UPDATED: Unofficial CSU Elections Results Show Tight Race Between Slates
All Referendum Questions Pass
It was a close race this year, with a new Concordia Student Union executive team from both the Embrace ConU and Team Connect slates.
This article has been updated.
All seven referendum questions passed, according to unofficial results from the CSU Chief Electoral Officer, Stephani Moukhaiber. Quorum for the election was 450 people. According to Moukhaiber, there were 1076 voters this year. “[There was] 30 per cent participation from JMSB which was unheard of,” she added.
Because the margin of victory was less than 50 votes for many of the executive positions, there will be a recount of the votes, as per CSU Standing Regulations. Moukhabier said that she doesn’t know when this will take place because she is awaiting a response from the union’s Judicial Board. This is why, she said, that the results are unofficial.
Omar Riaz (Embrace ConU) – Elected
Marcus Peters (Team Connect)
Agunik Mamikonyan (Independent)
Eddy Kara-Sarkissian (Team Unity)
Soulaymane Al Alaoui (Embrace ConU) – Elected
Thomas David-Bashore (Tean Connect)
Academic and Advocacy Coordinator:
Asma Mushtaq (Team Connect) – Elected
Carlos Vazquez (Embrace ConU)
Maria Gabriela Polanco (Embrace ConU) – Elected
Alexander Milton (Team Connect)
Clubs and Internal Affairs Coordinator:
Veronika Rydzewski (Team Connect) – Elected
Emilie Leduc (Embrace ConU)
Amina Chemssy (Team Unity)
Student Life Coordinator:
Leyla Sutherland (Team Connect) – Elected
D’Ante Hanna (Embrace ConU)
External Affairs and Mobilization Coordinator:
Ahmed Badr (Embrace ConU) – Elected
Mustafa Bokesmati (Team Connect)
Devon Ellis-Durity (Team Connect) – Elected
Arts and Science
Julia Sutera Sardo
Patrick H. Magallanes
John Molson School of Business
Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering & Computer Science
John Molson School of Business
Evan Pitchie – Elected
Non-Hierarchical Bylaw Changes—PASSED
Do you, as a member of the CSU, approve of the by-law changes that will render the executives to a more non-hierarchical structure?
Dish Project Fee-Levy—PASSED
Do you as a member of the CSU approve the transfer of $0.04 from the Student Space Accessible Education and Legal Contingency (SSAELC) fee to the CSU Operating fee to pay for the operations of the Dish Project, a student-run service at Concordia that provides free dishware to student and community-run events?
Fight for a Sanctuary Campus—PASSED
“Do you, as a Concordia undergraduate student, support Concordia University formally adopting a “Sanctuary Campus” status by not collaborating with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), including but not limited to the sharing of any information on its current and past staff, faculty and students, or allowing CBSA on its premises, in order to protect undocumented community members from threat of deportation?”_
CUSACorp Bylaw Change—PASSED
“Be it resolved that the following question be passed through referendum at the upcoming CSU Annual Elections, in order to strike Special By-Law C, the Special By-Law pertaining to CUSACORP, from the CSU By-Law. CUSACORP was a subsidiary of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) as defined by Special By- Law C of the CSU By-Laws, it was dissolved in June 2016 and no longer exists. Do you as an undergraduate student approve to remove Special By-Law C from the CSU By-Laws?”
“Do you as a member of the CSU approve of the following reorganization of fees currently levied by the CSU to all undergraduate students, effective for the Fall semester of 2017: A decrease in the CSU Clubs fee of $0.06 per credit, an increase in the CSU operating fee of $0.05 per credit, an increase in the undergraduate Housing and Job Bank (HOJO) fee of $0.03 per credit, an increase in the Advocacy fee of $0.02 per credit, and a decrease in the Student Space Accessible Education and Legal Contingency (SSAELC) fee of $0.04 per credit?”
Sustainable Curriculum – PASSED
“Do you, as a Concordia undergraduate student, mandate the Concordia Student Union to work with the Concordia University Administration towards integrating sustainability and Indigenous studies courses in all undergraduate programs?”
Greenhouse Fee-Levy – PASSED
“Do you agree to increase the fee levy of the Concordia Greenhouse by 12 cents per credit to a total of 24 cents per credit, effective Fall 2017?”
Correction: This article previously said that there were 1071 voters, not 1076. The Link regrets this error.