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

General Inquiries:
519.661.4137 (p)
519.850.2998 (f)
psac610@psac610.ca

Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 2pm

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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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Election for Postdoc Chair and Postdoc Chief Steward

The nomination for two PSAC Local 610 postdoc executive positions is now open. The Election will take place in on June 6, 2018 starting at 12:30PM in SSC 3022.

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

Postdoctoral Chair: No nominations yet
Postdoctoral Chief Steward: No nominations yet



Anyone running for office must be a member in good standing with the 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 June 6, 2018.

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 12:00pm May 30, 2018 and ends at 12:00pm June 6, 2018. Any campaigning prior to the beginning of the campaign period may result in disqualification. For campaigning regulations please refer to our most recent campaigning regulations note, posted on PSAC Local 610 website.

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 second deadline for candidates’ statements is 4:00pm on June 4, 2018. These statements will be dispersed to the membership by 10:00am on June 5, 2018. Any statements received after 4:00pmon June 4, 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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Election Process: 
1- Registration opens at 12:00pm 
2- Meeting starts at 12:30pm 
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.

PSAC610 / SOGS COMMON INFO:

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