On March 31, 2005, the Thompson Rivers University Act created three governing bodies for TRU: the Board, 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 2023 Elections for the Board of Governors, Senate, the Planning Council for Open Learning, and the TRU Community Trust Board of Directors.
Positions on TRU governing bodies to be filled through the fall 2023 elections, commencing September 2023, are as follows:
Board of Governors
Two (2) Faculty representatives for the appointment term January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2026.
One (1) Non-faculty representative for the appointment term January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2026.
A by-election for one (1) Student representative to fill the balance of the appointment term, September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024.
- Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
- Faculty of Arts
- Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics
- Faculty of Law
- School of Nursing
Four (4) Open Learning Teaching Staff representatives for the appointment term January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2026.
Two (2) Support Staff representatives for the appointment term January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2026.
Planning Council for Open Learning (PCOL)
Two (2) Open Learning Teaching Staff representatives for the appointment term January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2026.
Fall 2023 Election Schedule
September 25, to September 29, 2023 – Call for Nominations
Only those persons named in the Election Register are eligible to nominate and vote at an election. A representative of the Registrar will be able to confirm eligibility.
Nominees should review the TRU Elections Procedures and are also 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).
All completed nomination forms must be submitted , by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the Enrolment Services Office, Admissions Counter in Old Main. Nominations received after the deadline are not eligible.
A designate of the Registrar will acknowledge receipt of all nominations and confirm candidate eligibility via email.
The nomination period will be followed by four (4) weeks before the voting period commences.
Nominated candidates who meet the election eligibility requirements will be invited to submit a brief candidate statement.
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.
- All candidates are required to act with honesty and integrity and conduct themselves in a professional and dignified manner in their campaigns.
- Candidates must adhere to TRU’s Posting Procedures ADM 01-3 when campaigning and are responsible for the removal of all campaign materials within a reasonable time following the close of the elections.
- Areas to be used for campaigning may be subject to booking rules. Candidates should review and adhere to the procedures for Room, Venue and Table Bookings.
October 30, to November 2, 2023 – Voting
Voting will begin on October 30, 2023, and will be conducted by anonymous and secure, on-line ballot through myTRU and TRUemployee. Voting will close at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2023. No ballots will be accepted after the close of voting.
November 9, 2023 – 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 after which, all election results, including voting counts, will be posted on the TRU elections web page. Election results will be reported to the Senate at the next possible meeting following the election.
- Board of Governors meeting schedule
- Senate meeting schedule
- Planning Council for Open Learning meeting schedule
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