U of T Canadian Politics Society
University of Toronto Canadian Politics Society

First Year Representative

Join the executive team.

Thank you for your interest in joining our organization as our First Year Representative!

Elections will be held at our Annual General Meeting on September 16, 2019 for the following position for the upcoming school year (September 2019-May 2020). Feel free to email us at uoftcanpol@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Below is a description of the role and its responsibilities and how to run in the election.


First Year Representative

Election procedure

To run as a candidate for the First Year Representative position, you must email your full name (first + last) and student number to uoftcanpol@gmail.com by 7:59 pm on September 16 with the subject line “First Year Representative Candidate”.

At the Annual General Meeting on September 16, you will be asked to present a short speech (1 minute maximum—this will be enforced) to the members.

If you have class during the Annual General Meeting and are unable to attend, please notify us at uoftcanpol@gmail.com as soon as possible. In order to run, you must email us a video of you presenting your speech (1 minute maximum) by 11:59 pm on September 15. No special effects/titles/editing will be permitted in the video. If your video does not meet these specifications, you will be disqualified from the running.

Position description


  • Represent the interests of first year members of the Canadian Politics Society on the executive team

  • Assist with social media responsibilities as needed, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

  • Assist with planning and execution of events

  • Compile a list of relevant Canadian politics news and develop a monthly summary to distribute to members via Facebook and email newsletter


  • Approximately 1 hour/week (will vary week-to-week depending on whether there is an upcoming event or not)

  • Recommended attendance at all club events

Suggested Qualifications/Assets

  • Strong interest in politics suggested; a specific interest in Canadian politics is an asset

  • Must be highly organized, enthusiastic, and responsible