EngSoc Executive Election!

Hello all A-Soc engineers!

As the current A-Soc executive is reaching their 16-month term limit, an election is being held for the next group of A-Soc executive this term (Summer 2019).

What is happening?

During Summer 2019, there will be an election held, for the Society Presidency, the 4 VP positions (Academic, Finance, Communications and Student Life) and WEEF Director.

Who is eligible?

To run for the Presidency or VP Academic, you are eligible If you will be in your 2B term or later in Winter 2020 and will be on-term for both Winter 2020 and Fall 2020.

To run for all other VP positions and WEEF Director, you are eligible if you will be in your 2A term or later in Winter 2020 and will be on-term for both Winter 2020 and Fall 2020.

What dates do I need to know?

  1. The Nomination period will be open from May 10th – May 17th.
  2. The mandatory All Candidates Meeting will be held the evening of May 17th, after the close of the Nomination period.
  3. Campaigning will run from May 21st – May 31st.
  4. Voting will occur from June 1st – June 5th
  5. The results of the election will be publicly announced June 7th and will be posted to the EngSoc website immediately afterwards


How many nominations do I need to run?

You need at least 15 on-term nominations to run in the election.

What is being an executive like, and what do they do?

Candidates should familiarize themselves with the EngSoc Governing Documents (https://www.engsoc.uwaterloo.ca/documents/governance/) to learn about the official roles of all the executive positions. As well, candidates are encouraged to email the current executives with any questions you may have about their positions.

Are there any academic eligibility requirements?

Yes, as you must either have:

  1. Have been successfully promoted from their previous academic term and not be on academic probation; or
  2. Have attained at least a sixty-five percent (65%) term average in their previous academic term.

Please direct all further questions to me, Sarah Madigan, at cro.a@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca

Happy Electioning!