The results are in
Meet the new SAMRU
A new group of executives has been chosen to lead the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University, and Sadiq Valliani is at the helm as president.
This year’s election saw a total of 1,748 ballots cast, up from last year by 215 ballots. The amount of ballots cast comprised about 15.5 per cent of eligible voters at Mount Royal University.
Valliani, an accounting student, won against Alex Hardie by 400 votes, receiving 1,021 votes in total.
“I’m feeling ecstatic,” said Valliani. “I’m feeling very tired, so it’s hard to feel very much emotion now, but I’m sure that after a couple hours of sleep — when it hits me — I’ll feel a little bit better. For now, I feel absolutely phenomenal.”
Re-filling the position of vice president student university affairs is Addie Asuchak, a bachelor of science student who won with 786 votes, beating William Conner by only 132 votes.
The position of vice-president student external affairs was won by Missy Chareka, a psychology student, with a total of 772 votes. She beat Jesse Beaudin by about 200 votes.
The position of vice-president student academic affairs went to Tristan Smyth, with a vote of 626 against two other contenders, Colin Bradley and Christopher McKim. Smyth won by a 150-vote difference.
“We’ve set up ten major pri- orities of things that we’re go- ing to make happen on campus,” Valliani said, when asked what is one of the first things he plans to implement as president. “It’s not a matter of what’s coming first, but a matter of getting all the moving pieces together to make it happen.”
The candidates for student council governors — Bushra H., Gautam Verma, Rhett Butler McLeod and Seija Roggeveen — were all elected.
“I just want to say thank you to all the students,” Valliani said, “It’s easy to say that I’m the president elect, but it’s tough to truly thank everyone who made this happen.”