I hear candidate posters will be posted Monday, but most candidates have posted a copy of their poster online. Debogorski was kind enough to email me a copy of his, which I think is his best ever. So in what I’m calling a punditry.ca exclusive, I have assembled all of the poster images I could find. The page comments section is open; by all means, enjoy yourselves.
Note that I can’t always be sure these are the posters that will be officially posted; sometimes I just saw a poster-ish-looking image and made an assumption. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong (I’m especially uncertain about Whitfield and Blake). I also can’t find anything for Dempsey, Price, Dahn, or Wedge; please help.
[Update: Thanks Ben, Hannah, and Henry!]
[Update: I had the wrong poster for Hiltz as well, fixed!]
If you aren’t yet following blogs & twitters (tweets? twits? whatever), you might not have noticed that candidate information is now up at dsuelections.ca. This year candidates were asked to make their own videos, and from what I’ve seen the results are great. I’ll be watching these today to find more URLs (including debogorski.ca which I hope is up and running soon).
I really appreciate the candidate videos (thank CRO ’07 Anneke Foster for the original idea and subsequent CROs for keeping up the good work). Try as they might, candidates will never speak to every voter on campus; the videos offer something beyond text and a picture to help voters choose. I think letting the candidates make their own video was a fantastic idea and I’m looking forward to watching the rest of them.
So Sarah and I, the dedicated pundits we are, tackled the grueling task of going to the T-Room on Thursday for a few brews with the candidates and their people and a few engineering students. Sarah will have a detailed list of who attended and when they arrived for you soon enough.
I have to say it was nice to get some face time with these soon to be much sought after rising stars in the DSU who’s who. For the most part I had definitely met most of the candidates before even before this Kick Off event held at the T-room from 3 to 7 pm. I finally met the now infamous Neil Bailey and the mysterious Evan “The Maverick” Price. (Sorry Evan couldn’t help myself) and I now know what Karl Dempsey looks like but that’s about it.
I finally found out where these guys who seem totally legit but equally unfamiliar jumped out from. Let’s face it Neil and Evan are definitely not to be discounted in this election but relative to many of the people running in the election they are virtually “fresh meat” in terms of the DSU. Apparently they met at Brains For Change and having gotten a lot of encouragement from people they decided to run in the DSU elections.
For one I am immensely impressed that Brains for Change had that kind of success in turning out not one but two candidates in the DSU election. Two, these guys are no laughing matter and in the short time I talked to them I have a feeling they are definitely on the level. They are taking this election very seriously and definitely not just doing it for experience as some “newer” candidates have done in the past. They are truly going for the gold.
That being said there is a lot to be said for DSU experience. Going from zero to sixty against people who essentially have this kind of thing planned out for years and have been learning specifics about the job is very surprising. But this is the DSU elections. Anything can and will happen.