Registrar & Enrolment Services is responsible for conducting elections for faculty, staff, and student representative positions on the Board of Governors and Education Council.


Board of Governors

Empowered by the College and Institute Act of British Columbia (1996), the Langara College Board of Governors’ primary responsibility is to oversee the strategic direction and management of the College and ensure it carries out its mission. To that end, the primary functions and roles of the College Board are to establish the institution’s purpose and direction; to ensure the institution is effectively and efficiently managed; to establish policies that have institution-wide application; and to provide effective communication with the community.

There are eight government appointed, four elected, and two ex-officio Members of the Langara College Board of Governors. The elected members represent their group as a whole – i.e.: the two student-elected members represent the Langara College student body as a whole; the faculty-elected member represents Langara College Faculty Association members; and, the support staff-elected member represents Langara College CUPE (local 15) members.

Education Council

The role and responsibilities of Education Council are defined by the College and Institute Act of British Columbia (1996). It is responsible for approving curriculum content and policies concerning student evaluation, withdrawal, academic standing, appeals, grading, and awards for excellence. The Education Council is composed of ten elected faculty members, four student-elected members, two support-staff elected members and four educational administrators appointed by the Langara president.


Election Procedures


Current Elections 

Board of Governors

Positions AvailableTerm of OfficeStatus

Female Student Representative (1)

October 19, 2020 – September 30, 2021 

Second call for nominations opens September 24, 2020.

Male Student Representative (1)

October 19, 2020 – September 30, 2021 

Voting period: 9:30 am, September 22, 2020 – 4:00 pm, September 28, 2020.

Education Council

Positions AvailableTerm of OfficeStatus

Student Representative (2)

October 19, 2020 – September 30, 2021 

Second call for nominations opens September 24, 2020.

Students may not seek or hold more than one position on the Board of Governors and Education Council at one time.

Election Timeline and Important Dates

Notice of Election and Second Call For Nominations (nomination packages available below): 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 9:30 am – Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Campaign Period (candidate statements available below): 
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 9:30 am – Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Voting (through langara.simplyvoting.com): 

For Board of Governors Female Student Representative and Education Council Student Representatives:
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 9:30 am – Friday, October 16, 2020  at 4:00 pm
Please note, voting will run from Friday, October 9, 2020 to Friday, October 16, 2020 due to the statutory holiday on Monday, October 12, 2020.

For Board of Governors Male Student Representative:
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:30 am – Monday, September 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Nomination Packages

Nomination Package to the Langara College Board of Governors [PDF]

Nomination Package to the Langara College Education Council [PDF]

Candidate Statements

Candidate Statements to the Langara College Board of Governors [PDF]

Election Notes

Votes will be cast via SimplyVoting during the voting period. Students who are eligible to vote will receive an email with a secured voting link and instructions.

Further information regarding Langara Board of Governors and/or Education Council Student Representative elections, can be found in the Elections Procedures above. If you have questions regarding elections for the Board of Governors or Education Council, please contact elections@langara.ca.