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Elections

Governance at TRU is divided into three bodies responsible for corporate and academic decision-making.

The Board of Governors makes decisions on such matters as property development, labour and finance. The Senate and the Planning Council for Open Learning make decisions on such matters as curriculum, credentials, admissions and educational policies. 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.


Winter 2024 elections for the Board of Governors, Senate the Planning Council for Open Learning, and the TRU Community Trust Board of Directors.

The nomination period for the winter 2024 elections is now closed. Below are the student candidates seeking election to fill positions on TRU’s governing bodies.

Voting is scheduled to commence on Monday, March 11.

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Board of Governors

Two (2) Student representatives. Appointment term one year - September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025.

Nominees
Zuber Ahmed
Niharika Chhabra
Rayyan Khan
Mugesh Narayanasamy
Rohini Ranganatha
Nasrawaris Patel withdrawn

Senate

Four (4) Student representatives. Appointment term one year - September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025.

Nominees
Niharika Chhabra
Nupur Gaba
Rayyan Khan
Bhavish Malhotra
Waqar UI Mulk
Mugesh Narayanasamy
Robert Elon Newstrom
Rohini Ranganatha
Nasrawaris Patel withdrawn

Planning Council for Open Learning (PCOL)

One (1) TRU Open Learning Teaching Student representative. Appointment term one year - September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025.

Nominees
Kaitlyn Diamond
Sakshay Kapur
Simranjeet Singh

TRU Community Trust Board of Directors

One (1) TRU Student representative. Appointment term one year - September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025.

Nominees
Cicyetkwu Bennett-Dunstan
Rayyan Khan


Winter 2024 Election Schedule

February 5, to February 9, 2024 – Call for Nominations
The Registrar will begin accepting nominations on Monday, February 5, 2024, for all the positions above. Nominations must be submitted by email to elections@tru.ca, or dropped off at the Enrolment Services Office, Admissions Counter in Old Main by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024. Nominations received after the deadline are not eligible.

A designate of the Registrar will acknowledge receipt of all nominations and confirm candidate eligibility via email.

Nominees are encouraged to review relevant legislation, by-laws, and terms of reference for the governing bodies to which they seek election. (Senate, Board of Governors, Planning Council for Open Learning, TRU Community Trust).

The nomination period will be followed by four (4) weeks before the voting period commences.

Candidate Statements
Candidates that meet election eligibility requirements are invited to submit a brief candidate statement (one page) in support of their nomination.

Campaigning
The campaign period shall commence as soon as possible and no later than five (5) business days following the end of the nomination period. Candidates may begin to campaign only after the Registrar has confirmed the eligibility of all candidates and published the names of all candidates online on the election web page. The campaign period will continue up to and including the voting period.

  • All candidates are required to act with honesty and integrity and conduct themselves in a professional and dignified manner in their campaigns.
  • Candidates must adhere to TRU’s Posting Procedures ADM 01-3 when campaigning and are responsible for the removal of all campaign materials within a reasonable time following the close of the elections.
  • Areas to be used for campaigning may be subject to booking rules. Candidates should review and adhere to the procedures for Room, Venue and Table Bookings.

March 11, to March 14, 2024 – Voting
Voting is scheduled to begin on March 11, 2024, and will be conducted by anonymous and secure, on-line ballot through myTRU. Voting will close at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024. No ballots will be accepted after the close of voting.

March 21, 2024 – Election Results
The Registrar will communicate all election results within five (5) business days of the close of voting. Candidates will be notified by email of their own outcome. ALL election results, including voting counts, will be posted on the TRU elections web page after the individual candidates have been notified. Election results will be reported to the Senate at the next possible meeting following the election.


Proposed meeting times and attendance (subject to change)
Meeting times for each governing body will vary and attendance at meetings is required.

Questions
Please email elections@tru.ca.


Historical Election Results
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