Call for Nominations - Academic Staff (A1.0)

GFC Nominee to the Board of Governors

In accordance to the PSLA [Section 16(3)], two members of the academic staff of the University of Alberta serve on the Board of Governors, one of whom is nominated by General Faculties Council (GFC) and one of whom is nominated by the Academic Staff Association (AASUA).
As of July 1, 2017, there will be a vacancy on the Board of Governors calling for one academic staff representative to be nominated by General Faculties Council (GFC). This position is currently held by Dr. Jeremy Richards, Professor from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science. A nomination/election process will now take place to fill this upcoming vacancy on the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta.

Nomination Deadline:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon)
Nominee Criteria:
Regulations stipulate that the GFC-nominated "academic staff member who serves on the Board of Governors must come from Category A1.0." 
Please Note:  Nominee must be employed in Category A1.0 throughout the term of appointment to the Board and, in addition, must be willing and able to serve for the full term of the appointment on a continuous basis. A full term on the Board is normally three years. Staff who are on leave* are NOT eligible to serve as academic staff representatives on the Board of Governors.
 * The term ‘leave’ includes: administrative leave, sabbatical, political, medical, parental, childbirth, disability, assisted, secondment.

Nomination Steps:

The following four (4) steps are required to complete a nomination for GFC Nominee to the University of Alberta Board of Governors.
Relevant forms and guiding documents are located in the Nomination Tool-kit (located on the right-side toolbar).

  1. A Nominee must accept nomination and agree to stand for election.
  2. A nomination must be supported by the signatures of five (5) members of Staff Category A1.0 (continuing full-time and/or part-time academic staff), not including the Nominee.
  3. An on-line registration (Nominee record) must be created in the Nominee's name and can be completed by either the Nominator or Nominee. Note: A Nominee record will require nomination-specific details and a brief biographical sketch (up to a maximum of 150 words), in the event an election by GFC is required.
  4. The nomination form (including the five signatures of the five Nominators) must be received by Ann Hodgson, Coordinator to the GFC Nominating Committee. Nominations must be received no later than Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon).
Please contact Ann Hodgson with questions regarding the nomination/election process by email to: or at telephone (780-492-1938).

Nomination Tool-kit

Nominator Form &
Nominee Registration

For Nominators: (Signature Page)
For Nominee: (Create a Profile)
Community Information

Call for Nominations by GFC Nominating Committee (April 4 2017)
Legislative Links

Academic Staff Categories:
HR Recruitment Policy (Appendix A): Definition and Categories of Academic Staff and Colleagues

Post-Secondary Learning Act (section 16(3))

Board of Governors
(More Details: Mandates & Roles, Meeting Schedules, Board Committees)

General Faculties Council - Terms of Reference (section 2(c))