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Sheridan Senate Election 2018

Spring 2018 Elections

Elections are required for fourteen faculty Senator positions which will become vacant as members’ terms end with the conclusion of this Senate year.  The election period for the Sheridan Senate will be March 26, 2018 to April 24, 2018.  Each constituency will have the opportunity to elect their representatives to Senate for a three-year term: September 1, 2018 to June 20, 2021.  Voting will be conducted electronically and will be available to eligible* constituent members from Friday, April 20, 2018 to Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  Elections will also take place for 10 student Senator positions which are elected annually. 


2018 Election Schedule


Monday, March 26

5:00 p.m.

Nominations CLOSE

Friday, April 6

1:00 p.m.





Monday, April 9


Campaign Period CLOSES

Thursday, April 19






Friday, April 20

9:00 a.m.

Voting Period ENDS

Tuesday, April 24

4:00 p.m.






Vacancies in the Spring 2018 Senate elections are as follows:



Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

3 (three) faculty Senators * (1 position is for a one-year term only)

Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies

2 (two) faculty Senators

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

2 (two) faculty Senators

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

2 (two) faculty Senators

Pilon School of Business

2 (two) faculty Senators

Library and Learning Services

1 (one) faculty Senator

*eligible constituent members are all current FT faculty within the constituencies noted above




Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

1 (one) NFT faculty Senator

Pilon School of Business

1 (one) NFT faculty Senator

*eligible constituent members are all current NFT faculty within the constituencies above




Each Post-Secondary Faculty including: FAAD, FAHCS, FAST, FHASS, and PSB

2 (two) student Senators per Faculty

*eligible constituent members are all current Sheridan students within the Faculties named above


Call for Nominations

Each individual seeking nomination will be required to submit a nomination form ( Full-time faculty , Non-full-time faculty or Student) completed and signed by two nominators from the individual’s constituency.  Each nomination must be accompanied by a nominee statement/campaign message to be used for election information purposes and be posted on the Senate Site, the Senate SharePoint Site and on the election voting pages.  The statement must be submitted prior to the close of the nomination period either a) submitted with the nomination form or b) submitted from a Sheridan staff email address to the CRO at .

The statement must be 250 words or less in length.  If the statement contains more than 250 words, only the first 250 words will be printed.  The statement may not be altered or amended after the close of the Nomination period.

Campaign Guidelines:

Candidates may choose to use the campaign period to inform their eligible constituent voters of their motivations and interest in participating on Senate and why constituency members should vote for them. 

All Campaign messaging must focus on matters concerning academic governance and the best interests of Sheridan, and adhere to the general concept of ‘fair play’.  Fair play includes, but is not limited to, behaving in accordance with generally accepted community standards, being respectful of other candidates and their Campaigns and representing facts accurately.  All policies that govern employees remain in effect for Senate campaign activity.

After the close of the nominations period candidates may request their nominee statement/campaign message of not more than 250 words be provided to the Assistant to the Dean of their Faculty for distribution to their constituency.  If requested this message will be sent once for each candidate during the campaign period. 

If candidates choose to place posters on Sheridan property they are responsible for determining the specific rules governing the placement of posters in the various locations. Candidates shall not interfere with another candidate’s campaign, shall not interfere with a voter’s freedom to vote for the candidate of their choice, and shall respect the privacy of voters’ candidate choice.  The Senate Executive Committee or the CRO may issue additional guidelines in writing from time to time, as may be required to clarify specific situations.


All eligible voters in each constituency will receive an email providing them with access to the vote they are eligible to participate in.  Electronic voting only will available through an external online voting system (Simply Voting) from:

 VOTING PERIOD BEGINS  Friday, April 20  9:00 a.m.
 VOTING PERIOD  ENDS  Tuesday, April 24  4:00 p.m.


A full copy of the Senate Election Guidelines – Spring 2018 Elections with references to the Senate Procedures (appendix to Senate Terms of Reference)

QUESTIONS:  Please contact the Secretary to Senate and CRO (Chief Returning Officer – Senate), Sheila Shaver at , or at ext. 2060

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