2020 election results are in!

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Katherine Bradshaw
Communications and Media Relations Manager
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 09:00

2020 Elections results are in, with a voter turnout of 12.2%!

We'd like to thank all the candidates for your time, energy, passion and dedication to students. No matter the results, your efforts did not go unnoticed and we hope you all find opportunities to continue to improve student life here at Waterloo. Your voices are important. Read on for the ones who will represent you, Warriors!

WUSA Executive

President

Abbie SimpsonAbbie Simpson: 2354 (73.8%)
Stanley Wong: : 534 (16.7%)
Kevin McGuire: 300 (9.4%)

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 1595
Eligible voters: 33764
Votes cast: 3188
Declines: 137

9.85% of students voted in this ballot.

Round 1:

Candidate First pick Second pick Third pick
Abbie Simpson 2354 305 243
Stanley Wong 534 809 584
Kevin McGuire 300 689 856

Vice President Operations & Finance

Alana GuevaraAlana Guevara

  • Yes: 2488 (85.59%)
  • No: 269 (9.25%)
  • Declines: 150 (5.16%)

Eligible Voters: 33764
Number of Voters: 2907 

8.61% of students voted in this ballot.

Vice President Education 

Megan TownMegan Town

  • Yes: 2423 (85.53%)
  • No: 316 (11.15%)
  • Declines: 94 (3.32%)

Eligible Voters: 33764
Number of Voters: 2833 

8.39% of students voted in this ballot

Vice President Student Life

Nada AbouelnagaNada Abouelnaga: 1754 (60.95%
Ian Tan: 743.0 (25.82%)
Zihui Qin: 104.0 (3.61%)
Manas Suri: 277.0 (9.62%)

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 1440
Eligible voters: 33764
Votes cast: 2878
Declines: 126

8.90% of students voted in this ballot.

Candidate  First pick Second pick Third pick Fourth pick
Nada Abouelnaga 1754 375 176 150
Ian Tan 743 773 213 101
Zihui Qin 104 182 364 677
Manas Suri 277 307 546 312

Round 1:

Candidate  Number of votes
Nada Abouelnaga 1754
Ian Tan 743
Zihui Qin 104
Manas Suri 277

Quota exceeded by Nada Abouelnaga. Candidate elected Nada Abouelnaga.

Students' Council

Applied Health Sciences

Marie Jolicoeur-Becotte

  • Yes: 210 (79.85%)
  • No: 37 (14.07%)
  • Declines: 16 (6.08%)

Eligible Voters: 2625
Number of Voters: 263 (10.02%)

Aiman Fatima 

  • Yes: 246 (86.62%) 
  • No: 24 (8.45%)
  • Declines: 14 (4.93%)

Eligible Voters: 2625
Number of Voters: 284 (10.82%)

Arts

Vidyut Ghuwalewala 

  • Yes: 403 (78.56%)
  • No: 78 (15.21%)
  • Declines: 32 (6.24%)

Eligible Voters: 7111
Number of Voters: 513 (7.21%)

Jaineet Singh 

  • Yes: 373 (70.11%)
  • No: 122 (22.93%)
  • Declines: 37 (6.96%)

Eligible Voters: 7111
Number of Voters: 532 (7.48%)

Engineering

Edward Yang: 206 (26.61%)
Angela Souza: 147 (18.99%)
Frances Hallen: 126 (16.28%)
Evelyn Gondosiswanto: 109 (14.08%)

Joseph Ma: 86 (11.11%)
Eldon Lobo: 56 (7.24%)
Chris Tan: 44 (5.68%)

Chris Tan was eliminated in the first round of STV.
Eldon Lobo was eliminated in the second round of STV.

In multiple rounds, voters whose first option was now eliminated had their second ranked option counting as their first ranked choice.  For information on ranked voting and STV, see WUSA voting processes.

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 130
Eligible voters: 8105
Votes cast: 774
Declines: 95

10.72% of students voted in this ballot.

Candidate  First pick Second pick Third pick Fourth pick Fifth pick Sixth pick Seventh pick
Edward Yang 206 99 72 44 31 32 28
Angela Souza 147 107 67 59 43 40 24
Frances Hallen 126 54 62 59 57 45 33
Evelyn Gondosiswanto 109 104 95 57 43 35 24
Joseph Ma 86 67 51 57 42 51 31
Eldon Lobo 56 41 41 57 47 50 46
Chris Tan 44 48 46 36 56 45 61

Round 1:

WUSA Students' Council - Eng Round 1

Candidate  Number of votes
Edward Yang 206
Angela Souza 147
Frances Hallen 126
Evelyn Gondosiswanto 109
Joseph Ma 86
Eldon Lobo 56
Chris Tan 44

Quota met by candidates Edward Yang and Angela Souza. Candidates elected. Excess votes are redistributed.

Round 2:

Eng Round 2

Candidate  Number of votes
Edward Yang 130
Angela Souza 129
Frances Hallen 136
Evelyn Gondosiswanto 135
Joseph Ma 95
Chris Tan 51
Eldon Lobo 59

Quota exceeded by candidates Frances Hallen and Evelyn Gondosiswanto. Candidates elected. Excess votes transferred.

Round 3:

Eng Round 3

Candidate  Number of votes
Edward Yang 130
Angela Souza 129
Frances Hallen 129
Evelyn Gondosiswanto 130
Joseph Ma 99
Eldon Lobo 61
Chris Tan 53

No candidates meet quota. Candidate Chris Tan chosen for elimination. Votes are redistributed.

Round 4:

Eng Round 4

Candidate  Number of votes
Edward Yang 130
Angela Souza 129
Frances Hallen 129
Evelyn Gondosiswanto 130
Joseph Ma 116
Eldon Lobo 79
Chris Tan 0

No candidates meet quota. Candidate Eldon Lobo chosen for elimination. Votes are redistributed.

Round 5:

Eng Round 5

Candidate  Number of votes
Edward Yang 130
Angela Souza 129
Frances Hallen 129
Evelyn Gondosiswanto 130
Joseph Ma 157
Eldon Lobo 0
Chris Tan 0

Quota exceeded by Joseph Ma. Candidate Elected Joseph Ma.

Round 6:

Eng Round 6

Candidate  Number of votes
Edward Yang 130
Angela Souza 129
Frances Hallen 129
Evelyn Gondosiswanto 130
Joseph Ma 157
Eldon Lobo 0
Chris Tan 0

Environment

Stephanie Ye-Mowe: 92 (37.40%)
Jaskaran Dhillon: 89 (36.18%)
Guy Brodsky: 65 (26.42%)

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 83
Eligible voters: 2330
Votes cast: 246
Declines: 15

11.20% of students voted in this ballot.

Candidate  First pick Second pick Third pick
Stephanie Ye-Mowe 92 56 33
Jaskaran Dhillon 89 27 70
Guy Brodsky 65 78 23

Round 1:

Candidate  Number of votes
Stephanie Ye-Mowe 92
Jaskaran Dhillon 89
Guy Brodsky 65

Quota exceeded by Stephanie Ye-Mowe and Jaskaran Dhillon. Candidates elected Stephanie Ye-Mowe and Jaskaran Dhillon.

Mathematics

Catherine Dong

  • Yes: 298 (65.78%)
  • No: 110 (24.28%)
  • Declines: 45 (9.93%)

Eligible Voters: 8105
Number of Voters: 453 (5.59%)

John Hunte

  • Yes: 352 (80.92%)
  • No: 60 (13.79%)
  • Declines: 23 (5.29%)

Eligible Voters: 8105
Number of Voters: 435 (5.37%)

Matthew Schwarze 

  • Yes: 270 (64.29%)
  • No: 114 (27.14%)
  • Declines: 36 (8.57%)

Eligible Voters: 8105
Number of Voters: 420 (5.18%)

Kanan Sharma 

  • Yes: 329 (77.78%)
  • No: 68 (16.08%)
  • Declines: 26 (6.15%)

Eligible Voters: 8105
Number of Voters: 423 (5.22%)

Mahaveer Jai Ukrani 

  • Yes: 227 (56.05%)
  • No: 133 (32.84%)
  • Declines: 45 (11.11%)

Eligible Voters: 8105
Number of Voters: 405 (5%)

Karl Zhu 

  • Yes: 358 (73.06%)
  • No: 100 (20.41%)
  • Declines: 32 (6.53%)

Eligible Voters: 8105
Number of Voters: 490 (6.05%)

Science

M. Sikandar Azam 

  • Yes: 312 (71.89%)
  • No: 88 (20.28%)
  • Declines: 34 (7.83%)

Eligible Voters: 6103
Number of Voters: 434 (7.11%)

Nick Dosen

  • Yes: 315 (80.15%)
  • No: 52 (13.23%)
  • Declines: 26 (6.62%)

Eligible Voters: 6103
Number of Voters: 393 (6.44%) 

Sumayyah Macci 

  • Yes: 287 (71.93%) 
  • No: 75 (18.80%)
  • Declines: 37 (9.27%)

Eligible Voters: 6103 
Number of Voters: 399 (6.54%)

Mokhash Parmar​​​​​​ 

  • Yes: 227 (61.85%) 
  • No: 105 (28.61%)
  • Declines: 35 (9.54%)

Eligible Voters: 6103
Number of Voters: 367 (6.01%)

Niks Roxas 

  • Yes: 299 (80.16%)
  • No: 50 (13.41%)
  • Declines: 24 (6.43%)

Eligible Voters: 6103
Number of Voters: 373 (6.11%)

Stratford Campus

Mehida Ahmed: 74 (66.67%)
Reece Mcreynolds 37 (33.33%)

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 56
Eligible voters: 623
Votes cast: 111
Declines: 3

18.30% of students voted in this ballot.

Round 1:

Candidate First pick Second pick
Mehida Ahmed 74 15
Reece Mcreynolds 37 26

Quota exceeded by Mehida Ahmed. Candidate elected Mehida Ahmed.

Waterloo Senate

Applied Health Sciences

Aiman Fatima 

  • Yes: 235 (86.08%)
  • No: 24 (8.79%)
  • Declines: 14 (5.13%)

Eligible Voters: 2625
Number of Voters: 273 (10.4%)

Arts

Robyn Clarke: 282 (58.75%)
Gunpreet Singh: 198 (41.25%)

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 241
Eligible voters: 7111
Votes cast: 480
Declines: 42

7.34% of students voted in this ballot.

Candidate  First pick Second pick
Robyn Clarke 282 120
Gunpreet Singh 198 174

Round 1:

Candidate  Number of votes
Robyn Clarke 282
Gunpreet Singh 198

Quota exceeded by Robyn Clarke. Candidate elected Robyn Clarke.

Engineering

Samuel Rubin: 303 (46.76%)
Frank Chen: 187 (28.86%
Nicole Sos: 158 (24.38%)

Nicole Sos was eliminated in the first round of STV.

In the second round, voters whose first option was now eliminated had their second ranked option counting as their first ranked choice.  For information on ranked voting and STV, see WUSA voting processes.

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 325
Eligible voters: 8105
Votes cast: 648
Declines: 99

9.22% of students voted in this ballot.

Candidate  First pick Second pick Third pick
Samuel Rubin 303 109 81
Frank Chen 187 161 85
Nicole Sos 158 110 147

Round 1:

Senate Eng Round 1

Candidate  Number of votes
Samuel Rubin 303
Frank Chen 187
Nicole Sos 158

No candidates meet quota. Candidate chosen for elimination: Nicole Sos. Votes are redistributed.

Round 2:

Senate Eng Round 2

Candidate  Number of votes
Samuel Rubin 340
Frank Chen 228
Nicole Sos 0

Quota exceeded by Samuel Rubin. Candidate elected Samuel Rubin.

Environment 

There is one Environment undergrad Senate seat for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2022), and zero candidates running. Vacant seats will remain open for a by-election after this election ends. If you’re interested in representing your faculty by filling this empty seat on UWaterloo Senate, please contact the Chief Returning Officer.

Science

Divy Kochar 

  • Yes: 267 (70.26%)
  • No: 75 (19.74%)
  • Declines: 38 (10%)

Eligible Voters: 6103
Number of Voters: 380 (6.23%)

At-large Representative 

Vidyut Ghuwalewala: 638 (30.99%)
Samer Zu'Mot: 1421 (69.01%)

Full details of this race:

Droop Quota: 1030
Eligible voters: 33728
Votes cast: 2059
Declines: 411

7.32% of students voted in this ballot.

Candidate  First pick Second pick
Samer Zu'Mot 1421 391
Vidyut Ghuwalewala 638 1010

Round 1:

Candidate  Number of votes
Samer Zu'Mot 1421
Vidyut Ghuwalewala 638

Quota exceeded by Samer Zu'Mot. Candidate elected Samer Zu'Mot.