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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.

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

Fall 2022 by-elections for the Planning Council for Open Learning, and the TRU Community Trust Board of Directors.

There is a requirement to run fall by-elections, commencing September 2022, to fill the following vacancies.

Planning Council for Open Learning (PCOL)

One (1) Open Learning student representative to serve for the remainder of the appointment term: September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

TRU-OL Student Representative nomination form

TRU Community Trust Board of Directors

One (1) TRU faculty (TRUFA) representative to serve for the remainder of the appointment term: April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2025

TRU Faculty Representative nomination form

Fall 2022 Election Schedule

September 26, to October 3, 2022 โ€“ Call for Nominations: nomination period
Only those persons named in the Election Register are eligible to nominate and to vote at an election. A representative of the Registrar will be able to confirm eligibility.

All completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022, by email to Nominations received after the deadline are not eligible.

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

All 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.

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 elections web page. The campaign period will continue up to and including the voting period.

November 1, to November 4, 2022 โ€“ Voting
Voting will begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, and will be conducted by anonymous and secure online ballot. Voting will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022. No ballots will be accepted after the close of voting.

November 11, 2022 โ€“ 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.

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:

For more information, email

Historical Election Results
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