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Four new councillors will be initiated and an experienced one will change seats as the King’s Students’ Union council sits Sunday.


[box type=”info”]Correction: The King’s Students’ Union council has 15 members, not 12. This figure includes the KSU executive.[/box]
Four new councillors will be initiated and an experienced one will change seats as the King’s Students’ Union council sits Sunday.

Councillor profiles:
Kevin Brown (Science)
Gabriel Goodman (First year)
Braeden Jones (Member-at-large)
Haydn Watters (Journalism)
Amelia Wilding (Arts)

Kevin Brown, Gabriel Goodman, Braeden Jones, Haydn Watters and Amelia Wilding will complete the 15-person council, which has met twice so far this year.
Jones will sit as member-at-large after serving as Chair of Bays last year.
The new councillors’ debut comes after a poorly attended election Oct. 3 and 4. In the journalism and science races, voters barely made quorum. On Oct. 4, pleas were made on both Facebook and Twitter to students in both streams who had not yet voted.
According to the election results, 364 of the more than a thousand King’s students voted.

By David J. Shuman

David is a second-year journalism student at King's, is engagement/news editor of The Watch, and a copy editor of The Pigeon. He writes on student politics, campus happenings, and school news. 

5 replies on “Fresh faces”

FYI: There are 15 members of Council: the five Executives have seats, the five who were elected, plus two Day Students reps, a Residence rep, and two Board of Governors Rep

I think we need to put “poorly tended” into context. 364 isn’t that abnormal compared to our past turnouts, and is quite high percentage wise compared to other Unions.

Indeed. 364 is 30%, which is impressively high compared to other unions. Last year’s Executive election, which had a relatively high turnout as I recall, was 33%.

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