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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List of candidates for 2018 Union elections

2018 Union Elections are on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Social Science room 2050 starting at 4:30PM.


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


▪   President: Mohammed Abdelhameed, Katelyn Mitri 

▪   Administration Chair: Basem Haroun

▪   Finance Chair: Mohammad Chowdhury 

▪   Communications Chair: Xiaoguang Liu, Jody Tomchishen 

▪   Arts and Humanities Chief Steward: Oluwoler Badmus, Jen Hinkkala

▪   Biological Sciences Chief Steward: Jeremy Lant, Wesley Robinson

▪   Physical Sciences Chief Steward: Mahsa Bataghva, Shannon Hibbard, Sadaf Mehrabi

▪   Social Sciences Chief Steward: Robert Armstrong, Joshua Patenaude

▪   Postdoctoral Chief Steward: Khurram Nadeem 

▪   Occupational Health and Safety Officer: Siddharth Gupta


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR nominations can be proposed on the floor at the elections on May 22, 2018.  


The Speaker and Ombubdperson have been eliminated as proposed changes in bylaws got memberships approval in the Annual General Meeting on May 17th, 2018.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 begins 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.


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 by each candidates and 3 minutes x Number of candidates over all time cap question period per each position. Questions will be addressed to all candidates and they have up to 45 seconds to answer.

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- The election process according to Section 23 subsection 7- 9 of PSAC's constitution:

The election to each office shall be by secret ballot. Each person in attendance entitled to vote shall indicate the name of his/her choice for the office called, from among the nominees in the office. 

Elections to any office shall be declared only on receipt of a clear majority of the ballots cast with standings revealed to voting delegates after each ballot. In the event that more than two (2) nominees stand for election to any one office, the election procedure shall be by way of elimination. 

In the event of a tie vote, the Chairperson shall immediately take a second ballot without recess or adjournment. If this results in a second tie vote, the Chairperson shall call a short recess before taking the third ballot. 

8- In order to save time, after elections for 5 positions that all members can vote on is over ( i.e, President, Administration Finance Chair, Communications, and Occupational Health and Safety) there will be 5 parallel sessions for the five chief stewards positions, where only members from within the respective faculty shall vote. The location for these parallel sessions are all at the Social Sciences building, in rooms SSC 2050, 3006, 3010, 3014, and 3018.


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