Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University


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 institutional governing committees as necessary.

Fall 2018 Elections

The one-week nomination period has now closed. Below are the nominees for positions on the institutional governing committees which need to be filled through the fall 2018 election process.

Voting will take place by online ballot through your TRUemployee account beginning October 29, 2018 and ending on November 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

University Senate

Appointment Term: November 9, 2018 to December 31, 2020, to fill balance of current vacancy.

  • One (1) Support Staff* representative
    Shelley Church
    Jasmine Haskell
    Alana Hoare Bio

*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”.

Fall 2018 Election Schedule:

September 24, 2018 – Election Register
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.

September 24, to September 28, 2018 – Nomination Period
All completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28 2018, either in person at the Enrolment Services Office, first floor Old Main, attention Amanda Laughton or, by email to Nominations received after the deadline are not eligible.

A representative of the University Registrar will acknowledge, by email, receipt of all nomination forms from nominees, and will confirm eligibility to run for office.

October 29, to November 2, 2018 – Voting Period
Voting will begin on October 29, 2018 and will be administered by a secure, online ballot through TRUemployee. Voting will close at 4:00 pm on November 2, 2018. All ballots must be submitted by the close of voting.

November 8, 2018 – Election Results
The Registrar will announce all election results within four business days of the close of voting.
Announcement of election results, including vote totals, will be posted on the TRU elections web page.

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 or call 250-828-5090