Winter 2019 Presidential Election Announcement

Hello all B-Soc engineers!

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

What is happening?

During Winter 2019, there will be 2 rounds of elections held, first for the Society Presidency, followed by the 4 VP positions (Academic, Finance, Communications and Student Life) and WEEF Director.

Who is eligible?

If you will be in your 2B term or later in Fall 2019 and will be on-term for both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, you are eligible to run for the Presidency.

What dates do I need to know?

  1. The Nomination period will be open from January 16th – 21st.
  2. The mandatory All Candidates Meeting will be held the evening of January 21st, after the close of the Nomination period.
  3. Campaigning will run from January 22nd – January 31st.
  4. Voting will occur from February 1st – February 5th.
  5. The results of the election will be publicly announced at the February 6th council meeting 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 presidential election.

What is being the President like, and what do they do?

Candidates should familiarize themselves with the EngSoc Governing Documents ( to learn about the official role of the President. As well, candidates are encouraged to email either Mariko Shimoda, current A-Soc President ( or Katie Arnold, current B-Soc president ( about the day-to-day role of the President.

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, Clarke VandenHoven, at

Happy Electioning!