ACE is holding elections for a new 2018-2019 exec team. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience organizing and advocating for equity on campus! Feel free to share this posting with others.

To run for a position, you must be an active ACE member who is a York University student. An active ACE member is a York University student who has, in the 2017-2018 academic year, been active with ACE in at least one of these ways:

  • Has attended an ACE event
  • Has attended an ACE open house
  • Has attended an ACE general meeting
  • Or you are active on our listserv

The positions are:

  • 2 Co-chairs
  • 1 Disability Services Officer
  • 1 Graduate Student Advocacy & Outreach Officer
  • 1 Undergraduate Student Advocacy & Outreach Officer
  • 1 Communications Officer

(Descriptions for the positions can be found below. You can only hold one position).

Nomination forms should be filled out by March 31th, 2018 and can be accessed here: https://goo.gl/forms/GV0lNScfZI4fCrLC2 

In this application you will be asked to provide a 100-150 word statement outlining why you are running for this position, what experience you have with ACE, what you hope to do in your position next year. Statements will be posted on our website: www.aceatyorku.wordpress.com

We will host open houses on the picket line by Founder’s Gate so you can find out information about the election. ACE stands in proud support of CUPE 3903 during their strike for a fair and equitable contract for their workers. These open houses will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Mon, March 12 from 12 to 3pm,
  • Tue, March 13 from 12 to 3pm,
  • Wed, March 14 from 12 to 3pm,
  • Thu, March 15 from 12 to 3pm, and
  • Fri, March 16 from 12 to 3pm.

Voting will take place via e-ballot. E-ballots will be distributed to our membership on Sunday, April 1st and online voting will close on Tuesday, April 3rd. To vote, you must be an active ACE member.

Summary of important dates:

  • Applications for all positions are due March 31, 2018
  • E-voting will commence from April 1-3, 2018

Our Chief Returning Officer is Sarah Switzer If you have any questions about the election process please contact her at switzers@yorku.ca.


Descriptions of positions:
Co-Chairs (2 positions)
  • To oversee the external image of ACE.
  • To support all appointed committee members in their tasks.
  • To work with the Director to organize and prepare the agenda for all meetings.
  • To call all Executive Council meetings to order.
  • To meet with York University administrative personnel when called upon.
  • To organize Executive Council office hours and meetings.
  • To include issues raised by members in the meeting agenda.
  • To provide support, vision and guidance to the Executive Council
  • To delegate tasks and distribute the workload of the Executive Council.
  • To be a signing officer of ACE and the club bank account at York.
  • To oversee and upkeep the club’s budget.
  • To have knowledge of the club’s financial situation at all times.
  • To prepare a finance report for each Executive Council meeting.
  • To follow up with the Executive Director on all outstanding financial transactions.
  • To apply for funding from all possible outlets and to follow up on submitted applications.
  • To aid and assist in maintaining the functionality of the club.
  • To be included in the planning and execution of all ACE events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To maintain a consistent communication channel with the membership body To assist in the promotion of all ACE events.
  • To report to the Executive Council, any concerns brought forth by members and/or other York University clubs, and address them accordingly.
  • Maintain Google Docs and electronic document databases pertinent to ACE.
Disability Services Officer (1 position)
  • To mentor students and assist them in navigating services and resources at York University.
  • To advocate for services and resources on behalf of students.
  • To act as the liaison between ACE and disability support services at York. This requires attending meetings and/or email correspondence.
  • To help with the growth and expansion of ACE through the creation of promotional materials and recruitment.
  • To be included in the planning, promotion and execution of all ACE social and academic events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To pursue relationships and make connections with other organizations and institutions within the York University community.
Undergraduate Student Advocacy & Outreach Officer (1 position)
  • To work with the appropriate Executive Council members on the different aspects of hosting an event.
  • To work with the Executive Council to promote information and materials to the undergraduate population and the larger community.
  • To be included in the planning and execution of all ACE events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To liaise with Undergraduate Students’ Associations in their respective colleges and faculties.
Graduate Student Advocacy & Outreach Officer (1 position)
  • To work with the appropriate Executive Council members on the different aspects of hosting an event.
  • To work with the Executive Council to promote information and materials to the undergraduate population and the larger community.
  • To be included in the planning and execution of all ACE events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To pursue relationships and make connections with other organizations and institutions within the York University community.
  • To liaise with Graduate Students’ Associations in their respective colleges and faculties.
Communications Officer (1 position)
  • To work with the Co-chairs to organize and prepare the agenda for all meetings.
  • To act as the liaison between ACE, and other equity groups at York. This requires monthly meetings or email correspondence with the representatives of these respective groups.
  • To respond to any questions brought to the attention of the ACE Executive Council via E-mail.
  • To maintain a consistent communication channel with the membership body via E-mail, Website, and Facebook.
  • To aide and assist in maintaining the functionality of the club.
  • To help with the growth and expansion of ACE through the creation of promotional materials and recruitment.
  • To be included in the planning, promotion and execution of all ACE social and academic events.
  • To propose and implement strategies to further enhance equity in the larger York Community.
  • To pursue relationships and make connections with other organizations and institutions within the York University community.
  • Create, update and maintain an internet domain for ACE
  • To report to the Executive Council, any concerns brought forth by members and/or other York University clubs, and address them accordingly
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