Faculty and Librarian Nomination and Election Process

Results of Fall 2019 Senate by-elections

Successful candidates in the 2019 by-elections to the Senate:

College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Faculty [Acclaimed]

  • Dennis Baker

  • Aaron Berg

  • Jeffrey Spence

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.

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.