Eight candidates, but no new faces running for RyeSAC

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The routine plays itself out every weekday in the drag, carpeted office on Jorgenson Hall’s lower ground. The receptionist is in by 9 a.m., lights go on and the glass-paneled doors are opened wide for students to come in and offer their concerns, questions and comments.

While RyeSAC’s headquarters is constantly full of activity, with employees and students coming and going, phones ringing and conversations buzzing, the main action is centres around two offices off the main entrance — those of the organization’s president and three vice-presidents.

These four positions are up for grabs as the current executives’ terms come to an end in April. Vyign to occupy their seats on Ryerson Students’ Administrative Council is a group of eight individuals, all of whom have experience on RyeSAC.

The next two weeks will see a flurry of campaign activity as nominees plaster posters on walls across the school and try to put their best face forward at debates.

Come Feb. 10, students will determine who next will occupy these executive suites. Here’s who you have to choose from:

President

Erin George, 22, a fourth-year journalism student is hoping to move up the ranks from her position as RyeSAC’s v.p. education. George holds one of three student seats on Ryerson’s board of governors and is the university’s Canadian Federation of Students representative.

Elliot Salmons, 23, is in his fourth year of the theatre technical production program and is RyeSAC’s student centre commissioner.

Salmons sits on several committees and was chief returning officer during last year’s RyeSAC executive elections.

Vladimir Spivak, a fourth-year industrial engineering student, was RyeSAC’s events commissioner until last September and is a student faculty director on the board.

V.P. Education

Ram in the Rye patrons will recognize George Jacoub, 23, a second-year industrial engineering student who has worked at Oakham House for more than two years.

Cory Wright, 21, is a third year social work student and RyeSAC’s education issues commissioner.

V.P. Administration

In the race for v.p. administration is RyeSAC’s events commissioner Jennifer Long, 22, a fourth year nutrition student who also serves as a secretary to the board of directors, and Amirmakin Aziz, 23, in his second year of industrial engineering and a student faculty director on RyeSAC’s board.

V.P. Development and Finance

The position of v.p. development and finance is acclaimed by this year’s v.p. Vladimir Vasilko, a third year industrial engineering student. His nominations must be ratified by 50 per cent plus one of vote.

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