Elections

Will you shape the future or will it shape you?

IGNITE amplifies the voices of 30,000 students. We’re looking for the brave ones with brilliant ideas. Driven to shape your world into a better place. The ones who aren’t afraid to stand up for student rights to give you the programs and services you want and need. Sound like you?

So what’s this election about anyway?

This election will determine which 10 students will be leading IGNITE through 2020-2021 as the elected Board of Directors. As the student union at Humber and Guelph-Humber, IGNITE is led by, and works for – you guessed it – students. The 2020 election is your chance to foster change on campus, whether by running yourself or voting for the student who shares your values. You have the power to make a difference, and now is your chance to do so. After all, IGNITE’s 2020 Election is all about you.

What could I run for?

As a director on IGNITE’s board, you are accountable to the student body and you proactively seek student input and feedback. As the face of IGNITE, you are an ambassador within the Humber and Guelph-Humber community. You make real difference on campus by advocating for positive changes, and being responsible for strategic planning and budgeting processes. You are responsible and approachable to all students. You are a leader.

Why would I want to run?

Hone your leadership skills. Join an amazing team of like-minded students and staff. Make tough – but important – decisions. Grow your professional and personal network and help ensure students leave Humber and Guelph-Humber feeling prepared for what is next to come.

Would I make a good candidate?

IGNITE requires advocacy superstars with brilliant ideas to help shape our campuses. Ideal candidates are hardworking students who excel at time management, organization, and communication. They are fearless critical thinkers who share a passion for advocacy—people who love working toward a common goal with others. If this sounds like you, submit a nomination package and enter the race!


I want to run! What do I do next?

Nominations open on January 27! Your first step is to scroll down, fill out the form, and download a copy of the nomination package! Still have questions? Send an email to Ercole Perrone, Executive Director.

Important Dates

Nominations open – Monday, Jan. 27
Nominations close – Friday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.
Verified candidates contacted – Friday, Feb. 21
Candidate information session – Tuesday, Feb. 25 & Wednesday, Feb. 26
Campaigning begins – Monday, March 2
Voting Week – Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13
Winners announced – Friday, March 13, 4 p.m.

 

Board Directors – North (4), Lakeshore (3), Guelph-Humber (2), Orangeville (1)

  • Accountable to the student body and proactively seek student input and feedback
  • IGNITE ambassador within the Humber and University of Guelph-Humber community
  • Responsible, approachable and accessible to all students
  • Responsible for strategic planning and budgeting processes

Full Job Description – Board Director (PDF)

Download the IGNITE Election nomination package.

IGNITE Nomination Package

Please check back on January 27, 2020 at 8:30AM to download a copy of the IGNITE Election Nomination Package.


Questions about Elections? Looking for alternative formats? Please contact Ercole Perrone, Executive Director.