Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Notice of SFSS Referendum for Caucuses and DSUs

The Simon Fraser Student Society's 2007 General Election is fast approaching! Voting for positions on the Board of Directors and Forum, as well as referendum questions will take place at SFU's Harbour Centre, Vancouver, and Burnaby Campuses on March 20, 21 and 22. Polling times are between 9:30am and 7:30pm. For more information visit www.sfss.ca.

The following referendum questions will be on the ballot:

1. Do you agree that a separate and independent graduate student society should be created to represent the interests of the graduate students of SFU? (This question will be voted on by all members of the Society)

2. If the graduate student society is created, do you agree that graduate students should no longer be represented by the SFSS? (This question will be voted on by all members of the Society)

3. If the graduate student society is created, do you agree that the unrestricted fee graduate students pay to the SFSS should instead be remitted to the graduate student society once incorporated? (This question will be voted on by graduate student members of the Society)

4. Do you agree that the Simon Fraser Student Society should do the following:
i. Cease to be a member of the Canadian Federation of Students and the Canadian Federation of Students - British Columbia Component, as well as cease to be a member of the Canadian Federation of Students - Services; and,

ii. Cease collecting student fees for the Canadian Federation of Students and the Canadian Federation of Students - British Columbia Component (at present $7.50 per full-time student per semester; $3.72 per part-time student per semester: $23.50 for a full time year; $11.16 for a part-time year; for a total of $435,204.72 for 2006); and,

iii. Instead, collect $7.50 per full-time student per semester and $3.72 per part-time student per semester, and put said fees towards improving student services such as departmental student unions, club infrastructure, online student services, affordable student housing, staffing at satellite campuses, a publicly-accessible indexed archive of SFSS documents, and lobbying the government for SFU student interests.
(This question will be voted on by all members of the Society)
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This email was composed by the Independent Electoral Commission (sfss-iec@sfu.ca).

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