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EASIER THAN EVER BEFORE

Gone are the days of asking around for information: now with our new, informative guide, applying and running for Congress is faster and easier than ever before. Want to know how elections are run? Worried that you’ll miss any important dates or meetings? Just wondering what each position does? All of your answers can be found, right here. We have even drafted a Guide to Congress Positions and a handy guide named “How to Elections” so you can better understand how Congress operates.

  • Choose from 6 unique positions, and 6 different committees.

  • Download your documents in just one click.

  • Keep up to date with the latest news, meetings, and debates.

It all starts here. Whether you want to run for an elected position, or apply for an appointed position, you’re going to have to fill out this form. So go ahead. Click the button.

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“The world might not be fair, but Congress is.” – Yisen Wang,  ex-Coordinator of Communications (2017-2018).

Here at the Marianopolis Student Union, we value fair and equal opportunity for all candidates wishing to run for a position in Congress. In order to ensure a safe and respectful electoral season, Congress has created a set of Electoral Regulations that all candidates are required to read and adhere to. What you’re allowed to do, what you’re not allowed to do, everything is written on this document.

And hey, if it isn’t, you can always ask any of us. We’ll be glad to help.

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Make sure you’re up to date with the latest rules and regulations in this handy Winter 2018 Election Guide! For any additional questions, contact our Vice President of Administrative Affairs, Meghan Couture, on Facebook or via MIO.

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What? You mean I can’t just run for an elected position without telling anyone?

That’s right. Under our Constitution, all candidates wishing to run for an elected position must collect at least 50 signatures on their nomination forms. This is to ensure that the election process will not be hindered by an oversupply of “last-minute” candidates. The nomination form also doubles as a way to tell everyone “Hey, I’m running for Congress!” We get quality candidates, and you get free publicity. Everyone wins.

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Still confused? Consult the handy “How to Elections” guide. You can also reach out to the Chief Electoral Officer and Vice President Meghan Couture through Facebook or via Omnivox. Don’t be scared to slide into her DM’s and MIO’s!

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In the meantime, here is a picture of a nice cat our Coordinator of Communications had the kindness to add to our (supposedly) professional website.

Nice Cat

Applications for Committees are now open! Please consult the application document below:

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COMMITTEES

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Don’t want to apply for a unique position? No worries. There’s more than one way to be involved with Congress.

Please note that all committees are open to both first year and second year students.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 11:59PM

Interviews still take place the week of September 17. Not all applicants will be granted an interview.

Applications are to be sent to each committee’s respective Chairperson by MIO

List of Committees open to applications:

  1. Yearbook Committee
  2. Technology Committee (new)
  3. Social Justice Committee
  4. Social Activities Committee
  5. Charities and Volunteering Committee
  6. Cultural Affairs Committee
Application Form

Yearbook Committee

4 positions

The Yearbook Committee assists the Coordinator of Communications in the creation of the yearbook. Members will take part in the brainstorming and planning of ideas, the designing of its contents, the collection of pictures to be used and the distribution of the yearbook.

Social Justice Committee

Chaired by the Coordinator of Social Justice, the Social Justice Committee promotes social justice and equality throughout the college. Members of the Social Justice Committee assist the Coordinator of Social Justice in organizing workshops, activities and events that help bring awareness to social issues.

Charities and Volunteering Committee

The Charities and Volunteering Committee, which is chaired by the Coordinator of Charities and Volunteering, encourages the participation in volunteering and the promotion of charities. The members assist the Coordinator in the planning and execution of fundraisers and events.

Technology Committee (NEW)

Chaired by the Coordinator of Communications and led by a lead designer, the Technology Committee oversees the technological developments of Congress, notably its website and mobile App. Members will participate in the regular updates, implementation of new features and improvements. Programming and/or designing skills are strongly recommended.

Social Activities Committee

The Social Activities/Party Committee is chaired by the Coordinator of Social Activities. Members work with the Coordinator to brainstorm ideas and assist in the planning of social events and parties.

Cultural Affairs Committee

The Cultural Affairs Committee promotes cultural diversity at the college. Chaired by the Coordinator of Cultural Affairs, the committee assists in the planning and execution of various cultural events.

COORDINATOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

ELECTED POSITION
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Thursday, August 23rd, 11:59PM
CAMPAIGN WEEK: August 27, 0:01AM to August 31, 11:59PM

An first year elected position, the Coordinator of External Affairs is in charge of managing external relationships between the Marianopolis Student Union and other CEGEPs and Universities in and around Montreal. The Coordinator ensures the representation of MSU interests among both public and private institutions and acts as an executive member of the Coalition of Anglophone CEGEPs, (COAC). The Coordinator of External Affairs is required to organize at least one major intercollegiate project in the year.

Further description can be found in the Constitution under the Archives tab. Please refer to the Electoral Regulations document for guidance on the elections process.

Requirement(s): Fluency in French and English. Good organizational and communication skills.
Document(s) to submit online: Application Form, Open Letter of Intent, CV, Fall 2018 Schedule, digital copy of your Nomination Form.

COORDINATOR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

APPOINTED POSITION
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 23rd, 11:59PM
INTERVIEW DATE (IF GRANTED): Week of August 27

A brand new addition to Congress, the Coordinator of Internal Affairs is a first year appointed position. The Coordinator occupies an important position in managing the legal affairs of the accredited Union. In particular, the Coordinator serves as a legal consultant for all activities of or relating to Congress and its governance of the student body and works alongside the President and Vice President to ensure that the Marianopolis Student Union files all necessary statements throughout the school year.

Further details can be found in the Constitution, under the Archives tab. Interviews will be given to prospective candidates.

Requirements: Strong organizational and reading skills. Good understanding of the nature of an accredited Union.
Document(s) to submit online: Application Form, Open Letter of Intent, CV, Fall 2018 Schedule.

COORDINATOR OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

ELECTED POSITION
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 23rd, 11:59PM
CAMPAIGN WEEK: August 27, 0:01AM to August 31, 11:59PM

A first year elected position, the Coordinator of Cultural Activities is responsible for enriching student life at Marianopolis through cultural events, parties, and fundraisers celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of students at Marianopolis. As Chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee, the Coordinator works alongside the Campus Ministry Office as a representative for ethnic and religious clubs. The Coordinator also encourages cooperation between the many cultural and religious clubs at Marianopolis.

Further description may be found in the Constitution under the Archives tab. Please refer to the Electoral Regulations document for guidance on the elections process..

Requirements: Good organizational skills. Strong interest in the cultural diversity of Marianopolis and the will to promote its harmony.
Document(s) to submit online: Application Form, Open Letter of Intent, CV, Fall 2018 Schedule, digital copy of your nomination form.

COORDINATOR OF CHARITIES AND VOLUNTEERING

ELECTED POSITION
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 23rd, 11:59PM
CAMPAIGN WEEK: August 27, 0:01AM to August 31, 11:59PM

Established in order to foster global citizenship and a greater sense of giving among the students at Marianopolis, the Coordinator of Charities and Volunteering is a first year student elected to establish and maintain contact with charities in and around Montreal. The Coordinator is responsible for providing volunteering opportunities to the students, and works closely with both the Campus Ministry and the Student Life Animator in organizing Congress fundraisers and events, the profits of which are partially donated to selected charities. The Coordinator of Charities and Volunteering is the resource person for charity and fundraising clubs, as well as the Chair of the Charities Committee.

Further description can be found in the Constitution, under the Archives tab. Please refer to the Electoral Regulations document for guidance on the elections process.

Requirement(s): Strong organizational skills. Abundant experience in volunteering and participating in charities recommended.
Document(s) to submit online: Application Form, Open Letter of Intent, CV, Fall 2018 Schedule, digital copy of your nomination form.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

APPOINTED POSITION
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 23rd, 11:59PM
INTERVIEW DATE (IF GRANTED): Week of August 27

The official secretary of Congress, the Administrative Assistant is a first year appointed position. The Administrative Assistant keeps records (Minutes) of Congress meetings and works with the Coordinator of Communications to distribute Minutes. The Assistant receives and processes mail both sent by and sent from Congress, be it postal or electronic. The Assistant is also required to maintain a Task List, an official list of all pending Congress tasks to be posted in the Congress Office and brought to Congress meetings. The Administrative Assistant is also responsible of compiling and filing all event statistics.

Further information can be found in the Constitution, under the Archives tab. Interviews will be given to prospective candidates.

Requirement(s): Strong time-management and organizational skills.  Strong  respect of deadlines. Good writing skills.
Document(s) to submit online: Application Form, Open Letter of Intent, CV, Fall 2018 Schedule.

MEMBER AT LARGE

APPOINTED POSITION
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 23rd, 11:59PM
INTERVIEW DATE (IF GRANTED): Week of August 27

A jack of all trades, the Member at Large supports Congress members in their roles; a permanent member of the Student Life committee and a Co-Chair of the Party committee, the Member at Large is required to participate actively in the organization of at least one major event per academic semester. This appointed position is also expected to assist in the promotion of Congress initiatives and assisting specific Coordinators based on their needs.

A more detailed description is available in the Constitution, under the Archives tab. Interviews will be given to prospective candidates.

Requirement(s): Strong sense of initiative. Good teamwork and communication skills.
Document(s) to submit online: Application Form, Open Letter of Intent, CV, Fall 2018 Schedule.
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