2021/22 Education Students’ Association Nominations and Election

Online Election:

Opens: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
Closes: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Vote here: amsvoting.as.it.ubc.ca

All 2021/22 BEd teacher candidates are eligible to vote for BEd program representatives from the Elementary & Middle Years and Secondary options.

Teacher candidates can nominate themselves to the Education Students’ Association (ESA) for the 2021/22 BEd program year. It is an opportunity to represent the BEd student body and enhance their experience of this life-changing year ahead.

Council executive positions include:

  • president,
  • director of internal affairs,
  • director of external affairs,
  • director of administration,
  • director of finance,
  • communications coordinator,
  • academic coordinator,
  • ESA ombudsperson,
  • ESA AMS representative, and
  • various other committee chairperson roles/membership including grad coordinator, social coordinator, sales coordinator, athletics coordinator, NITEP representative, and WKTEP representative.

Total of 12 representatives: six representatives for Elementary & Middle Years and six representatives for Secondary.

No specific position needs to be declared at this point. Positions are elected by council members at the orientation meeting.

Nominate yourself to ESA Council

Important Dates:

  • Nomination deadline: Friday, September 17, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. PT
  • Candidate campaign speeches: Monday, September 20, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Scarfe 207
  • Online election: September 22-24, 2021
  • Orientation meeting for elected ESA members: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m., Scarfe 207

Campaign Meet and Greet

Monday, September 20, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Scarfe 207

You will have the opportunity to give a brief (three-minute) campaign presentation to provide information about why you are running for the ESA and what you feel you will be able to contribute.

Please confirm to Bette Shippam at bette.shippam@ubc.ca that you will do a presentation.

Campaign Materials

Campaign posters (8.5″ X 11″) can be placed throughout Scarfe between the time of nominations opening and Friday, September 24, 2021. Please create campaign posters (with your photo, brief bio/why you are running, etc.) and place them where you believe will attract BEd teacher candidates’ attention. Materials must be taken down following the election on Friday, September 24. Your accountability in removing your own materials is appreciated.

Headshot and Bio

For the ballot, please send bette.shippam@ubc.ca a headshot and a brief bio (six sentences) no later than 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19. (Apologies that the timelines are tight!)

ESA Election

Opens on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and remains open for voting until Friday, September 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. The voting is held on an online platform provided by the AMS.

The ESA election will be for six secondary positions and six elementary & middle years positions. The entire BEd student body has the opportunity to vote for the student representatives (both elementary & middle years and secondary options vote).

The TEO will send all teacher candidates the online voting link by email. It can also be found on the AMS elections website.

ESA Orientation Meeting

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Scarfe 207

The elected council members will elect their executive positions at this orientation meeting.


WKTEP teacher candidates hold a separate election where a BEd peer is elected to represent them for the year. This occurs on the WKTEP campus in Nelson. For more information, please consult with the WKTEP program coordinator.