STEPHANIE VAN DER PLANK
This year’s SRC elections will be held in the last half of October rather than in September, as has been tradition.
This is due to a review being done on the Constitution for Student Governance. During the process of changing the Constitution for Student Governance, students from different constituencies are allowed to submit amendments and comments regarding the current constitution. A proposal of amendments is then passed on to the University Council for approval by the end of August. Council then identifies which suggestions have the most support and make changes accordingly.
This year’s elections will commence with the revised constitution. The university said that students will not be left without student governance during this process as the current term of office only expires at the end of December.