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.

2022 Election

The Call for Nominations for the 2022 University Council was held from March 21, 2022 - April 6, 2022. 

Available Positions:

  • Four-year term (Sept. 1, 2022 to Aug. 31, 2026), 10 positions
  • Two-year broken term of service (Sept. 1, 2022 to Aug. 31, 2024), 1 position

The election of eleven (11) alumni to the Queen's University Council was held from May 31 - June 14, 2022. 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.

2022 Results

The successful candidates for the 10, four-year term positions are: (listed alphabetically)

  • John Armitage 
  • Elena Christopoulos 
  • Dr. Kieva Hranchuk 
  • Chessa Jope 
  • Erin Polansky
  • Saara Romu 
  • Frannie Shen 
  • Amrita V. Singh 
  • Susan Smith
  • Elaine Wu 

The successful candidate for the 1, two-year position is:

  • Heather Black

2022 Candidates

There were 42 candidates for the 10, four-year term positions. View the candidates here.

There were 5 candidates for the 1, two-year term position. View the candidates here.

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