2021 Board of Governors Alumni Representative Election
Board of Governors Alumni Representative Election
The University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing the administrative and business affairs of UM, serving as the corporate governing body of the university. Its duties include approving the annual budget and appointing and monitoring the performance of the President and Vice-Chancellor.
UM alumni elect fellow graduates to serve on three of the 23 University of Manitoba Board of Governors positions. Alumni elected to serve on the Board of Governors may do so for a maximum of three consecutive three-year terms. One of these term positions is ending.
To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be a graduate of the University of Manitoba; that is have attained a degree, diploma or certificate approved by the University of Manitoba Senate. All UM graduates are eligible to vote in the election, which is held via an online voting platform.
For more information about the Board of Governors, visit: umanitoba.ca/admin/governance/bog/index.html.
Board of Governors Election Timeline
Thursday, February 11 nominations open and close on Monday, March 15
Information gathering & confirmation of candidates phase
Tuesday, March 16 - Tuesday, April 13th
Wednesday, April 14– Friday, May 14
Elected candidate announcement phase
Wednesday, May 26
Dates to remember
Nominations open – February 11
Requests to be nominated via the Alumni Association Board – March 1 by 4pm
Nominations close – March 15
Alumni Association Board of Directors notified of candidates running – April 1
Candidates notified of who is running – April 6
Candidates announced to alumni via website – April 7
Election period begins – April 14
Elections period ends – May 14
Ballot count where all candidates and scrutineers are invited to attend – May 20 at noon
Notify University Secretary of successful candidate in writing & Alumni Association Board – May 20 by 4 pm
Publicly announce successful candidate – May 26
Successful candidate takes office – June 1
Processes and procedures
To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be a graduate of the University of Manitoba and have a degree, diploma or certificate approved by the University of Manitoba Senate.
How to be nominated
Candidates can be nominated two different ways:
- Nominated by the Alumni Association Board of Directors with consent from the nominee
- Nominated by 25 graduates of the University of Manitoba with consent from the nominee
For more information, please contact Alumni Relations at 204-474-9946 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on voting will be available on the Alumni Relations website after the close of nominations in April 2021.
Preparing your nomination
All new and/or returning candidates should provide:
- The candidate acceptance form, either online or by email.
- A biography outlining examples of your continued connection to the UM since graduation, qualifications for the role, statement of intent for wanting to serve on the Board of Governors, and why you feel you are a strong candidate for the role (no more than 300 words).
- A photo uploaded to a third-party hosting service (e.g. Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.)
Submit your nomination
Receiving endorsements for nomination
After you have submitted your nomination, you must also receive either:
- a nomination by the Alumni Association Board of Directors; or
- a nomination by 25 graduates of the University of Manitoba.
Nomination by the Alumni Association Board of Directors
Requests to be nominated by the Alumni Association Board close Monday, March 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (Central).
Nomination by fellow graduates
Nominations made by 25 graduates close Monday, March 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (Central).
Nominees may either:
- Have their endorsements submitted via the online form; or
- Submit the completed, scanned portion of the PDF containing 25 signatures and related information (name, degree, year graduated) via email to email@example.com.
It is the responsibility of the potential candidate to ensure the endorsements are submitted by graduates of the University of Manitoba and their information is correct and legible.
UM Alumni Relations will confirm all endorsements are legitimate UM graduates and contact you if they are not.