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 2021 Election Results for the Board of Governors, the University Senate the Planning Council for Open Learning and the TRU Community Trust Board of Directors

Winter 2021 election results and re-election results for positions on the Board of Governors, the University Senate, the Planning Council for Open Learning and the TRU Community Trust Board of Directors are as follows:

Board of Governors

Two (2) Student representatives: Appointment term one year - September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022

Nominees

Bhavika Jain
Adam Burke
Kerri Schill
Azul Hernandez-Billy

Elected
Elected

165 votes
88 votes
75 votes
60 votes

Re -election following appeal of Winter 2021 By-election for non-faculty representative to Board
In accordance with the TRU Election Procedures, the results of the winter 2021 by-election for a Board of Governors non-faculty representative were appealed. At the May meeting of Senate, Senate voted in favour of the Senate Appeals Committee’s recommendation to allow the appeal. A re-election was held and these are the results:

Re-election: One (1) Non-faculty representative to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the appointment term: January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023

Nominees

Jasmine Haskell
Lori De Frias
Jan O’Brien

Elected

87 votes
70 votes
11 votes

University Senate

Four (4) Student representatives: Appointment term one year - September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022

Nominees

Bhavika Jain
Varanya Varad Bariyar
Kritika Singh
Sarita Yadav
Aditya Lakhani
Vatsal Prakash Verma

Elected
Elected
Elected
Elected

144 votes
138 votes
125 votes
98 votes
81 votes
79 votes

By-election: One (1) Support Staff representative to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the appointment term; January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023

Nominees

Rien Okawa
Navin Jain

Elected

71 votes
41 votes

By-election: One (1) Open Learning Teaching Staff representative: to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the appointment term; January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023

Nominees

Mary Kruger

Elected by acclamation

Planning Council for Open Learning (PCOL)

One (1) Open Learning Student representative: Appointment term one year - September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022

Nominees

Conor McCarthy
Kennedy Montano
Michael Haley
Michael Cupello

Elected

70 votes
65 votes
33 votes
31 votes

TRU Community Trust Board of Directors

One (1) TRU Student representative: Appointment term one year - September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022

Nominees

Prabhjot Singh Tinna
Bhavika Jain

Elected by acclamation
Candidate withdrawn


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
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