The Senate governs academic matters at the University of Victoria (while the Board of Governors oversees operational management of UVIC). The Senate is regulated by BC's University Act.
The Senate website is here: http://www.uvic.ca/universitysecretary/senate/
Nomination information can be found here.
16 students are elected to senate. Effective 2010, three of these seats are reserved for graduate students**
In addition, there are several senate committees with seats for graduate students, including:
Academic Standards, Libraries, Appeals, Awards, Continuing Studies, Learning & Teaching and Planning.
Elections of students to senate take place annually each Spring, while committee seats are filled by the GSS Executive Board in the Summer.
(Until November 2009, only one seat was reserved for graduate students. The increase in graduate student seats is a result of a GSS campaign to increase graduate representation at UVIC. To learn more about GSS campaigns, see the Events & Campaigns and About sections of this website).