Elections

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2018 Students’ Union and election endorsements

The following endorsements were done through discussions with The Cord’s editorial board (12 in favour, 2 abstentions). These are not necessarily a reflection of WLUSP, The Cord’s volunteers or staff. President: Ali Saghari After a lengthy discussion, The Cord has chosen to endorse Ali Saghari for Students’ Union president. That being said, it was important for us to identify the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Elections, News ·
2018 Students’ Union presidential candidate Q&As

2018 Students’ Union presidential candidate Q&As

  Ryley Fletcher How / When / Why did you decide to run for Students’ Union president? “I think based on my experiences from the last four and a half years at Laurier eventually led me to have a huge passion for the student experience and mental health as well. So I think that through my experiences is what made […]

by Cord Staff· · Elections, News ·
2018 electors season sees sharp decline in female candidates

2018 electors season sees sharp decline in female candidates

  This year’s Students’ Union election has seen a significant decrease in female candidates. The 2018 elections have only two women running for a position out of all Students’ Union positions. This is drastically lower in comparison to the 2017 elections which saw total of five elected females for the board of directors. “We, unfortunately, see a significant decrease this […]

by Erin Abe· · Elections, News ·
Elections 2018: Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications Candidates Platforms

Elections 2018: Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications Candidates Platforms

Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications Candidate Platforms President Terrence Mroz During my time as an undergraduate at Wilfrid Laurier University I have had the pleasure of holding several positions within WLUSP including: Arts & Life writer for The Cord, Radio Laurier DJ, Radio Laurier Program Director, and now Station Manager of Radio Laurier. These experiences have allowed me to create […]

by Cord Staff· · Elections, News ·
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2018 Students’ Union election season kicks off at All Candidates Meeting

  The 2018 Students’ Union election season has officially begun. On Monday Jan. 15, 2017, the All-Candidates meeting took place on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Candidates running for Students’ Union President and CEO, board of directors, senate and board of governors were present at the meeting. Campaigning for all positions officially began 30 minutes after the completion of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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Elections 2018: Students’ Union Candidate Platforms

Candidate Platform SummariesWilfrid Laurier Students’ Union 2018 Elections Presidential Candidates Ryley Fletcher – Brantford I am a 5th year Concurrent Education student seeking election for the role of President & CEO of the Students’ Union because I believe in creating the best student experience for all students. My platform is categorized into 5 pillars: Student Experience, Accessibility, Safety & Wellness, […]

by Cord Staff· · Elections, News ·
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Students’ Union Directors explore topics of referendum questions

An emergency Board of Directors meeting called in late December reveals that the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union has faced some difficulty in prepping questions for the upcoming referendum. The Students’ Union elections, which will be held from Jan. 30, 2018 to Feb. 1, 2018, will let Laurier students cast their ballots online to decide on, not just the individuals […]

by Jake Watts· · Elections, News ·
The Cord’s top news stories of 2017

The Cord’s top news stories of 2017

VeritasOne of the most controversial events to occur on the Laurier Waterloo campus this year made headlines across the country. On Dec. 12, 2016, The Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association terminated its contract with Sandor Dosman, the former operator of the campus’s Veritas Café. Dosman’s termination happened as a result of a help wanted ad that he posted on […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Elections, Local, National, News ·
Newly elected Board of Directors sees increase in female representation

Newly elected Board of Directors sees increase in female representation

With the 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union elections over, the gender ratio on the Board of Directors has increased its female board presence. Seven men and five women have been elected onto the Board of Directors. The five women who have been elected are Emily Rezkalla, Klaudia Wojtanowski, Ilana Roitman, Moumita Paul and Dana Toameh. The five women are […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Campus, Elections, News ·