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. 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 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 winter 2018 election process.

Voting will take place by online ballot through myTRU beginning March 12, 2018 and ending on March 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Board of Governors

Appointment term September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 | 1 year term

  • Two (2) student representatives
    Nominees:
    Yogesh Gandhi
    Devin Griffin Bio
    Swagatam Majumder Bio
    Shreya Patel

Eligibility for nomination: A student who is enrolled at TRU at the commencement of nominations in a credit course or program, is in good standing and is a member of the Thompson Rivers University Student Union.

Eligibility to vote: A student who is enrolled at TRU or TRU-OL at the commencement of nominations in a credit course or program and is in good standing.

University Senate

Appointment term: September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 | 1 year term

  • Four (4) student representatives
    Nominees:
    Eunice Aniogbe
    Kourtney Cameron Bio
    Devin Griffin Bio
    Varun Kalia
    Shreya Patel
    Deepinder Singh Bio
    Vimaljeet Singh Bio
    Stephanie Tate Bio
    Nicholas Warner Bio

Eligibility for nomination and to vote: A student who is enrolled at TRU or TRU-OL in a credit course or program at the commencement of nominations and is in good standing.

Planning Council for Open Learning (PCOL)

Appointment term: September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 | 1 year term

  • One (1) student representative
    Nominees:
    Kourtney Cameron Bio
    Shawn Mountenay Bio
    Barry Wolfenden

Eligibility for nomination: A student who is enrolled in TRU, Open Learning in a credit course or program at the commencement of nominations and is in good standing.

Eligibility to vote: A student who is enrolled at TRU or TRU, Open Learning in a credit course or program at the commencement of nominations and is in good standing.

TRU Community Corporation (TRUCC)

  • One (1) student representative
    Nominee:
    Jagmesh Randhawa Bio

Eligibility for nomination and to vote: A student who is enrolled at TRU or TRU-OL in a credit course or program at the commencement of nominations and is in good standing.

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)

Winter 2018 election timeline is as follows:

February 5, 2018 – Election Register
The Election Register is available for inspection in the Enrolment Services Office on the Kamloops Campus, first floor in Old Main.

February 5 to February 9, 2018 – Nomination Period:
All completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018, either in person to Linda Butt, on behalf of the University Registrar in the Enrolment Services Office, first floor Old Main (across from Starbucks) or, by *email to elections@tru.ca.

Nominations received after the deadline are not eligible.

A representative of the University Registrar, will acknowledge receipt of all nomination forms from nominees.

March 12 to March 16, 2018 – Voting Period:
Voting will close at 4:00 pm on March 16, 2018. Voting will be administered by an online process through myTRU. All online ballots must be submitted by the close of voting.

No ballots will be accepted after the close of voting.

March 23, 2018 – Election Results:
Announcement of results will be posted on the TRU website and through email distribution.


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 elections@tru.ca or call 250-828-5352