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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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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

Nomination Phase

Thursday, February 11 nominations open and close on Monday, March 15 

Information gathering & confirmation of candidates phase

Tuesday, March 16 - Tuesday, April 13th 

Election phase

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

About nominations

Eligibility requirements

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:

  1. Nominated by the Alumni Association Board of Directors with consent from the nominee
  2. 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 alumni@umanitoba.ca. Information on voting will be available on the Alumni Relations website after the close of nominations in April 2021.

Learn more about the Board of Governors

Make sure to keep your address information up to date with Alumni Relations by contacting us at alumni@umanitoba.ca or by updating your contact information online.

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

Address
If different from daytime phone
What method of nomination are you seeking?
I accept the nomination to be a candidate in the 2021 Board of Governors
election, representing the alumni of the University of Manitoba. I understand that I must either be nominated by the nominating committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors or I have to provide the attached 25 signatures for nomination. I understand that if I'm applying to be nominated by the Alumni Association Board of Directors, I must submit my nomination package by 4 PM (CST) on Monday, March 1, 2021. If I'm being nominated by alumni, I understand that nominations close at 4 PM (CST) on Monday, March 15, 2021 and that extensions for either nomination method are not granted under any circumstances.

I have read and understand the 2021 UM Alumni Association BOG Election Processes and Procedures Document, and the UM Board of Governors Code of Conduct.
Please provide a link to a photo of yourself uploaded to a third-party hosting service (e.g. Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) Alternatively, you may email your photo to alumni@umanitoba.ca.
Please ensure the image is in .jpg or .pdf format and is no smaller than 1200 pixels wide.

Please note: your photo will be included on the 2021 UM BOG Alumni Representative election website along with your bio for voters to view.

Receiving endorsements for nomination

After you have submitted your nomination, you must also receive either:

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:

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.