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.


Fall 2020 Elections for the Board of Governors, the University Senate, and the Planning Council for Open Learning

Nomination forms
Nomination forms are available below. Alternatively, forms will be available at the Enrolment Services Admissions counter in Old Main starting on September 21 through September 25 or you can send an email request to elections@tru.ca.

Positions on TRU governing bodies to be filled through the fall 2020 election process, commencing September 2020, are as follows:

Board of Governors

Two (2) Instructional Faculty representatives: Appointment term January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023

Board of Governors Instructional Faculty Nomination Form

One (1) Non-faculty representative: Appointment term January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023

Board of Governors Non-Faculty Nomination Form

University Senate

Two (2) Instructional Faculty representatives: Appointment term January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023 , from the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
  • Faculty of Arts
  • School of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Nursing

University Senate Instructional Faculty Nomination Form

Four (4) Open Learning Teaching Staff representatives: Appointment term January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023

University Senate OL Teaching Staff Nomination Form

Two (2) Support Staff representatives: Appointment term January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023

University Senate Support Staff Nomination Form

Planning Council for Open Learning (PCOL)

Two (2) Open Learning Teaching Staff representatives: Appointment term January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023

Planning Council OL Teaching Staff Nomination Form

Fall 2020 Election Schedule

September 21, to September 25, 2020 – Call for Nominations: nomination period
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.

All completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020. Forms may be submitted by email to elections@tru.ca or you may drop off your form to the Enrolment Services Admission counter in Old Main. (Counter hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Nominations received after the deadline are not eligible.

A representative of the University Registrar will acknowledge receipt of all nominations and confirm candidate eligibility via email.

All nominees are 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).

The nomination period will be followed by four (4) weeks before the voting period commences.

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. The campaign period will continue up to and including the voting period.

October 26, to October 29, 2020 – Voting
Voting will begin on October 26, 2020, and will be conducted by anonymous and secure, online ballot through TRUemployee. Voting will close at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020. No ballots will be accepted after the close of voting.

November 5, 2020 – 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. All election results, including voting counts and outcomes of all candidates, 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.

Questions
For more information please email elections@tru.ca.


Historical Election Results
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