Fall 2023 By-Election

The Fall 2023 By-Election will be held to fill vacancies in Executive and At-Large Director seats on the CSA Board of Directors for the remainder of the 2023-2024 academic year. For more information on available positions, click here or see the vacancies section below.
Not sure how to get started? Check out the By-Election Schedule and the contact information for the CSA Elections Office below, and visit this link for more details on how to become a candidate in the by-election. This is your student government, your opportunity, and your voice!

Fall 2023 By-Election Schedule

General Information Sessions

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 5:00pm to 6pm - Peter Clark Hall, Wing B

Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 10:30am to 11:30am - University Centre, Room 441

Nomination Period Monday, September 18, to Wednesday, September 27, 2023
All-Candidate's Meeting Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6:00pm - UC 442 (Subject to change)
Promotional Preparation Period Thursday, September 28, to Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Campaign Period Thursday, October 5, to Friday, October 13, 2023
All-Candidate's Forum Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm - Location TBD
Voting Period Monday, October 16, to Friday, October 20, 2023
Voting Period Extension (if required) Saturday, October 21, to Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Ratification of New Members Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CSA Elections Office Staff


Chief Returning Officer (CRO) — William Coleman (he / they)

  • Available at csacro@uoguelph.ca
  • Fall 2023 Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, and Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Or by appointment


Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) — Lauren Pyne (she / her)

  • Available at csaaro@uoguelph.ca
  • Fall 2023 Office Hours: Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and Thursdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Or by appointment


The following positions are available for candidates in the CSA Fall 2023 By-Election: 

  • Vice President Student Experience (1 vacancy)
  • Vice President Academic (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - College of Arts (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - College of Biological Sciences (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (1 vacancy)
  • At-Large Director - Ontario Agricultural College (2 vacancies) 
  • At-Large Director - Ontario Veterinary College (1 vacancy)

Election Bylaws and Policies

In addition to being familiar with CSA's policies and bylaws before participating in elections, it is important for candidates to review CSA election-related policies. See File attachments below.

Those interested in running for an Executive position should read Policy Appendix A - Executive Portfolios (see below) to help you understand the role. It is also strongly encouraged to contact a current Executive (or past member) and discuss the position responsibilities.

File attachments

Last Updated:
Monday, September 18th, 2023 11:28 AM