Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Why was two-factor authentication required for the vote?

Two-factor authentication is used for security and validation purposes.

Two-factor authentication provides a second level of security for your Ryerson account. In addition to your password, a time-limited code is required to log in. That way, even if someone steals your password, they may be prevented from hijacking your account when it’s protected by two-factor.

Codes are generated by devices you have with you. The device can be a mobile phone, a universal second factor (U2F) security key or a one-time verification (OTV) code generator.

When can I vote?

The selection process will take place on Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th.

How do I vote?

You will be sent a link to your Ryerson email address to access the voting platform.

Online voting will open on Wednesday, March 4th at 9am and close Thursday, March 5th at 11:59pm.

If you prefer to vote in person, polling stations will be set up on campus on Wednesday, March 4th from 9am-5pm and Thursday, March 5th from 9am-5pm.

When will the election results be shared?

Election results will be shared the morning of Friday, March 6th once all parties have been notified.

When is the campaign period?

The campaign period will run from Monday, February 24th to Thursday, March 5th.

How were the proposals evaluated?

The proposals were evaluated by the Student Government Process Committee using a rubric. The rubric can be accessed here.

How were the members of the Student Government Process Committee selected?

The committee members represent a diversity of perspectives from across the Ryerson campus community and have all demonstrated a strong commitment to student leadership. They have significant experience as student leaders, engaged community members, or as elected student representatives.

What is the role of the Student Government Process Committee?

The committee will provide support to the LPO and Process Manager in implementing the election, and make decisions related to:

  • Establishing and administering the process and rules of the student government structure selection process. This includes, but will not be limited to:
    • Key election format details: Dates, quorum, victory threshold, method of balloting;
    • Campaigning guidelines;
    • Spending limits for campaigns;
    • Procedure for complaints; and
    • Penalties for infractions of established rules.
  • Ensuring that students have a clear and coherent choice in their selection, that allows for all students to be represented;
  • Determining the eligibility of all groups that present themselves as candidates;
  • Explaining the voting procedure and providing the resources required to conduct the selection process; 
  • Ensuring transparency and public access of all campaign expenses for candidate groups;
  • Reviewing spending reports from the campaigns, and processing reimbursement for campaign expenses; and
  • Hearing complaints and levying penalties for infractions of the established rules of the election.

    All members must be impartial parties and refrain from voting in the selection process, supporting candidates directly or indirectly, or participating in the election in any form.
What is the role of the Process Manager?

The Process Manager:

  • Provides instructions as outlined by the LPO on the nomination, campaign, and voting process;
  • Provides guidance to interested students on the completion of nomination submissions; 
  • Coordinates the distribution of information about the selection process;
  • Organizes information sessions regarding the nomination and voting process;
  • Explains the voting procedure and provides the resources needed to conduct the voting process;
  • Ensures transparency and public access of all campaign expenses for student representative groups; and
  • Maintains the list of eligible student voters.
What is the role of the Lead Processing Officer (LPO)?

The Lead Process (LPO): 

  • Chairs the Selection Process Committee and provides guidance to ensure it fulfills all aspects of its mandate;
  • Facilitates an information session for potential student representatives before the nomination period has concluded;
  • Facilitates a mandatory information session for all student representatives after the nomination period has concluded;
  • Verifies the results of online voting; and 
  • Reports the election results to the Ryerson community, including the number of votes received by each proposed student government structure.