General Information

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS

Do you want to make a difference on campus? Interested in becoming a leader or getting involved? Missed out on last year’s election? Take action now and run for a leadership position with the BCITSA!

Nomination forms are now available and the nomination period runs until 2:00 pm on March 26th

** Click Here for Nomination Package info **

The newly elected student executives will serve a term from June 1st, 2018 – May 31st, 2019. 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, a discount on parking, and a monthly honorarium.

Positions available to run for include:

  • President
  • Vice President Administration and Finance
  • Vice President Student Affairs
  • Vice President External
  • Vice President Campus Life
  • Chair of the School of Business
  • Chair of the School of Health Sciences
  • Chair of the School of Energy
  • Chair of the School of Transportation, Construction and the Environment
  • Chair of the School of Computing and Academic Studies
  • Chair of the School of Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • A member, in good standing, with the BCITSA
  • A full-time students based on BCIT criteria, or alternatively, a part-time student enrolled in at least 3 courses
  • Have a minimum of sixty-five per cent (65%) previous term standing GPA.
  • A full-time student within Level 1 or 2 of first term (for ATC candidates only)

Elections 2018 – Important Dates

 Monday, March 19, 2018 – 9:00 am
• Notice of By-Elections and Nominations on bcitsa.ca
• Notice of By-Elections and Nominations BCITSA E-blast
• Nomination forms available online or at BCITSA SE2 2nd and 3rd Floor
• Notice of Elections & Nominations BCIT e-mail

Monday, March 19, 2018 – 8:00 am
• Nominations open

Monday, March 26, 2018 – 2:00 pm
• Nominations close
• Deadline for Nomination Form
    – please submit to CRO via email (elections@bcitsa.ca) or drop off at BCITSA SE2 3rd Floor. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Submit printed campaign materials for approval

 Thursday, April 5th, 2018 – 2:00 – 5:00 pm AND Wednesday April 11th, 2018 2:00 – 5:00 pm
• Video interview sessions – ALL CANDIDATES MUST BOOK ONE (SE2 Room 317)

 Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 – 5:00 pm
• Candidate headshots taken (SE2 3rd Floor Reception)
• All Candidates Meeting (SE2 Town Square B)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 – 5:30 pm to Friday, April 27th, 2018 – 2:00 pm
• Campaign Period 

Monday, April 23rd, 2018 – 9:00 am to Friday, April 27th, 2018 – 2:00 pm
• Voting period – online voting available via my.bcit.ca

Friday, April 27th, 2018 – 5:00 pm
• Submit campaign budget and checklist to CRO

Friday, April 27th, 2018 – 5:30 pm
• Official declaration of BCITSA annual election results, SE2 Council Chambers

Monday, April 30th, 2018 – 5:30 pm
• Deadline to remove all campaign materials

**Download the 2018 Elections Important Dates document here**

BCITSA By-Elections Q & A

How Do I Run?

Nomination packages are available as of March 19th, 2018 from the BCITSA administration offices on the 3rd floor of SE2, or on www.bcitsa.ca/elections. Complete a nominations package and return it to the BCITSA administration offices on the 3rd floor of SE2 by Match 26th @ 2:00 pm. You may also return your completed package to elections@bcitsa.ca. LATE OR INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Confirmation of your candidacy will take place April 11th at the All Candidates Meeting and campaigning begins after this meeting. Voting for elections will take place April 23rd – April 27th on your my.bcit account.

What positions are available?

  • President
  • Vice President Administration and Finance
  • Vice President Student Affairs
  • Vice President External
  • Vice President Campus Life
  • Chair of the School of Business
  • Chair of the School of Health Sciences
  • Chair of the School of Energy
  • Chair of the School of Transportation, Construction, and the Environment
  • Chair of the School of Computing and Academic Studies
  • Chair of the Aerospace Technology Campus

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 PTS student taking a minimum of three (3) courses.
  • have a minimum of sixty-five per cent (65%) previous standing GPA.
  • be a full-time student within Level 1 or 2 of first term (for ATC candidates only)

Will the job affect my grades?

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

When are Elections?

BCITSA Elections 2018 run from Monday April 23rd at 9:00 am until Friday, April 27th at 2:00 pm.

How do I vote?

If you are a student currently taking courses in March 1st– May 31st, 2018 then you are eligible to vote. You vote on your my.bcit.ca account by clicking on the “Vote Now” button on the right hand side.

Why can I vote for other school chairs?

If you have courses that are considered from another school (i.e. you are a trades student taking a marketing class as well) then you will be eligible to vote for those schools as well.