Vice Presidential & Speaker Elections


Meet the VPs Online

On April 16th, there will be a series of online meetings with the candidates for the MSU Vice President (VP) positions and MSU Speaker, open for students to access. The Q&A periods for the separate positions will be happening in four separate periods via Zoom. If participants join, they will have the option to turn on their camera or can leave their camera off. The event is designed to be similar to a meet and greet, giving students the opportunity to get to know the candidates, ask questions, and learn about the candidates’ platforms.

To join the meeting, email the Deputy Returning Officer, Stephanie Dephoure at elections_dro@msu.mcmaster.ca with your mcmaster email and student number. 

Meeting Times:

MSU Speaker

Time: 3:00-3:40pm

Vice President Administration

Time: 3:45-4:25pm

Vice President Finance

Time: 4:30-5:10pm

Vice President Education

Time: 5:15-5:55pm

For more information or details regarding this event, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer, Stephanie Dephoure at elections_dro@msu.mcmaster.ca.


Vice President & Speaker Nomination Period

Any MSU member (an undergraduate student enrolled in 18 units or more) may run for the election of a Vice Presidential position or for the role of Speaker.  

Elections are held by Student Representative Assembly in April. For the 2020-2021 VP Elections, they will be held over two days: April 18 and April 19. You need only make your presence known at this first meeting if you wish to be considered. Please be advised that while nominations are open until the elections occur, the SRA has adopted parameters to govern how the election will be run. That information is available here

Together with the MSU President, the Vice Presidents Administration, Finance, and Education comprise the MSU Board of Directors (BoD).  The BoD has vast responsibilities within the organization and to the undergraduate students of McMaster University. Together, this team of four individuals are employed for a year-long term, governing the daily operations of the McMaster Students Union. 

The MSU Speaker is responsible for presiding over meetings of the SRA and meetings of the General Assembly, ensuring that they run smoothly according to constitutional procedures in a fair and equitable manner.

To apply for any of these positions, you need not form a team or run a campaign. Those interested in any of the positions should email the MSU Speaker (speaker@msu.mcmaster.ca) and provide the following by April 18th, 2020 at 9am:

- Full Name

-Student Number

- Clear indication of the position you are seeking

If you would like to be considered, you will be nominated for the position at the beginning of the first meeting, or nominate yourself to the Speaker. The election process gives each candidate the opportunity to speak to their qualifications and ideas and then Assembly members will have the ability to question the nominees. 

To find out more information on how the election will be run please click here..

Below are job descriptions for each Vice President and Speaker Position: 


Contact Details

Chief Returning Officer
905-525-9140 ex. 24118

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