Candidates announced for 2019 UMSU General Elections

Four slates, nine community representatives in the running

The list of candidates for the 2019 UMSU General Elections have been announced.

Among those seeking re-election are sitting UMSU president Jakob Sanderson and fellow current executives Mbuli Matshe and Sarah Bonner-Proulx.

UMSU’s relationship with the Canadian Federation of Students will likely be a point of contention between the executive slates — Sanderson recently recommended UMSU remove itself from the federation, of which fellow presidential candidate Annie Beach is an executive member.

Campaigning will begin Feb. 25 following reading week and voting will run from March 6-8. A polling booth will be set up outside of the UMSU office at 101 University Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on voting days.

Students will also be able to vote online at

Executive slates

Diverse UMSU:

  • President: Muhammad Bilal
  • Vice president student life: Yusuf Oriloye
  • Vice president community engagement: Harry Singh

Exist UMSU:

  • President: Annie Beach
  • Vice president student life: Qudus Abusaleh
  • Vice president community engagement: Musammat Tayeba
  • Vice president finance: Alannah Mckay
  • Vice president advocacy: Kayla Lariviere


  • President: Jake Letwin
  • Vice president student life: Sydney Pankratz
  • Vice president community engagement: Sarah Hill
  • Vice president finance: Fardad Hakem
  • Vice president advocacy: Jaden McGill

Your UMSU:

  • President: Jakob Sanderson
  • Vice president student life: Jelynn Dela Cruz
  • Vice president community engagement: Kyra Fanning
  • Vice president finance: Mbuli Matshe
  • Vice president advocacy: Sarah Bonner-Proulx

Community representative nominees

  • Accessibility students’ representative: 
    • Eliza Hydesmith
    • Brandon Wozniak
  • Indigenous students’ representative: Alicia Kubrakovich
  • International students’ representative: 
    • Abdul Ahad
    • Abdallah Es-Haq
    • Victoria Nwabuisi
  • LGBTTQ* representative: Trevor Smith
  • Mature students’ representative: Sharlene MacCoy
  • Women’s representative: Sia Yamba