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.

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


Winter 2019 Elections

The nomination period has now closed. Below are the nominees for positions on the institutional governing committees which need to be filled through the winter 2019 election process.

Voting will take place by secure online ballot through your myTRU or TRUemployee account beginning on March 11, 2019 and ending on March 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Board of Governors

Two (2) Student representatives: Appointment term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020

Nominees:
Puneet Anand Bio
Harshit Kandpal
Vincent Li Bio
Archisman Mitra
Ali Mulji Bio
Sultan Singh Sandur Bio

University Senate

Two (2) Faculty representatives from each of the below faculties/schools:
Appointment term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2022

Faculty of Education and Social work
Nominees:
Dian Henderson
Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov Bio

Faculty of Science
Nominees:
Lyn Baldwin
Mark Paetkau

Faculty of Student Development
Nominees:
Nancy Bepple
Vacant

School of Trades and Technology
Nominees:
Vacant
Vacant

Four (4) Students: Appointment term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020

Nominees:
Puneet Anand Bio
Donovan Cavers
Lorelei Guidos
Cole Hickson
Jasjit (Jessy) Khind Bio
Robert Lim Bio
Alicia Mark
Ali Mulji Bio
Shyam Nair
Sultan Singh Sandur Bio
Keren (Karina) Vertlib Bio

Planning Council for Open Learning

One (1) Student representative: Appointment term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020

Nominees:
Ryan Carlsen Bio
Dipak Parmar
Harshit Kandpal

TRU Community Corporation

One (1) Faculty representative: Appointment term: April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022

Nominees:
Ron McGivern

One (1) Student representative: Appointment term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020

Nominees:
Harshit Kandpal
Harismran (Mani) Saggu Bio
Sultan Singh Sandur Bio


Winter 2019 election schedule is as follows:

February 4, 2019 – 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.

February 4 to February 8, 2019 – Nomination Period
All completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019, either in person at the Enrolment Services Office, first floor Old Main, attention Amanda Laughton, or, by email to elections@tru.ca. 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 a candidate’s eligibility to run for office.

March 11 to March 15, 2019 – Voting Period
Voting will begin on March 11, 2019 and will be administered by secure, online ballot through myTRU and TRUemployee. Voting will close at 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019. All ballots must be submitted by the close of voting.

March 22, 2019 – Election Results
Results will be announced within four (4) business days of the close of voting. Announcement of election results, including vote totals, 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 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)

For more information please email elections@tru.ca.


Historical Election Results