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Elections

Have your say

Have your say in how UFV is governed by voting for student, faculty, and staff members to serve on the Senate and Board of Governors! Elections that are underway are posted on this page.

Results

The latest student, staff, and faculty election results are posted at the link above, when available. 

Procedures

Learn about the elections cycle, and related rules and policies.

Member roles & responsibilities

The management, administration, and control of the property, revenue, business, and affairs of the University are vested in the Board. The UFV Board is composed of 15 members who meet several times a year, typically on Thursdays. Members do not receive any remuneration for their services; however, they may be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses incurred while fulfilling their duties. 

The Board's priorities are mandated by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and are described in the Ministry Mandate Letter.


The responsibilities of Board members include:
  • Regularly attend meetings. The Board usually meets six times per year on Thursdays, approximately 2:00 to 7:00pm. Meetings are held on a rotational basis at UFV campuses (Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission) or by video conference as required.
  • Serve on one or two Board standing committees, which typically meet bi-monthly at times convenient to all members.
  • Attend various functions, such as a two-day planning session, convocation, and award functions.
  • Prepare adequately for meetings and participate actively in the decision-making at meetings.
  • Act first and foremost in the best interests of the university, and make decisions as a member of the Board or Senate and not as a member of any particular constituency.
  • Student members of the Board and Senate bring the perspective of students, but are not to advocate on behalf of students.
  • Student members from Board and Senate receiving the most votes will also be asked to serve on the Student Union Society (SUS) Board.
Members should expect to contribute an average of 15-20 hours per month to the university. For further information on Board membership and its responsibilities, please see the Board bylaws. 


Senate is the academic governing body at UFV responsible for managing policies concerning academic matters, and advising the Board on policies of mutual interest. For further information on Senate membership and its responsibilities, please see the Senate Bylaws.


The responsibilities of Senate members include:
  • Regularly attend meetings. The Senate meets monthly on Fridays, on week 3 of the UFV calendar, from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
  • Prepare adequately for meetings and to participate actively in the decision-making at meetings.
  • Student members of the Senate will bring the perspective of students but will not advocate on behalf of students. 
  • Act first and foremost in the best interests of the university, and make decisions as a member of the Board or Senate and not as a member of any particular constituency.
  • Student member(s) from Senate and the Board receiving the most votes will also be asked to serve on the Student Union Society (SUS) Board.
  • Members are expected to serve on a minimum of two Senate standing committees.


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