Education Council Election and By-Election

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.

 

Nomination Information

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

Student Representatives

  • Two (2) student representatives will be elected from the students at large
    • At least one 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
  • A student from the New Westminster campus is a student who is registered in 50% of their courses offered at the New Westminster campus
  • Term of office commences September 1, 2022 and ends August 31, 2023
    • 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      • Not withdrawn or be required to withdraw from the College 

A by-election will be conducted to fill the following seat on Education Council:

Student Affairs and Services faculty representative

  • One (1) faculty representative for Student Affairs and Services
  • Term of office is September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023

ELECTION and BY-ELECTION TIMELINE

Nomination Period

June 21, 2022 to July 5, 2022 (4:00 pm)

Note: nomination forms are available HERE

Voting and Campaigning Period

July 8, 2022 to July 15, 2022

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 Education Council election and by-election should be directed to the Registrar, Rella Ng at rella.ng@douglascollege.ca.

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 election and campaign regulations, rules and/or guidelines established by the Registrar. Once elected to the Education Council, representatives are expected to act in the best interests of the College.

DEFINITIONS

STUDENT

According to the College and Institute Act, a student 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".  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.

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.

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.