Looking for a meaningful leadership position and the opportunity to make a difference on- and off-campus?
Consider applying for a one-year, full-time Representation Executive Council (REC) member to advocate for students' best interests to MRU and to all levels of government. Or maybe you'd like to volunteer for a couple of evenings a month on SAMRU's Student Governing Board — the highest decision-making body of the organization — to help oversee the strategic direction of SAMRU and govern the organization on behalf of members (MRU credit students).
Elections are happening right now. Learn more below about the benefits, pay, available positions, and how to apply.
Apply for the Representation Executive Council
Representation Executive Council Elections
What is REC?
Representation Executive Council (REC) elected members are full-time, salaried employees of SAMRU, reporting to the Student Governing Board, and earning a starting salary of $43,500 plus health and dental benefits.
Representatives are elected by their peers to be the student voice by representing the interests of students to Mount Royal University and all three levels of government.
Once elected, representatives are hired by the Student Governing Board for a 1-year, full-time term and are delegated the authority to act in accordance with the Board's wishes.
805 or 12,109 electors voted (6.6%)
Joseph Nguyen (500 votes)
Andrea Ciaramella (293 votes)
Abstain (12 votes)
VP Academic (uncontested):
Yes (643 votes)
No (98 votes)
Abstain (64 votes)
VP Student Affairs (uncontested):
Yes (597 votes)
No (139 votes)
Abstain (69 votes)
Read what the 2022-23 REC team has been working on in our blog
Watch the Student Advocacy & REC YouTube Playlist
- REC President
- REC VP Academic
- REC VP External
- REC VP Student Affairs
The deadline to apply for a position on the REC team is February 22, 2023, at 4:30 pm.
Candidates for the Representation Executive Council
Andrea CiaramellaREC President Candidate
Joseph NguyenREC President Candidate -
Tala Abu HayyanehVP Academic Candidate - ELECTED!
Anisa TilstonVP Student Affairs Candidate - ELECTED!
Run for the Student Governing Board
Student Governing Board Elections
What is a Student Governor?
A Student Governor, along with other members of the SAMRU Student Governing Board (SGB), helps oversee 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 needed to succeed. You'll also receive tuition and fees paid for one course per semester!
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.
- Attend a SGB meeting: you can read the latest meeting minutes here
The deadline to apply is January 19, 2023 at 4:30 pm.
The campaigning period for candidates began on February 7, 2023, at 12:00 pm. Campaigning continued until the vote at SAMRU’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 8, 2023. All candidates were introduced and had the opportunity to speak briefly at the virtual AGM at approximately 7:30 pm. Election results were announced at the AGM after voting occurred.
Candidates were strongly encouraged to invite attendees to the AGM to support their candidacy. Mount Royal credit students received an email directly to their mtroyal address to register to attend the virtual AGM.