Results

2018 Governor Election Results

Thank you to the candidates and to all who voted. The results for the 2018 governor election are as follows:

Josh Benner — elected
Yes  95
No   84

Wyatt Claypool — not elected
Yes  69
No  114

 Lucas Hardardt — elected
Yes  132
No   59 

Greg Kozlowski — not elected
Yes   47
No  131

Megan Nega — elected
Yes  111
No   75

Your new governors are Josh Benner, Lucas Hardardt, and Megan Nega.   

There were 204 valid votes cast out of a possible 12,230, representing a voter turnout of 1.7%.

Shauna Hunter
CRO for SAMRU Elections


2018 REC Election Results

Thank you to all the students who voted in the 2018 Representation Executive Council (REC) elections. This year’s elections saw a lower voter turnout than last year, with 658 students voting from a total eligible pool of 10,992 voters, or around 6 per cent of the student population at MRU.

SAMRU 2018 Election

Total # of eligible voters 10,992
Total number of people who voted 658
Percentage of eligible population that voted 6%

President

Andrew Nguyen  (Elected)
Yes 464                No  94

Vice-President Academic

Cordelia Snowdon (Elected)
Yes 398                No 109

Vice-President External

Amanda LeBlanc (Elected)
Yes 425                 No 108

Vice-President Student Life

Shayla Breen (Elected)
Yes 435                 No 89

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Chief Returning Officer, Shauna Hunter.


2017 Governor Election Results

 

Thank you to the candidates and to all who voted. The results for the 2017 governor election are as follows:

Amanda LeBlanc — elected
Yes 98
No 29

Erik Overland — not elected
Yes 47
No 66

Tim Tetreault — not elected
Yes 50
No 70

There were 140 valid votes cast; 6 ballots were rejected due to ineligibility of voter or being a duplicate voter. That represents a voter turnout of 1.2%.

Shauna Hunter
CRO for SAMRU Elections


2017 REC Election Results

A BIG thanks to all the students who voted in the 2017 Representation Executive Council (REC) elections. This year’s elections saw a slightly lower voter turnout than last year, with 1,702 students voting from a total eligible pool of 10,689 voters, or around 16 per cent of the student population at MRU.

The Student Governing Board is developing a plan to hire a Vice-President External. The plan will be presented to the Board on March 13, and we hope that candidates can be presented to the Board for decision on April 10.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all candidates for your time and effort in planning and executing your campaigns, and for running!

SAMRU 2017 Election Statistics

Total # of eligible voters 10,689
Total number of people who voted 1,702
Percentage who voted 15.9%

President

Shifrah Gadamsetti (Elected)
Votes: 670

Roderick Addun
Votes: 119

Valerie Caden-Baptiste
Votes: 345

Bolu Opeodu
Votes: 344

Randie Parliament
Votes: 156

Vice-President Academic

Cordelia Snowdon (Elected)
Votes: 778

Aaron Horne
Votes: 719

Vice-President Student Life

Madelaine McCracken (Elected)
Votes: 871

Shayla Breen
Votes: 638

2017 Voter Turnout

In-Person Voting Kiosks
Monday: 109
Tuesday: 119
Wednesday: 139

Online
1,335

GRAND TOTAL
1,702

If you have any questions, please contact the Chief Returning Officer, Shauna Hunter.


 

2016 Election Results

 

SAMRU 2016 Election Statistics

Total # of eligible voters 10,359
Total number of people who voted 1,842
Percentage who voted 17.8%

President

Shifrah Gadamsetti (Elected)
Votes: 1,030

Laurie Gaal
Votes: 731

Vice-President Academic

Robbie Nelson (Elected)
Votes: 1,026

Sam Ulmer-Krol
Votes: 645

Vice-President External

Dexter Bruneau
Yes: 1,340
No: 194

Vice-President Student Life

Valerie Caden-Baptiste (Elected)
Votes: 693

Madelaine McCracken
Votes: 348

Isabelle Sinclair
Votes: 655

2016 Voter Turnout

In-Person Voting Kiosks
Monday: 105
Tuesday: 113
Wednesday: 125

Online
1,499

GRAND TOTAL
1,842

If you have any questions, please contact the Chief Returning Officer, Shauna Hunter.


 

March 2015 Election Results

SAMRU 2015 Election Statistics

Total # of eligible voters 10,173
Total number of people who voted 1,012
Percentage who voted 10%

 

President

Erik Queenan (Elected)
Yes: 723
No: 163

Vice-President Academic

David Cloutier (Elected)
Yes: 753
No: 121

Vice-President External

Laurie Gaal 
Votes: 424

Madina Kanayeva (Elected)
Votes: 519

Vice-President Student Life

Zoe Slusar (Elected)
Yes: 756
No: 97

Referendum and plebiscite questions

Referendum Question:

Each semester, the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) receives a $3 fee from students, which is placed in an endowment to provide scholarships, bursaries, and grants to students – in the form of E-Awards and the Experiential Learning Fund. In 2022, the endowment will be self-sustaining, so the fee will stop. However, if SAMRU continues to charge the scholarship fee with no fixed end date, the amount of scholarships, bursaries and grants given to students can increase from $35,500 to $80,500 every year.

Do you agree that the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University should continue to collect the $3 Scholarship Fee each semester with no fixed end date?

Yes: 686
No: 204

The results of a referendum will be acted upon if the total number of votes cast is at least 5% of the total number of Active Members of the Students’ Association at the time of referendum and at least a simple majority of those voting either to support or reject the referendum.

Plebiscite question:

Given Mount Royal University’s money problems, a number of solutions, which would heavily impact students, may be adopted to either make more money or to save costs. This growing problem stems from two broken promises from the Government of Alberta: a lack of 3rd and 4th year government funding when MRU became a University, and in 2013, when MRU’s remaining government funding was cut by 7% (despite the commitment of a 2% increase). From the list below, and recognizing that none of these options is truly desirable, which is your most preferred option for the SAMRU Representation Executive Council to advocate for this year?

OPTION A: 221 votes
a. The implementation of market modifiers for every credit course in the Faculties of Business ($150), Nursing ($100), and Science ($50), which students would pay for each course taken from these faculties regardless of what major or program a student is studying.

OPTION B: 536 votes
b. An increase of up to $50 for every credit course in every program and faculty.

OPTION C: 107 votes
c. Cuts to the number of seats in programs, number of programs, and quantity and quality of services offered on campus.

The results of a plebiscite are non-binding. A plebiscite provides Students’ Council and the SAMRU Representation Executive Council with direction from the student body.

2015 Voter Turnout

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Total
East Gate 65 46 62 173
West Gate 58 33 41 132
Online 707
GRAND TOTAL OF VOTERS 123 79 103 1,012

If you have any questions, please contact the Chief Returning Officer, Shauna Hunter.


March 2014 Election Results

 

Final Vote Count 2014

SAMRU 2014 Election Statistics

Total # of eligible voters 10,793
Total number of people who voted 2,503
Percentage who voted 23%

President

Erik Queenan (Elected)
Votes: 924

Rhett McLeod
Votes: 728

Norman Potter
Votes: 516

Harbaksh Singh Sekhon
Votes: 231

Rejected Ballots: 50*

Vice-President Student University Affairs

Zoe Slusar (Elected)
Votes: 891

Charlene Green
Votes: 710

Mitchell Parent
Votes: 616

Rejected Ballots: 118*

Vice-President Student External Affairs

Seija Roggeveen (Elected)
Votes: 963

Jesse Beaudin
Votes: 657

Will Conner
Votes: 591

Rejected Ballots: 126*

Vice-President Student Academic Affairs

Tristan Smyth (Elected)
Votes: 1,924

No: 238

Rejected Ballots: 179*

*Note: Individual ballots are counted as rejected because they were marked in such a manner that it is impossible to tell what the vote was meant to be. Most rejected ballots were rejected because there was no vote cast for certain candidates. In other words, the boxes next to the candidates’ names were left blank.

2014 Voter Turnout

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Total
East Gate 183 212 262 657
West Gate 237 272 274 783
Online 1063
GRAND TOTAL OF VOTERS 420 484 536 2503

If you have any questions, please contact the Chief Returning Officer, Shauna Hunter.