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 currently 11 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 Elections

Positions Available Term of Office Status
Female Student Representative (1) October 1, 2022–September 30, 2023 Elected: María de Jesus Alonso Villela
Male Student Representative (1) October 1, 2022–September 30, 2023 Elected: Armor Valor Corrales
Faculty Representative (1) October 11, 2022–October 10, 2025 Elected: Melissa Roberts
Support Staff Representative (1) October 11, 2022–October 10, 2025 Voting period ends October 10

Timeline and Important Dates

Notice of Election and Call for Nominations:
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 9:30 am–Monday, September 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Campaign period (campaign statements will be available below):
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 9:30 am–Monday, October 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Voting (through langara.simplyvoting.com):
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 9:30 am–Monday, October 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm



Education Council Elections

Positions Available Term of Office Status
Student Representative (3) October 6, 2022–October 5, 2023 Elected: Harman Sidhu

Timeline and Important Dates

Notice of Election and Call for Nominations:
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 9:30 am–Monday, September 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Campaign period (campaign statements will be available below):
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 9:30 am–Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Voting (through langara.simplyvoting.com):
Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 9:30 am–Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm


Student Eligibility for Nomination

Under 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 purpose of voting, the Registrar defines a student in good standing as a person who:

  1. is officially registered in one or more regular credit courses at the time of the election,
  2. has paid all fees in full at the time of the election,
  3. is not on academic suspension or required to withdraw from all courses, and
  4. has not been suspended or expelled from the College for any reason.

For more information, please visit the Board of Governors and Education Council Overview pages.


Election Notes

Nomination packages will be available to view on this election page during the nomination period. Nominees are required to be nominated by the minimum requirement of nominators in good standing as outlined in applicable election procedures. Nominations are to be submitted electronically and will only be accepted during the call for nominations period. Nominations received prior to or after the close of the nomination period will not be accepted.

Candidate platform statements will be available to view on this election page during the campaigning period.

Votes will be cast via SimplyVoting during the voting period. Eligible voters will receive an email with a secured voting link and instructions.

Further information regarding elections, can be found in the Elections Procedures above. If you have questions regarding elections, please contact elections@langara.ca.