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Faculty of Social Sciences Elections

The election of faculty members to the Senate is conducted from January to April of each year and by by-election as necessary. Information will be posted during the election periods. Please check the website for updates.

Please contact the University Secretariat if you have any questions.

Candidates and Résumés

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FOUR VACANCIES (two for 3-year terms and two for 1-year terms)
Dr. James Gillett Associate Professor Health, Aging & Society  
Dr. Hannah Holmes Assistant Professor Economics  
Dr. Robert O'Brien Professor Political Science  
Dr. Stephanie Ross Associate Professor Labour Studies  
Dr. Victor Satzewich Professor Sociology  

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Tenure and Promotion Committee

FIVE VACANCIES (two for 3-year terms, one for a 2-year term, and two for 1-year terms)
Dr. Saara Greene Associate Professor Social Work  
Dr. Travis Kroeker Professor Religious Studies  
Dr. Wayne Lewchuk Professor Labour Studies  
Dr. Jeff Racine Professor Economics  
Dr. Andrew Roddick Associate Professor (01/01/17) Anthropology  
Dr. Michael Veall Professor Economics  
Dr. Rachel Zhou Professor (01/07/17) Department  

Note: To satisfy Faculty By-law V (v) at least three of the five vacancies must be filled faculty members holding the rank of Professor. The electorate shall consist of all full-time members of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Graduate Council

ONE VACANCY (for a 3-year term)
Dr. Lydia Kapiriri Associate Professor Health Aging & Society  
Dr. Kee Yong Associate Professor Anthropology  



Representatives to Other Faculties

Representative to Faculty of Business
Dr. Maxim Ivanov* Associate Professor Economics  
Representative to Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. James Dunn* Professor Health, Aging & Society  

* Acclaimed



You may cast your ballot in this election any time from 8:30 a.m. until midnight on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Voters will need their MAC ID and password to cast a ballot.

Eligible voters who do not have access to the website may vote in the University Secretariat office (Gilmour Hall, Room 210).

Click here for On-Line Voting.

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