Concordia’s business school of is holding elections for the leadership of its student association. The Commerce and Administration Students’ Association has 11 executive positions open, and polls will open on March 3 to March 5.
Most positions are uncontested, except for President and VP Internal.
Presidential candidate and administration major Adam Gold said that his main goal is to “tackle student apathy.”
“As it stands right now, the majority of JMSB students will coast through their three years without even knowing what CASA is.”
Gold is currently the president of the John Molson Sports Marketing Committee, was VP logistics for the committee in 2006-2007 and was voted as CASA’s volunteer of the Year in 2005-2006.
His opponent, Maraem Al-Naseri, is also concerned about the disconnect between CASA and business students. She plans to address this by creating “free and accessible information sessions.”
“I want to open the doors to all JMSB students by allowing them to first get to know us, within CASA, to build a relationship, a bond, a community,” she said. Al-Naseri is currently the VP Finance for CASA Cares, a fundraising and non-for-profit committee under CASA. She is heavily involved with the annual CASA fashion show.
The Arts and Science Federation of Associations held its annual elections last week. All 10 candidates, running unopposed, were elected. Voter turnout was higher than normal with over 1,000 votes cast.
A sole by-law referendum question also passed.