The UMGSA General Election has concluded. Nomination period for the UMGSA General Election is now CLOSED. The preliminary results of the election can be found below.

Click here to see the candidates for the 2021/22 Election.

Click here to see the candidates for the HSGSA election.

Preliminary election Results

The provisional results for the 2021 UMGSA General Election are:

Number of voters who cast votes for all positions: 540  

Number of voters who cast votes for at least one position: 679

    President (total votes cast: 577)

    Silvia Sekander (Slate: Together ) – 516 Yes

    Vice-President Academic (total votes cast: 563)

    Rubel Chandra Talukder (Slate: Together) – 485 Yes

    Vice-President Services and Support (total votes cast: 584)

    Golnaz Shirzadi (Slate: Together) – 517 Yes

    Vice-President Finance and Administration (total votes cast: 573)

     Nora Ampomah (Slate: Together) – 394

     Violeta Bekovcki – 179

    Senator (total votes cast – Senator 1: 561, Senator 2: 602)

    AKM Monsurul Alam (Slate: Together) – 483 Yes

    William Dowie (Slate: Together) – 539 Yes

More information is available at

If you have any additional questions, please contact the CRO or DRO for more information.

The positions available include:

  • President
  • Vice-President, Services & Support
  • Vice-President, Academic
  • Vice-President, Finance & Administration 
  • Senator
  • Senator

The detailed description of each role can be found on pages 8-10 of the Governance & Operations Manual

Click here to access the Governance & Operations manual.

Election Forums

The UMGSA Election Forums are a great venue for you to listen to each candidate speak on student issues.

Fort Garry Campus & Bannatyne Campus Joint Forum

Date & Time: March 17th, 2021 at 5:00PM CT
Location: Zoom

The Election Forum is open to all graduate students and is a chance for YOU to ask the UMGSA Executive Candidates any questions you have about their plans for the 2021/22 term, before casting your vote.

Register in advance for the Election Forum here:

Relevant deadlines and dates

  • Nomination period: February 8 – 19, 2021
  • Pre-Campaign period: February 8 – March 14, 2021*
  • Campaign prep period: March 1 – March 14, 2021
  • Campaigning period: March 15 – 21, 2021
  • Voting period: March 22 (9am) – 23 (5pm), 2021

*please note that the ‘Nomination period’ and the ‘Campaign prep period’ also counts as part of the ‘pre-campaign’ period for regulation purposes.

Application guidelines and forms

Kindly review the Election & Referendum Manual and appropriate forms below.

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback , please contact the Chief Returning Officer, Sedem Kumahor at