Election Process

Local Elections

CAPSI UBC is now accepting applications for the Junior Representative position. The applicant must be a first year student.

The Junior Representative position will be a 16 month commitment (December 2017 – March 2019), followed by a transition into the Senior Representative after the March 2019 elections provided the Junior Representative passes a vote of confidence.

The Senior Representative position will be a 12 month commitment (April 2019 – March 2020).

If you would like further details regarding the position, please contact your Senior or Junior CAPSI Representative. You may also consult the summary of portfolio descriptions on the website: http://capsiubc.com/positions

The election will be held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting on Monday November 27 in room PHRM 1201 at 5:30 PM.

Interested applicants are required to:

  • Fill out this application form: https://goo.gl/forms/UrbsWjfkMI9TnYOC3
  • Print a nomination form and obtain signatures from two CAPSI General Student Members and submit to the Senior Representative: Nomination Form
  • Prepare and deliver a one-minute speech
  • Respond to two pre-determined questions from the outgoing member of council

Candidate applications are due on November 24th, 2017 by 5:00PM PST. Late applications will not be accepted. 


National Elections

Congratulations on your decision to become a candidate for a position on CAPSI National. Outlined below are instructions that applicants are recommended to follow to ensure a full understanding of the position and the submission of a complete elections package.

  • Review the CAPSI Operating Manual, paying appropriate attention to the position portfolio you are running for and the elections procedure. The most recent version of the CAPSI Operating Manual can be located on the CAPSI website.
  • Review the goals of the current position holder on the CAPSI website. If you are a candidate for the IPSF Liaison, President Elect, or Vice President Communications, it is recommended that you review the goals for each position.
  • Contact your local representatives to alert them of your intentions to run for the position. Direct any questions related to the election process or related to CAPSI as a whole to the CAPSI National Executive Secretary or your local representative.
  • Contact the current position holder in order to ask questions, obtain position specifics, and gain insight and understanding into short and long-term goals for the position. If you are a candidate for the IPSF Liaison, President Elect, or Vice President Communications, it is recommended that you contact each position holder.
  • Print a Nomination Form and obtain signatures from three CAPSI members. This form is attached at the bottom of this page.
  • Print a Confidentiality Form, sign it, and obtain the signature of your local representative. This form is attached at the bottom of this page.
  • Prepare the following pieces:
    • Letter of Intent: A letter of intent should indicate the candidate’s qualifications for the position, reasons for seeking the position, and position goals of the nominee. The letter of intent should be no longer than one page single sided, in Times New Roman, size 12 font, and 1 inch margins all the way around. Any additional pages will not be recognized. The letter of intent will be posted on the Member’s Only Portal.
    • Resume: The resume should be no longer than two pages single sided in Times New Roman, size 12 font, and 1 inch margins all the way around. References are not required. Any additional pages will not be recognized.
    • Candidate Biography (optional): Maximum 250 words for display on the Member’s Only Portal. Any additional words will not be recognized.
    • Headshot Photo (optional): To be displayed on the Member`s Only Portal.
    • Portfolio (CAPSIL Editor and Webmaster Only) (optional): Portfolio containing a 1-2 page sample layout created from the applicant’s choice of software program.
  • Prepare a speech based off of your letter of intent. This will be filmed by an appointed a local representative. The candidate will be allotted one opportunity only to record their speech and questions. Three questions will be asked of the candidate following their speech. A time of five minutes shall be allotted for the candidate`s speech and one minute per question will be allotted for the candidate’s answers. Further details can be read on the Videotaping Protocol.
  • Communicate with your local representatives to ensure all documentation (resume, letter of intent, optional biography, optional headshot, optional portfolio, nomination form, and confidentiality form) and the filmed video has been submitted to the Executive Secretary.
  • Candidates are not required to be present at PDW 2018 during the elections procedure. Candidates can expect a call from the CAPSI President on the last day of PDW 2018 outlining the results of the election.

Candidate applications (all of your documentations and video) for the 2018-19 term are due to the Senior Representative (ubcsr@capsi.ca) on November 24th, 2017 by 5:00PM PST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Questions can be directed to the Executive Secretary (secretary@capsi.ca). Best of luck to all candidates!

Confidentiality Form

Nomination Form

Position Descriptions

Videotaping Protocol

Operating Manual – Updated September 2017

Checklist