Education Council elections

The following rules and procedures for Education Council elections are in accordance with the College and Institute Act. In the event of any conflict between the rules and procedures and the Act, the College and Institute Act shall prevail.

Elections Rules and Procedures

2023 Education Council Election Results

Nomination Information

Timeline

Definitions

An election will be conducted to fill the following seats on Education Council:

Student Representative:

  • One (1) student representative听will be elected from the students at large
    • The elected student is from the Coquitlam campus
  • A student from the Coquitlam campus is a student who is registered in 50% of their courses offered at the Coquitlam campus.
  • Term of office commences听September 1, 2023听and ends听August 31, 2024
    • During the term of office, a student representative must:
      • Maintain registration in at least one credit course at the College for at least two (2) semesters of the term of office.
      • Not withdrawn or be required to withdraw from the College听

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Nomination Period

September 6, 2023 to September 20, 2023 (4:00 pm)

Note:听The nomination period is now closed.

Voting and Campaigning Period

September 22, 2023 to September 29, 2023

Note: Campaigning may not commence until the Registrar has received and approved the nomination form. Candidates will be advised of this when contacted to confirm the nomination form.

Inquiries regarding this Education Council election and by-election should be directed to reg_admin@douglascollege.ca.听

ELECTION INFORMATION

Faculty, students, and support staff may not hold an elected position on both the College Board and Education Council concurrently.

Each candidate is required to act reasonably, responsibly and in good faith; and shall be required to ensure they are aware of and comply with, all rules, policies and procedures of the College. To ensure fairness, integrity, and professionalism, candidates will conduct themselves in accordance with all relevant College and representative group policies, and shall abide by all听election and campaign regulations, rules and/or guidelines听established by the Registrar. Once elected to the Education Council, representatives are expected to act in the best interests of the College.

DEFINITIONS

FACULTY

According to the College and Institute Act, a faculty member is defined as "an instructor, librarian, tutor, counselor, research associate, program coordinator or other employee of the institution that a collective agreement between the bargaining agents as defined in section 1 of the Labour Relations Code, for the institution and faculty members specifies to be a faculty member".

All regular and contract faculty are eligible for nomination or nominate a candidate, with the exception of faculty who are on an approved leave from the College (other than an Education leave) at the time of the election or during the term of office.

STUDENT

According to the College and Institute Act, a听蝉迟耻诲别苍迟听is defined as "a person the Registrar recognizes to be enrolled and in good standing in a course or program of studies at the institution".听 For the purposes of elections, a student is an individual who is enrolled in at least one credit course and in good standing at the institution.

SUPPORT STAFF

According to the College and Institute Act, a听support staff听is defined as "employees of the institution who are not the president, educational administrators or faculty members".

All regular support staff are eligible for nomination or nominate a candidate, with the exception of staff who are on an approved leave from the College (other than Education Leave) at the time of the election or during the term of office.

MEETINGS AND COMMITMENT

There is a total of 10 Education Council meetings throughout the year. In addition to preparing for and attending the Education Council meetings, Council members are also assigned to participate on a Committee. Committee meetings take place the same months as Education Council meetings. There is a time commitment requirement to attend these meetings.