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Fourth year psychology student Kayla Terceira, who campaigned on a platform of experienced leadership and integrity, won the Guelph Senate by-election for the one remaining seat to represent the University of Guelph-Humber, announced officials on Friday.

She beat out student advocate Hannah Derue, IGNITE Board of Directors member Saffiya Lulat, Emelia Maceášik and the largely unknown Hooria Katal.

In a statement put online, Ms. Terceira thanked her supporters and noted the “ferocity and passion” of her competitors.

It is unclear what the final tally of votes were, but The Avro Post has reached out to the University of Guelph Senate secretariat for more clarification on the final results.

More on Terceira: Interview

Former candidate Ms. Derue gave a statement on her campaign page congratulating Terceira and said she looks forward to “collaboration with the Senate team in future endeavours” and will “continue to advocate for improving accessibility and transparency.”

Terceira joins Dalton Beseau, Dilshan Jayasingh and Genevieve Samlal as part of the four-student team representing Guelph-Humber on the Guelph Senate. The three were acclaimed without being elected last spring, as only the three ran for four seats.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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