Senate Election

Details of the EXTENSION of the 2024 Senate Election. Questions related to the Senate Election can be directed to the Secretary of Senate at universitysecretary@brocku.ca

More Information and resources are available via the links below:

2024 Extended Election timeline and key dates

Below are key dates for the 2024 Senate Election extension. More details are available in the 2024 Senate Election Report and Timeline.


March 14, 2024         Nomination period re-opens 


March 28, 2024          Nomination period closes at 4:30 p.m. and candidate statements are due by 4:30 p.m.


April 4, 2024           Electronic voting period opens at 8:30 a.m.


April 12, 2024          Election Day (electronic voting period closes at 4:30 p.m.)


April 16, 2024         Declaration of election results posted

When will the election be held?

Electronic voting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 4, 2024, and will close at 4:30 p.m. on April 12, 2024.

How Many Senators are to be elected and for what term length?

  • 11 senators to serve a three-year term (until the last day of Spring Convocation in 2027)
  • 1 senator to serve a two-year term (until the last day of Spring Convocation in 2026)

If number of nominations received is equal to or less than the number to be elected, those nominated will be declared elected to Senate by acclamation. Those acclaimed will serve a term as available consistent with the order in which the nomination was received. (See Faculty Handbook 2: 3.4.5 (b)). If seats remain to be filled, those nominated will be acclaimed, the election date will be extended, and a call for further nominations will be issued. (See Faculty Handbook 2: 3.4.5 (c)).

If the number of nominations is greater than the number to be elected, a ballot will be distributed to all voters. The candidates with the most votes will be elected. (See Faculty Handbook 2: 3.4.7)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

In accordance with the Brock University Act, the Senate Bylaws set out in 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 or not they are on leave 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 Senate Electorate list is attached.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO SERVE ON SENATE?

Any member of the full-time teaching staff and any professional librarian is eligible to serve on Senate. Senate meets monthly from September to May, normally on a Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. More information on Senate is available on the Senate webpage.

HOW DO YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION?

Nominations are now being accepted. The nomination form is attached and is also available on the Senate Election webpage.

Nomination forms must be signed by the candidate and at least four individuals eligible to vote in the election. Nomination forms will be accepted by the Secretary of Senate via email to universitysecretary@brocku.ca until 4:30 p.m. on March 28, 2024.

All nominations must indicate that the candidate is willing to stand for election to Senate and understands that service as a Senator includes Senate committee service.

A candidate may submit a statement with a maximum of 200 words (no links) to provide the electorate with information. The statement will be posted on the Senate website, as received, to a maximum of 200 words (no links). The deadline for submitting a statement to the Secretary of Senate by email at universitysecretary@brocku.ca is 4:30 p.m. on March 28, 2024.

HOW DO YOU VOTE?

Electronic voting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 4, 2024. All eligible voters will receive an email to their Brock email account with a link to a secure electronic ballot. Each voter may vote for as many candidates as there are vacancies.

Electronic voting will close at 4:30 p.m. on April 12, 2024. Ballots will not be accepted after this deadline.

More information on the election is available by visiting the Senate Election webpage or emailing the Secretary of Senate at universitysecretary@brocku.ca.