Nominations for the 2015/2016 BUSU Executives and Board of Directors are available to be picked up at the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) administrative desk. Nominations were open as of Jan. 5 and will close on Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m.
Interested individuals must be a current undergraduate student at Brock, hand in the proper forms to Chief Returning Officer (CRO) Jimmy Norman by the stated due date, as well as attend a mandatory All Candidates Meeting on Jan. 21 at 6:00 p.m.
The positions available are:
- Vice President, Student Services
- Vice President, External Affairs
- Vice President, Finance and Adminstration
BUSU Board of Directors
- One year term – one seat
- Two year term – one seat
Brock Press Board of Directors
- One year term – one seat (Must not hold a voting seat on BUSAC to be eligible)
Becoming involved with BUSU is one of many ways that students can utilize their voices to impact the university.
“It has always been my personal philosophy that education, no matter what level, is not simply about the academia. In order to get the full student experience, students must engage with the many opportunities that Brock has for them to get involved. Running for a BUSU Executive or Board of Director seat is one of those fantastic opportunities to see the social side of Brock. It also gives you the opportune chance to engage with hundreds, if not thousands, of students throughout their term and has the ability to make positive changes”,
This statement rings true for other individuals, including fourth-year Psychology student Karam Tawfiq. “As a student who has been involved in an array of clubs, departments as well as the Brock community, I find that it is important for all students to get involved, be it within Brock or in the greater St. Catharines and Niagara region. Running in the elections is a great gateway for this,” said Tawfiq.
For current VPSS Paul Dermody, his experience with BUSU has played an integral part of his last five years at Brock. “One of the things that I enjoyed the most was that I never had the same day twice. Every day was a new adventure. Even more so, it has been the people I have had the chance to work with. I have made some amazing friendships and I couldn’t have imagined my university experience any other way”, said Dermody, who was a BUSAC councilor as well as an Isaac’s Army Volunteer and Coordinator in past years.
“My one piece of advice to students who are thinking to run is, don’t do it for the applause, do it for a cause. Don’t run for the position and the power, because a great deal of responsibility comes with your name on the ballot. There is a great deal of work in either running in an election or in office”.