Student Representatives to the Board of Governors and the Senate

students walking in the UVic quad
Play a vital role in university governance as a Student Representative.

 

Join the University's Board of Governors and Senate

The University of Victoria operates under the authority of the University Act and is governed by a Board of Governors and a Senate. As a student representative on the Board of Governors or the Senate you play a crucial role in university governance. It is an opportunity for you to build skills, to represent your fellow students, to be heard, and to contribute to decision making on campus. 

Serving on Senate was one of the most valuable experiences during my time at UVic. I was able to represent the views of my peers while shaping University policies that directly impact student life and academic programs... If you have any interest in governance, collaborative problem solving, advocacy skills or policy development then you should strongly consider running for Senate.
— Andrew Lemieux, former Student Senator

There are two student positions on the Board of Governors, 1 undergraduate student elected by and from the undergraduate students and 1 graduate student elected by and from the graduate students.

There are 16 student positions on the Senate, elected from the students who are members of the University of Victoria Students' Society and the Graduate Students' Society, in a manner that ensure that at least one student from each faculty is elected. 

Students are elected to serve a 1-year term, commencing on July 1st. Call for nominations and elections are usually held in the Spring term.

Calls for Nominations

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO SENATE


Third Call for Nominations is now open and will close 4:30pm Wednesday, September 21, 2022

 Student Nomination Package for Senate (Complete package)

Hard copies of the full nomination package are available by request by emailing usec@uvic.ca or contacting UVSS or GSS.

The information contained in the complete Student Nomination Package (above) can also be found individually via the links below:

Student Senate Nomination Form (PDF, Fillable) 

Campaign Guidelines 

University Act

Poster, Banner, and Handbill Policy (BP3145)

 Additional Information :

 Deadline: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

 Completed nominations may be submitted to:
 usec@uvic.ca OR
Office of the University Secretary, Michael Williams Building A138

An email confirming receipt of nomination form will be sent. Please contact the Office of the

University Secretary if you do not receive confirmation.

 

A mandatory all-candidates information session will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022

In the afternoon. This meeting will be to outline the policies and procedures for the election.

 Thank You!

 As a student representative on the Senate or Board of Governors you play a vital role in university governance. Consider standing for election or nominating one of your student colleagues. Thank you to those that have put their name forward or are supporting a peer!

Nominations Received

A first Call for Nominations for Student Board of Governors members ran from January 10 to January 21, 2022. The following nominees were acclaimed:

Candidate Undergraduate/Graduate Status
Chekwube Anyaegbunam Graduate Acclaimed
Rebekah Dueck Undergraduate Acclaimed

Biographies and platform statements can be viewed by clicking on a candidates name


A first Call for Nominations for Student Senators ran from January 10 to January 21, 2022. The following nominees were acclaimed:

Biographies and platform statements can be viewed by clicking on a candidates name

Candidate Faculty Status

Chekwube Anyaegbunam

Graduate Studies Acclaimed
Rebekah Dueck Education Acclaimed
Matsuko Friedland Human and Social Development Acclaimed
Ashmita Grewal Human and Social Development Acclaimed
Samuel Holland Humanities Withdrawn
Navinder Hundal Science Acclaimed
Artem Kuklev Social Sciences Acclaimed
Joban Raiwal Engineering Acclaimed
David Wu Fine Arts Acclaimed

A Second Call for Nominations for Student Senators ran from February 28 to March 11, 2022. The following nominees were acclaimed:

Biographies and platform statements can be viewed by clicking on a candidates name

Candidate Faculty Status
Nathaniel Hope Tucker Social Sciences Acclaimed
Thomas Kerr Business Acclaimed
Liam Peta Social Sciences Acclaimed


A third call will be issued later in the year to fill the remaining vacant positions on Senate.

Election Results

The UVic Senate was a meaningful way to get involved. It was a platform for me to express what I cared about and to advocate for change. I always felt heard, and that my input was appreciated...The student voice is crucial for representation in UVics governing bodies. I created connections with my fellow students and UVic faculty. It has been a worthwhile experience that I would recommend to anyone who wants to get involved in their campus community.
— Isabella Lee, former Student Senator