Student Governance Volunteer Opportunities

Results of Fall 2018 Senate by-elections

The Fall 2018 by-elections concluded on September 28, 2018, and the prelimary student results are as follows:

Undergraduate Students


  • Bachelor of Arts and Science – Anna Rosen
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Derek Gartshore and Steven McCarty
  • Bachelor of Computing – Sooraj Modi
  • Bachelor of Engineering – Adam Lee
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences – Joshua Mosiondz


  • Guelph-Humber – Kayla Terceira

Graduate Students


  • Ontario Agricultural College - Dillon Muldoon

Winter 2019 Elections
Elections to fill vacancies on Senate and the Board of Governors for 2019-20 will take place as follows:

  • Nomination period: Monday, January 21, 2019 – Friday, February 1, 2019

  • Voting period: February 11 – 15, 2019


Student Elections to Senate and the Board of Governors

Pariticipating as an elected Student representative provides interested students with a unique opportunity to contribute to governance of the University, helping to influence policy and issues that affect the quality of experience and education at the University of Guelph. 

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 (September 2016).


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 E-Mail Policy
  • Student Email Communications Policy
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • University postering policies (e.g. Student Housing, University Centre, etc.)