Welcome to Students' Union By-Election 2011
The Students' Union is holding a By-Election on October 25, 26 and 27, 2011 to vote on the Women’s Resource Centre Levy Referendum and to fill the vacant Faculty of Nursing Representative position.
Nursing Faculty Representative
All eligible Active Members of the Students’ Union (i.e. any full or part-time undergraduate student at the University of Calgary) enrolled in the Faculty of Nursing may be nominated as a candidate this position only on the SLC.
Nomination packages will be available at the Students’ Union office starting Monday, September 19, 2011 and are also available as electronic document downloads here:
Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) Referendum
Women’s Resource Centre Levy Cancellation
All University of Calgary Undergraduates are eligible to cast a vote on the referendum question. The following question requires a single ‘X’ for either a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ response.
In February 2007 the Union Membership approved through Referendum a WRC levy of $1.00 to be charged in fall and winter, and a fee of $0.50 for part-time students to be charged in the fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters resulting in a total fund of approximately $39,000 in 2007 that has grown to approximately $45,000 in 2010. The WRC fee is administered by the Union.
In April 2010 the University Of Calgary Board Of Governors approved the creation of a Student Services General Non-Program Fee (GNPF), designed to provide fund contributions to nine (9) University of Calgary administered programs, one of them being the Women’s Resource Centre, Due to the inception of the GNPF the Students’ Legislative Council resolved to approve a referendum question that would eliminate the now redundant WRC levy.
Are you in favor of eliminating the Women’s Resource Centre Levy of $1.00 for full-time students and $0.50 for part-time students?
If a YES vote wins:
The Students’ Union will direct the Office of the Registrar to remove the WRC charge at its earliest possible opportunity, which will likely be implemented by the start of Spring semester.
Any eligible Active Members of the Students’ Union (i.e. any full or part-time undergraduate student at the University of Calgary may register as Campaign Group to promote the “Yes” or “No” side of the Women’s Resource Centre Referendum question.