Nominations are now open for First Year Representative and President Candidates

Members of the Commerce Undergraduate Society,

 

As you have likely now heard, CUS President Enzo Woo has resigned his position and while we recognize that the past several days have been an overwhelming time for many of our members, the process to fill this vacancy, unfortunately, must begin immediately.

 

Nominations are now open for candidates interested in running for the position of CUS President, as well as First Year Representative. Nomination forms can be picked up from the CUS office in the Lounge, or printed online from the CUS elections website, elections.cus.ca. They are due at the All-Candidates Meeting on September 19th at 5:30PM, in Henry Angus Room 295.

 

The upcoming election will also feature the following three referendum questions:

 

• “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.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact our CUS Elections Committee Chair, Casey Chung, if you have any questions regarding these processes. He can be contacted directly at casey.chung@cus.ca.