Nominating and Elections Committee

The Nominating and Elections Committee oversees FAUW elections and works to find the best-suited people to represent FAUW members on the Board and on University committees.

This committee is a recent expansion of the Elections Committee. It oversees elections for the FAUW Board and president according to the constitution and the procedures established by the Board of Directors. It also helps to recruit FAUW members for the Board, FAUW seats on University committees, and other roles within FAUW. 

Nominating and Elections Committee Terms of Reference (PDF).

How it works

When a vacancy is identified for a FAUW representative on a University committee—or for certain roles within FAUW, such as General Meeting chair, or the Nominating and Elections Committee itself—the Nominating and Elections Committee will notify the membership of the vacancy, explain what's involved with the role, and collect expressions of interest from voting members. The Committee also solicits suggestions of candidates from the FAUW Board and Council and may reach out to those people to encourage them to put their name forward.

The committee then reviews all expressions of interest and provides the FAUW Board or president* with a provisional ranking of top candidates (along with a written rationale) to help them make their selection. The Board or president makes the actual decision, depending on the position. All applications are confidential to the committee and the Board or president.

*Some FAUW representatives are appointed by the FAUW president according to the Memorandum of Agreement, policy, or committee terms of reference. In other cases, the decision is made by the Board. See the Terms of Reference for details.

See current opportunities on the Get Involved page.

Contact the committee

Inquiries may be directed to Laura McDonald at the FAUW office or to any committee member.

Current committee members