Senate Election Spring 2023
Students have an opportunity to become involved in the governance of SFU by submitting a nomination form (see below) for positions on Senate, Board of Governors, Senate Graduate Studies Committee (SGSC), & SFU Community Trust.
|Committee||Positions||Term of Office||Information|
|Senate*||Seventeen students, elected by and from the student body, with at least one student elected from each faculty and at least three undergraduate and three graduate students.
||June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024||Senate meets once a month and is responsible for the academic governance (all matters that bear on teaching and research) of the University.|
|Board of Governors||One undergraduate student, elected by and from the undergraduate student body.
One graduate student, elected by and from the graduate student body.
|June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024||The Board of Governors meets six times a year and is responsible for the business (property, revenue and policies) of the University.|
|Senate Graduate Studies Committee (SGSC)||Four graduate students (2 regular, 2 alternate), elected by and from graduate students.||June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024||SGSC meets once a month and is responsible for making recommendations to Senate concerning graduate programs, courses, regulations, and policies.|
|SFU Community Trust||One student, elected by and from the student body.||April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2025||The SFU Community Corporation is governed by an independent Board of Directors that includes SFU stakeholders, faculty and student representatives, as well as external members. As trustee, that Board sets policy for SFU Community Trust, helping to shape the future of UniverCity.
*Candidates elected to Senate are asked to sit on at least one Senate Committee during their elected term.
Eligibility to Nominate, Stand for Office and Vote
Undergraduate students refer to those who are members of the Simon Fraser Student Society and who also: (i) are in good standing and are registered in at least one course (for credit) in the term in which nominations are due, or (ii) are registered in a co-op work term in the term in which nominations are due, or (iii) are designated by resolution of the Senate as an undergraduate student.
Graduate students refer to those who are members of the Graduate Student Society at Simon Fraser University and who also: (i) are duly registered as graduate students in the term in which nominations are due, or (ii) are designated by resolution of the Senate as a graduate student.
Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 4:00 pm
If only the required number of nominations is received, the candidate(s) will be declared elected by acclamation.
All candidates and their agent(s) are expected to be familiar with and follow the campaign rules as set out in the Candidate Information Sheet.
All nomination forms are to be submitted to Steven Noel, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 4:00 pm. Scanned/emailed copies are preferred.
Campaign Period: March 30, 2023 to April 3, 2023
The campaign period begins after the posting of Candidates on March 30, 2023 and ends on April 3, 2023. Campaigning is prohibited during the voting period of April 4 to 6, 2023. For further information about campaigning, please refer to the Candidate Information Sheet.
Online Voting: April 4, 2023 to April 6, 2023
If voting is required, eligible students will receive an email with the following information: instructions on voting, links to candidate information statements, and a link to the online voting system. Students will be required to use their SFU Computing ID and password in order to access the voting system. Candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be declared elected (provided all requirements of the specific election are satisfied).
Questions about elections may be directed to Steven Noel, Senate Assistant and Electoral Officer, at email@example.com.