Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Elections

On March 31, 2005, the Thompson Rivers University Act created three governing bodies for TRU: the Board, the Senate, and the Planning Council for Open Learning. The composition, powers and duties of each governing body are legislated by the Province of British Columbia in the Thompson Rivers University Act.

Elections are held each fall and winter to fill positions on the TRU governing bodies as necessary.


Fall 2017 Elections

The election process begins on September 25 with a one-week nomination period.

Positions on the institutional governing committees which need to be filled through the fall 2017 election process are as follows:

Board of Governors

Appointment term January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020 | 3 year term

University Senate

Appointment, term; January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020 | 3 year term

  • Two (2) Instructional Faculty representatives | Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
  • Two (2) Instructional Faculty representatives | Faculty of Arts
  • Two (2) Instructional Faculty representatives | School of Business and Economics
  • Two (2) Instructional Faculty representatives | Faculty of Law
  • Two (2) Instructional Faculty representatives | School of Nursing Faculty nomination form
  • Four (4) TRU Open Learning Teaching Staff representatives OL Teaching Staff nomination form
  • Two (2) Support Staff representatives
    Section 8(4) of the TRU Act defines support staff as “employees of the university who are not (a) officers of the university, or (b) deans or faculty members.” Support Staff nomination form
  • Two (2) Student representatives to fill current vacancies for the balance of the appointment term; to August 31, 2018 Student nomination form
Planning Council for Open Learning (PCOL)

Appointment term January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020 | 3 year term

TRU Community Corporation
  • One (1) Student representative to fill current vacancy for the balance of the appointment term; November 10, 2017 to August 31, 2018 Student nomination form

Fall 2017 Election timeline is as follows:

September 25, 2017 – Election Register
The Election Register is available for inspection at the Kamloops Campus in the Enrolment Services Office in Old Main and at the Williams Lake Campus in the main office.

September 25, 2017 to September 29, 2017 – Nomination Period:
All nomination forms must be submitted to the attention of Linda Butt, on behalf of the University Registrar in the Enrolment Services Office in Old Main, Kamloops Campus, by 4:00 pm on September 29, 2017. Nomination forms will be accepted by email to elections@tru.ca. Linda Butt will acknowledge receipt of all nomination forms from nominees by email.

October 30, 2017 – November 3, 2017 – Voting Period:
Voting will close at 4:00 pm on November 3, 2017. All online ballots must be submitted by the close of voting. No ballots will be accepted after the close of voting.

November 9, 2017 – Election Results:
Announcement of results will be posted on the TRU website and through email distribution.


For full details on eligibility, nomination, and voting criteria: Please see the ‘TRU Board, Senate and Planning Council Election Procedures’ document (January 25, 2010, Revised September 2014)

Proposed Meeting Times and Attendance (subject to change):

Meeting times for each governing body will vary and attendance is required. For meeting schedules, please see:


Historical Election Results

For more information, please email elections@tru.ca