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

SPRING 2019 GENERAL ELECTION

Voting is Now Open!

Faculty are able to place one vote for their candidate of choice until Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5:00pm. Click here to login and cast your vote.

Candidate Profiles 

Click here to view candidate profiles for the three (3) faculty Senator seats from the Faculty of Design.

Click here to view candidate profiles for the three (3) faculty Senator seats from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Results 

The following faculty members have been acclaimed to the OCAD University Senate to fill the three (3) Faculty-Area vacancies from the Faculty of Art:

  • Natalie Waldburger, Faculty of Art
  • Nina Leo, Faculty of Art
  • One (1) Faculty Area Senator seat from the Faculty of Art will remain vacant until the next election process, as per the Senate By-Laws.

Note: Faculty At-Large candidates will be announced on Monday, May 27, 2019.

Faculty Election Timelines

Faculty-Area Election Timeline:

Nomination Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 p.m.

Closes: Friday, May 10, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Candidates Announced Monday, May 13, 2019
Electronic Voting Period

Opens: Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00 p.m.

Closes: Friday, May 24, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Election Results Monday, May 27, 2019

At-Large Faculty Election Timeline:

Nomination Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 p.m.

Closes: Friday, May 10, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Candidates Announced Monday, May 27, 2019
Electronic Voting Period

Opens: Monday, June 3, 2019 12:00 p.m.

Closes: Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Election Results Monday, June 10, 2019

Sessional Faculty Election Timeline: 

Note: Elections to fill Sessional Faculty vacancies on Senate will take place in August 2019.

Vacancies for Student Representatives on Senate:

  • One (1) Undergraduate Student from the Faculty of Art
  • One (1) Undergraduate Student from the Faculty of Design
  • One (1) Undergraduate Student from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • One (1) Graduate Student

Nominators and candidates must be registered full- or part-time students at OCAD University. Undergraduate Student Senators​ are elected by and from undergraduate students enrolled in a program and must be from their home faculty (e.g. nominators from the Faculty of Art are only eligible to submit nominations for student within the Faculty of Art). Graduate Student Senators are elected from and by graduate students enrolled in any full- or part-time program.

Student Senator Nomination Form

Student Election Timeline:

Nomination Period                 

Opens: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 p.m.

Closes: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Candidates Announced Thursday, September 12, 2019
Electronic Voting Period

Opens: Monday, September 16, 2019 12:00 p.m.

Closes: Friday, September 20, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Election Results Monday, September 23, 2019

For more information on Senate Elections, please contact: Honeida Salih, Coordinator, Academic Governance & Indigenous Learning, Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost at hsalih@ocadu.ca.