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Call for Nominations: GSA Director Election

March 29, 2019

The GSA-UW is now accepting nominations for the upcoming Board of Directors election to fill nine (9) vacant positions. Specifically four (4) one year directorships are available from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, and five (5) two year directorships from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2021. Official notice is hereby served for the election to fill the vacancies of the GSA Board of Directors.

Description of Position

The Board of Directors have monthly regular meetings (2 hours) , and operates according to the Carver Policy Governance framework, meaning that the Board focuses on strategy and oversight and delegates day-to-day management to staff. Additionally attendance is required at special meetings (approx. 1-3 per term). Board members are expected to sit in on at least one committee (ex. Presidential nominating committee, Board executive committee, Joint policy review committee, plus additional committees as the need arises). Attendance of the monthly GSA Council meeting is recommended but not required. While neither of these skills are strictly necessary, we are seeking people with not-for-profit experience and a familiarity with Robert’s Rules of Order. The total time commitment is at least 5 hours per month. A technical description of the position can be found here and in GSA Bylaw #5 here.

Nomination Period

The call for nominations is now open and closes at 3:00 pm on April 4, 2019. Nomination forms can be found here or at the GSA Office in the MC 2029. If required a second call for nominations will open April 4, 2019 and close at 3:00pm April 8, 2019.

Campaigning Period

The campaigning period will begin at 9:00 am April 10, 2019 and closes at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Candidates will provide a brief bio (100 words) and picture for their GSA web page. Candidates will be given an opportunity to speak to the membership at the AGM.

Voting Period

Online voting will begin at 8:00 am on Friday April 12, 2019 and closes at 12-noon on April 16, 2019. Votes may also be made by secret ballot at the Annual General Meeting on April 16, 2019. Following the election, the Board appoints the officers of the GSA (President, Secretary and Treasurer).

The GSA will be hosting a Meet and Greet for all interested candidates on Tuesday April 2nd from 5:00pm to 7:00pm upstairs at the Grad House.

Comments, concerns, and questions should be directed to

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Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. We acknowledge that we work on these territories as beneficiaries of settler colonialism. We also acknowledge that members of our UWaterloo community live on Indigenous territories around the world.

This statement is only a small step in the process of reconciliation. Decolonization requires systemic change. The GSA-UW is committed to this effort.

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