Elections and Referendums

2016-2017 Elections and Referendums

Winter 2017 General Election

  • Nominations: February 2-10 (due at 4pm)
  • Prep: February 13-26
  • Cadidates Meeting: February 13, 14
  • All Candidates Forum: March 2, 12-2pm, UC Courtyard
  • Campaigning: February 27-March 8
  • Vote: March 6-8

Elections Office Hours W17

Bennett (CEO, csaceo@uoguelph.ca):

  • Monday and Wednesday: 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Conor (AEO, csaaeo@uoguelph.ca):

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am-2:00pm


Each year the Central Student Association’s Executive & Board members are elected to an office term of one year from May 1st to April 30th. As a full-time or part-time undergraduate student at the University of Guelph, you are a member of the Central Student Association and you are tasked with the responsibility of electing your CSA Executives & Board Members.

Each Board member works under the consideration of the CSA’s welfare, image, and mandate, to defend and protect the rights and interests of students. Board members assume the fiscal and moral responsibilities inherent in being a Director of a not-for-profit corporation and must be prepared and informed; ready to participate in all major decisions made by the organization. As such, Directors have a huge influence across campus, and beyond, making decisions that affect the quality and type of campaigns (around tuition fees, anti-oppression, etc.), services, and events offered by the students’ union. In this way, Directors also help to shape and build the students’ movement!

Each Winter semester the following Executive and Board positions are elected:

Board of Directors: (part time, volunteer position)

Open to any current undergraduate student:

  • Two (2) College of Physical and Engineering Sciences (CPES)
  • Two (2) Ontario AgriculturAL College (OAC)
  • Two (2) Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)
  • Two (2) College of Management & Economics (CME)
  • Two (2) College of Arts (COA)
  • Two (2) College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS)
  • Two (2) College of Biological Sciences (CBS)

Executive Officers (4): (full time, paid position)

Open to any undergraduate student:

  • One (1) President 
  • One (1) Vice-President, Student Experience
  • One (1) Vice-President, Academic
  • One (1) Vice-President, External

Executive Officer Portfolio Duties

  • You can also download the PDF in the File Attachment section below


Students have the opportunity to pursue the presentation of a yes/no/abstain question to all undergraduate students at the University of Guelph. The CSA Elections Office accepts referendum questions at the beginning of the Fall semester. Referendum teams may only begin petitioning for signatures once they have received final approval from the Standing Referendum Committee. The referendum team must have the Referendum Signature Form, complete with 2,500 signatures from the applicable membership, verified by the Elections Office, for final ratifcation by the CSA Board of Directors. Following this, there will be a campaign period that coincides with CSA General Elections nomination and campaign period, with the same final 3 (three) days being the online voting period via Gryph Mail.