Elections 2021

Director/Senator Elections

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Results

Director-at-Large

Anna Brownlee
Yes – 283
No – 138
Abstain – 184

Curtis Tilbury
Yes – 231
No – 175
Abstain – 199

Ethan Houghton
Yes – 269
No – 154
Abstain – 182

Hannah Brown-Thiesen
Yes – 323
No – 116
Abstain – 166

Mercedes Fichaud (Parsons)
Yes – 274
No – 151
Abstain – 180

Patrick Bethune
Yes – 281
No – 145
Abstain – 179

Riley McEntee
Yes – 239
No – 165
Abstain – 201

Shannon MacCarthy
Yes – 228
No – 214
Abstain – 163

Congratulations to these 8 students who will be Directors-at-Large on the NUSU Board next year.

Arts & Science Student Senator

Madalyn Murray
Yes – 429
No – 37
Abstain – 139

Congratulations to Madalyn who will be the Arts & Science Student Senator next year.

Education & Professional Studies Student Senator

Mercedes Fichaud (Parsons) – 248
Shannon MacCarthy – 197
No – 24
Abstain – 136

Congratulations to Mercedes who will be the Education & Professional Studies Student Senator next year.

Director-at-Large Candidates

Name: Anna Brownlee
Pronouns: She/Her
Program of Study: Environmental Geography (Honours Specialization)
Anna Brownlee Platform

Name: Curtis Tilbury
Pronouns: He/Him
Program of Study: Bachelor of Commerce
Curtis Tilbury Platform

Name: Ethan Houghton
Pronouns: He/Him
Program of Study: Honours Double Major Sociology, Social Welfare & Social Development
Ethan Houghton Platform

Name: Hannah Brown-Thiesen
Pronouns: She/Her
Program of Study: Social Welfare & Social Development
Hannah Brown-Thiesen Platform

Name: Mercedes Fichaud (Parsons)
Pronouns: She/Her
Program of Study: Business Administration (Accounting & Marketing)
Mercedes Fichaud Parsons Platform

Name: Patrick Bethune
Pronouns: He/Him
Program of Study: Honours Specialization – Political Science
Patrick Bethune Platform

Name: Riley McEntee
Pronouns: He/Him
Program of Study: BA in Political Science & Philosophy
Riley McEntee Platform

Name: Shannon MacCarthy
Pronouns: She/Her
Program of Study: Business Administration
Shannon MacCarthy Platform

Arts & Science Student Senator Candidate

Name: Madalyn Murray
Pronouns: She/Her
Program of Study: Double Honours Major Gender Equality & Social Justice + English
Madalyn Murray Platform

Education & Professional Studies Student Senator Candidates

Name: Mercedes Fichaud (Parsons)
Pronouns: She/Her
Program of Study: Business Administration (Accounting & Marketing)
Mercedes Fichaud Parsons Platform

Name: Shannon MacCarthy
Pronouns: She/Her
Program of Study: Business Administration
Shannon MacCarthy Platform

*Note: There are no candidates for Graduate Studies Student Senator. We will be looking to fill that position in September 2021.

Dates of Election

February 22nd – After 9am
Election information goes out

March 10th – 11am 
Election Nomination Form is to be sent to [email protected]
This includes: nomination form, platform, headshot, 1-2 square graphics and 1-2 Instagram story graphics
No packages will be accepted after this time. You will receive a confirmation email once your package has been successfully received.

March 12th – 10-11am or 1-2pm
All-Candidates Meetings (mandatory)

March 15th-19th – All day
Campaign period

March 18th-19th – 9am-11:59pm
Voting period

March 22nd or 23rd – After 9am 
Election results

Information Package

This package is to help candidates understand the process of the elections and is to be used as a reference.

2021 Information Package

Other Information

You can see our by-laws and policies: https://nusu.com/governance

You can find the elections policy here: Elections Policy

Director Information

The Board of Directors is the highest level decision-making body at NUSU. There are a total of ten Director positions available for 2021-2022.

Being a director is a great way to develop professional skills and begin to build connections through the university. This position also provides the opportunity to work on meaningful projects and explore the student movement. In this position, you would be responsible for ensuring that the students’ interests are being reflected in the actions of the student union in an objective way. This can happen through a variety of channels, and it is up to you to utilize this position to build your skills and advocate for students in your own way.

Senator Information

The Academic Senate is involved in academic programming decisions, as well as a number of administrative and enrollment-related areas.  There are student senator positions within Academic Senate. The three available positions for 2021-2022 are:

  • Arts & Science Student Senator
  • Education & Professional Studies Student Senator
  • Graduate Studies Senator

These Senators represent the interests and welfare of the students at Nipissing University by providing a student perspective, opinion and vote on numerous Senate subcommittees and Senate itself.

Being a senator is a great way to develop professional skills and begin to build connections through the university. This position also provides the opportunity to work on meaningful projects and explore the student movement. In this position, you would be responsible for ensuring that the students’ interests are being advocated for and heard in regard to the academic processes and environment of the university. This can happen through a variety of channels, and it is up to you to utilize this position to build your skills and advocate for students in your own way.

2021 Executive Election Results

President
Joseph (Joe) McIntosh
Yes – 588
No – 91
Abstain – 159
VP Finance
Joseph Gagnier
Yes – 601
No – 73
Abstain – 164
VP Advocacy
Sarah Pecoskie-Schweir
Yes – 638
No – 60
Abstain – 140
VP Student Life
Keagan Legere – 265
Emily Wilson – 446
No – 22
Abstain – 105