Archived: Hear from your candidates for REC 2016-17!

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Representation Executive Council (REC) elections are coming up, and campaigning is well underway. Voting begins February 24, so now’s the time to get informed before you cast your proverbial ballot! (All voting takes place online at, but there’ll still be physical voting stations on campus if that’s how you do.)

REC has enormous power to shape and enrich your student experience—from lobbying the Alberta government on behalf of students to making it easier for you to access student loans and funding. On Wednesday, February 24 at 12:00 pm, come to the Candidate’s Debate to hear from the students vying for your vote and find out where they stand on issues important to MRU students.

Get informed!

The four elected members of the Representation Executive Council represent students through their participation in dozens of internal and external committees, dealing with issues like tuition and loan policies, municipal, provincial and federal government lobbying, and external relations. Each elected executive member works full time and is paid a full time honorarium during their terms.

The four REC positions are:

  • President
  • Vice-President External
  • Vice-President Academic
  • Vice-President Student Life

Keep an eye out for our elections supplement, which contains all sorts of useful information on candidates and on where and how to vote. Or, visit, your one-stop shop for all things Election!


Now that you have all the facts about who’s running, it’s time to vote! The polls open at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 and close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

You can cast your vote at, but in-person voting stations will be set up at the East and West Gates from February 29 until March 2.

In-person voting times:

Monday, February 29, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 1, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Now, get out there and make democracy happen!