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).
Chief Returning Officer
2017 KSA By-Election – October 17 & 18, 2017
The 2017 KSA By-Election is happening on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 10am to 7pm at all 4 campuses! If you have been thinking about the events and services you want on campus, this is your chance to get involved! The nominations will officially open on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10am. The nomination packages are available online and at KSA Member Services until Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 12pm.
The by-election will be held for the following positions:
► Aboriginal Students Representative (1)
► International Students Representative (1)
► Students of Colour Representative (1)
► Queer Students Representative (1)
► Langley Campus Representative (1)
► Richmond Campus Representative (1)
► Academic and Career Advancement Representative (1)
► Design Representative (1)
► Health Representative (1)
► Science and Horticulture Representative (1)
► Trades and Technology Representative (1)
[ To be confirmed in September by the University ]
► KPU Langley — In the East Building by the Bookstore
► KPU Richmond — In the Rotunda
► KPU Surrey — In the Surrey Main Atrium
► KPU Tech — In the Student Lounge by the Cafeteria
[ Click here for Article 5 — Elections of the KSA Bylaws on Page 7 ]
For more information on the KSA By-Election, please contact the KSA's Chief Returning Officer, Ron Laufer, at 604.715.4777 or email@example.com.
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!
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?
2016 KSA By-Election
2016 KSA General Election
The 2016 KSA General Election was held on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19, 2016 from 10am to 7pm on all 4 KPU campuses! The official results are now available! Congratulations to all of the election candidates, and thank you for taking the time to vote!
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!
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.
2014 KSA General Election
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