Congratulations to the 2022-2023 BCIT Student Election Winners

 

President – Liam Lauren
Vice President Finance & Administration – Mia Bui
Vice President External – Nolan Nordwall
Vice President Student Experience – Tanya Fuchs
Vice President Equity & Sustainability – Amanda MacKearney
Chair, School of Business + Media – Josh Luu
Chair, School of Health Sciences – Celine Loriot
Chair, School of Energy – Vrishank Prabhu
Chair, School of Computing & Academic Studies – Mo Baydoun
Chair, Schools of Transportation, Construction, & Environment – Cody Pallin
Chair, Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC) – Theo Robson
Chair, Downtown Campus (DTC) – Sally Poon

President

Liam Lauren

Vice President Finance & Administration

Mia Bui

Vice President External

Nolan Nordwall

Vice President Student Experience

Tanya Fuchs

Vice President Equity & Sustainability

Amanda MacKearney

Chair, School of Business + Media

Josh Luu

Chair, School of Health Sciences

Celine Loriot

Chair, School of Energy

Vrishank Prabhu

Chair, School of Computing

Mo Baydoun

Chair, Schools of Transportation, Construction, & Environment

Cody Pallin

Chair, Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC)

Theo Robson

Chair, Downtown Campus (DTC)

Sally Poon

The Student Council, composed of the Executive Board and Councillors, are made up of the following elected positions. Each of these positions are responsible for overseeing the Student Association and advocating for students. These students contribute their time and effort towards improving campus life for their peers and moving our organization forward.

Click here to learn more about the current BCITSA Executive Board. Still have questions? Your Executives are happy to discuss their roles, just reach out and book a meeting. Benefits of the role include a monthly honorarium, office space, discounts at BCITSA businesses, and an opportunity to develop leadership skills and make a positive difference for your fellow students.

Important information: in addition to the BCITSA positions listed below, there are also student positions available in BCIT elections administered by the Institute in conjunction with our elections. These include one student on the Board of Governors and three students on the Education Council. Click here to learn more about BCIT’s student elections.

Positions Available

  • President
  • Vice President Finance & Administration
  • Vice President External
  • Vice President Student Experience
  • Vice President Equity & Sustainability
  • Chair, School of Business + Media
  • Chair, School of Health Sciences
  • Chair, School of Energy
  • Chair, Schools of Transportation, Construction, and the Environment
  • Chair, School of Computing & Academic Studies
  • Chair, Downtown Campus (DTC)
  • Chair, Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC)

Candidate Eligibility

  1. Be a member in good standing with the BCITSA.
  2. Be a full-time student based on BCIT criteria or a PTS student taking a minimum of three (3) courses.
  3. Have a minimum of sixty-five percent (65%) previous term standing GPA (however, any candidates with no GPA at all should contact the Elections Administrator).
  4. For ATC Chair only, must have a minimum of ten (10) months left in their consecutive study period as of June 1st.
  5. Not have previously been impeached by Council.

Candidates may request, under the Bylaws, that the Elections Committee waive or relax the GPA, course load, or ATC requirements. Please contact elections@bcitsa.ca for further information.

Important information: in addition to the BCITSA positions listed below, there are also student positions available in BCIT elections administered by the Institute in conjunction with our elections. These include one student on the Board of Governors and three students on the Education Council. Click here to learn more about BCIT’s student elections.

All Student Executives are expected to attend all scheduled Executive and Council Meetings, be informed and inform students of all things BCITSA, maintain a minimum GPA & course load during their term and submit bi-weekly progress reports. In addition, Student Executives have the opportunity to lead and help implement projects to enhance student life.

President (1)

The President chairs the Board & is responsible for leading the Council and Executive team. 

President Duties (1)

  • Chairs the Council and Executive meetings
  • Is the official spokesperson for the BCITSA
  • Ensures that the Executive Members are fulfilling their duties
  • A voting student representative on the Board of Governors

Serving as a student executive has been one of my most rewarding experiences at BCIT. As a student executive, you’ll have the opportunity to work with SA staff, BCIT’s senior leadership team, and local elected officials to make BCIT the educational experience of a lifetime for nearly 48,000 students. Rarely do post-secondary students have an opportunity to influence positive change on such a large scale.

Vice Presidents (4)

The four (4) Vice Presidents perform specific duties and tasks that contribute to overall student development.

VP Finance & Administration
  • Chairs the Bylaw Committee and Finance Committee
  • Assumes responsibilities of President in their absence
  • Ensure financial reports are submitted to Council and the AGM
  • Represents the BCITSA in any health & dental negotiations
VP External
  • Chairs the Advocacy and Policy Committee
  • Promotes and maintains good public relations with surrounding communities
  • Liaises with Ministry and Government regarding issues that affect BCIT
  • Represents BCITSA on the BCIT Alumni Board and any lobbying efforts
VP Student Experience
  • Chairs the Clubs Committee and Selection Committee
  • Handles student issues and concerns, academic and non-academic
  • Liaises with BCIT on all matters affecting student life
  • A voting student rep on Education Council
VP Equity & Sustainability
  • Chairs the Equity & Sustainability Committee
  • Advocates for increased equity and inclusivity on campus
  • Champions sustainability initiatives
  • Promotes BCITSA alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Chairs, Schools & Satellite Campuses (7)

The seven (7) Chairs perform duties and tasks specific to the School or Campus they represent and focus on issues specific to their School or Campus.

Chair, School of Business + Media;
Chair, School of Health Sciences;
Chair, School of Energy;
Chair, Schools of Transportation, Construction & the Environment;
Chair, School of Computing & Academic Studies;
Chair, Downtown Campus;
Chair, Aerospace Technology Campus

 

  • Organizes and chairs monthly Set Rep meetings
  • Appoints Student Councillors from their School or Satellite Campus
  • Liaises between Council and their respective School or Satellite Campus
  • In the case of TCE Chair, acts as chair of the Student Spaces Development Committee

Important Dates

  • Wednesday February 9, 2022

    Notice of Nominations on www.bcitsa.ca

  • Saturday February 12, 2022

    Notice of Nominations via BCITSA Newsletter

  • Monday February 14, 2022 - 9:00am

    • Nominations are now officially open
    • Nominations forms available at the BCITSA’s SE2 3rd floor reception
    • Forms also available online, by 9:00am
  • Monday February 28, 2022 - 2:00pm

    • Nominations close
    • Deadline for Nomination Form – Please submit to BCITSA via email (elections@bcitsa.ca). Late submissions will not be accepted.
    • Candidates may also be able to drop off their form at BCITSA SE2 3rd Floor Reception. Please communicate in advance if this is your preference.
    • Optional date to submit campaign materials for approval
    • Campaign materials may also be submitted after this date.

  • Wednesday March 2, 2022

    • Candidate Info Sessions
    • (TBA) Afternoon and early evening, in-person and virtual
    • Optional: candidates may request official headshots from BCITSA photographers
  • Early to mid-March 2022

    • Mandatory All Candidates Meetings (“ACM”), to be scheduled in consultation with candidate applicants
    • In-person and virtual options anticipated, ATC and DTC students will be accommodated

  • Mid to late March 2022

    • Campaign Period
      Campaigning may only begin once the BCITSA has officially approved an applicant’s candidacy, and continues until voting has concluded
  • Saturday March 12th, 2022 to Sunday March 20th, 2022

    • Spring Break for most Full-Time programs
  • Monday March 21st, 2022 to Monday March 28th, 2022

    • Voting ends
    • Starts: Monday March 21st at 9:00am
    • Ends: Monday March 28th at 12:00pm
  • Monday March 28, 2022

    Submit campaign budget and checklist to CRO by 4:00pm

  • Monday March 28, 2022

    • The official declaration of results, either in-person or online via Zoom, will take place at 5:30pm
    • Results will then be published on the website and social media
  • Tuesday March 29th, 2022 - End of day

    • Deadline to remove all printed materials, such as posters
    • Online campaign material is not subject to this rule
  • Within 24 hours of results being declared

    • Any appeals of the election results must be received

Role of the CRO & the Elections Committee

It is the role of the Election Committee to oversee the smooth operation of the BCITSA Annual Election in conjunction with the Elections Administrator. The Election Committee is chaired by the CRO. Errors of interpretation of the bylaw may be appealed to the Appeals Committee, whose decision is final and binding. The Election Committee is mandated to ensure that the election process invites the participation of the electorate, and ensures both fairness and transparency for each of the candidates.

Elections Committee & Appeals Committee

Call for Applications

Are you interested in helping your BCITSA administer elections and by-elections?

The BCITSA is recruiting applicants for paid student positions on the Elections Committee and the Appeals Committee.

View the job description below:

Please submit your resume to:

Questions & Info? 

Elections Administrator Contact Information

All complaints must be placed in
writing to the Elections Administrator via e-mail.

E-mail: elections@bcitsa.ca     |     Mobile: 604-836-5357