Regulations Governing the Nomination of Senate-elected Representatives to the Board of Governors

The bylaws of the Board of Governors provide for three faculty representatives to be elected by Senate for appointment to the Board of Governors. The appointment is for a three-year term.

Nominations for the Senate-elected faculty seats will be solicited from all eligible faculty members, as determined by the bylaws of the Board of Governors. Nominees and nominators must hold regular full-time academic appointments (professional librarians are eligible for nomination). The faculty member nominated need not be a Senator.

It is the responsibility of the Senate Bylaws and Membership Committee to review the nominations received using the Senate-approved Modus Operandi, consider other candidates, and forward the names of candidates to Senate in the form of a ballot for election, accompanied by a brief statement from each candidate.

If only one nomination is received the election shall be through a simple majority of those voting on a “Support/Do Not Support” ballot.

If more than one nomination is received the ballot shall include directions for ranking candidates for election by the preferential voting method.

As with all ballots and slates, Senators may propose nominations from the floor of the Senate meeting to provide alternative candidates for any ballot or slate presented by the Bylaws and Membership Committee. Any ballot or slate presented to Senate for approval must stipulate this as an option.  Nominations from the floor must conform to the established rules and policies of the University and will only be accepted by the Chair of Senate if the nominee has indicated, in writing, a willingness to serve on the committee. All such nominations must be accompanied by the completed Senate nomination form which can be obtained from the University Secretariat. Once the eligibility of the candidate to stand for election has been established, the candidate’s name and statement will be added to the ballot, which shall be returned to the University Secretariat within seven days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and University holidays) of circulation to Senators.