Tag: Alexei Simakov

SSMU electoral reform

Restructuring SSMU: Electoral reform

Of the many problems afflicting the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) today, the most pressing is a broken electoral system. Much attention has been focused on the “intensely negative online culture,” and suggestions such as vesting the Chief Electoral Officer with greater powers or limiting use of social media[Read More…]

Editorial: Unmoderated online culture has become unsustainable in SSMU elections

Candidates for any elected position may anticipate mudslinging, as it is part and parcel of any campaigning process; however, harassment to the point of dropping out is unacceptable, especially at the student level. This harassment does not necessarily take place between campaign teams—it plays out in online forums where anyone,[Read More…]

SSMU VP Internal profile: Alexei Simakov

Alexei Simakov is a U4 International Development Studies student running uncontested for the position of Vice-President (VP) Internal of the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU).  Equity, inclusivity, and accessibility With regards to overseeing and implementing equity and inclusivity at SSMU related events, Simakov believes that current efforts by SSMU[Read More…]

Céleste Pagniello withdraws from SSMU VP Internal race

On Nov. 11 the Elections Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) announced via e-mail that Céleste Pagniello, a candidate for the vacant vice-president (VP) internal position, has withdrawn her candidacy. The e-mail included a written statement from Pagniello citing threats as her reason for withdrawing. “Due to personal attacks and[Read More…]

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