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By Dawn Linnemoller and Nicole Boyce
The 2013 SAMRU election campaign period is well under way, and there are a number of students hoping for your vote to represent you on SAMRU’s Students’ Council. By voting in the elections, you can choose the candidates who will best represent your voice during their time in office. Here are some ways SAMRU representatives have made a difference for students:
- Lobbied the Alberta government to remove the parental contribution from student loan applications
- Worked with MRU to introduce a universal grading rubric across the university’s faculties
- As part of ASEC, lobbied the Alberta government to create the Serving Communities Internship Program, which offers $500, 000 a year in bursaries to student volunteers
- Lobbied university administration to introduce a Fall Reading Day at MRU
If you don’t already know the students running for office – don’t worry, the campaign period started on February 24th, and you’ll get your chance to know all of them soon. Attend the candidate’s debate on February 27th and meet all of the students who are hoping to take an executive position, or visit our website for the profiles of all of the candidates. In addition – take a look on stands around MRU for our elections supplement which will have great information.
Once you know who you are voting for… it’s time to vote!
You can vote online with ease – just visit http://www.samru.ca/vote/voting/ between February 24th and March 2nd to vote online.
If you need more time or just like the personal touch, you can vote in person at the East or West Gate from March 4-6th. The full schedule of where the polls will be and when is on our calendar: http://www.samru.ca/events/month/
No matter what changes you would like to see at MRU or SAMRU, or which candidates you think best represents your interests – the important thing is to get out and vote!
To learn about the candidates or vote online between Feb 24 and March 2, please visit: http://www.samru.ca/vote/