The nomination period will start effective immediately, Tuesday, January 9, 2024 and will continue until Friday, February 2, 2024 at 17:00. Details of the election procedure will be sent out after that date.
Please mail to Chief Returning Officer, c/o MUNACA, 3483 Peel Street, Montreal, QC H3A 1W7 OR email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 2, 2024 at 17:00.
Seventeen (17) positions of the Union Council are up for election:
(1) Vice-President (Labour Relations) must submit a nomination form signed by ten (10) members in good standing from any campus.
(1) Vice-President (M Affairs) must submit a nomination form signed by ten (10) members in good standing from any campus.
(1) Vice-President (Communications) must submit a nomination form signed by ten (10) members in good standing from any campus.
(1) Chair of Communications Committee must submit a nomination form signed by five (5) members in good standing from any campus.
(1) Chair of Grievance Committee must submit a nomination form signed by five (5) members in good standing from any campus.
(1) Chair of Solidarity Committee must submit a nomination form signed by five (5) members in good standing from any campus.
(5) Chief Steward/District Head – Downtown Campus must submit a nomination form signed by five (5) members in good standing from the Downtown campus.
(4) Chief Steward/District Head – Macdonald Campus (including Gault Estate) must submit a nomination form signed by five (5) members in good standing from the Macdonald campus.
(2) Chief Steward/District Head – Glen Campus (including Solin Hall) must submit a nomination form signed by five (5) members in good standing from the Glen campus.
All nominations must be accompanied with a pensketch of 400 words or less in English and 450 words or less in French.
Website or social media links are not permitted in the pensketch but may be used during the campaign. The candidate’s pensketch must be submitted in both French and English.
If a candidate would like MUNACA to provide translation of the pensketch, they must send it to email@example.com no later than Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at noon.
The translation will be returned to them before the nomination deadline. Please note that this is only a translation service and does not constitute the submission of the nomination itself. Candidates have no obligation to use this service and may translate the pensketch themselves, however pensketches that are not submitted in both French and English will not be accepted. The candidate must ensure that word limit is not surpassed in the final version.
For information on the roles of Chief Steward/District Head, Chairs of Standing Committees and Executive Officers, please see the MUNACA by-laws.
Chief Returning Officer
Author: James Newman
Today, December 6th marks the 34th anniversary of one of the most brutal mass killings in Canadian history at Ecole Polytechnique. Today we take time to reflect upon violence against women. We take some time to consider the impact this horrible act had on not only the 14 women who were viciously murdered simply because they were women but on the impact it has had on their friends, families and love ones and on our society as a whole. Please keep these women in your thoughts and hearts today.
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Last Thursday, McGill announced an update on the impact of tuition measures affecting university enrollment and finances. The suggested measures, needed to protect McGill’s financial stability, include a hiring freeze, and job reductions.However, Premier François Legault has said he is still open to talking with the Rectors of Quebec’s three anglophone universities to discuss his government’s decision to increase tuition for out-of-province students and the effects it will have on these institutions.
The students themselves organized, and held a demonstration last Monday against the changes, and another, larger, demonstration is planned for later this month.
There is also a petition asking for the cancellation of the tuition fee increase for students from outside of Quebec..
We encourage you to sign the petition against the tuition fee increases.
Thomas Chalmers, Sherrie Child, Simon Deverson, Mark d’Entremont, Deborah Martin
Background articles on the Out-of-Province Student Tuition Fees:
Legault says he’ll talk to Quebec’s English Universities.Student Blue Fall Protest Against Tuition Fee Increases
McGill says it could cost $94M, cut enrolment and jobs
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