Notice of Election - Student Seats


Education Council Nominees

  • Alishia Benson-McCarthy
  • Harpinder Singh
  • Harsimran Singh
  • Maria de la Rosa
  • Mohit Kumar

First Nations Council Nominee

  • Alishia Benson-McCarthy

Board of Governors Nominees

  • Monika Cipkar

My name is Monika Cipkar and I am attending the Business Administration Program at the Terrace Campus. I am excited for this opportunity to represent my fellow students on the Board of Directors. As a mature student with a wide range of experiences I hope to faithfully represent the student perspective during discussions and ensure our voices are heard. Thank you in advance for your support in this endeavor! 


  • Siddhant Pandey 

Hi everyone out there! Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the beautiful weather and scenic views of British Columbia. As you all know my name is Siddhant Pandey and I am a Postgraduate Diploma Business Administration student at Coast Mountain College,  Prince Rupert campus. Since the day I have started attending the college I was astonished to see how well the management and faculty are at CMTN. As there is always place for the betterment, I also wanted to contribute something to take our college more and more closer to perfection and for that I need a position to work on with. So, It would be a blessing for me if your precious vote goes for me so that I can work for and with you on your needs and requirements.


  • Alishia Benson-McCarthy
  • Harsimran Singh
  • Manraj Singh
  • Pravneet Signh

Term of office: 1-year term from October 2023 to August 2024

Election schedule

Notice of Election

September 8, 2023

Close of nominations

September 21, 2023

Qualified nominees will be notified by the Registrar following the close of nominations and prior to the Campaign period*

Campaign period

September 29, 2023 - October 5, 2023

Election day

October 6, 2023

Polling will be held electronically through Election Buddy.

*If at the close of the nomination period there is only one candidate per seat available, the nominated candidate will be declared elected.

Education Council

The ‘Council’ sets educational policies and curriculum at Coast Mountain College. The Council also advises the Board of Governors on many other matters important to the College. This includes criteria for awarding of certificates, diplomas, and degrees. There are four (4) student positions on Education Council. The Council is also informed by the College and Institutes Act of British Columbia.  (College and Institute Act)

First Nations Council

The First Nations Council's focus is to develop policy recommendations based upon the educational issues and strategies of First Nations Communities to increase student success rates in the Coast Mountain College region. First Nations Council policy recommendations will focus on student advocacy, program promotion, curriculum design, cultural issues and content, program and education service evaluation and will assist Coast Mountain College in improving its relationships with First Nations communities.

Board of Governors

The ‘Board’ oversees the operation of the College through the guidance of the College and Institutes Act of British Columbia. College operations include “manage, administer and control the property, revenue, expenditures, business and affairs of the institution”. There are two (2) student positions on the Board of Governors.

This information has been posted by the Registrar as the Electoral Officer. If you have questions, contact:

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