The Board of Regents is the governing body of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Six alumni representatives are elected for a three-year term to the board. The term for the newest members will commence Sept. 1, 2014, and run until Aug. 31, 2017.
Nominations for these positions were accepted from Tuesday, March 4 to Friday, April 4, 2014. Voting began on Monday, April 28 and closed on Friday, May 23, 2014.
In the 2014 election, 40 eligible candidates put their names forward for nomination.
More information on the Board of Regents, such as scheduled meetings, current representatives and board bylaws, is available online and in the Board of Regents Election Information and Guidelines.
Voting took place from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 23, 2014. Biographies and photos of nominees were posted online.
Successfully elected alumni were to be notified within 30 business days or less following the close of elections.
All election results will be publicly available after the successfully elected alumni are notified and accept their seat on the Board of Regents.
Candidates who put their name forward were asked to complete and submit the nomination form (which was available in both PDF and Word formats). It must have included the signature of the nominator, three seconders and the candidate. The nomination package should have also included a 150-word biography and photo of the candidate plus contact information.
Candidates, nominators and seconders were to be alumni.
An alumnus is defined as any individual who has received a degree, diploma, post-graduate certificate, or certificate requiring undergraduate or academic admission from Memorial University of Newfoundland including Memorial College, the Marine Institute and Grenfell Campus and all predecessors. In all cases, the program of study must have been approved by the Senate of Memorial University or the Academic Council of the Marine Institute (or their predecessors).
Criteria for Candidacy
Members of the alumni association were eligible with the exception of:
- Individuals who have been admitted to and are currently registered in a program or course of study that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate of the University
- Employees of the University
- Pensioners of the University
- Alumni who receive or are entitled to receive remuneration from money of the University
As per sections 31 and 32 of the Memorial University Act.
Elected members are eligible for re-election, but an elected member shall not hold office for more than six consecutive years, two terms.
The management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of Memorial University are vested in the Board of Regents. Candidates should be able to commit to attend the meetings of the Board. Please refer to the Board of Regents Election Information and Guidelines.
Memorial University of Newfoundland protects your privacy and maintains the confidentiality of your personal information. The information requested in this form is collected under the general authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL1990 CHAPTER M-7). Information collected will be stored in the Alumni Affairs and Development database and may be used for event planning, fundraising, income tax purposes, statistical reporting and affinity partnerships. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your information, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at 1.877.700.4081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.