In light of the COVID19 pandemic, the Students’ Union will be cancelling the candidate forums for the 2020 TRUSU Election. Voting will continue online on March 24-25. For more information check out our COVID-19 Updates Post

– updated March 17, 2020

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Each year the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union holds elections to elect a new Board of Directors. Elections must take place before the last week of March each year. The newly elected board takes office on May 1st. In the event of a position vacancy the Students’ Union will hold a By-Election or Council will appoint a representative according to the By-Laws. 

Any current member of the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union may nominate themselves as a candidate for election as an Executive Member or a Director-at-Large. Candidates for Advocacy Representatives must also belong to the constituency group they are seeking to represent, for example candidates for the Women’s Representative must self-identify as women or candidates for the Graduate Students’ Representative must be enrolled in a Graduate Program.

Elections are called by the Board of Directors and must take place each year by the last week of March. Check the newsfeed to see if elections have been called for the current year. All elections are overseen by the Electoral Committee.