Elections to the University Council

In 1882, an amendment to Queen's Royal Charter declared the University Council duly constituted. It is one of the three governing bodies of the university. The elective members of the Council are elected by and from among the alumni of the university in a manner provided for in the By-laws of the Council.  The Council serves as both an advisory and an ambassadorial body to the university as a whole and is responsible for the election of the Chancellor.

Although it is not directly involved in operations, the Council may bring to the Senate or Board of Trustees any matter, which it believes, affects Queen's well being and prosperity. In this way, the Council, in plenary session and through study committees, has made important contributions to several areas of campus life.

2024 Election 

The Call for Nominations for the 2024 University Council is NOW CLOSED for 2024.

Available Positions:

  • Four-year term (Sept. 1, 2024 to Aug. 31, 2028), 10 positions

Nominations must be submitted using the online nomination form by Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 4 pm EST.  

The election of ten (10) alumni to the Queen's University Council will be held from May 15 - 29, 2024. Alumni will be alerted to this election via email. To ensure you will receive communications about this election, please update your contact information and confirm your communication preferences by contacting the Alumni Relations Office by email: records@queensu.ca or by phone: 1-800-267-7837. Questions about the election process can be directed to ucouncil@queensu.ca.

All nominees are encouraged to review the history of the University Council and the University Councillor Role Description.

2024 Nominees

To view the 2024 nominees, please click here.

2024 Successful Candidates

Alumni elected to the University Council will be posted here following the election.

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