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

2017 KSA General Election and Referendum – February 7 & 8, 2017


2017 KSA General Election and Referendum
Tuesday, February 7 & Wednesday, February 8, 2017 — 10am to 7pm
All Campuses


The 2017 KSA Election and Runner Fee Referendum was held on February 7, 8, and 10, 2017. Thank you for coming out to vote!

We have posted the official election and referendum results. Congratulations to all of our candidates!

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

The list of candidates, and the campus, faculty, and constituency representatives candidate statements are available online.


Current 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)


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?
Yes or No


[ Click here for Article 4 — Referenda of the KSA Bylaws on Page 6 ]

[ 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 53 ]


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

2016 KSA By-Election – Tuesday, October 25 & Wednesday, October 26, 2016


2016 KSA By-Election
Tuesday, October 25 & Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 10am to 7pm

[ Click here for the Official Results of the By-Election ]

The 2016 KSA By-Election was held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 10 am to 7 pm at all 4 campuses. The by-election results are now official! Congratulations to all of our candidates!

If you have any questions about the KSA by-election, please contact the KSA's Chief Returning Officer, Ron Laufer, at 604.715.4777 or elections@kusa.ca.

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 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.