Faculty representatives to Senate

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

There are 32 faculty positions on Senate. Two members are elected from each faculty, with the remainder elected as at-large faculty members. Faculty members are elected to serve three-year terms, commencing on July 1st.

Call for nominations and elections are usually held in December and January. 

Learn about the jurisdiction of Senate, its composition and its committees on our website.

Senate plays a key role in the governance of the university. Please consider standing for election or nominating your colleagues.

Additional information:

Calls for Nominations

First Call: Faculty Senate Members 2023-2026

This is a first call for Nominations for seven (7) regular faculty members from the below listed faculties for a three-year term from July 1, 2023- June 30, 2026:

  • Education (1)
  • Engineering & Computer Science (1)
  • Graduate Studies (1)
  • Law (1)
  • Science (2)
  • Social Sciences (1)

Nomination Form 

Nominations must be received to usec@uvic.ca by 4:30pm December 15, 2022

If there are more nominations received than the available positions per faculty, an election will be held from January 13-19, 2023.


Nominations received


 There are no elections underway at this time.