CUS 4th Year Rep Election and Referendum Information

Interested in running for 4th Year Representative? A vacancy has opened and the process to fill it has begun!

An information session will be held Tuesday, October 15th, in Room 335 from 6:30 – 7:30 to inform all interested candidates of the election process. Nomination forms will be available beginning then and will be due October 22nd (details to follow). Campaigning will begin on the 22nd and end Tuesday, October 29th, when the All Candidates Forum is held. Voting will open the evening of the 29th.

Referendum Details

A referendum has been called by the CUS Board of Directors on the following question:

“I authorize the CUS Board of Directors to approve the expenditure of a combined $200,000 in the 2014 – 2015 and 2015 – 2016 academic years for the funding of student counselling and education on sexual abuse and violence at the University of British Columbia. Note: the CUS Board of Directors has already approved an additional $50,000 in funding for the 2013 – 2014 academic year.”

Campaigning for the referendum will coincide with the 4th Year Representative election, beginning October 22nd and extending until October 29th. All students are welcome to campaign for or against the referendum; students wishing to be reimbursed for campaign expenses may apply for up to a $25 reimbursement no later than October 23rd. A maximum of $500 will be reimbursed for each “yes” and “no” side in the referendum, meaning that reimbursements will be offered to only the first 20 people on each side to register with the Elections Committee Chairperson. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals not seeking reimbursement for campaign expenses need not register with the Elections Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact the Elections Committee Chairperson, Casey Chung, at