Recap: RSU election results see Unify sweep executive board

(By: Angela McLean)

After two weeks of campaigning and a three-day voting period, Ryerson students have elected their 2018-19 Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executives and directors.

In an overwhelming victory, the Unify slate claimed all five executive member positions, including president (Ram Ganesh.) For some positions, such as VP Education, Unify’s candidate won by more than double the votes.

Members from all three slates – Unify, Elevate and Rhino Party – were voted into faculty and graduate representative positions.

In an effort to capture student opinions in real time, RUtv News ran mock polls as the official polls were open. Our results closely matched those of the official election results, as they did the year prior.

The most surprising difference was within the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, where Rhino Party’s Daniyal Patricio jumped up from the last spot of six candidates running (our standings) to the final fourth place. Unify’s Vishaal Venkatesh, who placed fourth in our polls, was disqualified due to reasons not cited by the RSU.

Scroll down for a full list of the winners as announced by the RSU and stay tuned for interviews with your 2018-19 RSU executives.

Executive Team

President: Ram Ganesh (Unify) – 3373

VP Education: Salman Faruqi (Unify) – 3405

VP Equity: Karolina Surowiec (Unify) – 3285

VP Operations: Savreen Gosal (Unify) – 3024

VP Student Life and Events: Edmund Sofo (Unify) – 3077

Faculty Representatives

Arts (4 seats)
Nicholas Chiong (Unify) – 254
Quentin Stuckey (Unify) – 252
Sarah Mohamed (Elevate) – 220
Shehroz Shabbir (Elevate) – 190

Community Services (5 seats)
Chelsea Davenport (Elevate) – 364
Ram Ragupathy (Unify) – 348
Cristal Hines (Elevate) – 341
Shivangi Guar (Unify) – 333
Khadija Riza (Unify) – 332

Communication and Design (5 seats)
Jennifer Adler (Unify) – 333
Tamar Lyons (Unify) – 306
Imbar Slavat (Unify) – 289
Leah Renaud (Unify) – 288
Hirra Farooqi (Unify) – 271

Engineering and Architectural Science (4 seats)
Karol Bahnan (Unify) – 796
Alessandro Cunsolo (Unify) – 728
Iyvan Chandran (Unify) – 642
Daniyal Patricio (Rhino Party) – 222

Science (2 seats)
Evan Almeida (Unify) – 338
Maria Vu (Unify) – 266

Ted Rogers School of Management (6 seats)
Kruti Dave (Unify) – Acclaimed
Niall Hickey (Unify) – Acclaimed
Nayrouz Mohamed Aly (Elevate) – Acclaimed
Ali Mulji (Unify) – Acclaimed
Simi Olatunji (Elevate) – Acclaimed
Ravneet Sohi (Unify) – Acclaimed

Graduate Representatives

Abishek Patel (Unify) – Acclaimed

Deputy Chairperson Education
Amber Grant (Elevate) – Acclaimed

Deputy Chairperson Finance
Manikandan Murugappan (Unify) – 48

Share your opinions on the official RSU election results in the comments below or via Twitter.

(Header graphic: Angela McLean/RUtv News; logos courtesy of Elevate, Rhino Party and Unify)

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