Spring Election 2016


Member of the University of Toronto community

Election Process

In order to run in this election, there is a 2-step process that you must go through:

  1. Executive Application – You must complete the Executive Application in order to request for candidacy during this election. In this application, you will be asked to choose your primary and secondary desired position. In the case that you are not elected for the primary position, though not mandatory, you have the opportunity to run again for the second position. The Executive Application is due on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 10 p.m 
  2. Speech – You must show up on the election day (Friday, March 18, 2016 from 5pm – 7pm at SS1086) and make a speech in front of the UTFOLD audience. If you fail to show up on election day, you will be automatically disqualified from the election. As for the structure of a speech, it usually consists of a self-intro, your qualifications, goals and platform for the club if elected, and anything else that you feel will impress your audience all under the time limit of 2 minutes. Remember your audience consists of active UTFOLD members, current executives, and coordinators.

Description of All Open Executive Positions

President (1)

i. shall organize and hold meetings for the committee
ii. shall represent UTFOLD and act as primary liaison to external organizations
iii. shall keep UTFOLD committee aware of all opportunities and events
iv. shall work with the Treasurer to co-manage financial accounts for the committee v. shall work with the Secretary to co-manage the membership list
vi. shall issue club official statements and letters when the need arises
vii. shall take responsibility for booking event locations
viii. shall oversee all coordinators who are non-elected leaders within the club

Vice President external (1)

i. shall represent UTFOLD and act as liaison to external organizations, including, but not limited to, club sponsors, staff and faculty, other schools, hospitals and community centers
ii. shall manage the event logistics and task distribution for all UTFOLD off-campus events iii. shall manage sponsorship activities and establish sponsorship relationships where feasible

Vice President Internal (1)

i. shall take charge of new member recruitment via club promotion and events
ii. shall keep the UTFOLD executive committee up-to-date with all internal opportunities and events
iii. shall manage the event logistics and task distribution for all UTFOLD on-campus events
iv. shall manage fundraising activities with the Treasurer

Secretary (1)

i. shall keep the paperwork of the committee in order, including taking minutes at executive meetings and any administrative duties, such as filling out all club-related applications and documentations P A G E 3
ii. shall manage the UTFOLD membership list and members’ contact information with the President

Webmaster/Director of Communications (1)
i. shall maintain and update the UTFOLD website, Flicker, Twitter, and Facebook group to facilitate effective communication between the executive committee and the general club members
ii. shall manage the listserv and send out regular email communications to members
iii. shall work closely with the Director of Art to increase club’s online visibility and co-produce all online promotional related materials

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ut.fold@gmail.com

The date of the UTFOLD Spring 2016 Election is set on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5p.m, SS1086. Best of luck to all those who are seeking candidacy in this election!