2018 Students' Union Elections

The SU Elections Office is the independent, impartial office responsible for conducting SU elections, plebiscites, and referenda.

The Elections Office reports directly to Students' Council.

2018 Vacancy Petition

There is one Students' Council vacancy for the faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation. If you're interested in filling this position, complete the vacancy petition package and hand it in to SUB 6-24.

2018 Students' Council and General Faculties Council Elections

Here are your Students' Council and GFC Representatives:

Students' Council

ALES: Steven Lin, Brandi Kobes

Augustana: Lane Anderson

Arts: Stephen Raitz, Mpoe Mogale, Mariam Hosseiny, Robert Bilak, Deirdra Cutarm, Rowan Ley

Business: Connor Palindat, Luke Statt

Education: Kara Farris, Jimmy Thibaudeau, Alizeh Ansari

Engineering: Cindy Liang, Audrey Rosalind, Amlan Bose, Vacant

Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation: Vacant

Law: David Chung

Medicine and Dentistry: Vacant

Native Studies: Nathan Sunday

Nursing: Vacant

Open Studies: Breanna Palmer

Pharmacy: Miray Aizouki

Faculte Saint-Jean: Tahra Haddouche

Science: Michelle Kim, Genna DiPinto, Joel Agarwal, Shuaa Rizvi, Tiffany Bruce, Katherine Belcourt

General Faculties Council

ALES: Brandi Kobes

Augustana: Vacant

Arts: Mpoe Mogale, Victoria Dejong, Robert Bilak, Mariam Hosseiny, Yiming Chen, Mitch Wilson, Erin Allin, Dustin Sandler

Business: Luke Statt, John Hussein

Education: Vacant

Engineering: Cindy Liang, Janet Yao, Amlan Bose, Syed Mustafa, Ryan Holowaty

Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation: Vacant

Law: David Chung

Medicine and Dentistry: Albert Hu

Native Studies: Nathan Sunday

Nursing: Vacant

Pharmacy: Miray Aizouki

Faculte Saint-Jean: Tahra Haddouche

Science: Joel Agarwal, Genna DiPinto, Rachel Wang, Shuaa Rizvi, Hyejun Kim, Julia Craig, Tiffany Bruce

2018 Executive & Board of Governors Election Results

President: Reed Larsen

Vice President Academic: Akanksha Bhatnagar

Vice President External: Adam Brown

Vice President Operations and Finance: Emma Ripka

Vice President Student Life: Andre Bourgeois

Board of Governors Representative: Levi Flaman

Student Events Initiative Referendum: Failed

CREF Plebiscite: Passed


There are typically three elections throughout the year:

1. Fall By-Election

  • Election to fill vacancies on Students' Council and the General Faculties Council.
  • Occurs during the first week of October each year.

2. Students' Union Executive Committee/Undergraduate Board of Governors Representative Election

  • Election to fill the President, Vice Presidents, and Board of Governors representative positions.
  • Plebiscite and/or Referenda questions, if any, occur during this election.
  • Occurs during the first week of March each year.

3. Students' Council (SC)/General Faculties Council (GFC) Elections

  • Election of councillors from the various faculties to either Students' Council or the General Faculties Council.
  • Faculty Association (FA) elections are encouraged to participate.
  • Occurs during third week in March each year.

Bodies Elected by Students' Union Members

1. SU Executive Committee

  • President: Acts as the primary spokesperson for the Students’ Union.
  • VP Academic: Advocates for students' interests within the University community and beyond.
  • VP External: Responsible for Students' Union government and community relations.
  • VP Operations and Finance: Responsible for managing the SU's $10 million budget.
  • VP Student Life: Responsible for university-related non-academic issues.

2. Undergraduate Board of Governors Representative

Acts as a voice for the undergraduate student body on the University of Alberta Board of Governors, the ultimate decision making authority of the university. This student works in coordination with the SU President (another BoG member) and also sits as a voting member of the SU Students' Council.

3. SU Students' Council

The highest governing body of the Students' Union. This council has ultimate decision-making authority over all aspects of the organization.

4. General Faculties Council

The academic legislative body of the University of Alberta. This council deals with all academic matters and student affairs issues (as set out in the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act). It is the highest level at which academic decisions are made, and is chaired by the President of the University of Alberta.

Plebiscites and Referenda

Plebiscites and referenda can either be initiated by SU Students' Council or by individual SU members. For more information, please visit Plebiscites and Referenda.

APIRG Elections

After casting your ballot in the SU General Election, you will have the option to vote in the APIRG Board Elections. APIRG is a student-run, student-funded, non-profit organization dedicated to research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest.

Interested in running for a position on the APIRG Board? Find more information on the APIRG elections here.

SU Elections Results Archive

Take a look back at the Round-by-Round results and winners of past elections.

Executive and Board of Governors
Students' Council and General Faculties Council (coming soon!)
Referenda and Plebiscites
Voter Turnout

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Students' Union Elections Office
Room 6-04
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7