Senate Categories and Eligibility

Category Length of Term Eligibility Positions Available

Staff

 

Three years All employees of the University who work a minimum of 14 hours per week and who are not faculty/librarians/archivists are eligible to nominate, to be nominated and to vote.

One staff-at-large seat will be available in this election, which will run from September 2023 to August 2026.

The staff-at-large election is run by the University Secretariat. Information on how to run is available here

Students

 

Terms for students are two years except for two 1-year positions in Arts & Science, and two 1-year positions in Business. Eligibility is determined by student societies, which also run the elections for students to Senate. More information can be found here

Faculty/Librarian/Archivist

 

Three years

Faculty shall be elected by their respective Faculty or School, except for three Faculty-at-Large positions.

Faculty members falling into one of the categories below are eligible to nominate, to be nominated and to vote:

  • Tenured or tenure-track;
  • Term or continuing adjunct;
  • Non-renewable or special appointment, including Special Geographically Full-Time;
  • Librarian or archivist;or
  • Joint or cross appointment.

All of the above terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them, where applicable, by the terms of the Collective Agreement with the Queen's University Faculty Association, as in place from time-to-time. 

Those holding an appointment at the level of Associate Dean or equivalent are not eligible.

One faculty-at-large seat will be available in this election, which will run from September 2023 to August 2026.

The faculty-at-large election is run by the University Secretariat.  Information on how to run is available here.

If faculty members wish to be elected to a Senate seat by their Faculty/School, they should reach out to their Faculty Board.