speaker@sogs.ca), who will be more than happy to chat with you! 

INDIGENOUS COMMISSIONER by-election (May 2021)
 
The position of the SOGS Indigenous Commissioner requires a by-election. The position runs from June 1, 2021 until October 31, 2021.

The Indigenous Commissioner advocates on behalf of Indigenous identifying SOGS members. The Indigenous Commissioner:
  • is a Non-Executive Officer of the Society;
  • is a vital part of the SOGS advocacy portfolio;
  • is a collaborator with the Accessibility, Gender Concerns, Pride, and Racial Equity & Inclusivity Commissioners;
  • is responsible for attending monthly meetings with the VP Advocacy and Commissioners;
  • is responsible to report to SOGS Council once per term;
  • is responsible for hosting one constituency event per term;
  • receives formal training and support; 
  • receives a stipend ($500) each term, pro-rated.
More details on position of Indigenous Commissioner is available in the SOGS Constitution & Bylaws (primarily under Bylaws 2.2.6.) The most current version can be downloaded at sogs.ca/documents
 
SOGS members in good standing wishing to nominate themselves to the position of Indigenous Commissioner must send their nomination (as well as an optional 1-page election poster/platform for inclusion in the SOGS Council mail-out) to the SOGSSpeaker (speaker@sogs.ca) no later than Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 4 pm.

If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to the current Indigenous Commissioner, Geneveave Barbo (indigenous@sogs.ca) or the VP Advocacy, Yousuf Hasan (advocacy@sogs.ca), who will be more than happy to chat with you! 
 

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