Did You Know About SU Elections?

Did you know that elections are held each year to determine the student leadership at the Students’ Union and WLU?

The elected positions with the Students’ Union are:

1 President & CEO:

  • Serves as the official spokesperson for the Students’ Union
  • Oversees all functions and departments of the Students’ Union
  • Frequently communicates with university administration, city officials, and Provincial and Federal members of Parliament

12 members of the Board of Directors

  • This role is comparable to other Board of Director positions throughout the not-for-profit sector
  • Leads the long-term strategic direction of the Students’ Union
  • Analyzes and develops high-level policy for organizational growth
  • Monitors the performance of the President based on a set of Board-mandated policies

Wilfrid Laurier University is governed by a bicameral (two branch) system, consisting of the Senate and the Board of Governors. The elected positions with the University are:

6 student representatives on the Senate

  • The Senate deals with the educational policies of the University and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors with respect to the operation of the institution
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in discussion and debate on these areas of influence, including possible participation on the following committees:
    • Academic Planning
    • Executive and Finance
    • Governance
    • Honorary Degree
    • Student Appeals
    • Teaching and Learning

1 student representative on the Board of Governors

  • The Board of Governors deals with the control of the institution’s property, its revenues, and the conduct of its business and affairs
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in discussion and debate on these areas of influence, including possible participation on the following committees:
    • Executive
    • Audit, Risk & Compliance
    • Finance, Investments & Property
    • Human Resources

Visit lauriervotes.yourstudentsunion.ca or @lauriervotes to learn more information about the upcoming Students’ Union Election!

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