Staff Nomination and Election Process

Staff Elections - Winter 2019 Results

Board of Governors

Staff [Elected]

  • Gerrit Bos

Professional Pension Plan Representative on Pensions Committee [Elected]

  • Dave Hargreaves

About the 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. 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 staff on the Board and Senate. For Pensions Committee Plan Representative information, refer to the Pensions Committee Terms of Reference. 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 staff seats, a by-election is held at the beginning of the following Fall semester.