This semester, the ECA is seeking to become an accredited student association. Accreditation, a legal certification given by the Ministry of Education, establishes the ECA as the official representatives of all Engineering and Computer Science undergraduates. From the 14th to the 25th of January, you will be informed about the significance of accreditation by your elected representatives and a group of dedicated volunteers.
So what does it mean for you?
The ECA will continue to host events, finance societies and activities for students.
The ECA will maintain access to an office space, bulletin boards, and will have the right to its membership list, all of which are used to communicate with and work for you.
The leverage of an accredited ECA will provide opportunities to network and collaborate with other accredited associations on events.
As the CSU is accredited, it holds the ability to appoint students to university bodies, a privilege which is currently delegated to the ECA but not guaranteed. An accredited ECA would maintain control over representation for ENCS students within our University, as is currently the case for the other Faculty associations on campus which are accredited.
There will be polling in and outside of classrooms from January 28th to February 14th to approve accreditation of the ECA. We hope you vote yes!
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
The ECA is proud to announce the results of the Accreditation ballot count.
There were 3370 students on our list of eligible voters.
Yes votes: 1675 No votes: 60
49.7% of our students voted yes which is well above “quorum”. The official results are being sent to Quebec City and will respond within the next 45 days.
Thank you to all the volunteers, polling clerks and those who went to vote for making this happen.
The ECA will seek your support to obtain accreditation from the ministry of education in a vote scheduled from January 28th 2013 until February 14th 2013.
Polling will be held in some classes and at a voting booths in the Hall building. Students who are currently doing an internship (or are otherwise not on campus) can request a mail-in ballot, which will include return postage.
When voting, electors will place their ballot inside an unmarked envelope, to provide anonymity, which will then be placed inside a larger envelope with the elector’s name and student ID, used to verify student status. The ballot question will be as follows:
Do you agree that the Concordia Engineering and Computer Science Association S.A. (ECA) becomes accredited to represent undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science students at the faculty level in accordance with An Act Respecting the Accreditation and Financing of Students’ Associations R.S.Q.,c. A-3.01?
The full procedure can be found in the resolution passed by our board of directors, which is here. For those interested, the accreditation act is available here.
For any further queries about the ECA’s accreditation, or to request a mail-in ballot, please e-mail Shan Wain, Accreditation Chief Electoral Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.