[BALLOT CLOSED] SFU SOCA ELECTION 2020/2021 - Online Voting
SFU Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry is holding an ELECTION for the EXECUTIVE TEAM 2021/22
If You are not on the voter list, your online vote will be ineligible (registered on
). Due to Covid-19, voting will only take place online. Voting Period is from March 13, 2021 9:00am to March 16,2021 at 11:59pm.
General Meeting shall follow the close of the Elections on March 19, 2021
- ELECTION -
- Balqees Jama
2. VICE PRESIDENT:
- Isaac Maulana
- Mohamed Conde Lofty
- Samia Ishimwe
5. EXTERNAL RELATIONS OFFICER:
- Nafoni Modi
6. INTERNAL RELATIONS OFFICER:
- Linda Kanyamuna
7. EVENTS COORDINATOR:
- Yasmin Mohamed
8. GRAD REP:
- Tiara Cash
9. FIC Rep:
- Farah Messan
10. FIRST YEAR REP:
- Mugasha Rutega
11. EXEC AT LARGE:
- Khalid Ali
12. Information Technology Officer
- VACANT (Acting to be appointed at meeting following the election)
13. EXEC AT LARGE (Appointed)
- Will be appointed by the members at the Meeting following the release of the election results
March 13, 2021 9:00am to March 16,2021 at 11:59pm.
Polls close: 6:00p.m
to see the candidate profiles!
One losing candidate or another member may be appointed exec at large. An Acting ITO will also be appointed until the next By-Election.
Polls close on March 16 at 11:59pm.
Must be an SFU Undergraduate or Graduate student as well as a SOCA member (Via website sign-up -
) to be eligible to vote or run.
Candidates are elected by simple majority vote of votes cast in Yes/No elections (and by the most votes in contested elections)!
* A Majority of the votes cast will elect the candidate in a Yes/No elections. If there are multiple candidates for a position, the person with the most votes gets elected.
* Those who abstain are not counted in the percentage breakdown of the votes cast, as abstention means a vote was not cast for that candidate. If there were multiple candidates, the percentages would show the breakdown between the candidates and ignore the abstention.
Full Name (First and Last Name as on Voter List)
Are you a SFU student?
Voting Begins Below!
Please vote for your preferred candidates!
Vote Yes for supporting a candidate in uncontested elections, No to vote against the candidate. Abstain does not count as a vote. This section of the ballot is anonymous.
Yes for Balqees Jama
Yes for Isaac Maulana
Yes for Mohamed Lofty Conde
Yes for Samia Ishimwe
Nafoni Modi for External Relations Officer (ERO)
Yes for Nafoni Modi
Internal Relations Officer (IRO)
Yes for Linda Kanyamuna
Yes for Yasmin Mohamed
Exec At Large (elected)
Yes for Khalid Ali
Yes for Farah Messan
Yes for Tiara Cash
First Year Rep
Yes for Mugasha Rutega
What would you like to see SOCA do over the next year 2020/2021
THANK YOU FOR VOTING! You have now entered the survey section of the Voting Link.
You have now entered the survey section of the Voting Link. You may skip here and go straight to submission if you want.
The below section will be aggregated and released by the Nominating Committee in their report, with the exception of the questions where explicit consent is given to release your information which will be given to the newly elected executive team.
General Survey Questions Part 1
* Filling out the following three questions means that you consent to information being released for the specific purpose.
Are you interested in being an Appointed Executive as the Acting Information Technology Officer until the next By-Election? (The Next President in consultation with the rest of the newly elected executives will be appointing a Acting Information Technology Officer until the Fall By-Elections).
I want to learn more
Are you interested in being an Appointed Executive as an Appointed Exec at Large? (The Next President in consultation with the rest of the newly elected executives will be recommending that the members appoint a new Exec At Large (appointed) for the full term until the Spring 2022 elections.
I want to learn more
Do you want to be added to the SOCA WhatsApp Group? If so, add your number here. * This will be shared with the incoming Exec alongside your name!
General Survey Questions Part 2 (anonymous)
If SOCA had a discord? Would you join it?
I dont know what discord is/I dont really care/maybe
On a scale of 1-5, do you think SOCA advocates well on your behalf? (1 means Very Poorly, 5 means Very Well)
Do you have any suggestions on how SOCA can advocate for you better?
Do you agree that SFU does well to make Black folks feel heard or empowered on campus?
Any additional comments on the above question?
Do you feel as if SFU is equipped to handle anti-Black racism in the classroom or on SFU campus?
Do you have any additional comments on the above question?
Would you like to volunteer for SOCA?
Maybe later on
Executive Position Roles
Responsibilities of the Executive members are as follows:
4.1 President: shall conduct all executive or general meetings; shall provide
strategic focus for the objectives of the organization; represent the
organization to Simon Fraser Student Society and the University
administrative body and other committees that require a representative of
the Association; shall co-ordinate all organization activities; is ex-officio
member of all committees within the organization; is responsible for
promoting the organization to the campus community; In the event that
the executive wishes to elect multiple presidents, the title will reflect that
of Co-President; write an annual report on all activities done in the
organization for the past year and a continuity report for the next
executive member who will fill this position.
4.2 With the president, shall provide strategic focus for the
objectives of the organization; shall assist the president in all duties; shall
be a temporary replacement for a member of the Executive, if/when the
member is unable to complete his/her duties or term; shall oversee access
to Association’s assets and resources, particularly the Association office
and all Association resources maintained therein; shall work closely with
the President to create comprehensive recruitment strategies for the
augmentation of an enthusiastic membership.
4.3 VP External Relations/ERO: shall represent Association objectives to
independent organizations and associations; shall co-ordinate
correspondence between the Association and external sponsors,
organizations and associations; shall liaise with Internal Relations Officer
concerning communiqués of relevance to general membership; shall liaise
with Information Technology Officer to ensure relevant information is
posted on the official Association website; shall be in charge of the external
distribution of promotional materials prior to official Association events.
4.4 VP Internal Relations/IRO: shall represent Association objectives to on campus
organizations and associations; shall co-ordinate correspondence
between the Association and internal sponsors, organizations and
associations; shall liaise with External Relations Officer concerning
communiqués of relevance to general membership; shall liaise with
Information Technology Officer to ensure relevant information is posted
on the official Association website; shall oversee the internal distribution
of promotional materials prior to official Association events.
4.5 Secretary: shall record and maintain the records of Executive and
General meetings; shall maintain a membership list and records of
membership presence at all meetings; shall maintain the association’s
poster boards in accordance with the directions of the Executive; shall
prepare and present regular reports of organization activities to the general
membership and oversees all general communiqués within the
4.6 Treasurer: shall maintain a record of the allocation of Association funds
for the duration of his/her tenure, specifically an account of funds
received and spent; shall maintain a detailed record of the Association’s
assets and liabilities, including all materials either purchased by or on
loan to the Association; shall prepare a draft budget ahead of the next
semester based on proposed functions and events to be undertaken by the
4.7 Information Technology Officer: shall oversee the operation and
development of the Association website; shall formulate and oversee
technological initiatives which effectively support the Association
objectives; shall assist the Executive Committee on all supplementary
aspects which require the intricate knowledge of Information Technology
4.8 Events Coordinator: shall be responsible for the planning and organizing
of the association’s events; shall liaise with External & Internal Relations
Officer concerning upcoming and potential sponsorships for proposed
events; shall liaise with the executive body concerning upcoming &
potential events; shall be the primary contact person for all events.
4.9 Exec-at-Large: Shall take on responsibilities that fit within his or her
capabilities and time constraints; It is not mandatory that the Exec-at-large
have a specific portfolio; In the event that the Exec-At-Large has a
specific portfolio, the name of the position may be renamed to be in
accordance to the roles of the portfolio, for example, a First Year
* By voting (filling out this form) you are confirming that you were on the maillist as at March 12 at 6pm and consent to sharing your information submitted to the SFU SOCA and the Nominating Committee for the purposes of this election.
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