Senate election process to begin Feb. 23

The process for the election of full-time teaching staff and professional librarians to Brock’s 2024-25 Senate is set to begin Friday, Feb. 23.

Any member of the full-time teaching staff and any professional librarian is eligible to serve on Senate. Senate meets regularly from September to May.

In accordance with the Brock University Act and the Senate Bylaws set out in the Section 2 of the Faculty Handbook, and the Senate Electorate Guidelines, any member of the full-time teaching staff and any professional librarian is eligible to vote in the Senate election, whether they are on leave or not at the time of the election. The definition of full-time teaching staff includes all teaching faculty members: tenure-track, probationary, limited term, Department Chairs, Associate Deans, research associates and assistants, and post-doctoral appointees as well as any employee engaged full time in the work of teaching or research.

The electorate list will be distributed on Friday, Feb. 23, and nominations will open at that time. Any corrections to the electorate list may be submitted to the University Secretary between Friday, Feb. 23 and Friday, March 1 at 9 a.m.

Nomination forms signed by the candidate and at least four persons eligible to vote in the election will be accepted by the Secretary of Senate via email to until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11.

Candidates are encouraged to submit a statement of a maximum of 200 words (no links) with their nomination to the Secretary of Senate via email to by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11.

Electronic voting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15 and will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25.

More information on the Senate Election, including the full election timeline and the deadline for nomination papers to be received by the Secretary of Senate, will be available on the Senate Election web page on Feb. 23.

All eligible members are encouraged to consider service on Senate. For more information on Senate and its committees, visit the Senate web page or email the Secretary of Senate at

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