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CSA Election Results Are In

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Written by Scott Gilbert

Here are the unofficial results for the executive and BoD candidates, and 4 of 5 referenda. Unfortunately, we not allowed to reveal the results of the AAC question until the GSA has finished their election period so as to not influence their votes. The results will become official once the Board of Directors ratifies the candidates on the March 25 meeting.

Q1. School/college:
Count Respondent % Response %
3849 22.48% 22.48% CBS
4277 24.98% 24.98% CSAHS
2699 15.76% 15.76% CME
1659 9.69% 9.69% OAC
2917 17.03% 17.03% ARTS
1283 7.49% 7.49% CPES
441 2.58% 2.58% OVC
17124 Respondents
17125 Responses


Q2. This ballot is to elect the Academic Commissioner. You may choose one (1) of the following:
Count Percent
4262 83.06% Nathan Lachowsky
501 9.76% None of the above
368 7.17% Decline
5131 Respondents


Q3. This ballot is to elect the Communications Commissioner. You may choose one (1) of the following:
Count Percent
4235 82.89% Gavin Armstrong
504 9.86% None of the above
370 7.24% Decline
5109 Respondents


Q4. This ballot is to elect the External Commissioner. You may choose one (1) of the following:
Count Percent
1996 39.30% Curtis Batuszkin
2431 47.86% Momina Mir
360 7.09% None of the above
292 5.75% Decline
5079 Respondents


Q5. This ballot is to elect the Finance and Human Resources Commissioner. You may choose one (1) of the following:
Count Percent
2061 40.81% Josh Gaber
1107 21.92% Denny Somnarain
1224 24.24% Sebastian Urbanczyk
338 6.69% None of the above
320 6.34% Decline
5050 Respondents


Q6. This ballot is to elect the Local Affairs Commissioner. You may choose one (1) of the following:
Count Percent
1061 21.11% Anastasia Zavarella
1101 21.91% Jeff Smith
2233 44.44% Galen Fick
328 6.53% None of the above
302 6.01% Decline
5025 Respondents


Q7. This ballot is to elect ONE (1) At-Large Representative to the CSA Board of Directors for the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.
Do you support the candidacy of Haley Gotfrid? You may choose one of the following:
Count Percent
927 74.94% Yes
103 8.33% No
207 16.73% Decline
1237 Respondents


Q8. This ballot is to elect TWO (2) At-Large Representatives to the CSA Board of Directors for the College of Biological Sciences.
You may choose one (1) or two (2) names OR None of the above OR Decline:
Count Respondent % Response %
672 49.89% 37.84% Zafir Syed
922 68.45% 51.91% Leandra Correale
102 7.57% 5.74% None of the above
80 5.94% 4.50% Decline
1347 Respondents
1776 Responses


Q10. First Response Team Referendum Question

Preamble:
The First Response Team is an on-campus student volunteer group that provides fast and professional medical treatment to the students, faculty and visiting members of the greater university community. As a result of an escalated number of calls, and overall increased team operating costs the First Response Team has been required to make economic choices in regard to some of the expenditures that the team must incur. With increased financial resources the First Response Team would be enabled to have the opportunity for better equipment, increased levels of training and an overall more effective campus emergency response.

Question:
Do you support an increase in student fees collected for the First Response Team by $0.40 per semester (Fall and Winter), from $0.61 to $1.01, to achieve better training, equipment and overall campus emergency response.


You may choose ONE (1) of the following:
Count Percent
3721 74.39% Yes
1080 21.59% No
201 4.02% Decline
5002 Respondents


Q11. Guelph Queer Equality Referendum Question

Preamble:
Guelph Queer Equality (GQE) provides a safe space and supportive environment for all people in the trans, bisexual, lesbian, gay or otherwise queer community. GQE receives a small amount of student fees ($0.24) to run weekly social events and larger scale dances or shows throughout the fall and winter semesters. We also maintain a free resource library open to the public which offers resources, contacts and information on queer issues.

Question:
Do you support raising the student fees collected for Guelph Queer Equality by $0.05 per semester (Fall and Winter), from $0.24 to $0.29, indexed to the cost of living?


You may choose ONE (1) of the following:
Count Percent
2522 50.41% Yes
2211 44.19% No
270 5.40% Decline
5003 Respondents


Q12. Vagina Monologues Referendum Question

Preamble:
The Vagina Monologues is a part of the V-Day Campaign which is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery. The Vagina Monologues is a non-profit student run group trying to educate and change social attitudes towards violence against women. We currently do not collect any money from students. This year our proceeds were donated to Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis and Campus SafeWalk.

Question:
Do you agree to pay $0.20 per semester (Fall and Winter), indexed to the cost of living, in order to support the Vagina Monologues' work on campus?


You may choose ONE (1) of the following:
Count Percent
2374 47.49% Yes
2366 47.33% No
259 5.18% Decline
4999 Respondents


Q13. College of Management and Economics Students' Association Referendum Question

Preamble:
Your College of Management and Economics Students' Association is looking to deliver more services and events to all College of Management and Economics students. We will offer more galas, formals, social events, commerce apparel, student awards and subsidized national conferences for an extra $10 per semester.

Question:
Do you support an increase to your student levy to the College of Management and Economics Student Association by $10 per semester (Fall, Winter and Summer) from $6.00 to $16.00?


You may choose ONE (1) of the following:
Count Percent
284 43.43% Yes
343 52.45% No
27 4.13% Decline
654 Respondents


EDITOR'S NOTE: In the preliminary results that were forwarded us it indicated that the GQE referendum question did not pass. We later learned that it did in fact pass so have now posted the entire results. We are sorry for the error. Further, postings have been removed from this article so as to not influence the remaining referendum questions.

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