Student Governance Volunteer Opportunities

Winter 2018 Election Dates

Nomination Period: January 22, 2018 – February 2, 2018
Voting Period: February 12, 2018 – February 15, 2018

Nomination Forms

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.

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.


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.)

Vacancies for the 2018-19 Session of Senate: 

Undergraduate - Senate Vacancies

  • Associate Diploma Program – 1 open seat
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts) – 4 open seats
  • BAS (Bachelor of Arts and Science) – 1 open seat
  • BASc (Bachelor of Applied Science) – 1 open seat
  • BBRM (Bachelor of Resource-Management) – 1 open seat
  • BComm (Bachelor of Commerce) – 3 open seats
  • BComp (Bachelor of Computing) – 1 open seat
  • BSc (Bachelor of Science) – 4 open seats
  • BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) – 2 open seats
  • BLA (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture) – 1 open seat
  • BScAgr (Bachelor of Science, Agriculture) – 1 open seat
  • BScEnv (Bachelor of Science, Environmental Sciences) – 1 open seat
  • DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) – 1 open seat
  • Guelph-Humber – 4 open seats

Graduate - Senate Vacancies 

  • College of Arts – 1 open seat
  • College of Biological Science – 1 open seat
  • College of Business and Economics – 1 open seat
  • College of Engineering and Physical Science – 1 open seat
  • College of Social and Applied Human Sciences – 1 open seat
  • Ontario Agricultural College – 1 open seat
  • Ontario Veterinary College – 1 open seat 

Vacancies on the Board of Governors for 2018-19: 

 Undergraduate - Board of Governors Vacancies

  • Two (2) undergraduate student seats are available on the Board of Governors 

 Graduate - Board of Governors Vacancies

  • One (1) graduate student seat is available on the Board of Governors