April 29, 2021


Voting has concluded for the DCFA Table Officer elections.   The DCFA Elections Committee certifies the results of the election are as follows:  

Ombudsperson (two-year term)
Denise Cacchioni (Office Administration) ACCLAIMED

President (two-year term)
Jasmine Nicholsfigueiredo (English) ACCLAIMED

Vice President-Stewardship (two-year term)
Melanie Young (English Upgrading) ACCLAIMED

Vice President-Negotiations (one-year replacement term)
Devin Shaw (Philosophy and Humanities) ACCLAIMED  

The Elections Committee would like to thank all candidates for standing for election to all members for participating in the election process.   A summary of the election results, including vote totals, is below.

Detailed reports can be viewed by visiting the DCFA office or by contacting the Chair of the Elections Committee, Peter Sinclair (sinclairp@douglascollege.ca).  


Positions set for Election



Vice President-Stewardship

Position set for By-Election

Vice President-Negotiations

Voting Period: April 26th from 8:00am to 11:59pm

These DCFA Members have been nominated for the following positions:

Ombudsperson (two-year term)

  • Denise Cacchioni (Office Administration)
  • Michael Blefare (Counselling)

President (two-year term; acclaimed)

  • Jasmine Nicholsfigueiredo (English)

Vice President Stewardship (two-year term; acclaimed)

  • Melanie Young (English Upgrading)

Vice President Negotiations (one-year replacement term; acclaimed)

  • Devin Shaw (Philosophy and Humanities)

Statements from the candidates are attached in order to aid in your decision. The Elections Committee will also moderate an all candidates forum on Monday, April 19 during the scheduled meeting block.

Faculty members who are eligible to vote will receive an email to their College email address with a link to the electronic ballot the morning of April 26. As per by-law 8.8, there will be a ratification vote for acclaimed positions included on the same ballot.

For further information about the election process, please contact the Chair of the Elections Committee, Peter Sinclair sinclairp@douglascollege.ca.

Candidate statements (PDF)

Nomination forms:

Denise Cacchioni

Jasmine Nicholsfigueiredo

Michael Blefare

Melanie Young