Elections & Referenda

The Kwantlen Student Association is a democratic, student-run organisation. Council is made up of representatives normally elected each year in February. By-elections may also be held when there are vacancies. Major decisions about the work of the Kwantlen Student Association can be made by referendum (such as setting the amount of student fees).

Contact Info

Ron Laufer
Chief Returning Officer
t  604.715.4777

2018 KSA By-Election

The 2018 KSA By-Election took place on Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11 from 10am to 7pm at all 4 campuses. We have the official results! Congratulations to all of our new elected representatives!

2018 KSA By-Election Official Results

2018 KSA General Election

We have the official results for the 2018 KSA General Election! Voting took place on Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8 from 10am to 7pm at all 4 campuses. We want to congratulate the candidates and thank everyone for taking the time to vote!

The new representatives are elected to KSA Council from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. If you have any questions about the election process, please contact the KSA's Chief Returning Officer, Ron Laufer, at 604.715.4777 or elections@kusa.ca!

Download the list of election candidates
Download the official KSA election results

2017 KSA General Election and Referendum

The 2017 KSA General Election and Runner Fee Referendum was held on February 7, 8, and 10, 2017 at all 4 campuses. The election and referendum results are official! Congratulations to all of our candidates, and thank you for taking the time to vote!

PIPS / Runner Fee Question:

Do you support an increase to the Student Publication Fee from $0.75 to $0.95 per credit in order to: improve The Runner's coverage of student news and culture at KPU by adopting a weekly publication schedule and integrating web and video-based content; improve Pulp Magazine's ability to produce a sustainable, quality arts and literature student publication; and support the ability to create additional student publications through the Polytechnic Ink Publishing Society?

2017 KSA General Election Official Results
2017 Runner Fee Referendum Official Results

2015 KSA Referendum

The KSA held a student referendum on November 24 and 25, 2015 on whether to continue the U-Pass BC Program for KPU students and to index our fees to the Consumer Price Index.


Do you agree that the U-Pass BC program be continued for two years for all Kwantlen Polytechnic University students for $39.50 per month of study commencing May 2016 and for $41 per month of study commencing May 2017?


Do you approve indexing all core student society service and membership fees to the Consumer Price Index beginning May 2016?

The referendum results are official. Thank you for voting in the referendum!

2015 KSA General Election and Referendum

The 2015 KSA General Election and Referendum was held on Wednesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 19, 2015! The official results are available!

Check out the full list of candidates and their bios.

Students have also voted to support a referendum question to include part time KPU students in the KSA Student Health and Dental Plan beginning in September 2015.