2014 Election Candidates

The RESS election will take place on Tuesday March 18, 2014 ? voting process TBD. For students on co-op or those that can not make it to the lounge can still vote.

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2013 Election Results

Firstly, thank you all for coming down to vote! We had a record breaking 105 ballots cast! Below are the results of the?election.


Jason Whitelaw 97
No-confidence 3
Vice President Academic*
Brad Lulik 50
Dan Hebert 49
No-confidence 3
Vice President Communications
David Crossman 101
No-confidence 3
Vice-President Social

Austin Meldrum 99
No-confidence 3
Vice-President Finance
Justin Rumpel 95
No-confidence 6
Vice-President Student Associations
Matt Cooke 94
No-confidence 6
Vice-President Professional Affairs
Brayden Willenborg 92
No-confidence 3
Student Life Directors
Shelby Benko 64
Seth Hunt 42
Lindsey Petersen 38
Dylan Edgar 28
No-confidence 5
Industry Relations Director
Nicole Barber 94
No-confidence 5
Publications Director
Eva Rennie 100
No-confidence 2
Stores Director
Magda Seitz 101
No-confidence 4
*Subject to recount

Elections 2013

The RESS election will take place on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Voting will be by paper ballot in the RESS lounge ED127. For students on co-op or those that can not make it to the lounge can still vote via urcourses – process TBD.
President – Jason Whitelaw

VP Academic – Dan Hebert, Brad Lulik
VP Communications – David Crossman
VP Professional Affairs – Brayden Willenborg
VP Finance – Justin Rumpel
VP Student Associations – Matt Cooke
VP Social – Austin Meldrum

Publication’s Director – Eva Rennie
Stores Director – Magda Seitz
Student Life Director – Seth Hunt, Lindsey Petersen, Dylan Edgar, Shelby Benko
Industry Relations Director – Nicole Barber
Lounge Director – Vacant
Charity Director – Vacant

Candidate Profiles

Seth Hunt – Student Life Director

My name is Seth Hunt and I am in my third year of the Industrial Systems program. Before I decided to pursue an engineering degree, I was in the business faculty. After studying business for two years, I realized that the subject matter was not holding my interest,so I started looking for other options and this lead me to make the switch to engineering. I am very satisfied with my decision and find that the engineering faculty is challenging but it is also very rewarding. I have met some amazing people in this faculty that have made it interesting and fun to go to classes and labs everyday.

I am running for one of the Student Life Director positions for 2013-2014. If elected to this position, I?will work to increase the level of student involvement in the engineering faculty. I have noticed?due to?many factors?that the student involvement is relatively low, and thus there is a lot of room for?improvement in this area. I believe it is important that engineering students are involved within their ?faculty and attend events, as it helps build important relationships with fellow students. These ?interactions will prove to be beneficial both during and after university.

My organization skills and ability of being able to handle multiple projects at once will be a great asset to ?the Regina Engineering Student Society. Additionally, participating in the 2007 Lieutenant Governor?s ?Leadership Forum has allowed me to understand the importance of having strong leadership and ?teamwork qualities. Working with the other elected members, I will ensure that all RESS organized events are run smoothly so that it is an enjoyable experience for everyone.

I am a hard working and motivated individual who strives to achieve the very best. I am grateful to be nominated for the Student Life Director position and I believe it is the right choice that you, my peers, decide to vote for me on Election Day

Dylan Edgar – Student Life Director

My name is Dylan Edgar, and I’m a 2nd year engineering student running for Student Life
director. This position replaced the I^3 and Competitions Directors previously within the council. Being a?Student Life Director entails the following:

Promote the ideals of engineering and RESS among students
Encourage RESS members to participate in RESS social events
Responsible for helping plan FROSH, REC, Engineering Week and Beer in the Lounge.
Being active in planning all RESS events
Assisting the VP Social and Student Affairs to carry out tasks assigned to them.

My goal with running this position is to help maintain the replaced positions benefits while
removing the downsides and drama that was attached to the positions last year, including lack of?commitment and unfair workloads. I vow to be committed and organized with all aspects, along with?helping the council in all activities required. On top of this, as someone who spends a large amount of?time in the lounge and communicating with previous and, hopefully, current council members, emergency?activities requiring help at last minute will not be a problem as I have clear communication and would?allow for a relatively easy transition into the council. I have been involved in many RESS events in the
past, and I will help to continue Frosh and engineering week?s previous legacy as enjoyable experiences, as?well as remedying the unfortunate mishap that accompanied REC?s last minute organization last year.

My goal is to bring more people into RESS sponsored events, along with attempting to make?these events even better. I will be constantly involved within the council, I will listen to recommendations?on fixing/making events a more enjoyable experience, and I will be sure to be involved myself in as many?events as possible as I have in the past.

Your vote will lead to a committed, involved individual, who will listen to all ideas presented to?him, along with making the events bigger and better than ever.

Vote for me.

Magda Seitz – Stores Director

My name is Magda Seitz and am presently in my second year of Industrial Systems Engineering. For?the 2013-2014 RESS Council, I am running for the position of Stores Director. This will be my first year?of involvement with the Council and I am very excited to maintain the level of excellence displayed by?previous Stores Directors as well as implement some improvements.

My goal as Stores Director is to update some of the merchandise stocked by the RESS and make it more?appealing to the student body, thus boosting sales. As well I would like to better uphold the duties of?Stores Director, and put a genuine effort into running a merchandise kiosk at engineering events.

I am pleased to have been nominated for the position of Stores Director and hope to uphold the?standard of ethics and quality maintained by the RESS in the coming year. I hope to prove myself as an?asset to this organization for this term as well as others.

RESS General Election Results

Congratulations to the candidates elected for the 2012-2013 RESS Executive!!


President – Kyle Smyth

VP Academic – Danny Hebert

VP Communications – David Crossman

VP Finance – Kaylee Puchala

VP Professional Affairs – Jason Whitelaw

VP Social – Austin Meldrum

VP Student Associations – Syd Dreger

Competitions Director – Nicholas Phongsavath

I^3 Director – Justin Rumpel

Charity Director – Osiyale Oluwadamilola

Industry Relations Director – Nicole Barber

Stores Director – Brad Lulik

Lounge Director – Alison Dolter

Publications Director – Kelsey Walker

International Students Director – Tamunomeiokumibim Tolofari


2012 – 2013 Regina Engineering Students’ Society General Election!!

Good day Engineering Students!

Follow the link below to vote for your 2012 – 2013 RESS Executive and be a part of this very important democratic process!!


If you have any questions about the ballot or the election in general please email the Chief Returning Officer, Garrett Genge, at president@uofrengineering.com.

Election Results

The election results are in and here are your 2010 -2011 council:

President Stephanie Campbell
VP Student Associations Garrett Genge
VP Finance Johnny Desnoyers Stewart
VP Professional Affairs Carmen Bogdan
VP Academic Garret Sliva
VP Social Jordan Padbury
VP Communications Jason Wist
Lounge Director Megan Spence
Publications Director Kyle Smyth
I^3 Dan Hebert
Stores Director Alyssa Stoeck
Charity Director Matthew Cooke
Photos Director Kaylee Puchala

2010 council elections

Nomination forms will be available in the lounge. All positions are open and everybody is encouraged to get involved. If you have any questions about the positions check out our website or talk to a current RESS council member.
Good luck to everybody who is running!!!

Call for Nominations
Due to complications with voting the RESS elections will be move its elections to March 17th and 18th.
Nominations are once again open for all positions.

FYC election/ By-election September 24th

First Year Council (FYC) elections and a by-election for Charity Director will take place Thursday September 24th.

Charity Director is in charge of running Pie in the Eye during engineering week in March
Votes for Charity Director can be cast on Thursday September 24th, in the engineering lounge (ED 127).

FYC Chair shall be responsible for FYC, and notify the RESS of first year concerns
FYC Events shall organize event for the First Year
FYC Communications shall help with RESS charity events, along with notify the first year class about RESS and FYC events
FYC election will take place in the Ed auditorium during ENGG 123 at 3:35

If you have any questions or would like to run for a position stop by the lounge. Nominations forms are available for all
As a reminder all nomination forms are due by Tuesday at 5:00

Congratulations to our winners:
Charity Director: Garrett Genge
FYC Chair: Matthew Cooke
FYC Events: Daye Alfred
FYC Communications: Dan Hebert

Election Results

Here is your 2009-2010 RESS Council:

President: Matt Steen

VP Academic: Stephanie Campbell

VP Finance:?Ariele Chow: 92 ?(John Desnoyer-Stewart: 49)

VP Communications: Kaylee Puchala

VP Professional:?Sherron Campbell: 101 (Micheal Tymiak: 38)

VP Social: Jordan Padbury

VP Student Associations: Jamie Kilkenny

Publications Director: Carmen Bogdan

Stores Director: Alyssa Stoeck

Lounge Director:?Megan Spence: 76?(Garrett Genge: 69)

Photos Director: Jason Wist

Alumni Representative: Connor Wright

I^3 Director: Michael Fabrik

Total Voters: 164

Call for Council Nominations

Elections are coming up and the RESS is calling for nominations for council positions.

Those who are interested in running should print a form off the website under “Policy & Forms” and have 10 of your fellow undergraduate engineering students endorse you by signing your paper. Forms are to be returned to the office in the lounge in ED127 by Monday, March 15.

Please note that if you sign someone’s nomination form, you cannot sign another form for the same position. You may sign a maximum of ONE form per position.

Any questions/comments can be directed to Ariele Chow at communications[at]uofrengineering.com.