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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!

Results

Find out all of the student, staff, and faculty election results.

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. For further information on Board membership and its responsibilities, please see the Board bylaws.


Responsibilities:
  • Regularly attend meetings. 
  • Prepare adequately for meetings and to participate actively in the decision-making at meetings.
  • Student members of the Board and 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.

Meeting Info:

  • The Board of Governors 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.
  • Board members serve on one or two Board standing committees, which typically meet bi-monthly at times convenient to all members.
  • Attend various functions, such as two-day planning session, convocation, and award functions, etc.
Members should expect to contribute an average of 15-20 hours per month to the university. 

 


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.


Responsibilities:
  • Regularly attend meetings. 
  • 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.

Meeting information:

  • The Senate meets monthly on Fridays, on week 3 of the UFV calendar, from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
  • Members are expected to serve on a minimum of two Senate standing committees.


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