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Council Recap: January 9, 2018

By: Nathan Hood

The UPEISU Council held an extraordinary meeting to discuss the dates for a presidential byelection and to approve the recommendation of a hiring board.

Byelection Dates

The primary order of business was to approve the dates for a byelection to fill the vacant president position. Vice President Academic & External Taya Nabuurs will continue to serve as acting president until the results of the byelection have been approved. Nabuurs recommended a gap between the close of voting and the approval of election results because it would allow for a transition to be provided to the successful candidate and would save the new president from having to attend a UPEI Board of Governors meeting on one of their first days in office.

Council approved the following byelection dates:

Other Business

Council approved the recommendation of the deputy chair hiring board. The position had been vacated when Shikha Choollun, the previous deputy chair, resigned over the holiday break.

Council also moved in-camera for a discussion which lasted approximately seven minutes. The purpose of this discussion was not disclosed.