The results of the Erindale College Council elections were announced on Monday. Fifty full-time undergraduates were elected to represent over 11,000 students.
This year, 70 students ran for a position on the highest governing body at UTM.
During a one-year term, the representatives will vote on financial, resource-planning, and academic matters that affect students at the Mississauga campus. Nominee statements included the drop credit, parking fees, tuition, and study space.
“I want to be part of ECC, as it offers the opportunity to assist in making positive changes for the students of UTM,” said Teresa Didiano, a student and elected member of the ECC. “As commuter who drives, I hope to see the issue of parking fees brought to the table again this year.”
In total, there are 75 student positions on the ECC: 50 full-time undergraduates, 14 part-time undergraduates, the president of the Erindale Part-time Undergraduate Student Association, the president of UTMSU, and a final nine from the UTMSU Board of Directors.
Last year, the ECC approved the new Credit/No Credit policy and increases in parking fees to pay off the $6.5-million parking deck outside the RAWC.