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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Become a member in good standing simply by signing your blue union card every academic year. You must sign your union card in order to be eligible for union benefits, vote, etc. The blue union cards are available in the office.

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Candidates' statements- Summer 2017

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

Elections are on Thursday, August 10, 2017, in Somerville House room 3345 starting at 5:30PM.

Here is the list of Nominees in alphabetical order that we have received so far:



Administration and Internal Communications Chair

Mahdi Bagheripour

Sabrina Hope

Dmitrii Marin

George Ramos


Social Sciences Chief Steward

Kilian Nasung Atuoye

Rebecca Koessler


Please click here for the Nominated Candidate Statements.


Please note that the nomination period is still open for any member who is in good standing with PSAC. All nominations must be received at the email


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OR nominations can be proposed on the floor at the elections on August 10, 2017. Please note that since the statements deadlines has  passed, new Nomination statements will not be received or dispersed to membership anymore. However, as candidates names are received each day, they will be updated regularly by noon of the following day on the Local website. Please note that only members from within the respective faculty may nominate or stand for nominations for chief steward position.


The campaigning period of one week will begin at 5:30pm August 3, 2017 and ends at 5:30pm August, 10, 2017.


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 by each candidate and 2 minutes question period:

-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. Other than staff members, 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.