Elections

Please consult the following documents to learn more information, as a candidate and as a voter!​

Learn about the positions and the MSS
Duties and Responsibilities of Elected Members
MSS 2017-2020 Strategic Plan
MSS Structure & MSS About Us Page

For candidates:
Election and Campaign Guidelines
MSS Election Bylaws


Nomination period

Start: Thursday March 21st @12:00pm 
EndFriday March 29th @12:00pm

You will need to fill the form with signatures of peers willing to endorse your candidature. Please forward the completed form in PDF to mssspringelections2019@gmail.com. You may also submit your candidacy directly to mssspringelections2019@gmail.com with the 20 MSS members endorsing you included in CC.

Along with your nomination form, you must also submit
(1) Your platform (no word limit),
(2) A picture of yourself, and
(3) 3 bullet points summarizing your platform.

These will be publicized on the website for all voters to view.

Special event on March 26th, from 3:30pm-5pm: Meet the Council at Thompson House on the 2nd floor lounge.

Campaign period

StartSaturday, March 30th @12:00pm
SpeechesMonday, April 1st @5:00pm
EndThursday, April 4th @12:00pm

Voting period

Reminder: If you are unable to log in to the mcgillmed.com website, you will be unable to vote. If you are having any difficulties logging in, please email Niko Koziris, IT Officer, as soon as possible.

StartThursday April 4th 2019, @6:00pm
EndSunday, April 7th 2019 @6:00pm

​Candidates’ platforms will be available on the website from Sunday April 1st to April 9th.

 

Voting explained

Students from all cohorts elect the Executive Council and 5 out of the 7 Officers. The Past President position is not voted on and the Gatineau Representative is voted by the students who will be doing their clerkship year in Gatineau.

Each cohort elects their class council members, except for the graduating cohort who will no longer have a council.

For a position that has more than 2 candidates, the vote will be single-transferable. This means that you will be able to vote for your top choice, but also for your second choice, third choice, and so-on.

For a role that has two positions (Class Representatives and VP Social Affairs), each candidate will be voted in separately.

Osler’s empty chair (non-confidence) vote:
No candidates will be acclaimed in order to have a more democratic process. Even unopposed candidates require a vote of confidence by the MSS student body whereby you can either vote for the sole candidate or for the (figurative) empty chair of Sir William Osler. In the case where the Osler’s empty chair (non-confidence) votes outnumber the votes for the candidate, the candidate will not be elected and the MSS will run by-elections (special elections) to fill the position.

Abstention: Choosing to not vote for a position. Abstentions are not counted at all.

 

The MSS encourages students with lived experience of discrimination and from underrepresented groups in medicine to apply.

LIST OF CANDIDATES

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

 

GENERAL COUNCIL 

 

CLASS COUNCILS

All council member candidates should save the evening of April 9th for a council meeting, and the weekend of May 24-26 for the annual SPRING RETREAT.

MSS Executive Positions:

  • MSS Executive President
    • Please save the following upcoming full days for your MSS duties out of town: April 11-15, April 27-28
  • MSS Executive Vice-President and Corporate Affairs
  • MSS Vice-President Finance
  • MSS Vice-President Internal
  • MSS Secretary
  • MSS Vice-President Social (2)
  • MSS Vice-President External Canada
    • Please save the following upcoming full days for your MSS duties out of town: April 11-15.
  • MSS Vice-President External Quebec
    • Please save the following upcoming full days for your MSS duties out of town: April 27-28.
  • MSS Vice-President Medical Education
    • Please save the following upcoming full days for your MSS duties out of town: April 11-15, April 27-28.
  • MSS Vice-President Global Health Senior
    • Please save the following upcoming full days for your MSS duties out of town: April 11-15.
  • MSS Vice-President Wellness

 

MSS General Council Positions:

  • Med 2, Med 3, and Med 4 Class President
  • Med 2, Med 3, and Med 4 Class Treasurer
  • Med 2, Med 3, and Med 4 Class Representatives (2 per cohort)
  • Gatineau Representative
  • Medicine Senator
  • Student Space Officer
  • Information Technologies Officer
  • GAAC Officer
    • Please save the following upcoming full days for your MSS duties out of town: April 11-15, April 27-28
  • SSMU Representative

 

Please note that all the available positions are in fact part of the MSS General Council, which is composed of the MSS Executive Council, the six Officers, and the four Class Councils.