Hello! My name is Jaylan Hayles. I am delighted to announce that I will be running to be your next President of DCSI. Over the coming days, i’ll be shedding some light on my plans to build a stronger campus community. My goal is to Heighten the student experience by raising morale and increase inclusivity and extra curricular activity in and around campus. By fostering unique opportunities and inspiring design, I intend to bring together students across campuses and work towards building a unified community.
Feel free to approach me on campus and ask how I can best serve you! The future of Durham College is in our hands. Vote for a better future!
Hello! My name is Toosaa Bush. I am excited to announce that I will be running to be your next Vice-President of Internal Affairs for DCSI. Over the next couple of days, i’ll be going into further details on how to build a stronger community on campus. My goal is to enhance the student experience and improve our school spirit by raising morale, increase extracurricular activity and creating more social events. I intend to bring together the students across both campuses and work towards building a unified community. Feel free to approach me on campus and ask how I can best serve you!
The future of Durham College is in our hands. Vote for a better future!
Hello! My name is Geoffrey Olara. Its an honour to announce that I will be running to be your next Vice-President of External Affairs for DCSI. Over the coming days, I will be shedding some light on my plans to build a better and stronger campus life and community at DC. My goal is to put DC on the map by connecting students with key stakeholders in the community to improve our school presence and student life. I intend on creating unique opportunities and bringing together students across all our campuses, by working towards building a unified and inclusive community. Feel free to approach me on campus and ask how I can best serve you! The future of DURHAM COLLEGE is in our hands. Vote for the change you want to see!
With an extensive background in the performing arts, Kathryn Fraser is a strong communicator and advocate for the School of Media, Art and Design. Kathryn is motivated, disciplined and passionate. She is currently in her first year at Durham College as a Journalism Mass Media student. Kathryn is attentive and cares about the needs of the students at Durham College. She wants to bring more attention to the importance of the school newspaper, The Chronicle, and to Riot Radio
(where she actively volunteers as a host and technician). Kathryn understands the amount of time, energy and patience that students from the School of Media, Art and Design put into their work when creating, collaborating and executing ideas. Kathryn would love to represent the School of MAD because she recognizes the innovation, talent andexcellence within all programs. She wants to make YOUR voices heard because your opinions and ideas matter. She would appreciate your vote as Director for the School of Media, Art and Design. A vote for Kathryn is a call to action.
My name is Colleen Anderson and I am pursuing my Graduate Certificate in the Mediation – ADR (Conflict Resolution) Program. I am an active student at DC; I belong to the Institute of Student Leadership, I am a DC Crew member and I am also on the Dean’s List. I am a supportive team player who is results driven and trustworthy. I have a high self-efficacy and exceptional rapport building skills. I am an emotionally intelligent extrovert who loves to motivate others and make them laugh. I have a tendency to set attainable goals and overcome challenges. I am a natural born leader!
I am running for Director of Justice & Emergency Services in the 2018 DCSI election because I love to volunteer, and give back to my school and the community. My positive energy, critical thinking and wealth of essential life skills will make me an asset to the team of chosen candidates.
Hello, my name is Andrew Nunez-Alvarez and I am running for the position of Director for the Center for Food. I am looking forward to personally meeting every single Whitby campus student I can throughout my campaign. I am a first year Horticulture Technician student passionate about leadership, horticulture therapy, and commercial cannabis production. Prior to this experience, I’ve been involved in a variety of student government positions in both high school and university. From my experience working with Durham College Students Inc. this past year, I’ve been able to identify key issues that need to be managed by DCSI’s first inaugural student government. My intention for running for a Board of Directors position, rather than an executive position, is to ensure that executive staff are effectively managed. The Board of Directors hold a major influence on the proceedings of all executive decisions, which is why I feel I am best suited for this position. My goal is to rectify the disconnect between Durham College’s Oshawa and Whitby campuses. These campuses need to start working cohesively in order to establish a solid foundation that will allow for the student experience to thrive in. Let’s look forward to unifying both college campuses under a dedicated student government, and a fateful return of active clubs & societies. Let’s grow Whitby campus together!
I am a first year Electronic Engineering Technology student running for the Director position for the School of Science and Engineering Technology. I believe that listening to what the students want to see form the DCSI is the top priority.
Every public company must have a Board of Directors and most private and nonprofit companies have a Board of Directors as well. DCSI is a nonprofit company with a Board of Directors whom oversee the activities of the organization. The powers and duties of the Board are determined by government legislation and internal bylaws and policies. The Board is accountable to the voting members of the organization, which in this case is the population of full-time students at Durham College.
There are 8 Director Positions representing the 8 full-time schools of Durham College.
One of the requirements to be eligible to run for one of these positions is the respective student must be a member of said school they wish to run for. Each Director sits the Board for one year, for the period of May – April. Some of the responsibilities of a Director include:
A Director is a volunteer position that requires 5-10 hours of commitment or more on a monthly basis.
The student executives are generally responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the corporation. All three Executive positions are paid with the President being a full-time position and the Vice-Presidents part-time.
Duties of the President
Duties of the Vice-President of Internal Affairs
Duties of the Vice-President of External Affairs
There are many more tasks related to these positions as the Executives are responsible for representing the entire full-time student population at Durham College. Executives report to the Board of Directors, and work with the management team within DCSI to ensure students are listened to, engaged and receive good service.
In order to be a candidate for the Board of Directors or Executive positions, a student is:
The DCSI is the student association for Durham College. The DCSI is electing two type of positions: Executive (President and Vice Presidents), whose role is to provide leadership for the organization; and the Board of Directors whose role is to set policy and oversee the work of the Executive.
At the same time as the DCSI election, the Durham College Board of Governors is holding an election for the student governor position on the Durham College Board of Governors. The student governor assists in making decisions that are in the best interest of the entire college and how it is governed (e.g. setting college vision, strategic planning, approving the annual budget, approving the business plan). The student governor does not run on a platform and does not represent a particular academic school.
For information on the DC Board of Governors student governor position, please visit the website: https://durhamcollege.ca/about/governance/board-of-governors/elections/student-elections
Nominations papers are available online at http://dcstudentsinc.ca/elections or from the DCSI offices Student Centre, second floor Oshawa Campus. Once you pick up the nominations form you must collect signatures of nominators. For executive positions, you require 20 nominators and for director positions your require 10 nominators. All signatures must be valid, and you can get more signatures as a precaution.
In the nominations papers, you can appoint an official agent.
Completed nominations papers, are to be submitted at any office of DCSI. After you file your nominations paper, papers are reviewed for validity. Email confirmations will be sent.
Candidates must attend an All Candidates Meeting on February 20, 2018.
Candidates cannot campaign before the start of the campaign period which begins at 8:30 a.m. on February 21, 2018.
Voting will occur online from 8:30 a.m. on February 26, 2018, and will continue until 4:30 p.m. on March 2, 2018. The online voting system will be integrated with the Durham College Board of Governor’s election.
Only full-time students are able to vote in the Durham College Students Inc. election. If you are a full-time student who is not on the voter’s list, please go to either a polling station or the DCSI office where you will cast a conditional ballot which will be reviewed by the registrar’s office and will be counted if the member is eligible to vote.
There will be three polling stations. These polling stations will include an election staff member with an iPad, and a copy of the biographies of the candidates.
The Durham College Students Inc. elections are dedicated to ensuring a fully accessible election. In every nominations package, there is an Accessibility request form. You can submit this with your nominations papers and it will be reviewed by the Chief Returning Officer and will remain confidential.
If any student needs accommodations voting please contact the Chief Returning Officer who will arrange for accommodations in the elections process. Peter.Garrett@durhamcollege.ca