Students' Council

Students’ Council is elected to represent the best interests of the student body. This council establishes the vision and direction of SANQC. It is an important job to be a Students’ Council member, and is also important for students to vote for the members who will represent them as NorQuest College students. To learn more about how you can run for office or how to vote, you’ve come to the right page!

Important Dates

  • September 5: Students’ Council Nominations open
  • September 12: Meet your Students’ Council
  • September 15: Students’ Council Nomination packages due
  • September 20: Mandatory All Candidates Meeting
  • September 26 – 28: Students’ Council Elections
  • September 30 & October 1: Mandatory Students’ Council Training

Announcements 

Get the latest news about how Students' Council works.

Fall 2017 Students’ Council Election Results

Posted: Sep 28, 2017

You have voted – and the results are in! Thanks to all of the students that ran in the election; it takes leadership to step…

Students’ Council Elections

Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Get ready to cast your vote and decide who will become YOUR Students’ Council members! This election will determine who represents the voice of NorQuest…

How To Run For Office

Step 1 – Get informed about what Students’ Council does and see if it is something you want to do.

Step 2 - Make sure you qualify to run for a position. Here is a quick checklist.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or 65 per cent?
  • Terms of office are until August 31. You don’t need to be in classes in the spring or summer terms but you do need to be available to do Students’ Council stuff. This is when all the planning happens.
  • Are you a current member of the SANQC? Did you pay Students’ Association fees this term?
  • SANQC staff are not eligible to run for Students’ Council positions. But hey, you are already part of the team.
  • Student Club Executives are not eligible to run for Students’ Council positions.
  • Be willing to disclose past criminal record.
  • For the complete list of requirements check out the SANQC bylaws here.

Step 3 – Complete the Students’ Council nomination package.

  • Make sure you read all the boring parts. There will be a quiz when you hand in your completed package.
  • Did we mention that you need to complete the package. Don’t leave any blank spots. If the package is incomplete you may be disqualified from running.
  • Make sure that you are available for all the mandatory dates.

Step 4 – Wait for an email

  • Behind the scenes we will double check all of the nomination packages to ensure you meet the requirements of running for Students’ Council and that you have completed the nomination package. See I told you completing the package was important.
  • All candidates that meet the requirements of being on Students’ Council will be contacted.

Step 5 – Attend the Mandatory All Candidates Meeting

  • This is where you will get the run down on how elections work and what you need to know.

Step 6 – Campaign for Election

  • Encourage students to vote for you in the election.

Step 7 – Attend Mandatory Training

  • Students’ Council members that are elected will attend the mandatory Students’ Council Training.

Elections

SANQC is student led. The Students’ Council members that speak on behalf of students are elected by you- the students at NorQuest. All of our elections are online so that all students can vote.

Voting

All students that are eligible to vote will receive an email to their MyNorquest email account with voting instructions and a unique voter code.

Students will follow the directions on the email to cast their vote.

All results will be tallied at the end of the election.

Results of the election will be announced online as well as in the SANQC office.

Voting Dates: September 26-28.