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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Notice of Nomination for 2018 Union elections

The nomination for all PSAC Local 610 officer positions (except the departmental stewards, and CRO) is now open.

The Election will take place in SSC 2050 on May 22, 2018 starting at 4:30PM.

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

 - President 

- Administration and Internal Communications Chair 

- Finance Chair 

- External Communications Chair 

- Arts and Humanities Chief Steward 

- Biological Sciences Chief Steward 

- Physical Sciences Chief Steward 

- Social Sciences Chief Steward 

- Postdoctoral Chief Steward 

- Occupational Health and Safety Officer 

- Ombudsperson 

- Speaker

Anyone running for office must be a member in good standing with the 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 May 22, 2018.

The Speaker and Ombubdperson positions are prone to elimination, shall the proposed changes in bylaws get memberships approval in the Annual General Meeting to be hold before the election.

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 4pm May 15, 2018 and ends at 4pm May 22, 2018. 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.

The first deadline for candidates’ statements is 4:00pm on May 15, 2018. These statements will be dispersed by 10:00am the following day. The second deadline for candidates’ statements is 4:00pm on May 20, 2018. These statements will be dispersed to the membership by 10:00am on May 21, 2018. Any statements received after 4:00pm on May 20, 2018 will not be dispersed to the membership. List of nominees for each position will be regularly updated on Local’s website.

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 4:00pm

2- Meeting starts at 4:30pm 

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.

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.