Faculty and Librarian Nomination and Election Process

Faculty By-elections to Senate

The nomination period is now closed and the results are as follows:

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences – 2 seats [Acclaimed]

  • Liliana Caballero
  • Marwan Hassan

Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics – 1 seat [Acclaimed]

  • Sandeep Mishra 

2021-22 Senate Membership

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.