Elections & Referenda

The Kwantlen Student Association is a democratic, student-run organisation. Council is made up of representatives normally elected each year in February. By-elections may also be held when there are vacancies. Major decisions about the work of the Kwantlen Student Association can be made by referendum (such as setting the amount of student fees).

Contact Info

Ron Laufer
Chief Returning Officer
t  604.715.4777

2017 KSA By-Election – October 17 & 18, 2017

Notice of Polls for the KSA By-Election

Notice of Polls for the KSA By-Election

[ Click here to download the PDF ]

2017 KSA By-Election
Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18, 2017 — 10am to 7pm
All Campuses

The 2017 KSA By-Election took place on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18 from 10am to 7pm at all 4 campuses. We now have the official results! Please contact the KSA's Chief Returning Officer, Ron Laufer, at 604.715.4777 or elections@kusa.ca for more info!

The 2017 KSA By-Election Official Results

►   Aboriginal Students Representative (1)
            Emily Haugen
►   International Students Representative (1)
            Mamanjot Kaur
►   Students of Colour Representative (1)
            Munir-Khalid Dossa
►   Langley Campus Representative (1)
            Bilan Hassan
►   Richmond Campus Representative (1)
            Damanpreet Garcha
►   Design Representative (1)
            Paula Aguilar
►   Science and Horticulture Representative (1)
            Rabia Khan

[ Click here for the List of Candidates ]

[ Click here for the Candidate Statements ]

[ Click here for Article 5 — Elections of the KSA Bylaws on Page 7 ]

[ Click here for Section XI — Electoral Procedures of the KSA Regulations on Page 55 ]

For more information on the KSA By-Election, please contact the KSA's Chief Returning Officer, Ron Laufer, at 604.715.4777 or elections@kusa.ca.

2017 KSA General Election and Referendum

The 2017 KSA General Election and Runner Fee Referendum was held on February 7, 8, and 10, 2017 at all 4 campuses. The election and referendum results are now official! Congratulations to all of our candidates, and thank you for taking the time to vote!

PIPS / Runner Fee Question:

Do you support an increase to the Student Publication Fee from $0.75 to $0.95 per credit in order to: improve The Runner's coverage of student news and culture at KPU by adopting a weekly publication schedule and integrating web and video-based content; improve Pulp Magazine's ability to produce a sustainable, quality arts and literature student publication; and support the ability to create additional student publications through the Polytechnic Ink Publishing Society?

[ 2017 KSA General Election Official Results ]
[ 2017 Runner Fee Referendum Official Results ]

2015 KSA Referendum

The KSA held a student referendum on November 24 and 25, 2015 on whether to continue the U-Pass BC Program for KPU students and to index our fees to the Consumer Price Index.


Do you agree that the U-Pass BC program be continued for two years for all Kwantlen Polytechnic University students for $39.50 per month of study commencing May 2016 and for $41 per month of study commencing May 2017?


Do you approve indexing all core student society service and membership fees to the Consumer Price Index beginning May 2016?

The referendum results are now official. Thank you for voting in the referendum!

2015 KSA General Election and Referendum

The 2015 KSA General Election and Referendum was held on Wednesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 19, 2015! The official results are now available!

Check out the full list of candidates and their bios.

Students have also voted to support a referendum question to include part time KPU students in the KSA Student Health and Dental Plan beginning in September 2015.