CSU Election Results: Act Together Wins Big, All Referendum Questions Pass

Here are the results of the CSU’s 2016 General Election

  • CSU elections ran from March 29 to March 31. Photo Nik Litzenberger

  • CSU elections ran from March 29 to March 31. Photo Nik Litzenberger

All eight members of the Act Together slate will comprise the upcoming Concordia Student Union executive team.

Lucinda Marshall-Kiparissis will be the CSU’s next general coordinator.

Mandates for the new executive team will officially begin on June 1, with a one-month training period beginning on May 1.

The five referendum questions all passed as well.

An estimated 2223 people voted, according to Chief Electoral Officer Mohammed AlNaggar. Quorum for the election was 450 members.

Executive

General Coordinator:

Lucinda Marshall-Kiparissis (Act Together)

  • Yes: 1023

Eddy Kara-Sarkissian (Empower Concordia)

  • Yes: 655
  • Abstain: 515

Finance Coordinator:

Adrian Longinotti (Act Together)

  • Yes: 965

Tiffana Paulrajah (Empower Concordia)

  • Yes: 696
  • Abstain: 467

Academic and Advocacy Coordinator:

Sophia Sahrane (Act Together)

  • Yes: 1047

Antonia Macris (Empower Concordia)

  • Yes: 687
  • Abstain: 502

Loyola Coordinator:

Marcus Peters (Act Together)

  • Yes: 1247
  • No: 230
  • Abstain: 658

Clubs and Internal Affairs Coordinator:

Rami Yahia (Act Together)

  • Yes: 1102

Jing Ruby Zhao (Empower Concordia)

  • Yes: 676
  • Abstain: 506

Student Life Coordinator:

Rachel Gauthier (Act Together)

  • Yes: 943

George Moustakis (Empower Concordia)

  • Yes: 766
  • Abstain: 486

External Affairs and Mobilization Coordinator:

Aloyse Muller (Act Together)

  • Yes: 762

Diana-Joy Bautista (Empower Concordia)

  • Yes: 620

Omar Riaz (Independent)

  • Yes: 381
  • Abstain: 456

Sustainability Coordinator:

Lana Galbraith (Act Together)

  • Yes: 1014

Bryan Sa Pimentel (Empower Concordia)

  • Yes: 655
  • Abstain: 510

Councillors

Arts and Science

Hayley Currier

  • Yes: 402
  • No: 102
  • Abstain: 471

Alexander Milton

  • Yes: 365
  • No: 119
  • Abstain: 477

Matthew Leddy

  • Yes: 373
  • No: 123
  • Abstain: 476

Brittany Jackson

  • Yes: 324
  • No: 147
  • Abstain: 485

Maidina Kadeer

  • Yes: 391
  • No: 123
  • Abstain: 440

Nora Fabre

  • Yes: 420
  • No: 104
  • Abstain: 427

Veronika Rydzewski

  • Yes: 331
  • No: 122
  • Abstain: 478

Thomas David-Bashore

  • Yes: 324
  • No: 138
  • Abstain: 490

Armani Martel

  • Yes: 358
  • No: 128
  • Abstain: 471

Christina Massaro

  • Yes: 391
  • No: 103
  • Abstain: 436

Jason Poirier Lavoie

  • Yes: 409
  • No: 116
  • Abstain: 437

Emilie Lamoureux-Sproule

  • Yes: 362
  • No: 139
  • Abstain: 465

Chloë Williams

  • Yes: 416
  • No: 110
  • Abstain: 435

Robert Young

  • Yes: 340
  • No: 121
  • Abstain: 452

John Molson School of Business

Marie-Maxine Gélinas-Delisle

  • Yes: 162
  • No: 54
  • Abstain: 169

Panagiotis Destounis

  • Yes: 144
  • No: 53
  • Abstain: 140

Arrou-Vignod Louis

  • Yes: 128
  • No: 59
  • Abstain: 176

Bronte Macfarlane

  • Yes: 143
  • No: 54
  • Abstain: 189

Engineering and Computer Science

Ahmed Badr

  • Yes: 152
  • No: 49
  • Abstain: 141

Artem Mikhalitsin (to be recounted—must win by 15 vote margin)

  • Yes: 75
  • No: 65
  • Abstain: 175

Meissa Thiam

  • Yes: 159
  • No: 50
  • Abstain: 142

Alaa Alawi Alkirbee

  • Yes: 130
  • No: 52
  • Abstain: 156

Mugisha Joyce-Christiane Kakou

  • Yes: 119
  • No: 60
  • Abstain: 160

Fine Arts

Mikaela Clark-Gardner

  • Yes: 103
  • No: 8
  • Abstain: 45

Stephen Karchut

  • Yes: 45
  • No: 17
  • Abstain: 48

Senators

Engineering & Computer Science

Jana Ghalayini

  • Yes: 257
  • No: 34
  • Abstain: 163

John Molson School of Business

Rudy Grow

  • Yes: 248
  • No: 37
  • Abstain: 127

Fine Arts

Marion Miller

  • Yes: 132
  • No: 2
  • Abstain: 41

Arts & Science (to be recounted due to tie)

Zanib Nafees

  • Yes: 364

Terry Wilkings

  • Yes: 364
  • Abstain: 378

Referendum Questions

Education & Tuition Increase Positions—PASSED

“Do you as a member of the Concordia Student Union, approve the adoption of the following positions?”

  • Yes: 1344
  • No: 519
  • Abstain: 294

Canadian Refugee Initiative—PASSED

“Do you agree to pay 37 cents per credit indexed to inflation in accordance with the Consumer Price Index of Canada, to the Canadian Refugee Initiative, effective Fall 2016?”

  • Yes: 1454
  • No: 431
  • Abstain: 338

CSU Health and Dental Plan—PASSED

“Do you agree to raise the annual cap (the maximum amount that could be charged to a student in any given year) placed on the CSU health and dental plan fee incrementally, according to need, but not exceeding an increase of $30.00 (from $195.00 to $225.00)?”

  • Yes: 1101
  • No: 638
  • Abstain: 475

International/Ethnic Association Council (IEAC)—PASSED

“Would you agree to raise the fee-levy from the current $0.06 per credit to $0.12 per credit, allowing the IEAC to allocate funds towards growing the cultural and ethnic club-base within Concordia, effective Fall 2016?”

  • Yes: 1055
  • No: 659
  • Abstain: 496

Energy East & Line 9 Pipelines—PASSED

“Do you as a member of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) agree that the CSU adopt the following position? “That the CSU oppose the Energy East and Line 9 pipelines as well as any form of tar sands development.”’

  • Yes: 1282
  • No: 442
  • Abstain: 479

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