Senate Elections

OCAD University Senate elections are managed centrally by the Chief Electoral Officer and are held annually in preparation for the upcoming academic year. Elected Senators include faculty, Program Chairs/Graduate Program Directors, as well as both undergraduate and graduate students.

OCAD University Senate Election Guidelines and Procedures

Senate Membership Composition 

OCAD University Senate By-Laws 

Roles and Responsibilities of Senate and Senators

Current Elections

2018/19 General Elections for Faculty

Faculty Area Election Results
The following faculty members have been elected to the 2018-19 Senate membership:

Faculty of Art Faculty of Design Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies*
 Jason Baerg  Debbie Adams  Heather Coffey
 Richard Fung Maya Desai  Kate Hartman
 JJ Lee Bruce Hinds  Charles Reeve
Sylvia Whitton Kate Sellen  

*Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies candidates were acclaimed as the number of candidates were less than the number of vacancies.

At-Large Faculty Election Results
The following faculty members have been elected to the 2018-19 Senate membership:

Faculty of Art Faculty of Design
Simon Glass June Lawrason
  Lauchie Reid

Please Note: Elections for Program Chair and Graduate Program Director vacancies are being facilitated through the Faculty Offices and Office of Graduate Studies. Elections for Sessional Faculty vacancies will be held in early Fall 2018. 

2018/19 General Elections for Students 
Vacancies for Student Representatives on Senate: 

  • Three (3) Undergraduate Student Senators, one from each Faculty, elected by and from undergraduate students enrolled in a full- or part-time program
  • One (1) Graduate Student Senator, elected by and from graduate students enrolled in a full- or part-time graduate program

Student Senator Nomination Form 2018-19 

Student Election Timeline:

Nomination Period: Monday, April 30, 2018 - Monday, September 10, 2018 
Candidates Announced: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Student Electronic Voting Period: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Student Election Results: September 25, 2018

For more information on the Senate Elections, please contact: Natalie Nanton, Secretary to Senate at nnanton@ocadu.ca