Joel Springer has been elected president of the Brandon University Students' Union, and will helm the organization for the next year, according to preliminary results released today.
Springer was running unopposed, but student voters still had to approve him in a yes/no vote — he swept into office with nearly 78 per cent approval.
Rounding out the results were the election of Sandra Mutasa as external vice-president, Shaun-Michael Assiniboine as aboriginal director, Benjamin Arpin as science director, Rolan Liwana as part-time/mature/parents director, Md Alif Khan as international director, Manuel Godoy as racialised director, Rachael Wu as womens' director and Roque Lacrois as science senator.
Also, Christopher Hunt, Emily Diehl and Brady Knight were elected to the board of the directors for the student newspaper, The Quill.
Students also cast ballots in a number of referendum questions. They approved a $5-per-term levy for SUDS, the student bar, as well as the reduction in health and dental plan coverage from nine credit hours to six. However, an increase in the cost of the health and dental plan of three per cent per year was rejected.