Each year the members of the TRU Students’ Union elect representatives to serve on the TRUSU Board of Directors. These representatives are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the membership in between annual general meetings. Representatives elected in the 2017 General Election will serve a term on the Board of Directors from May 1st 2017 until April 30th 2018. These are paid positions and a great way to gain a lot of practical experience. 

Nomination packages will be available at the Members’ Services Desk during the nomination period starting on February 27. Election polling will take place in the TRUSU Boardroom on March 22 and March 23. Elections results will be posted on the Students’ Union website by March 24.  Click here for any election related news posts.  


2017 General Election Timeline

February 27 at 9:00AM Nominations Open (packages available at the Members Services Desk)
March 10 at 4:00PM Nominations Close
March 10 at 7:00PM All Candidates Meeting (mandatory attendance)
March 13 Candidate Postings Released
March 13 at 9:00 AM Campaign Period Begins
March 15 at 6:00 PM All Candidates Forum in the Students’ Union Building
March 22 from 8:00AM – 8:00PM Election Polling in the TRUSU Lecture Hall
March 23 from 8:00AM – 4:00PM Election Polling in the TRUSU Lecture Hall 
March 24 Election Results Released



Nominations open on February 27 at 9:00 AM for all of the positions in the table below. Nomination packages can be picked up at the Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building. Please keep in mind that a single student cannot sign out more than one nomination package. Nominations must be completed and returned to the Members’ Services Desk before 4:00PM on March 10. 

Positions on the TRUSU Board of Directors

All of the representative positions below are members of the TRUSU Board of Directors and have an equal vote on matters that come before the Board. All representatives are required to attend bi-weekly board of directors meetings where they will review documents, receive reports, ask questions, and make decisions on issues. These are paid positions.

Click on any of the position titles in the table below for descriptions of each position’s individual responsibilities. 

Executive Representatives (5)


Vice President Equity

Vice President External

Vice President Internal

Vice President Services

Constituency Representatives (6)

Aboriginal Representative

Graduate Representative

International Representative

LGBTQ+ Representative

Visible Minorities Representative

Women's Representative

Committee Representatives (8)

Campaigns Committee Representative (2)

Entertainment Committee Representative (2)

Services Committee Representative (2)

Student Caucus Steering Committee Representative (2)


Candidate Biography Submission

If you are a candidate who has been nominated for election to a position on the TRUSU Board please use the online form below to submit your candidate photo and biography. Please contact elections@trusu.ca if you have any questions. The form will be made available on February 17 following the mandatory all candidates meeting. 

This form is now closed to submissions.