Convocation Senators

General Information

Effective July 1, 2021 there will be four (4) Convocation Senator vacancies on Senate.

Thank you to the 26 candidates who have submitted nomination papers to represent Convocation Senators on the UVic Senate for a three-year term. An election will be held March 8 - 22, 2021.

Each candidate has provided a brief biography/statement of candidacy that can be viewed by scrolling to the "Nominated Candidates" table below and clicking on the candidate name. 

Eligible Voters

UVic Convocation membership includes:

  • Alumni
  • Past and present members of Senate and Board of Governors
  • Regular and retired faculty members
  • Regular staff members holding a university degree who have worked at UVic for at least 12 months
  • Students who completed one full year at Victoria College before 1963

Members are automatically added to the Convocation. Correspondence will occur via the email address on file.

All Convocation members are eligible to vote for these positions. In accordance with the University Act, Convocation Senator positions are for persons who are not faculty members at the University of Victoria.  

Voting Procedures:

During the election period, click here to go to WebVote. You will require your NetLink ID and password. If you believe you are eligible to vote but are unable to vote, please contact the Office of the University Secretary at

If you do not have a NetLink ID 

  1. Determine your UVic V Number. All members of the Convocation have been issued a V Number. If you do not know it please see the section below. Once you have the V Number proceed to (b).
  2. Request your UVic NetLink ID here

Have a NetLink ID but can't remember it? Or your NetLink ID password?

If you do not know your V Number:

  • Faculty and staff (current and former) . Contact Human Resources for assistance.
  • Alumni will have the same V Number as when they were a student or will have been assigned one in 2008. Contact Office of the Registrar for assistance. They can be reached at 250-721-8121 during the following hours: 
    • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    • 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Wednesday

About the UVic Senate

Under the University Act, the Senate is responsible for the academic governance of the university, including libraries, faculties, departments, course instruction, fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries, prizes, admissions, student appeals, and granting degrees (including honorary degrees, diplomas and certificates). 

Senate plays a key role in the governance of the university. 

Key Dates

  • Call for Nominations: January 25 - February 8, 2021 (4 p.m.)
  • Election: March 8 - 22, 2021 (4 p.m.)
    • The election will be held via WebVote, UVic's online voting system (NetLink ID required).


If you have any questions, please contact Morag M. at .


 Results: Elections to Senate

An election was held 9:00am Wednesday, March 8, 2021 to 4:00pm Monday, March 22, 2021. The following representatives were elected:

  • Alivia Wang
  • Carolyn Russell
  • Kelly Diether
  • Rebecca Warburton

Thank you to all candidates and voters for their involvement and interest in Senate.