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.

2021 Election

The 2021 election is now closed. Newly elected Councillors will begin their terms on September 1, 2021. The list of successful candidates can be found here.

The election of ten (10) alumni to the Queen's University Council was held from June 1 - June 15 at 9:00 am ET. Alumni will receive an email with instructions on how to vote in the election on June 1. Questions about the election process can be directed to ucouncil@queensu.ca.

The statements of interest and biographical sketches of all 2021 candidates can be viewed here

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