First Year Council Elections 2017-18

Welcome to First Year Council Elections

Do you want to be part of First Year Council? Yeah you do! Get ready for First Year Council Elections over the next two weeks. Any questions about elections, timelines, or specific requests can be addressed to elections@ubcengineers.ca.

Elections Information

Elections Timeline
Nominations Open September 11th at 12:00 am To nominate yourself for a position, fill out the form that can be found in the “nominations” tab.
FYC Info Session (ESC 213) September 11th, 4:00pm First Year Council Info Session, run by past FY Councillors.
Nominations Close September 18th, 5:00pm All nominations must be submitted in the red Box of Democracy in the Vice Office.
All Candidates Meeting (ESC 213) September 18th, 5:00pm Learn about election rules, and how to not get in trouble!
Debates (ESC Atrium) September 19th, 6:00pm Learn who to vote for – and explain why it should be you!
Campaigning Starts September 19th, 12:00am Candidates and the EUS will be promoting the Elections.
Voting Starts September 21st 12:00am All students will receive an email informing them to vote. EUS will be promoting the voting link and encouraging a great turnout.

Want to vote at a polling booth? There will be stations at the following locations:

THURSDAY:

Eatery 10:00am-3:00pm

Red Sales: 10:00am-3:00pm

FRIDAY: TBA

Eatery 10:00am-3:00pm

Red Sales: 10:00am-3:00pm

Voting + Campaigning Close Sept 22nd 5:00pm The newly elected FY council will be announced after polls close! Come to the First Year Room in the ESC at 5pm to hear the results first-hand.

Nominations

Nominations have now closed. Still interested in getting involved? Apply to be a volunteer!

Positions

Elected:

PRESIDENT

firstyearpresident@ubcengineers.ca

The President leads First Year council – they are the official spokesperson of all first years, they sit on EUS Council and the AMS First Year Committee, and they supervise the First Year Councillors.

VICE PRESIDENT

firstyearvp@ubcengineers.ca
The Vice President supports the president, and takes on special projects. They are responsible for coordinating the First Year E-WEEK team, and making sure the First Year Chariot and Ball Model are up to scratch!

ACADEMIC REP

firstyearacademic@ubcengineers.ca
The Academic Rep works alongside the EUS VP Academic to improve the academic experience of the First Year class. They represent the class alongside with the President at academic meetings like Grand Council.

SOCIAL COORDINATOR

firstyearsoco@ubcengineers.ca
The Social Coordinator is – as you could probably guess – responsible for social events! They strive to enhance student life and the social environment for the First Year Class. They sit on the EUS events committee, and meet with the social/events coordinators of Department & Ex-O clubs.

SPORTS AND CHARITY REP

firstyearsportscharity@ubcengineers.ca
There can be up to two Sports & Charity Reps. They oversee sports and charity events and services, from coordinating First Year UBC REC teams to coordinating First Year involvement in EUS charity events like Blood Drives or Pi Week.

VANTAGE REP

firstyearvantage@ubcengineers.ca
There can be up to two Vantage Reps. Vantage reps serve as the voice of the Vantage College engineering students on first year council, and helps to engage Vantage College engineering students with FYC and EUS events.

Hired:

SECRETARY

firstyearsecretary@ubcengineers.ca
The Secretary is responsible for internal affairs – meaning room bookings for meetings, taking and submitting First Year Council minutes, and keeping First Year policy up-to-date.

TREASURER

firstyeartreasurer@ubcengineers.ca
The Treasurer is responsible for the money! This means recording all expenditures by First Year Council, maintaining the First Year Council budget, copying and submitting receipts to the EUS VP Finance, and keeping First Year council up to date with it’s financial status.

PUBLICITY REPRESENTATIVE

firstyearpublicity@ubcengineers.ca
There can also be up to two Pub Reps! The Pub Reps promote and communicate all events and services of the First Year Council – they maintain the First Year Council Facebook and Twitter, create posters, and make the Slipstick (yearbook) pages for First Year.

Voting

You will receive an email on Sept 19th at 12:00 am informing you that voting is open if you are eligible to vote in the FYC Elections 2017. All first year students (students with first year academic standing) are eligible to vote.

If you are having any issues voting on the ballot, please email elections@ubcengineers.ca with [VOTING ISSUE] in the subject so we can response right away.

Vote in the 2017 FYC Elections