Student Representatives to the Board of Governors and the Senate

students walking in the UVic quad

Thank you to all Candidates who put their name forward to run for Senate. The results can be found below. 


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 cruical 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 2 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

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO SENATE and BOARD OF GOVERNORS

There are currently no open Calls for Nomination for Student representatives to Senate. The exciting news is that the Call for Nominations for 2021-22 Student Representatives to Senate and Board of Governors will open in January 2021! 

As a student representative on the Senate you play a vital role in university governance. Consider standing for election or nominating one of your student colleagues from one of these faculties.


 

Nominations Received

 

 

Election Results

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The election for the undergraduate and graduate student representatives ended on Friday, February 14, 2020. The following candidates were elected:

  • Kate Fairley (Graduate representative)
  • Juliet Watts (Undergraduate representative)

Election results for Board of Governors undergraduate and graduate student representatives.


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SENATE

16 students to be elected to the Senate (at least one student from each faculty and three members-at-large, for a 1 year term)

The first call for student representatives ended on January 21, 2020. The following candidates were acclaimed:

The second call for student representatives ended on March 9, 2020. The following candidates were acclaimed or elected:

Elected:

Election Results for the Second Call for Nominations for undergraduate and graduate students 

Acclaimed:

The third call for student representatives ended on September 15, 2020. The following candidate was acclaimed:

One vacant position remains for a student representative in the Faculty of Education.

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