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Biennial Elections

Dear part-time students,

Welcome to the 2017 OPUS Biennial elections page.

The 2017 Biennial Election Voting days will be on Wed. March 8 & Thurs. March 9. To vote, you must be a part-time undergraduate student taking 3 or less courses.

Please ensure to bring your student ID card if you plan to vote at the polling station in the Student Centre or you can vote online HERE!
Your candidates are:
Edward King and Shaista Akbar for President
Bernarda Doctor and Chris Baillargeon for Vice-President
If you have any questions please contact the OPUS Elections CRO at

Nomination/Application Period: February 6 - February 17, 2017
Campaigning Period: February 27- March 3 2017
Voting Days: March 8-9, 2017

The Organization of Part-Time University Students will hold its biennial elections to elect the OPUS Board of Directors in March 2017. Nominations were open for 2 weeks in February for the OPUS Board of Director positions.

If you are interested in applying for a position, or in nominating someone for any position, please complete the form below or bring it to the OPUS Office at Room 172, CAW Student Centre.

OPUS Election Policy

OPUS Elections Guide - 2017

Nominator Form

Nominee Form (Acceptance of Nomination)

To complete the OPUS Board Member Profile Eligibility Form, please click HERE.

Please note that you have to be nominated by another part-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor. All candidates are required to write a 150-word self-introduction and submit a résumé, which will include your biography, goals/vision for the organization to be used in election advertisements on the OPUS website.

The OPUS Board of Directors is made up of elected volunteer part-time students at the University of Windsor. Any part-time student as defined by the University shall be eligible to run for the OPUS Board of Directors, provided they are not currently holding official office in another student government at the University of Windsor. Board members meet once a month throughout the year and are also required to attend monthly Associate meetings during the Fall and Winter semesters.

To run for the position of President, Vice-President and Treasurer of OPUS you must have prior experience on the OPUS Board of Directors. The elected OPUS Board of Directors holds office for a two year term.

The OPUS Board of Directors comprised of the following elected members shall be elected biennially by its members:

1. Nominations must be made in writing. The nominee and the nominator must be part-time students and the signature of both are required.

2. Nomination forms will be available in the OPUS Office from Febuary 6th- February 17th, 2017. An electronic version of the form can be obtained on this web page. Late nomination forms will not be accepted.

3. Names of candidates will be posted during the campaigning period.

Voting Procedures:

1. Voting will take place in the OPUS office or the CAW Student Centre March 8-9, 2017.

2. Ballots will be counted immediately after the closing of the polls by the Chief Recruiting Officer, with two scrutineers present.

3. Results will be ratified at the OPUS AGM Meeting on April 5, 2017.