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The 2014 SAMRU election campaign period is well under way, and there are a number of students hoping for your vote so they can represent you on SAMRU’s Students’ Council.

Here are some ways SAMRU representatives have made a difference for students recently:

  • Lobbied the Alberta government to remove the parental contribution from student loan applications
  • Worked with MRU to introduce a universal grading rubric across the university’s faculties
  • As part of ASEC, lobbied the Alberta government to create the Serving Communities Internship Program, which offers $500, 000 a year in bursaries to student volunteers
  • Lobbied university administration to introduce a Fall Reading Day at MRU

If you don’t already know the students running – don’t worry, you can check out all of the candidates at the Candidate’s Debate on February 26, 2014. You can also check out our website for the profiles of all of the candidates. In addition – take a look on stands around MRU for our elections supplement which will have great information.

Once you know who you are voting for… it’s time to vote!

Where can I vote?

You can vote online with ease – you don’t even need to change out of your comfortable pyjamas or leave your game of cards on the second floor lounge of Wyckham House. Just visit between Monday, February 24, 2014 at 9:00AM and Saturday, March 1, 2014 to vote online.

If you need more time or just like the personal touch, you can vote in person at the East or West Gate from March 3-5th. The full schedule of where the polls will be and when is on our calendar:

No matter what changes you would like to see at MRU or SAMRU, or which candidates you think best represents your interests – the important thing is to get out and vote!

To learn about the candidates or vote online, please visit:

-By Dawn Linnemoller, Editor & Content Coordinator

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