ARTICLE 5 Elections
a) Elections shall be by secret mail-in ballot.
b) The Elections Officer (Chairperson of the Nominating Committee) shall be appointed by the Executive and, in the event of a tie, shall cast the deciding vote.
ARTICLE 6 Meetings
a) The Executive Committee will meet at least monthly throughout the year. A quorum shall be 50% + 1 of the current Executive. Any member of the Executive can request a Special Meeting. This request must be submitted in writing to the President, or to the Vice-President in the absence of the President.
b) The Annual General Meeting shall be held in May of each year, at
which time the results of the election shall be announced. The new Executive Committee shall take office on July 1 of each year.
c) In addition to the Annual General Meeting, there shall be two General Meetings held each year, one in October and one in February. The Executive Committee may call an additional General Meeting at any time.
d) Special Meetings shall be held within 15 business days following receipt
by the President of a petition signed by not less than twenty (20) members of the Association.
e) A quorum shall be 10 per cent of the membership or 24 members, whichever is the smaller, and applies to all General Meetings. Membership for the purpose of determining the quorum shall be those whose name appears on the membership list in the preceding month and remain current members.
ARTICLE 7 Standing Committees
The following Standing Committees, and any other additional Standing
Committee as may be required for the proper implementation of the business of the Association, shall operate in accordance with the Constitution and be further governed by the Bylaws of the Association:
iii) Salary and Benefits Review
v) Joint Consultative
vii) West Campus Issues
ARTICLE 8 Amendments to the Constitution
a) Amendments to the Constitution shall be made:
i) at the Annual General Meeting and/or
ii) at any General Meeting convened for this specific purpose.
b) For amendments to the Constitution a majority of two-thirds (2/3)
of the membership present at
the meeting prevails.
c) Amendments to the Bylaws shall be made at any General Meeting.
d) For amendments to the Bylaws a simple majority of those present at
the meeting prevails.
ARTICLE 9 Termination of the Association
In the event of the termination of the Association the disbursement
of the Association assets and/or liabilities must be agreed to by a
two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the total membership.
ARTICLE 10 Parliamentary Procedures
Robert's Rules of Order (revised edition) shall apply unless otherwise
stated in the Association Constitution and/or Association Bylaws.
| Article 1 Name | Article 2 Purpose | Article 3 Membership |
Article 4 Executive Committee |
| Article 5 Elections | Article 6 Meeting |
Article 7 Standing Committees|
| Article 8 Amendments to the Constitution | | Article 9 Termination of the Association |
| Article 10 Parliamentary Procedures |
| Bylaws | Executive
Committee | Past Executive Committees
& Benefits Committee | QUSA
Office | Memorandum
of Understanding |