An optional informational session for candidates interested in running for the position of CUS President will be held in conjunction with the CUS First Year Representatives election information event, September 12th at 5:30 P.M. in Henry Angus, Room 295. Nomination forms will be available at the event and immediately following on the CUS elections website, elections.cus.ca and will be due at the All-Candidates Meeting on September 19th at 5:30 P.M., in Henry Angus Room 295.
The information session will also provide details on the following three referendum questions being posed to the student body in this election:
- “Do you approve of the changes to the CUS Constitution as presented?” (See: CUS Constitution – 2013 Changes.)
- “I approve of a reduction in the undergraduate student society (CUS) fee for Bachelor of Commerce students from $266 to $245 beginning in the 2014 – 2015 academic year and the indexing of the student fee to the B.C. Consumer Price Index beginning in the 2015 – 2016 year.”
- “I authorize the Commerce Undergraduate Society’s Board of Directors to approve a transfer of $300,000 from its accumulated operating surplus to an endowment to be administered by the University of British Columbia’s Investment Management Trust, with the annual returns from this investment to be used for projects and activities benefiting Bachelor of Commerce students.”
The official campaign period for the First Year Representatives and President elections as well as these referenda will begin upon conclusion of the All-Candidates Meeting on September 19th and polls will open on the evening of September 26th.
If you have further questions, please direct them to the Elections Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org