Student Elections

Looking for a meaningful leadership position and the opportunity to make a difference on- and off-campus? Here it is.
Representation Executive Council (REC) and Student Governing Board elections occur annually in the Winter semester. Learn more about the available positions, and how to apply, below.
Image

Student Governing Board

What is a Student Governor?

A Student Governor on the SAMRU Student Governing Board (SGB) oversees the strategic direction of SAMRU and governs the organization on behalf of members (MRU credit students). The SGB is the highest decision-making body of the organization.

The SGB meets monthly during the fall and winter semesters and every other month during the spring and summer semesters. Being a member of the board is an important responsibility; successful candidates will be provided with all the training you’ll need to succeed.

This experience is transformative for many students with past members of the SGB describing their experiences as successful, beneficial, professional, and an overall excellent opportunity where their skills were utilized and valued, as well as enhanced through the experience of serving on the board.

Before you apply…
Successful candidates of the Student Governing Board (SGB) are provided the training they need in order to be successful in their position as a Student Governor but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared! We highly recommend candidates interested in this opportunity check out the resources listed here before you apply.

Nominations

The Student Governing Board of the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) is seeking passionate individuals of diverse backgrounds to run in the Student Governing Board elections and join the Board in providing governance, oversight, and direction for SAMRU on behalf of the organization’s 12,000 Mount Royal University student members.
The deadline to apply is January 19, 2022 at 4:30 pm.
Questions? Contact the Chief Returning Officer, Shauna Hunter, at elections@samru.ca.

Elections

The campaigning period for candidates begins Tuesday, February 8th, 2022, at 12:00 pm. Campaigning continues until the vote at SAMRU’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 9, 2022. All candidates will be introduced and have the opportunity to briefly speak at the virtual AGM at approximately 6:30 pm. Election results will be announced at the AGM after voting has occurred.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to invite attendees to the AGM to support their candidacy. Mount Royal credit students will receive an email directly to their mtroyal address to register to attend the virtual AGM.

Representation Executive Council

What is REC?

Representation Executive Council (REC) elected members are full-time, salaried employees of the Student Governing Board of SAMRU. The Student Governing Board is the highest decision-making authority of the Students’ Association. The elected representatives report to the Student Governing Board and with delegated authority act in accordance with their wishes.

Representatives are elected by their peers to be the student voice; to represent the interests of students to Mount Royal University and all three levels of government.

Before you apply…
Successful candidates of the Representation Executive Council (REC) are provided the training they need in order to be successful in their position but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared! We highly recommend candidates interested in this opportunity check out the resources listed here before you apply.

Applications

Applications for the Representation Executive Council (REC) are now being accepted for the following positions:
  • REC President
  • REC VP Student Affairs
  • REC VP External
  • REC VP Academic
The deadline to apply for a position on the REC team is February 22, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
Questions? Contact the Chief Returning Officer, Shauna Hunter, at elections@samru.ca.

Elections

Campaigning begins on March 14, 2022, at 8:00 am with voting commencing shortly thereafter at 10:00 am. Campaigning and voting ends on March 17, 2022, at 5:00 pm. This page will be updated with candidate info after the all-candidates’ meeting on March 1, 2022, at 12:30 pm and candidate applications confirmed by the Chief Returning Officer.

REC President

REC VP Academic

REC VP External

REC VP Student Affairs

Election Calendar

January 2022

SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

Ongoing

Student Governing Board (SGB) Nominations

Ongoing
17

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

Ongoing

Student Governing Board (SGB) Nominations

Ongoing
18

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

Ongoing

Student Governing Board (SGB) Nominations

Ongoing
19

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

Ongoing

Student Governing Board (SGB) Nominations

Ongoing
20

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

21

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

22

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

23

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

24

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

25

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

Student Governing Board (SGB) Nominations: All-Candidates’ Meeting

26

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

27

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

28

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

29

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

30

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

31

Representation Executive Council (REC) Application Period

1
2
3
4
5