Apply to Senate

2021 APPLICATION TIMELINE

  • Applications Open - December 2020
  • Application Deadline - March 1, 2021, 4:30PM
  • Shortlisting - March 2021 - Please note only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
  • Telephone Interviews - March 29-April 1 and April 6-8, 2021
  • Election of Senators - Spring Senate Plenary - May 6-7, 2020
  • Senator Term Begins - July 1, 2021

Current U of A Senators

Applications are now CLOSED.  

Completed applications should be emailed to senate@ualberta.ca with the subject 'Publicly Elected Senator Application' by 4:30PM on March 1, 2021.  Thank you to all those who apply, only applicants shortlisted for a telephone interview will be contacted.  The 2021 Application is available here for those wishing to get a sense of the questions asked of applicants.

Please note, the Senate Nominating and Review Committee will only consider information requested in the application form. Additional information submitted will be kept on file for reference but will not be circulated to the Committee.

Prospective Senate Members

Applications for public members to Senate are open from December to March 1 each year. Senate includes 30 elected members who serve a three-year term that may be renewed once. Each year we seek to fill a portion of Senate's membership with new elected members. For 2021, we will be looking to fill a number Senate positions.

Publicly Elected Senators are elected by their peers, selected by their constituencies or appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education. Senators serve in a variety of volunteer roles throughout their terms.

Applying to be a Publicly Elected University of Alberta Senator

More information about the role of a Senator can be found in our Membership Information as well as our Attributes of a Senator. More information on the work of Senate can be found here.

Senate includes 30 publicly-elected members who serve a three-year term that may be renewed once. Each year we seek to fill a portion of Senate's membership with new elected members. Elected Senators typically volunteer 50-100 hours per year as a part of their role.

For more information on applying to Senate, or Senate in general, please contact Amissa Jablonski or Tyrel Brochu.

Applications from current University of Alberta faculty or staff who are eligible to sit on Senate through legislated representation will not normally be considered for publicly elected positions on Senate.

Applications from former University of Alberta faculty and staff wishing to serve as publicly elected Senator will be treated on the same basis as other applicants. A minimum of two full years prior to the application deadline (March 1) must be observed prior to applications being accepted from former faculty and staff.

Please note, the Senate Nominating and Review Committee will only consider information requested in the application form. Additional information submitted will be kept on file for reference but will not be circulated to the Committee.

Applications can be submitted digitally to senate@ualberta.ca, with 'Publicly Elected Senator Application' in the subject line.

Thank you to all those who apply, only applicants shortlisted for a telephone interview will be contacted.

Senate Strategic Plan