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Board of Governors and Senate election results

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By Jackie Hong

Cormac McGee, Hannah Van Dyk and Jessica Machado have been voted in as Ryerson University’s Board of Governors student representatives for the 2015-2016 academic year.

All three will serve one-year terms starting on Sept. 1, 2015.

A total of eight candidates ran in this year’s election. McGee and Van Dyk both ran on the UR Vision slate. A third member of the slate, Michael Zelma, also ran.

McGee and Van Dyk were also voted in as vice-president education and arts director, respectively, on the Transform Ryerson slate during the Ryerson Students’ Union election in February.

Machado ran on the URChoice slate along with David Kowk and Sriganeshan Thavarajah.

The voting period went from March 2 to 5 and 5.2 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots.

The Board of Governors is Ryerson’s highest decision-making body and is in charge of things like tuition, business partnerships and school property.

In the Senate elections, Obaid Ullah, Uzo Odozor, Husain Mulla and Joshua D’Cruz were voted in for the student at-large positions. Thirteen candidates ran for four seats and 2.5 per cent of eligible voters participated. Ullah was also voted in as the Ryerson Students’ Union vice-president operations on the Transform RU slate in February.

Kimberley Slimming beat Mikhail Morozov for the Faculty of Community Services student representation with 1.2 per cent of eligible voters casting ballots.

Nicole Liu beat three other candidates for the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science student representative with 5.3 per cent of eligible voters casting ballots.

Jessica Machado beat three other candidates for the Faculty of Science student representative with 4.1 per cent of eligible voters casting ballots.

Benjamin Badiuk beat out Sehajdip Dhaliwal for the Ted Rogers School of Management student representative with 2.4 percent of eligible voters casting ballots.

Axel Smith Schon ran unopposed for the Faculty of Arts student representative.

Victoria Morton ran unopposed for the Faculty of Communication and Design student representative.

Michael Schalk ran for one of two Yeates School of Graduate Studies student representative positions.

Senate is looking for a student to fill the second position.

No one ran for the two G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education student representative positions. Senate is looking for students to fill both seats.

The Senate is Ryerson’s academic decision-making body.

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