Student Nomination and Election Process

Student Elections - Winter 2019 Preliminary Results

The University Secretariat will run by-elections in the Fall to fill remaining vacancies on Senate and the Board of Governors. By-election dates will be posted here once confirmed.


Graduate Students [Acclaimed]

  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
    • Abu Siddique
  • Ontario Agricultural College
    • Robert Matson
  • Ontario Veterinary College
    • Melissa MacKinnon

Undergraduate Students [Acclaimed]

  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Michael Pacheco
  • Bachelor of Commerce
    • Tasha Reader
    • Steven McCarty
  • Bachelor of Computing
    • Sooraj Modi
  • Bachelor of Engineering
    • Adam Lee
    • Syed Zubair
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Cameron Stotts
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
    • Joshua Mosiondz
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    • Marina Kashevska-Gozdek

Undergraduate Students [Elected]

  • Guelph-Humber
    • Nora Elgharbawy
    • Danya Elsayed
    • Jessica Lecques
    • Maheen Nazim

Board of Governors

Undergraduate Students [Elected]

  • Michael Pacheco
  • Cameron Stotts

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 "Undergraduate and Graduate Student Electoral Procedures" and the Senate "Regulations Governing the Election of Students to Senate" include provisions for representation of students 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 student seats, a by-election is held at the beginning of the following Fall semester.


As per section 9.6. of the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Electoral Procedures and section 9f. of the Regulations Governing the Election of Students to Senate, each candidate shall enjoy the right to campaign and inform the student body of their candidacy in a manner consistent with relevant University policies and regulations. The following is a non-exhaustive list of related University policies and procedures:

  • Policy on Non-academic Misconduct
  • Human Rights Policy
  • Mass Email Policy
  • Student Email Communications Policy
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • University postering policies (e.g. Student Housing, University Centre, etc.)