SDG 16: PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
Article 1 – Definition of the Student Councils
Article 2 – Names of the Student Councils
Canadian University Dubai Student Council - Life on Campus;
Canadian University Dubai Student Council - International Events and Community Outreach;
Article 3 – Mission of the Student Councils
Canadian University Dubai Student Councils work towards the promotion of the good welfare of all students.
Canadian University Dubai Student Council encourages student life on campus, which includes promoting and participating actively in all student cultural and non-cultural events.
Article 4 – Membership
The Elections rules and procedures are as follows:
Rules, Procedures and Responsibilities
A list of 30 students who support a candidate running for the president or vice president position is required. This list should be submitted according to the deadline of the election to the University Senate;
Each candidate must complete the election registration form and submit it to the University Senate. This form should include the candidate’s specific position he or she wishes to run for;
Candidates cannot apply for more than one position;
Candidates should prepare a three to four-minute campaign speech which should be presented during an assembly;
Candidates should prepare themselves to participate in open debates;
Campaign materials such as flyers and posters should be approved by either the Dean of Student Affairs or the VP of Academic Affairs before they are displayed;
Only current full-time and part-time students are eligible to vote;
Results of the Student Councils vote will be announced two days after the elections are complete; • Members of the Student Councils who were dismissed or resigned cannot run for elections;
At the end of each semester, the Manager of Student Services will review the CGPAs and the performances of all Student Councils members.
Elections Code of Conduct
The Election Committee has a mandate to ensure that the election process is fair and impartial. Violation of the elections code of conduct will result in sanctions such as temporary or permanent suspension from campaigning and, in extreme cases, the candidate’s name will be removed from the elections list.
The following rules are to be followed during the elections:
Candidates should refrain from making deceptive or misleading statements during their candidacy;
Candidates should refrain from attacking each other during the election campaign;
Candidates must have all their campaign material approved and signed by the Dean of Student Affairs;
Candidates must hold their speeches one week before the elections;
Candidates must remove all their campaign material one week after the elections.
The elections of the Student Councils are held every Spring Semester. Meetings are open to all Canadian University Dubai Students.
Voting procedures will be the responsibility of The Elections Committee under the supervision of the University Senate and the Dean of Student Affairs;
The Elections Committee will ensure that all voters are current Canadian University Dubai students;
Voting will be open to all full time and part time student enrolled in the current academic year;
Voting Students will be allowed to vote once, and must show their Canadian University Dubai ID to the members of the Elections Committee before voting;
Blank votes and ballots improperly marked will be voided;
Voting will last two days and will start after one week of campaigning.
Disputes and Violations
Candidates who violate the election code of conduct will be subject to sanction from the Elections Committee;
Complaints against any candidate’s conduct during the election campaign must be reported in writing to the appropriate Vice President;
Written complaints will be dismissed if they are not filed within 3 school days after the incident took place;
Violations of the Elections Code of Conduct will lead to a hearing by the Elections Committee;
Candidates will be informed in writing of the decision of the Elections Committee
Welcome to Student Affairs at Canadian University Dubai.
We work with students from their day one on campus until their graduation day (and sometimes even beyond), offering students opportunities and support to be part of both the CUD and wider Dubai communities. Whether you’re looking for career counselling, learning support, sport and activities, or health services, the Student Affairs department can help.
Our aim is to support the University’s academic mission and vision, by creating events and activities that integrate learning, culture, community awareness and social experiences to help students reach their educational, personal, and professional goals.
To link student events to General Education Courses so as to bring valuable learning outcomes
To align with the Schools and Academics, to improve collaboration and involvement of administrative departments of the University
To develop, train and empower the Student Councils
To Increasing awareness of Student Councils and provide students a voice through Student Councils
To work effectively with the Communications Department to ensure activities are promoted to students
To make events and activities as attractive as possible to as many students as possible in order to satisfy the diversity of our student community
To behave ethically as a corporation by raising funds and awareness for charity associations, increasing our CSR levels and developing positive government and NGO relations
To create a positive perspective on student activities and raise pride in the University and the schools
Our active campus life has consistently been a draw for new students. From performing arts, sports, technology, culture or community engagement, we have something for every student at Canadian University Dubai. Here’s a snapshot of student activities at CUD:
Clubs & Activities
Model United Nations
Sports at CUD
Students are encouraged to take part as an active role in sports at university can help them develop practical skills like team work, discipline, sportsmanship, cooperation, dedication and decision making, supporting both their physical and personality development, and helping them progress in the future.
Our dedicated Sports Program offers students the opportunity for regular training and practices, intra and inter-mural competitions, and our sports teams play matches in tournaments and events across the UAE.
Our facilities on campus include an outdoor sports court and a fully-equipped fitness room. Our sports programs include:
Basketball team training
We also have teams representing the university in:
For further information about the Canadian University Dubai Sports Program contact:
Mr. Dusan Popovic
Robotics at CUD
Robotics is an active area of interest for many CUD students and the CUD Robotics Club, established in Fall 2015, brings together students from across the University to work together to create functioning robots.
Participation in the club is a fun way to develop new skills and explore the future of technology, while meeting other students with similar interests. Members also have the opportunity to take part in external events and competitions, in the UAE and wider region.
The Robotics Club operates under three main categories.
Mechanical: This involves working on building a robot from scratch; transforming the imagined robot design into a real robot.
Electronics: This involves creating the connection between the different robot parts through various boards, and then connecting to an active object that can be read by a PC or be controlled by a wired or wireless controller.
Software: This involves writing codes to make the robots sensor active and readable, and to give commands that make the robot functionally work.
If you’re a CUD student with an interest in any aspect of robotics and a desire to learn something new, you are invited to join the Club. For more information you can email Roboto@cud.ac.ae
Dr. Sherif Moussa
- Sports Clubs
Canadian University Dubai welcomed Mr. Nathan Tek, a regional spokesperson for the US State Department, who facilitated a conversation on "Strategic Communications."
Organized by Dr. Mohammed Abuhannoud, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, the event gave students and faculty the opportunity to hear Mr. Tek speak about his professional experience in the field of communications.
Mr. Tek outlined his role as an authorized Regional Spokesman for the United States government in the UAE. His function is to represent United States government foreign policy. Referencing recent developments in the Middle East, he explained how he spends a considerable amount of time addressing public opinion here and explaining various issues concerning the role of the US in the Middle East and further afield. He stressed the importance of building bridges between Middle Eastern countries and the United States. He also spends time in other countries in the Middle East training US diplomatic personnel in communication strategies and social media.