Board of Governors issues a call for nominations for non-academic employees

Vari Hall from the exterior
Vari Hall

Notice is hereby given that an election will be held to nominate a full-time non-academic employee to a position on the Board of Governors. 

Eligibility and membership requirements

Nominations are invited of non-academic employees who are appointed and working in full-time positions at the University as defined by the YUSA (Unit 1), CUPE (Local 1356 and 1356-1) and IUOE collective agreements, and the CPM employment framework. Nominees must also have a record of at least five years of service as a full-time non-academic employee at the University. Employees who are members of a certified bargaining unit or employee association may not serve as an officer or other official of their bargaining agent or employee association during their term on the Board of Governors. All members of the Board of Governors are required to sign a conflict of interest and confidentiality undertaking and to abide by the Board’s Policy on Conflict of Interest. The term of office is two years, beginning on July 1, 2018.

Nomination process

Nominations must be supported by the signatures of 10 nominators who are also full-time non-academic employees. Because a special majority (two‑thirds) of the members of the Board of Governors must be Canadian citizens, candidates are required to submit proof of citizenship. Nominations open May 9 at 9am and will close on May 23 at 12pm (noon) by which time all nominations must be received at the University Secretariat, 1050 Kaneff Tower, Keele Campus.

Balloting procedures

Balloting will be conducted by e-vote (

Voting will open at 1pm on Friday, June 1 and close at 12pm (noon) on Friday, June 8.

The Board of Governors

The Board of Governors consists of 30 members, the president and the chancellor. The board membership includes two members nominated by Senate; two student members nominated by students, two non-academic employee members nominated by this process, and two alumni members nominated by the alumni board. The remaining board members are appointed from the external community and reflect a broad range of backgrounds and expertise. The board conducts its work through a number of standing committees. The board meets at least five times each year.

Documentation and additional information

For nomination forms and further information about the board and the staff nominations process, go to: