URSU General Election Results 2017

URSU General Election Results 2017

From March 13th to 16th, 2017 students at the University of Regina used their voice and cast their ballots in the 2017 URSU General Elections. Students voted to fill positions on the University of Regina Students’ Union’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, which represent the different faculties and demographics on our campus. There were also positions available on the University of Regina’s Senate, University Council and Executive of Council.

There was also a referendum question on which students were asked to vote ‘Yes’ of ‘No’. The question was:

Are you in favour of reducing the previously approved new URSU fee collection structure from a $38.00 base fee plus $5.00 per credit hour to a $36.00 base fee plus $4.70 per credit hour?

The referendum question passed with 1218 YES votes and 147 NO votes.

Campaigning for the election began Monday Feb. 27, 2017 at 12:00AM and ended on Friday March 10th, 2017 at 11:59PM.

Voting began Monday March 13th, 2017 at 12:00AM and ended on Thursday March 16th, 2017 AT 11:59PM.

Executive Committee


  • Jermain McKenzie – 1186 votes
  • Legbo Menegbo – 560 votes

Vice-President Student Affairs

  • Maria Aman – Disqualified
  • Shawn Wiskar – Acclaimed
  • Total votes cast – 1855 votes

*In the most recent Students’ Union of the University of Regina Inc. (URSU) General Election, certain actions of a candidate were found to be in violation of URSU’s Constitution and Election and Referendum Bylaw by the URSU Elections Committee and the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors ruled that the nature of the actions of the candidate were severe enough to warrant disqualification from the election. This decision did not come lightly to the Board of Directors. The decision to disqualify the candidate was guided by the regulations set out in URSU’s constitutional documents, bylaws and policies.

The URSU Board of Directors takes its fiduciary responsibilities to the members it serves very seriously. There are many challenges in ensuring that the best interests of URSU’s almost 14,000 members across the University of Regina’s campuses, its federated colleges, as well as the First Nations University of Canada campuses in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. URSU remains devoted to serving the best interests of its student membership at all times. It remains committed based on principles of honesty, integrity and transparency to building a University community that is inclusive, diverse, respectful and exciting for all students on and off campus.

Vice-President Operations & Finance

  • Derrick Gagnon – 826 votes
  • Faith Olanipekun – 726 votes

Vice-President External Affairs

  • Haris Khan – 651 votes
  • Jaime Cabrera – 449 votes
  • Conor Woolley – 394 votes
  • Carson Walliser – 179 votes

Board of Directors

Aboriginal Students’ Director

  • Pete Kytwayhat – 1036 votes

Arts Students’ Director

  • Colton Macdonald – 147 votes

Business Students’ Director

  • Eman Mohammed – 168 votes

Campion College Director

  • Carly Hill – 88 votes

Director for Students with Disabilities

  • No applicants

Education Students’ Director

  • Rylan Jensen – 106 votes

Engineering Students’ Director

  • Rishabh Dutta – 220 votes
  • Taylor Petrychyn – 154 votes

Fine Arts Students’ Director

  • No applicants

First Nations University Students’ Director

  • Skyler Anderson – 51 votes

Francophone Students’ Director

  • No applicants

Graduate Students’ Director

  • Imran Ahmed – 93 votes

International Students’ Director

  • Rashid Jahan – 150 votes

Kinesiology & Health Students’ Director

  • Sena Debia – 87 votes

LGBTQ Students’ Director

  • Harvey Gibson – 908 votes (declined position)

Luther College Students’ Director

  • No applicants

Nursing Students’ Director

  • No applicants

Part-time Students’ Director

  • No applicants

Science Students’ Director

  • Hamza Tariq – 145 votes

Social Work Director

  • No applicants

Women’s Director

  • Khansa Irfan – 950 votes
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