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Are you interested in becoming a member of BASSA? You’re in luck!

Elections for BASSA positions for the 2018-19 school year are now beginning! Getting involved in BASSA is a great idea because:

  • It is a lot of fun (!!)
  • It looks great on a resume or scholarship/grad school applications
  • You gain transferable skills
  • It gives you the opportunity to meet and network with other students and faculty
  • It is a great way to get involved in student government and make a positive impact on the BAS program

A detailed list of all BASSA positions can be found here

Nominations will be due at 1:00pm on Sunday March 11th. In order to be nominated for a position, you must either fill out the nomination form attached to this email, OR send a brief paragraph detailing who you are, why you want to apply for a certain position, and why you think you would be the best candidate for that position. Both the form and the blurb must be sent to by the deadline. If you are running for President, Year rep, or College rep, you email must include a similar paragraph detailing why you are the best candidate. These blurbs will be including on the election ballot in order to inform BAS  votes.

Campaigning will occur from Monday March 12th to Friday March 16th. More information regarding this process will be sent out to candidates on March 11th. Essentially, those who are campaigning may promote themselves in any way they see fit, so long as they gain the appropriate permission to make class announcements or put up posters, and do not put-down other candidates in any way during the campaign process.

Elections will take place over the week of March 19th to 23rd. Vice-Presidential candidates will make a brief speech to the current BASSA members and will be voted in on a board vote. The Presidential, Year-Representatives, and College Government Representatives will be elected via an electronic Gryphlife ballot open to all BAS students.

If you have never been a part of student government and/or are concerned about time commitment, the Year Rep and/or College Government Rep positions would be perfect for you! Each of these positions has weekly time commitment ranging from 2-5 hours, while still being directly involved in BASSA activities. These positions are also ideal for those interested in being a part of the Combining 2 Cultures (C2C) Organizing Committee. C2C is an annual two-day conference that brings together interdisciplinary students from across North America. Guelph will be hosting the 2019 C2C Conference in January! This is a great opportunity to gain experience coordinating a large-scale event.

If you have any further questions, please email and we will happily give you all the information you need! If you are interested in attending a BASSA meeting to see what it’s all about, we meet weekly on Mondays at 6:30pm in Mackinnon 305.




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