Students call for better election advertising

Many students are blaming the lack of candidates in the 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election on a failure to sufficiently advertise the election. Chief electoral officer (CEO), Nada Ibrahim, said it’s CUSA’s job to advertise elections. Because the members of the Elections Office weren’t hired until January this year, she said it wasn’t possible to advertise the elections far in advance. She also said her previous years working at the Elections Office began in November, which made it easier to advertise elections. CUSA president Zameer Masjedee said the elections were advertised through posters around campus, a Facebook page, and Facebook advertisements. He said advertising is “primarily” the job of the Elections Office. “It is [the Elections Office’s] job—you […]

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: CUSA COUNCILLORS 2018-19

The unofficial results for the 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election for councillor candidates were presented to The Charlatan by Chief Electoral Officer Nada Ibrahim.   Faculty of Engineering and Design:  Abdel Rahman Abdelaziz – 560 Ahmed Abdalla – 787 Tiffany Wiebe – 536 Goolam Dustagheer Mohammad Rayhaan – 405 Logan McFadden – 704 Waise Sahel – 425 Bay Ross – 676 Abstain – 869   Faculty of Science: Richard Ositashvili – 313 Abdou Sarr V – 249 John Haddad – 374 Farook Al-Muflehi – 302 Luis Moyano – 237 Carson Fischl – 277 Nima Dadar – 443 Abstain – 730   Faculty of Business: Scott Braddon – 356 Isabelle Nicholls – 395 Abstain- 235   Faculty of Arts and Social […]

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: CUSA EXECUTIVES 2018-19

The unofficial results for the 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election were presented to The Charlatan by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nada Ibrahim. 9,564 votes were cast (34.9 per cent of the undergraduate body), marking a small decrease from the 2017 elections (37.2 per cent of the undergraduate body). For a candidate to win on a ranked ballot, they must achieve 50 per cent or more of the cast votes. If that does not occur, the candidate with the least amount of votes is eliminated and students’ votes are transferred according to their second ranked candidate. This year’s election marked the first time that ranked voting in the form of the ‘matrix’ system was used.   President: No Confidence – 4,740 […]

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Celebrating Black History Month at Carleton

Black History Month (BHM) is underway around the world, and Carleton is hosting its own month of programming dedicated to recognition and remembrance. Officially recognized in Canada in 1995, the month of February is celebrated as Black History Month internationally. BHM: BLACK, Reborn is a month of events being held by the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and three of its service centres: the Race, Ethnicity and Culture (REC) Hall, the Womyn’s Centre, and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre. Alexis Oundo, CUSA’s vice-president (student services) said BHM is important for students. “BHM is always great for students both racialized and marginalized to celebrate their individuality. This is also a valuable opportunity for students at large to get involved and learn […]

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CUSA councillor debate lacks candidates, attendees

Candidates from a variety of faculties gathered in the University Centre Atrium on Feb. 6 to face off in a councillor debate ahead of the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election. Topics in the debate included transparency, lowering tuition costs, and “swag,” but what stayed constant was seemingly a lack of enthusiasm from attendees, and an absence of debate. While the crowd was large and energetic during the executive debate, which preceded the councillor debate, it thinned out to reveal many empty chairs when the councillor candidates took the stage. Some councillor candidates were present through the executive debate, but none of the current CUSA executives or executive candidates appeared to stay for the councillor debate. Faculty of Public Affairs […]

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