Allan elected U of S student union president
Ryan Allan has been elected president of the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union in a byelection to replace former president Evan Cole.
Allan was unopposed, but students were asked to vote yes or no on the ballot. Of the 1,745 students who voted, 1,186 — or about two-thirds — voted in favour of Allan’s presidency, and 559 voted no.
“The biggest opponent in an election when you’re the only candidate is student apathy. It’s tough to get people to come out and vote and care,” Allan said in an interview.
Cole resigned in early July after concerns were raised about his involvement in a lawsuit against the students’ union. Vice-president of operations and finance Cody Lang was acting president until the byelection.
Student council and the students’ union executive were pushing for Cole’s impeachment at the time of his resignation.
“This a fresh beginning after the events of the summer. There is tremendous potential to achieve important things now,” Allan said.
Students voted Thursday and released late Friday afternoon.