How to Run

Available Positions Winter 2022 General Election

All positions are open this election; this includes:

Four Executive positions:

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

14 Director positions

  • Two (2) College of Arts (COA)
  • Two (2) College of Biological Sciences (CBS)
  • Two (2) College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)
  • Two (2) College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS)
  • Two (2) Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
  • Two (2) Ontario Agricultural College (OAC)
  • Two (2) Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)

Interested in running for an Executive or Director position on the CSA Board of Directors, but not sure how to get started?

No problem...just let the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) know which Executive position or College you would like to represent at csacro@uoguelph.ca.

Once notified, the CRO will send you a nominations package. The package will walk you through the following process:

  • Signing the Nominee Declaration Form 
  • Securing the minimum number of Nominator signatures (10 for directors and 50 for executives)  supporting your candidacy using a prescribed Microsoft Form. 
  • Signing the Candidate Commitment Form 
  • Completing the Declaration of Extra-Curricular Activity 
  • Providing a brief statement (maximum 150 words) about yourself and your reasons for seeking election. 
  • Providing an election promotion photo of yourself to be used on the CSA elections promotions.

Electronic Signatures

Signatures are required at various stages in your nomination plackage.

Nominator Signatures
Signatures are gathered from your nominators using a Microsoft Form that is provided by the Cheif Returning Officer (CRO) when you request your package. 

Candidate Signatures
Candidate signatures are required in several of the documents you submit with your nomination package. You must use the Adobe Reader app to sign these documents in the fillable pdfs - do not sign the pdfs in your browser! 

Check out this video on How to Sign a pdf Using Adobe Reader (video) (you mist be signed into your UoG account in order to access the video).

  1. Download Adobe Reader (for free!)
  2. Open your browser and sign into your UoG student account.
  3. Follow the steps in the video above.

Questions? Email the Cheif Returning Officer (CRO): csacro@uoguelph.ca.

Thank you for representing your college and helping to make the CSA Elections a success! Good luck!


Last Updated:
Friday, January 21st, 2022 10:43 AM