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Senate Elections

Senate meets once per month on a Thursday, normally starting at 4:00 pm. For more information about Senate, please visit http://www.viu.ca/senate

UPDATE 4/12/18: Results of the elections for the following positions on Senate are now posted on the Results of Elections page:

Support Staff representative
Faculty of Science and Technology representative
Facuty of Social Sciences representative

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UPDATE 4/11/18: The following nominations have been received so far in the fourth call for nominations which ends April 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm:
Faculty of Education: Scott Priestman
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UPDATE 4/9/18: The third call for nominations has ended with no nominations received. The nomination deadline is therefore extended to April 20, 2018 for the following positions:
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Health and Human Services

Please click here for an updated, printable nomination form.  Forms are also available from the Office of the Registrar in Building 200 or by contacting Gail Smith at local 2234 or by email at gail.smith@viu.ca. Nomination forms can be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, and will be accepted until 3:00 pm on April 20, 2018.
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UPDATE 3/26/18: The second call for nominations has ended, with the following results:

The following position had one nomination received; therefore, the position is filled by acclamation:
Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation - Joan Robin
Faculty of Arts & Humanities - Marni Stanley
Faculty of International Education - Paula Madziya
Facuclty of Trades & Applied Technology - Sally Vinden

The nomination period has been extended to April 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm for the following positions, for which no nominations were received in the first or second nomination periods:
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Health & Human Services

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UPDATE 3/23/18: The following nominations were received in the extended nomination period ending March 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm:

Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation: Joan Robin
Faculty of Arts & Humanities: Marni Stanley
Faculty of International Education: Paula Madziya
Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology: Sally Vinden
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UPDATE 3/12/18: The first call for nominations has ended, with the following results:

The nomination period has been extended to March 23, 2018, for the following positions, for which no nominations were received in the original nomination period of Feb. 26 - Mar. 9, 2018:

Faculty:

Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation (1 position)
Faculty of Arts & Humanities (1 position)
Faculty of Education (1 position)
Faculty of Health & Human Services (1 position)
Faculty of International Education (1 position)
Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology (1 position)

The election has been set up with the following time frames:

  • Nomination Period: March 12 - March 23, 2018
  • Campaign Period: March 26 - April 20, 2018
  • Election Period: April 23 - April 25, 2018

Please click here for an updated, printable nomination form.  Forms are also available from the Office of the Registrar in Building 200 or by contacting Gail Smith at local 2234 or by email at gail.smith@viu.ca . Nomination forms can be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, and will be accepted until 3:00 pm on March 23, 2018.

The following position had one nomination received; therefore, this position has been filled by acclamation.

Faculty of Management: Chris Jaeger

The following positions had more than one nomination received; therefore, these positions will go to the campaigning and voting stages. Click on a candidate's name to read their campaign statement:

Support Staff: Rachel Lamb, Aubrey Robertson, David Woodward, Kamala Haughton
Faculty of Science & Technology: Brian Dick, Lev Idels
Faculty of Social Sciences: David Hopwood, Deborah Matheson

  • Campaign Period – March 12 - April 6, 2018
  • Election Period - April 9 - April 11, 2018

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UPDATE: The following nominations were received as of March 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm:

Support Staff: Rachel Lamb, Aubrey Robertson, David Woodward, Kamala Haughton
Faculty of Management: Chris Jaeger
Faculty of Science & Technology: Brian Dick, Lev Idels
Faculty of Social Sciences: David Hopwood, Deborah Matheson

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Call for nominations, sent February 26, 2018: Several vacancies will arise on Senate on June 30, 2018. The term of office for each position is July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021 (3-year term). Nominations are now being accepted for these positions.

Support Staff: (1 position)

Faculty:

Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation (1 position)
Faculty of Arts & Humanities (1 position)
Faculty of Education (1 position)
Faculty of Health & Human Services (1 position)
Faculty of International Education (1 position)
Faculty of Management (1 position)
Faculty of Science & Technology (1 position)
Faculty of Social Sciences (1 position)
Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology (1 position)

The election has been set up with the following time frames:

  • Nomination Period - February 26 - March 9, 2018
  • Campaign Period – March 12 - April 6, 2018
  • Election Period - April 9 - April 11, 2018

Candidates and their nominators must be eligible voters at the time of election.