Welcome to First Year Rep Info Session

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Welcome to First Year Rep / Presidential
Info Session
CUS Elections Committee – 2013/14
HA 295 @5:30 – 6:30pm
First Year Rep Info Session
CUS Elections Committee – 2013/14
KEY DATES (SEPT 2013)
TODAY (12) – First Meeting – Info Session
TODAY (12) – Like and follow on Facebook: CUS Elections Committee
(12 – 19) – Nomination Week
(19) – All Candidates Meeting
( 19 – 26) Campaigning
(26) All Candidates Forum
(26 - 28) Voting
Results Announced
* INTENSIVE ELECTION PROCESS
2 WEEKS!!!!
The CUS President
In a Nutshell
Who Am I?
Richard Wong
HR Director
• 4th Year Student
• Accounting / HR
• Previous Position:
Class Liaison
Director
© 2013 UBC Accounting Club
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The CUS
• Commerce Undergraduate Society
• Been around for over 70 years
• Largest business school organization in
Canada
• $1.2-million annual operating budget
Current CUS Structure
The CUS
At the head of it all…
• The President
The CUS President
• Sits on both Executive
Council and Board of
Directors
– Chairperson of Executive
Council
• Face of the CUS
Responsibilities
1. Uphold the fundamental Mission of the
CUS
“To enhance the value of the Sauder School of
Business at the University of British
Columbia’s Bachelor of Commerce degree
while cultivating the personal, professional
and academic success of students.”
Responsibilities
2. Facilitate the BoD, VPs, SC in pursuit of
this goal
Responsibilities
3. Be the external representative for the
organization
4. Set the general direction of the CUS
5. “Be the face of the CUS”
Benefits
• Meet students and faculty from all walks
of life
• Be the change you want to see
• Sense of personal fulfillment
Benefits
• You get your own office
• Work with the Administrative Director
• Work with the HR Director
Past Presidents
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Enzo Woo
Jacky Leung
Johannes Rebane
Connor McGauley
Laura Silvester
Join the CUS.
• We’re pretty cool.
First Year Representatives
Our Experiences
Mark Sha
John Lee
Agenda
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Who are we?
What does a First Year Rep do?
How does the process work?
Our experiences and advice
Mark Sha
• Graduated from Pacific Academy with an IB
Diploma.
• I come from the hectic North Surrey
• Current CUS Second Year Representative
• “If you vote for me I’ll make your wildest
dreams come true” – Pedro.
John Lee
• Went to West Vancouver Secondary School
• Played a lot of soccer growing up
• Member of Sigma Chi
• Excited to get back to learning!
• Current AMS Representative
1ST YEAR REPRESENTATIVE
• Represent your year on the Board of Directors
• Attend Board meetings (Every other Thursday
6pm)
• Chance to sit on CUS committees
• An interesting time to join the Board!
• Gives you a well-rounded understanding of the
CUS and UBC
• A chance to meet a lot of people in all years and
faculties
How Do You Start?
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You’re here! …. Good start
Endorsements
CAMPAIGNING
All Candidates Forum
Results
Endorsements
• 1 week
• Chance to get to know people
• Time to plan your campaign
All Candidates Forum
• 1 minute overview of your platform
• Question and Answer
• Then the election begins
Campaigning
• Posters – No microsoft paint/comic sans/word
art/cats
• Social Media Campaign – Facebook page, don’t
spam but keep it real!
• Classroom Announcements – Get approval from
your prof first!
• Establish yourself & your points of difference
Do’s and Don’ts:
• Don’t be fake and get to know people just for
their votes, get to know them as friends.
• Remember the people you’ve talked to.
• Be confident, but not cocky.
• Don’t annoy people online, be professional
and serious; you don’t want to be “that guy”
• Research the CUS, smart responses win votes!
Results
• Cross your fingers
• There are plenty of other opportunities
• Be proud you’re even here!
Questions?
Elections Policy and Procedure
elections.cus.ca
First Year Rep Info Session
CUS Elections Committee – 2013/14
Electoral Procedure – Aaron Wong (Vice Chair)
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Candidate Eligibility
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CUS Student
Candidates must declare any plans in the next year for
exchange or co-op placements prior to election
Nomination Process
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20+ student endorsement form
Signed candidates agreement
150 - 250 word platform for website
Photo
First Year Rep Info Session
CUS Elections Committee – 2013/14
Electoral Procedure – Aaron Wong (Vice-Chair)
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Attend All Candidates Meeting (Sept 19, 5:30pm
HA 295)
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Deadline for nomination material
Final meeting before campaigning begins
Attend All Candidates Forum (Sept 26, 5:30pm
SWING 122)
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Mandatory
Chance to present your platform
Voting opens after All Candidates Forum
Presidential Debate will take place
First Year Rep Info Session
CUS Elections Committee – 2013/14
Electoral Policy – Casey Chung (Chair)
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Campaign (Sept 19 – 26)
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$25 Reimbursement (non professional labour, design, materials)
Absolute campaign spending $250 ($4 max per material)
Poster requires Committee member approval (stamped)
No leaflet or pamphlet distribution
Speeches before or after class and with prof permission (60secs)
Can not party/slate with other candidates
1 week after voting closes to remove material
Voting (Sept 26 – 27)
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No promotional material or candidate near polling booth
Only first year Bcom students can vote for First Year Rep
All Bcom students can vote for President
First Year Rep Info Session
CUS Elections Committee – 2013/14
Campaign and Promotions – Casey Chung (Chair)
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Poster Guidelines
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Stamping Times and Location
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20 Letter Sized Posters
Submit Poster to Chair with 1/8 inch border
On Henry Angus bulletins (max 4 each)
Friday September 20, 9:30 – 11:30 am / Location TBA
Web Campaigns
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CUS Elections - elections.cus.ca
Facebook, Youtube, social media
First Year Rep Info Session
CUS Elections Committee – 2013/14
QUESTIONS? CONCERNS?
FORGET SOMETHING?
CONTACT US
Elections Chair
[email protected]
604 – 836 – 4795
* INTENSIVE ELECTION PROCESS
2 WEEKS!!!!
HANDOUT: Nomination Forms
Reinbursement deadlines

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