Board & Senate vacancies

Be part of UFV governance

Contribute to UFV’s mandate and to its strategic vision of “changing lives, building community” by serving on the Board of Governors or Senate. Check back here for student, faculty, and staff vacancies. Nomination forms will be posted here once available.


Nominations are currently open for the vacancies below. Before completing a nomination form, please review the roles and responsibilities of Senate and Board members and ensure you meet the eligbility requirements below. To see the list of successful candidates, visit Elections


The following are the requirements for students, faculty, and staff to be eligible to serve as a representative on the Board of Governors and Senate. Nominators must be members of the group associated with the position.

In accordance with the Board of Governors bylaws, Senate bylaws, the UFV Election procedures, and the University Act of BC, the following eligibility criteria must be met in order to serve in an elected position as a student representative on the Board or Senate:

  • Be a UFV student registered in at least one credit course in the semester in which a vacancy arises and, if elected, must continue to meet this criterion throughout the term in order to retain the position.
  • Be a student in good academic standing, as defined by the University Continuance policy and, if elected, must continue to meet this criterion throughout the term in order to retain the position.
  • For the purpose of Board elections, student nominees and student nominators must be members of the Student Union Society, which means students have paid SUS fees.
  • Five nominators, who are enrolled in at least one credit course at UFV and who are entitled to vote in the election, are required. If nominators cannot be identified, the nomination will not be valid.

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).

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


CommitteePositionsTermFormNomination deadline
Senate 1 Faculty of Science August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021

 Faculty of Science Nomination Form

August 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Senate 1 Faculty of Social Sciences August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021  Faculty of Social Sciences Nomination Form Position open until filled


Senate meeting schedule: Monthly, Friday, Week 3, 1:30 pm (except Feb, Week 4)

CommitteePositionsTermFormNomination deadline

Board of Governors

1 student

Aug 1, 2020 to Jul 31, 2021 

Available here Aug 17, 2020

Sept 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm


Board meeting schedule: 8 meetings a year, Thursdays, 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Student positions are eligible for Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit and students will receive priority registration. Also note that transportation is needed to be able to attend meetings which take place at various locations, including Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Mission.

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