Staff | Analysis

Only 13.2 per cent of those registered at the University of Guelph-Humber voted in the by-election to fill the remaining open Senate seat to represent the campus at Guelph university. 

A total of 380 students out of some 5,000 voted last week, electing Kayla Terceira with 110 ballots cast in her favour, or 28.9 per cent overall.

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.

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.

All the stats:

  1. Kayla Terceira 110
  2. Saffiya Lulat 100
  3. Hannah Derue 92
  4. Hooria Katal 42
  5. Emelia Maceášik 36

The Avro Post reached out for comment from the winner via email but received no response.

More details to follow.

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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