Elections and Referendums

Upcoming Elections:

Positions to be filled during October Elections:


  • One-year term (2 seats available)
  • Two-year term (3 seats available)

BUSAC (Brock University Students’ Administrative Council):

  • Faculty of Business (1 seat available)
  • Faculty of Social Science (1 seat available)
  • Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (1 seat available)
  • Faculty of Humanities (1 seat available)

Nominations for these positions open up on Monday September 22nd, 2014 at the BUSU Reception Desk. Nomination packages are due Thursday October 9th, 2014 at 4:30 pm to the BUSU Reception Desk. If you have any questions about the elections or nomination processes, please email Jimmy Norman at [email protected]

October Elections Important Dates:


Nominations Open:                 Monday September 22nd, 2014

Nominations Close:                Thursday October 9th, 2014 at 4:30 pm (due at the BUSU Reception Desk)

All Candidates Meeting:          Thursday October 9th, 2014 at 6:00 pm in TH 257 (mandatory)

Prep Day:                                Friday October 10th, 2014

Campaigning Commences:     Monday October 20th, 2014 at 9:00 am

Voting Days:                            Tuesday October 28th, Wednesday October 29th & Thursday October 30th

Results Announcement:           Thursday October 30th at 9:30 pm

What is Senate?

“…The Senate is responsible for the educational policy of the University, and, with the approval of the Board in so far as expenditure of funds is concerned, may enact by-laws and regulations for the conduct of its affairs.

The University has the power to establish and maintain such faculties, schools, institutes, departments, chairs, and courses as the Senate deems necessary and as approved with respect to finances and facilities by the Board.

The Senate currently consists of 67 members. This includes 36 elected full-time teaching staff and professional librarians, and, two members of the Board of Trustees, six undergraduate and two graduate students, and one Alumni Association representative elected by their respective constituencies. There are also 20 ex officio members of Senate.”

Source: BrockU Website

What is BUSAC?

“The Brock University Students’ Administrative Council (BUSAC) is a branch of the elected student government within BUSU.  BUSAC is a faculty based electoral body that governs over decisions such as by-laws, club funding, capital requests, political policies, elections and has a number of committees that do great work across a number of spectrum’s that BUSU oversees.

BUSAC meetings are open to the public and meet every-other Wednesday night.”

Source: BUSU Website