Staff Nomination and Election Process
Winter 2024 Election Dates
Nomination Period: Monday, January 15 to Monday, February 12, 2024 (1:00 pm)
Voting Period: Monday, February 26 to Monday, March 4, 2024 (1:00 pm)
The nomination period for election to the Senate and the Board of Governors is now closed and we are no longer accepting nominations.
A preliminary summary of election results is available by clicking the link below. In the event of an election, electronic ballots will be circulated to all eligible voters via their University of Guelph email account on Monday, February 26, 2024.
Preliminary Election Results (click link to view)
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. 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.
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. Members must abide by the Good Governance Policy for the Board of Governors and related disclosure requirements.