We are looking for new board members! Nomination period began this morning and will be open until March 22nd, at 5 PM.
The board of administration’s role is to insure that OPIRG-Ottawa fulfills its mandate, to define goals, and establish the organization’s general direction. The board’s decisions are made by consensus and work towards reflecting anti-oppressive principles as much as possible. These decisions include, but are not limited to, the creation of policies, directing programming in collaboration with OPIRG’s employees, and managing the budget and other resources. The board is made up of nine directors who are democratically elected by OPIRG’s members. The board’s composition is mainly undergraduate and graduate students, with some community members.
OPIRG-Ottawa’s board of administration elections take place each year, usually in March. All members in good standing can run in the elections. Directors are elected for a mandate of one year (which begins immediately and which is renewable for an additional year without an election). In between elections, the board may appoint new board members to fill vacant positions.
Any student of the University of Ottawa is eligible to participate in the election, whether running and/or voting. Students who have opted out and received their reimbursement are not eligible to participate. Community members who paid their yearly membership fee 20 days ahead of the election date may also participate.
Nomination forms are available here: Nomination Form English 2019
You may also access nomination forms at our office (room UCU 215 D), during our weekday hours from 9 am to 5 pm.
For more information about running for the board and getting involved please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 613-562-5800 etc 4359/4365, check out our facebook page or stop by the office!
The elections will be held on April 2nd from 9 AM to 7 PM and the results will be revealed during the evening at our Annual General Meeting, in the room UCU 215 D.