Notice of By-Election

This notice has been posted by the Registrar as the Electoral Officer for these elections.

Board of Governors call for student nominations

The ‘Board’ oversees the operation of the College through the guidance of the College and Institutes Act of British Columbia. College operations include “manage, administer and control the property, revenue, expenditures, business and affairs of the institution”. They work in partnership with both the Education Council and the College's First Nations Council.

  • Two (2) students are elected from different programs.

The person receiving the highest number of votes will be declared to one position. The second seat will be awarded to a student from a different program with the next highest number of votes.

Students serve a term from February to September 2023.

 

Education Council call for student nominations

The ‘Council’ sets educational policies and curriculum at Coast Mountain College. The Council also advises the Board of Governors on many other matters important to the College. This includes criteria for awarding of certificates, diplomas, and degrees. The Council is also informed by the College and Institutes Act of British Columbia.  

Education Council has a total of four (4) seats for student representatives;

  • Two (2) from Terrace Campus.
  • One (1)  from Prince Rupert Campus.
  • One (1) regional campus seats from campuses other than Terrace and Prince Rupert.

Students serve a term from February to September 2023. 

 

First Nations Council call for student nominations

The First Nations Council's focus is to develop policy recommendations based upon the educational issues and strategies of First Nations Communities to increase student success rates in the Coast Mountain College region. First Nations Council policy recommendations will focus on student advocacy, program promotion, curriculum design, cultural issues and content, program and education service evaluation and will assist Coast Mountain College in improving its relationships with First Nations communities.

  • One (1) student will be elected by the students.

The student representative of the First Nations Council must reflect the geographic distribution of programs of the institution.

The student will serve a term from February to September 2023.

 

 

Notice of By-Election | January 23, 2023

Close of nomination | February 3, 2023 (4 p.m.)

Qualified nominees will be notified by the Registrar following the close of nominations and prior to the Campaign period. If at the close of the nomination period there is only one candidate per seat available, the nominated candidate will be declared elected.

Campaign period | February 13 - 16, 2023

Election day | February 21, 2023 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

The first Education Council meeting following the election will be March 24, 2023

The first Board of Governors meeting following the election will be February 24, 2023

Eligibility

  • A candidate must be a member of the Coast Mountain Students’ Union, and must be enrolled and in good standing in a credited course or program of studies at Coast Mountain College at the time the call for nominations is made.

     

  • A student elected to the Board of Governors must remain in good standing for the period consistent with the appointment.

     

  • A student elected to the Education Council must remain in good standing for the period consistent with the appointment.

     

  • A student elected to the First Nations Council must be a self-identified indigenous student in good standing during the period consistent with the appointment and declare that they have every reason to believe they will be able to fulfill the term of office

     

  • Nominators must be registered in a minimum of one credit course.

Further eligibility requirements for student candidates and voting for the Education Council positions:

  • Students at the Terrace and Prince Rupert campuses must be enrolled at their respective campus to stand for election, nominate or vote.

     

  • For the Regional Campus Seat, students may nominate students attending any other campuses. Students at these campuses may only vote for any of the candidates standing for election to the regional seat.

     

  • A nomination form must have five student endorsements from the same regional representation are required for a candidate to stand for a designated seat.

 Election will be held electronically using ElectionBuddy.