By-Election Results are in!

The BCITSA is happy to announce that Wafaa Barakat has been elected as the new V.P. Student Affairs

Wafaa will join the 2017/2018 Student Executive team below:

Sergey Bukharo – President
Timothy Cheng – V.P. Finance & Administration
Timothy David – V.P. External Affairs
Sophia Romero – V.P. Campus Life
Wafaa Barakat – V.P. Student Affairs
Christian Colquhoun – Chair of the School of Business
Abby Tabaco – Chair of the School of Health Sciences
Dean Tamboline – Chair of the School of Energy
Moshtagh Mohammadi – Chair of the School of Transportation, Construction, & the Environment


Important Dates

Monday, July 10, 2017 – 5:00pm

First Notice of By-Elections and Nominations BCITSA E-blast

Monday, August 28, 2017 – 9:00am

Nomination forms available online
Notice of By-Elections & Nominations BCIT e-mail
Second Notice of By-Elections and Nominations BCITSA E-blast

Monday, September 11, 2017 – 8:00am

Nomination forms accepted
Nomination forms available at BCITSA SE2 3rd Floor Reception

Friday, September 15, 2017 – 2:00pm

Nominations close
Deadline for Nomination Form
– please submit to CRO via email ( or drop off at BCITSA SE2 3rd Floor.  Late submissions will not be accepted.
Submit printed campaign materials for approval

Monday, September 25, 2017 – 6:00pm

Confirmation of Candidates at All Candidates Meeting, SE2 Council Chambers
Deadline to submit write-up for the Link Magazine website (.doc file format)
Candidates photo for the Link Magazine blog are taken

Monday, September 25, 2017 – 6pm to Friday, October 6, 2017 – 2:00pm

Campaign period

Monday, October 2, 2017 – 9:00am to Friday, October 6, 2017 – 2:00pm

Voting period – online voting available via

Friday, October 6, 2017– 4:00pm

Confirmation of successful candidates by the Office of the Registrar

Friday, October 6, 2017 – 5:00pm

Submit campaign budget and checklist to CRO

Friday, October 6, 2017 – 5:30pm

Official declaration of BCITSA annual election results, SE2 Council Chambers

Monday, October 9, 2017 – 5:30pm

Deadline to remove all campaign materials

BCITSA Elections Q & A

How do I run?

Nomination packages are available as of August 28th from the BCITSA administration offices on the 3rd floor of SE2, or on

Complete a nominations package and return it to the BCITSA administration offices on the 3rd floor of SE2 by September 15th 2:00 PM. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Confirmation of your candidacy will take place September 25th at the All Candidates’ Meeting and campaigning begins after this meeting.

Voting for by-elections will take place October 2nd – 6th on your account.

What positions are available?

Vice President Student Affairs

What’s the commitment requirement?

You are required to attend a weekly meeting on Mondays as well as hold office hours and participate on various committees. The requirement is at least 10 hours per week.

What are the benefits?

During this term, they will receive student executive perks including an office, discounts at all BCITSA retail stores and pub, free part-time courses, invitations to special events, and a monthly honorarium.

It is a priceless experience to make a difference here at BCIT!

Is it Paid?

You will receive a monthly honorarium.

What do I need to be eligible?

You must:

– Be a BCITSA member in good standing;
– Be a full-time student based on BCIT criteria or a part-time student
– Be registered in at LEAST 3 courses in each academic term that falls between September 15th, 2017 and May 31st 2018
– Have a minimum of sixty-five per cent (65%) previous term standing GPA.

Will this affect my grades?

It may impact some students but it is up to the individual’s ability to manage their time and cope with the commitment required.

When are elections?

BCITSA Elections 2016 run Monday October 2nd 9am until Friday October 6th 2pm

How do I vote?

If you are a student currently taking courses in September 1st – October 31st, 2017 then you are eligible to vote. You vote on your account by clicking on the “Vote Now” button on the right hand side.