PSAC Local 610
University of Western Ontario
1313 Somerville House
London, ON  N6A 3K7

General Inquiries:
519.661.4137 (p)
519.850.2998 (f)

Fall/Winter Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 2pm
Office Closed from
11:45am to 12:15pm Daily

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Notice of Nomination

From the office of the Chief Returning Officer of PSAC Local 610 

The nomination for two PSAC Local 610 officer positions is now open.

The Election will take on in SH3345 on August 10, 2017 starting at 5:30PM.

We are accepting nominations for the following officer positions. Information on each position is in our Bylaws and Policies.

- Administration and Internal Communications Chair 

- Social Sciences Chief Steward 


Anyone running for office must be a member in good standing with the PSAC. 

All nominations must be received by 3:00 pm August 3, 2017 at the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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OR nominations can be proposed on the floor at the elections on August 10, 2017.


Nominations must indicate: 

* The name of the person being nominated (self-nomination is acceptable); 

* The position for which the person is being nominated.


Please note that: 

Only members from within the respective faculty may nominate or stand for nominations for chief steward positions.


Incomplete nominations will result in disqualification. The campaigning period of one week will begin at 5:30pm August 3, 2017 and ends at 5:30pm August, 10, 2017. Any campaigning prior to the beginning of the campaign period may result in disqualification. 

A one page candidate statement (pdf or doc) may be submitted to the local office for dispersal to the membership. Statements shall meet the following criteria:


1. Be no longer than one 'letter sized' page. Any pages beyond this will be discarded; 

2. At least 85% of written material shall be 12-point font or larger. Any font-style is acceptable; 

3. Margins may be of any size; 

4. Statements may contain any combination of written and pictorial content; 

5. Statements that are fallacious or libelous will result in disqualification of the candidate.


Statements will be dispersed by the local office one week prior to the general election meeting. They will be appended in alphabetical order of the candidates' last names.

Deadline for candidates' statements is 3:00pm August 3, 2017. Any statements received after this date will not be dispersed to the membership. 

Statements must be emailed to the following addresses:


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Campaigning regulations according to the Bylaws section 12.5:


12.5.1 no candidate may engage in mass electronic mailing of any kind, including but not limited to list-serve or recipient lists of more than five (5) persons; 

12.5.2 social networking (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, et al.) shall be permitted; 

12.5.3 no money is permitted to be spent on any electronic media; 

12.5.4 each candidate shall be permitted to distribute a one page mail-out, subject to the limitations outlined by the Chief Returning Officer, that shall be distributed to the membership by the External Communications Chair one week prior to the commencement of the elections; 

12.5.5 the campaign period shall begin one week prior to the election; 

12.5.6 no campaigning materials shall be circulated once a General Meeting for elections has begun.


Election Process:

1. Registration opens at 5:00pm

2. Meeting starts at 5:30pm

3. Nominations for each position, whether filed previously or nominated from the floor, followed by 3 minute presentations and 2 minutes question period by each candidate:


Administration and Internal Communications Chair 

Social Sciences Chief Steward 


4. Each office shall be called in turn and completed before the next office is called.

5. Using visual aids for presentations, such as PowerPoint, are allowed. However, candidates must take full responsibility of using them, and be within their speech time-frame. The speech time-frame is 3 minutes. Candidates must be ready to use substitute means of presentation or speech in case there is a technical problem.


6. Voting begins. No one can enter or leave the meeting room during voting.


7. Ballots are counted and the elected officers are announced to the members


A significant portion of our members are also members of the University of Western Ontario Society of Graduate Students.