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
elections@kusa.ca

2018 KSA General Election – February 7 & 8, 2018


Notice of Nominations – 2018 KSA General Election

Notice of Nominations for the KSA General Election


[ Click here to download the PDF ]


2018 KSA General Election
Wednesday, February 7 & Thursday, February 8, 2017 — 10am to 7pm
All Campuses



The Kwantlen Student Association will be holding the next KSA General Election on February 7 and 8, 2018! We will be electing new students to all of the Campus, Constituency, and Faculty Representative positions on Council.

The nominations are open from 10am on Wednesday, January 3, to 12pm on Friday, January 19. Download and print the nomination package or stop by one of our four KSA Member Services Offices to pick up a printed copy.

The new representatives will be elected from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. If you have any questions about the election process, please contact the KSA's Chief Returning Officer, Ron Laufer, at 604.715.4777 or elections@kusa.ca!


Important Dates

Nominations Open
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10am
[ Download a copy of the nomination package ]

Nominations Close
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12pm

Election Polling
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 10am to 7pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 10am to 7pm
All Campuses


Available Positions on KSA Council

Campus Representatives (4 positions)
►   Langley Campus Representative (1)
►   Richmond Campus Representative (1)
►   Surrey Campus Representative (1)
►   Tech / Cloverdale Campus Representative (1)

Constituency Representatives (7 positions)
►   Aboriginal Students Representative (1)
►   International Students Representative (1)
►   Mature Students Representative (1)
►   Queer Students Representative (1)
►   Students of Colour Representative (1)
►   Students with Disabilities Representative (1)
►   Women's Representative (1)

Faculty Representatives (14 positions)
►   Academic and Career Advancement Representative (1)
►   Arts Representative (4)
►   Business Representative (4)
►   Design Representative (1)
►   Health Representative (1)
►   Science and Horticulture Representative (2)
►   Trades and Technology Representative (1)




[ 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 General Election, please contact the KSA's Chief Returning Officer, Ron Laufer, at 604.715.4777 or elections@kusa.ca.

2017 KSA By-Election

The 2017 KSA By-Election took place on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18 from 10am to 7pm at all 4 campuses. We have the official results! Congratulations to all of our candidates!

Please contact the KSA's Chief Returning Officer, Ron Laufer, at 604.715.4777 or elections@kusa.ca for more info!

[ 2017 KSA By-Election Official Results ]

2017 KSA By-Election

The 2017 KSA By-Election took place on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18 from 10am to 7pm at all 4 campuses. We have the official results! Congratulations to all of our candidates!

Please contact the KSA's Chief Returning Officer, Ron Laufer, at 604.715.4777 or elections@kusa.ca for more info!

[ 2017 KSA By-Election Official Results ]

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 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.

QUESTION 1:

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?

QUESTION 2:

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

The referendum results are 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 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.