The UVSS is separate from the University of Victoria, but one important way we are involved in the governance of UVic is ensuring undergraduate student representation on various UVic Committees and Faculty Councils. 

Recruitment usually happens at the beginning of the year or beginning of the term. The UVSS Board will vote on representatives and will notify candidates after a decision is made.

If you want to get involved in decision-making at UVic, take a look at the following opportunities! See the description, eligibility, meeting schedule, as well as application deadline below.

A note from UVic: 
  • The university “is committed to equity and diversity and encourages diverse representatives, including: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and genders and others who may contribute to the diversification of the Committee.”
  • Please note that committee members are expected to attend all the committee meetings with mandatory attendance for direct committee interviews. The meeting schedule may include some or all of the following dates. Additional dates may be determined in consultation with the committee. All meetings will be held virtually.

If you are interested in applying to sit on any of these committees (or if you have any questions), please email Sarina, the UVSS Director of Outreach, at outreach@uvss.ca.

  • To apply, please send a brief description (150 word max) about why you think you’re a good fit for the position.

Nominations are now open!

Please note that the application process is different for this opportunity then the others listed on this page. The UVSS does not approve student reps. 

Find more info and download nomination package through UVic. Email usec@uvic.ca with any questions or to submit your completed nomination package.

The University of Victoria operates under the authority of the University Act and is governed by a Board of Governors and a Senate. As a student representative on the Board of Governors or the Senate you play a crucial role in university governance. It is an opportunity for you to build skills, to represent your fellow students, to be heard, and to contribute to decision making on campus.

There are 2 student positions on the Board of Governors, 1 undergraduate student elected by and from the undergraduate students and 1 graduate student elected by and from the graduate students.

There are 16 student positions on the Senate, elected from the students who are members of the University of Victoria Students’ Society and the Graduate Students’ Society, in a manner that ensure that at least one student from each faculty is elected.

Students are elected to serve a 1-year term, commencing on July 1st.

Find more info and submit completed nomination package by Tuesday, January 19 at 4:30pm through UVic – usec@uvic.ca.

Purpose of Committee/Working Group/Initiative:
1. To advise and assist the Manager on matters relative to the operation of the bookstore.
2. To review and recommend objectives of the bookstore.
3. To review annually the effectiveness of the service in terms of established policies and
objectives.
4. Serve as a forum for communication of information and concerns about bookstore services.
5. To review and provide feedback regarding general merchandise to assure the assortment
supports the identity of the institution and meets student, staff, and faculty needs.

Meeting Schedule & Estimated Time Commitment:
The Bookstore Board shall meet 3 times a year.

Purpose of Committee/Working Group/Initiative:
In February 2019, the University adopted its first Strategic Enrolment Management plan. In support of the
Strategic Framework, this SEM plan outlines 6 high level goals as well as accompanying strategies and tactics to
achieve key enrolment objectives of the university. SEM work is led by the Enrolment Management Working
Group and supported by four committees: the Student Retention and Success, Indigenous Recruitment, Retention
and Success, Graduate Recruitment and Retention, and Student Recruitment and Conversion.
The SRS IC is established under the Enrolment Management Working Group (EMWG) to prioritize and then
implement tactics and action plans identified in the University’s Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Plan.

Meeting Schedule & Estimated Time Commitment:
The committee will aim to meet 1-2 times per term between September – June to monitor the implementation of
tactics and action plan.

Purpose of Committee/Working Group/Initiative:
In February 2019, the University adopted its first Strategic Enrolment Management plan. In support of the
Strategic Framework, this SEM plan outlines 6 high level goals as well as accompanying strategies and tactics to
achieve key enrolment objectives of the university. SEM work is led by the Enrolment Management Working
Group and supported by four committees: the Student Retention and Success, Indigenous Recruitment, Retention
and Success, Graduate Recruitment and Retention, and Student Recruitment and Conversion.
The SRAR IC is established under the Enrolment Management Working Group (EMWG) to prioritize and then
implement tactics and action plans identified in the University’s Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Plan.

Meeting Schedule & Estimated Time Commitment:
The committee will aim to meet 1-2 times per term between September – June to monitor the implementation of
tactics and action plan.

Send email to apply: outreach@uvss.ca

Are you an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Humanities? Want to help be involved in governing the Faculty? Join the Faculty of Humanities Council! Seeking one undergraduate representative to attend monthly meetings throughout this academic year.