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UNA Board Opts to Wait until 2024 Elections to Fill Director Vacancy

A vacancy on the UNA board of directors will remain unfilled until the next round of elections, currently scheduled for next year.

Ali Mojdehi’s resignation as a UNA director was made public in July after 18 months in the role, leaving a vacancy on the seven-member board.

During a closed session at the UNA board’s monthly meeting Sept. 19, it was decided to leave the position vacant until the next round of UNA elections, which is currently scheduled for the fall of 2024.

“In determining whether to fill the position through appointment, as allowed under the UNA bylaws, the board decided that a more democratic process for determining the new director should be followed,” the UNA wrote on its website.

“Noting that arriving at a new process would take several months to design and implement, and with the term of the current board of directors ending in 2024, the board decided to move forward with the remaining roster of directors.”

Mojdehi told The Campus Resident in August that a desire to be closer to family led him to move from the UBC campus, thus prompting him to resign given that UNA rules stipulate that board members must live within the university neighbourhoods.

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