Faculty and Librarian Nomination and Election Process

Winter 2021 Election Dates

Nomination Period
Monday, January 18 to Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Voting Period
Monday, February 22 to Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Winter 2020 Faculty Election Results to Senate


  • Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
    • Evie Adomait
    • William Murray
    • Miana Plesca
    • Sandra Scott
  • Ontario Veterinary College
    • Olaf Berke
    • Brigitte Brisson
    • Sonja Fonfara
    • Stephen LeBlanc
    • Tami Martino
    • Anthony Mutsaers
    • Andrew Papadopoulos


  • College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
    • Roberta Hawkins
    • Sharada Srinivasan
  • Ontario Agricultural College
    • Getu Hailu
    • Tom Hsiang
    • Eric Lyons
    • Massimo Marcone
    • Flavio Schenkel
    • Kate Shoveller
    • Francois Tardif
  • College of Arts
    • Kimberly Francis
    • Mark Lipton
    • Sandra Parmegiani
    • Karen Racine
    • Monica Tap
    • John Walsh
  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
    • Lori Jones
    • Simon Yang
  • College of Biological Science
    • Andrew Bendall
    • Shoshanah Jacobs
    • Nina Jones
    • Ryan Norris
    • Lindsay Robinson

Board of Governors

  •  Faculty, Senate elected – 1 seat

Nomination and Election Process

The Board of Governors "Faculty and Staff Electoral Procedures" and the Senate "Regulations Governing the Election of Faculty, Librarians and Staff to Senate" include provisions for representation of faculty and librarians on the Board and Senate. Elections are held annually during the Winter semester. Should an insufficient number of nominations be received during the Winter election period to fill the available faculty seats, a by-election is held at the beginning of the following Fall semester.

Members of the Board of Governors cannot be an undischarged bankrupt. Board members must also abide by the Good Governance Policy for the Board of Governors and related disclosure requirements.

About Senate and Board of Governors

The University functions with a bicameral governance structure set out under the University of Guelph Act (1964), which defines the responsibilities of the Board of Governors and the Senate. Senate is responsible for academic programs, regulations, and policies, whereas the Board of Governors oversees the government, conduct, management and control of the University and its property, revenues, expenditures, business and affairs.