2023 CSU General Elections Results

Included are Capilano Students’ Union board members, Capilano Business and Professional Society presidents and a referendum on fee standardization

Bridget Stringer-Holden (she/her) // News Editor
Natasha Lee (she/her) // Illustrator

The results of the Capilano Students’ Union general election are out! 

Voting closed at 5 pm on March 16, 2023, and the results were posted soon after on the CSU’s Simply Voting website. There was a turnout of 1243 votes, 15.2 per cent of eligible voters.

Students also voted in a referendum on fee standardization, which involves a standard membership fee rate for all students, as well as a membership base fee freeze until September 2024. This standardization would also mean that fees would be reduced for 92 per cent of students. There were 906 votes in favour, 21 votes against and 316 abstentions.

The elected CSU directors and CBPS executives for the 2023-2024 school year are:


Karandeep Singh Sanghera



Hello everyone, thank you for voting for me. All I want to say is I am already working on every student issue and will continue to working to do so. Thanks again to show your trust and belief towards me.



Vice-President External 

I’m very grateful to everyone who took the time to vote in the elections! Student voices matter and I will do my best to represent those. As I have already said student issues are very much my issues too, and I’m already working on them within the university. Now I’ll take them further as well! Thank you so much for choosing me to represent you 🙂

Manbir Singh


Vice-President Equity & Sustainability

Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I am so excited to work as your Vice President of Equity and Sustainability at CSU, I plan to prioritize the creation of an inclusive and environmentally responsible campus community. I look forward to working with you all to promote social justice, equity, and sustainability in all aspects of university life.

Akshit Kansra


Vice-President Finance & Services

Many thanks to those who gave me this opportunity to serve as vice president finance & services. Working together in group and ensuring that CSU will look forward for the beneficial development of students. I hope to engage with students and look into solving the problems they are facing.

Manmeet Singh

Vice-President Student Affairs

Creating a more inclusive campus culture: It is essential that all students feel welcome and included on our campus. I would work with student groups, faculty, and staff to identify and address any barriers to inclusion and create programs and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Amisha Maini


Accessibility Justice Coordinator

It is an absolute honour and privilege to serve as Accessibility Justice Coordinator. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Capilano Student Union. I promise to listen to student concerns and to make every effort to bring positive change in University. Once again thank you so much for your vote of confidence.

Karandeep Singh Dhillon

International Students Liaison

Candidate did not submit a statement.

Raghav Mittal

Queer Students Liaison

Candidate did not submit a statement.

Jasmeen Kaur

Women Students Liaison

Candidate did not submit a statement.

Abhijit Rai


Arts & Sciences Representative 

I’m grateful and honoured to have been elected as the faculty representative for the Arts and Sciences. I’ll be working with utmost sincerity and honesty and utilize my position to bring necessary changes within Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Amar Gill

Business & Professional Studies Representative

Candidate did not submit a statement.

Shruti Karthikeyan


Fine & Applied Arts RepresentativeI’m really excited to continue representing the Fine and Applied Arts Faculty and I want to thank everyone who voted. My goal is to get more exposure and recognition for all the work we spend hours creating and get our work displayed around campus!

Saadat Ali


At-Large Representative 

I’m honoured to get this opportunity, work for students, and make their school life more enjoyable.

Arshleen Kaur


At-Large Representative 

I am thankful and honoured to be elected as At large representative. I am looking forward to amplifying student voices in addressing issues of equity our campus faces. I’ll try to always give my best.

Saif Dil Singh

At-Large Representative

Candidate did not submit a statement.


Divya Divya

Capilano Business & Professional Society Vice-President

Candidate did not submit a statement.

Kam Pashandi


Capilano Accounting Association President

I am thankful for each CapU students’ consideration to elect me as the new Capilano Accounting Association President. My team and I look forward to further increasing students’ awareness about the many opportunities that are present in the field of accounting.

Ashneet Kaur


Capilano Communication Association president

Hello everyone! My name is Ashneet Kaur, because of you lovely people I secured the position for Capilano Communication Association president. I am extremely thankful for all the people who had an opinion about this election term. I hope to make a difference in the student experience with my position.

Rakshana Priya Sampath


Capilano Human Resource Management Association President

I am incredibly grateful and thrilled to have been elected as the President of the Capilano Human Resources Management Association in my first year at CapU! I’m looking forward to working with my team to create a year full of exciting events and giving HR students more opportunities.

Roman Ivanenko

Capilano University Marketing Association President

Candidate did not submit a statement.

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