Student Nomination and Election Process

Results of Fall 2019 By-elections to Senate and the Board of Governors


Undergraduate Students [Acclaimed]

  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Ariel Oleynikov
    • Anna Ludwig
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Yiyan (Lily) Meng
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science
    • Dena Van de Coevering
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
    • Lola Jung
  • Bachelor of Commerce​
    • Michael Amodeo
  • Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management
    • Taylor Farrugia
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture​
    • Siena Turnball

Board of Governors

Graduate Student [Elected]

  • ​Danyelle Liddle

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.

Members of the Board of Governors must be a least 18 years of age and cannot be an undischarged bankrupt. Board members must also abide by the Good Governance Policy for the Board of Governors and related disclosure requirements.


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.)