Be it hereby known that ballots cast for Carleton University Students’ Association Executives will be counted under the Ranked Voting System. For more information on how this works, check out this video!
Ranked voting is any election voting system in which voters use a ranked (or preferential) ballot to select more than one candidate (or other alternative being voted on) and to rank these choices in a sequence on the ordinal scale of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.
Be it hereby known that ballots cast for CUSA Council Constituency Representatives will be counted under the First Past the Post System.
In a first-past-the-post electoral system, voters cast their vote for a candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins.
In other words, the candidate with the plurality of votes is the winner.
Voting days will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd and Thursday, February 4th, 2021.
At 12 A.M. on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, an Electronic Voting Ballot will be distributed to all Undergraduate students via their Carleton University email. This Electronic Voting Ballot will expire at 11:59 P.M. on Thursday, February 4th, 2021.
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Spokesperson for the association; general management and supervision of the affairs and operations of the Association; represent the organization to University administration and public officials; and sit on multiple school and student committees.
Create and present the association's annual budget; responsible for disbursing monies in accordance with the ratified budget; work with senior management to ensure an audit is conducted, oversee all insurance plans; oversee the operations of the association's businesses.
Be responsible for all administrative requirements of Council including hiring the Chair and Clerk, training Councillors, and informing students on meeting; oversee the operations of the clubs and societies office and represent clubs and societies on issues pertaining to them; oversee the operations of the front office; be the primary contact for space bookings.
Lobby the University and the government on all issues including student services, academic concerns, sustainability, and combating different systems of oppression (including, but not limited to, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism); encourage the participation of students in municipal, provincial, and federal elections; distribute student awards and bursaries; represent CUSA of a number of different committees addressing student issues; run campaigns to address various student issues on campus (such as financial literacy, sexual violence, etc).
Organize and promote career opportunities and training to prepare students for their careers after graduation; Maintain relationships with other student associations across the country; In conjunction with the Sponsorship Coordinator, generate revenue opportunities for CUSA through external partnerships; In conjunction with the Services Manager, ensure the continued viability and visibility of all CUSA Service Centres; Foster collaborative initiatives with the University administration and departments.
Work to improve awareness of CUSA and CUSA initiatives among students (to news outlets, social media, etc.); investigate potential sponsorship for the association; be the primary contact for all external advertising and advertisers; act as the contact between CUSA and athletics to promote school spirit and the athletics programming; be responsible for coordinating Fall Orientation of the association behalf; be responsible for the coordination of an event promotion street team; responsible for planning and executing events to improve student life on campus.
1) Base pay of $32,565 to increase by Ottawa-Gatineau Consumer Price Index - May 1st, 2020 for Ottawa-Gatineau published by Statistics Canada
2) Expectation to work 37.5 hours per week through summer and 25 hours per week during the school year
3) Two weeks paid vacation (approved by CUSA President with successfully maintaining office hours)
4) Four mental health/wellness days (approved by CUSA president with successfully maintaining office hours)
5) Up to 2.5 tuition credits paid, to a maximum of $15,000
6) A U-pass or campus parking pass;
Health and Dental coverage (via Studentcare). For International students, CUSA covers UHIP payment
Councillors are tasked with representing their faculty on decisions regarding the association. Councillors must attend monthly CUSA Council meetings, as well as emergency meetings that may arise throughout the year. There is no compensation for CUSA Councillors as it is a volunteer position.