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 Senator Candidates 2018-19
Electronic Voting Portal is now open until May 29, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Faculty members eligible to vote are those from the Tenured, Tenure-Track, Continuing, Contractually Limited-Term Appointment (CLTA), and Teaching-Intensive Stream (TIS) rank. 
  • Faculty can only vote within their same faculty area in the current election.
  • Faculty can vote for up to four (4) candidates of their choice in the current election.

The following faculty members from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies have been acclaimed to the 2018/19 Senate membership:

  • Heather Coffey
  • Kate Hartman
  • Charles Reeve

Please Note: Elections for Program Chair and Graduate Program Director vacancies will be facilitated through the Faculty Offices and Office of Graduate Studies after the general elections have been completed. Elections for Sessional Faculty vacancies will be held in early Fall 2018. 

Faculty Election Timeline:

Nomination Period (EXTENDED): Monday, April 30, 2018 - Friday, May 18, 2018
Faculty Area Candidates Announced: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Faculty Area Voting Period: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Faculty Area Election Results: Thursday, May 30, 2018
At-Large Faculty Candidates Announced: Thursday, May 31, 2018
At-Large Electronic Voting Period: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Wednesday, June 6, 2018
At-Large Election Results: Thursday, June 7, 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, Coordinator, Academic Governance & Quality Assurance and Interim Secretary to Senate, Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost at