Candidates for the 2021 UTM Academic Affairs Committee Elections

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (FULL AND PART TIME)

“Full-Time Undergraduate Student” means a Student registered at the University in a program of full-time study leading to a degree or post-secondary diploma or certificate of the University or in a program designated by the Governing Council as a program of post-secondary study at the University who is not registered in the School of Graduate Studies or the Toronto School of Theology. Full-Time Undergraduate Student status will be determined by the definition used in the Student’s academic division. For the purpose of the Governing Council elections, Students at the University of Toronto Scarborough who are registered in a work term will be considered to be Full-Time Undergraduate Students.

“Part-Time Undergraduate Student” means a Student registered at the University in a program of part-time study leading to a degree or post-secondary diploma or certificate of the University or in a program designated by the Governing Council as a program of post-secondary study at the University who is not registered in the School of Graduate Studies or the Toronto School of Theology. Part-Time Undergraduate Student status will be determined by the definition used in the Student’s academic division.

5 SEATS - 8 CANDIDATES - ELECTION REQUIRED1

Candidate
Maelis Barre
Tamara El-Aydi
Dellannia Segreti
Areesha Imaan Siddiqui
Yashkaran Singh
Alvin Stanislaus
Dunia Stanojevic
Maryam Yousefi

1 There is a total of nine Student seats on the UTM Academic Affairs Committee. Of these, two seats are for appointed Governing Council and Campus Council members. (These two seats will be filled either by: (a) one student governor and one Campus Council student member or (b) no student governor and two Campus Council student members.) The remaining seven elected seats are distributed among five undergraduate, and two graduate students. Election results will be announced on April 12, 2021.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

“Graduate Student” means a Student registered in the School of Graduate Studies.

2 SEATS - 1 CANDIDATE - NO ELECTION REQUIRED

Candidates
Irenius Konkor
[Re-Open Nomination]

TEACHING STAFF

“Teaching Staff” means employees of the University who hold the academic rank of Professor; Associate Professor; Assistant Professor; Professor, Teaching Stream; Associate Professor, Teaching Stream; Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream; Lecturer and Senior Lecturer; Tutor and Senior Tutor; Assistant Professor (Conditional); Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream (Conditional); Sessional Lecturer I, Sessional Lecturer II, Sessional Lecturer III, Athletics Instructor and Senior Athletics Instructor but does not include any part-time lecturer who is registered as a student. For this purpose, “Lecturer” also includes Associates in the Faculty of Dentistry.

9 seats - 9 candidates (one per academic unit) - No Election Required

Candidate Department
Varouj Aivazian Economics
Brett Beston Psychology
Michael deBraga ISUP
Michael Nixon ICCIT
Andreas Park Management
Leigh Revers IMI
Jumi Shin Chemical and Physical Sciences
Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi Historical Studies
Weiguo Zhang Sociology

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

“Administrative Staff” means the staff-appointed employees of the University, University College, the Constituent Colleges and the Federated Universities who are not members of the Teaching Staff thereof”.

1 SEAT - 1 CANDIDATE - NO ELECTION REQUIRED

Candidate
Rosa Ciantar

LIBRARIANS

“Librarian” means an employee of the University, University College, the Constituent Colleges and the arts and science faculties of the Federated Universities who hold the rank of Librarian I, Librarian II, Librarian III, or Librarian IV.

1 SEAT - 1 CANDIDATE - NO ELECTION REQUIRED

Candidate
Helen Kula

The elections for the Governing Council, the Academic Board, the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils, and their Standing Committees will be conducted simultaneously in February 2021 to allow for full student participation prior to the April examination period and while students are still on campus before leaving for the summer. The timing of the elections process will also ensure that the appointment of governors to the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils and their Standing Committees may be considered for approval by the Governing Council on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Subsequent appointments to the UTM and UTSC governance bodies, which must occur sequentially, may then be considered for approval by June 30th, prior to the start of members’ terms on July 1st.

As a matter of procedure, there will be an embargo on the declaration of the result of the elections to the UTM Campus Council and its Standing Committees until after the governor appointments to the UTM Campus Council and its Standing Committees have been approved by the Governing Council. The results will be known only to the Chief Returning Officer and shall not be disclosed to any other member of the Governing Council, including the Chair, or the members of the Governing Council Secretariat. Please refer to section 11.2 of the 2021 Elections Guidelines for details.

Please note that by agreeing to stand for election to the UTM Campus Councils and its Standing Committees all candidates accept that, if elected, they may not be able to serve a) if a seat from their estate/constituency has been filled by the appointment of a member of the Governing Council to a Campus Council or one or more of its Committees or b) if a seat from their estate/constituency has been filled by the appointment of a member of the UTM Campus Council to one or more of its Committees.