YGSE Elections


2023/2024 Academic Year

Elections are underway for the following positions (all other positions will be elected in the Fall):

  • PhD co-chair
  • MEd co-chair
  • Chief Returning Officer (CRO).

All graduate students enrolled in the 2023-2024 term are eligible to nominate themselves for any of these positions.

The nomination period is from March 19 -28, the campaign period is from March 29 - April 5 and election dates are April 6 & 7. To nominate yourself, use this link. All you need to do is write a brief rationale explaining why you are suited for the position and upload a headshot. You may also upload an election poster.

Description of positions:

  • PhD co-chair (1 position)- Chair YGSE meetings, attend Graduate Executive and Assembly meetings, serve as a liaison between PhD students and the Faculty of Education.
  • MEd co-chair (1 position)- Chair YGSE meetings, attend Graduate Executive and Assembly meetings, serve as a liaison between MEd students and the Faculty of Education.
  • Chief Returning Officer (1 position)- Organizing and verifying election and its process. About 5hrs/week during election periods.

Please consult our council positions and responsibilities page and our constitution.

Please reach out to the CRO, Chunlei(chunleil@yorku.ca), should you have any questions or concerns.

2022/2023 Academic Year

Please consult our Council Positions page for details about each position.

Open Positions

There are currently 2 open positions.

  • MEd Representative
  • Indigenous student representative for Hiring Committee

Indigenous Student Representative - Hiring Committee

The hiring committee is looking for an Indigenous-identifying student from the Faculty of Education to work on the committee this year along. Please see below for responsibilities. To nominate yourself, please use our Contact the YGSE form.


The successful candidate will serve on the Hiring Committee for this year. This will involve:

i) Attending Faculty of Education Hiring Committee meetings. These meetings are
ii) Reading applications, interviewing candidates, attending colloquia and deliberations
of potential faculty members.
iii) Completing the Unconscious Bias/Affirmative Action training by Polaris.


Masters (1 position)

Masters’ reps are responsible for: 

  1. The Masters’ Representative represents the interests of masters students 
  2. Preparing an initial survey in October that outlines students' concerns and visions at York that YGSE should attend to in the upcoming year. Creating a report for YGSE members. 
  3. Holding at least 1 town hall meeting that responds to issues that emerge within the year. This could be in liaison with other interested parties such as the equity committee. Creating a report on town hall meetings. 
  4. Communicating student concerns and feedback (from surveys, town halls, and general communication) with YGSE members, particularly with the equity committee, members on councils, and representative positions (CUPE, YUGSA) to ensure that students' concerns are heard within the faculty and the university. 
  5. Researching and reporting on issues that are of concern to the students. 
  6. Presenting a brief presentation about the YGSE and YGSE initiatives in at least 2 graduate classes per semester with the approval of the professor.