2019/20 Education Students’ Association Nominations and Election


An online election will take place between 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, September 24 to midnight on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at amsvoting.as.it.ubc.ca.

All 2019/20 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 2019/20 BEd program year. It is an opportunity to represent the BEd student body and enhance their experience of this life-changing year ahead.

Submit a self-nomination online or by paper form available for pick up in the TEO. Each submission must be backed by the support of at least four current BEd teacher candidates.

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:

Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:45 p.m.

Candidates’ presentations: Monday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Campaign: Monday, September 16 – Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Online elections: September 24-26, 2019
Orientation meeting for elected ESA members: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Campaign Speeches and Presentations

Monday, September 16 & Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe Room 202

There are two times to each present yourself to any of the student body who attends. You will have the opportunity to give a short (three-minute) campaign speech 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 28, 2019. 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 27. Your accountability in removing your own materials is appreciated.

For All Candidates

For the ballot, please send bette.shippam@ubc.ca a headshot and a brief bio (six sentences) no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019. We hope to also put these up on the digital signage posted in Scarfe and Ponderosa. (Apologies that the timelines are tight!)

ESA Election

Opens on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. and remains open for voting until Thursday, September 26 at 11:59 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 and Middle Years positions. The entire BEd student body has the opportunity to vote for the Secondary 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

Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Scarfe 200

The meeting will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. as there is much information to cover. Dan Northgraves, the outgoing ESA council president 2018/19, will co-present the orientation with TEO program coordinator Bette Shippam.

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.