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Standing committee vacancies

Call for expressions of interest 

Expressions of interest are still being sought for faculty and student positions on the standing committees of Senate, for terms beginning August 1, 2021. Below is a list of the positions and a link to the form. If you know others who would make a valuable contribution to Senate's standing committees, please encourage them to apply. Positions are being filled as applications are received, on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Below are the eligiblity requirements for students, faculty, and staff to apply for a Senate standing committee position. For additional information, see the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Students must be presently enrolled at UFV in a least one credit course or designated by resolution of the Senate as as student.

Staff must be employed on a permanent or continuing contract with UFV, not an officer of the university, nor a faculty member.

Faculty must be a permanent or continuing instructor, lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, or in an equivalent position designated by the Senate. University Officers are not eligible as they are not designated 'faculty' by the Senate. Please refer to the Senate Bylaws (page 10).


Below are the 2021-22 positions available. Terms of office are two years, from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2023.

Faculty Standards Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Wednesday, Week 2, 2:30-4:30pm
  • 1 Health Sciences faculty
  • 1 Humanities faculty
  • 1 Social Sciences faculty

Graduate Studies Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Thursdays, Week 3, 9-11am
  • 2 graduate students

Indigenization Committee

  • Five annual meetings: two in fall, two in winter and one in spring on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • 1 UFV Elder

Senate Budget Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Thursdays, Week 4, 2:30-4:30pm
  • 1 student

Senate Research Committee

  • Monthly meetings, on Thursday, Week 1, 9-11am
  • 1 graduate student


The information below is based on the formal procedures, approved by Senate: Procedures for Membership on Senate Standing Committees.

Calls are made throughout the year for continued or new vacancies. The annual call for expressions of interest typically takes place every February, for positions in the upcoming academic year. Senators receive first dibs on positions, followed by non-senators. Announcements go out via email, with instructions for applying. The status of calls is always posted at the top of this web page.

When the call for expressions of interest is open, you may fill out the form above, for one of the available positions posted.

As senators are required to sit on a minimum of two standing committees, the Secretariat office will email you with a list of available positions and request your committee choices. You are not required to submit the online form.

No, an “officer of the university” is not eligible for a faculty position, as they are not designated 'faculty' by the Senate. A university officer includes the following positions:

  • the president
  • a vice-president
  • an associate vice-president
  • a dean
  • an associate dean
  • an executive director
  • an associate director
  • a director (excluding directors of schools within a faculty who are voting faculty members)
  • university secretary
  • chief information officer
  • legal counsel
  • university librarian
  • the registrar

 See also the Senate Bylaws (page 10).

Only "directors of schools" are eligible, as long as they fit the the definition of a faculty member (are voting faculty members). "Directors of schools"  are not considered university officers by the Senate Bylaw definitions.

Expressions of interest go to the Senate Governance Committee who recommends candidates to Senate for approval. After this process is complete, you will receive an email from the Secretariat office with the results. If you’ve been waiting awhile, without hearing anything, you can always reach out to

If your submission successfully went through, you should have received an email confirmation with a copy of your form responses. If you didn't receive this, you may need to resubmit the form. Please email to double check.

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