SU winners and wieners

By Sarelle Azuelos

There are two reasons for students to be happy that the Students’ Union elections are over: next year’s executives start training and Tim Hortons’ roll up the rim is just around the corner.

SU election results were announced at the Den on Feb. 19.

“I’m actually really excited to work with the new council,” said newly elected SU president Charlotte Kingston. “I hope we’ll have the opportunity to get a lot done.”

Kingston won with 40 per cent of the vote while running against three other candidates.

She and the other elected officials will start their terms May 1.

She hopes to focus on increasing communication between the representative and organizational facets of the SU, as well as tackling sustainability issues in Mac Hall.

“We’ve already started working on getting styrofoam out,” she said.

Kat Lord, soon to be vice-president events, is nervous but excited to start.

“I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who got out there and voted, especially people who voted for me,” she said.

She hopes to create a sense of community on campus for students. Lord gathered 52 per cent of the vote against incumbent Luke Valentine.

“I want to make sure my portfolio becomes a reality,” she said. “It’s really ambitious. I’m going to try to give students a reason to stay on campus.”

Current VP academic Pamela Weatherbee won her spot on the board of governors with 42 per cent of the vote.

“I would really, really like to focus on the teaching aspect kind of shifting the balance of the board of governors,” she said. “It’s a very operational committee, but at the same time if they don’t see academia and teaching on the forefront, then it’s not going to get there ever.”

This was the fourth SU general election that Weatherbee has participated in.

Kay She is the incoming VP external, winning with a 26 percentage point margin.

Twelve positions were acclaimed, including Alastair MacKinnon and Sabrina Grover for Senate, Megan Martin for VP academic and Joey Brocke for VP operations and finance. Three faculty representative positions are still vacant.

NUTV increased their student levy by one dollar for full-time and part-time students each semester with 58 per cent of students in favour.

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