Friday, February 25, 2011

[SGS] Graduate Education Council Spring 2011 Election - Call for Nominations

February 23, 2011


To: All continuing and appointed Administrative Staff in all Graduate Units

From: Jane Alderdice, Secretary, Graduate Education Council

Call for Nominations
Administrative Staff Representation on Graduate Education Council

An election is being held to fill one vacant seat on the Graduate Education Council, available to staff administering graduate studies in a graduate unit. I am pleased to forward a call for nominations. Nomination forms are available as of Friday, February 11, 2011 from the School of Graduate Studies and on the SGS Website:

Please consider making a nomination or allowing your name to stand for nomination. Candidates must be continuing or contractually appointed staff working in the administration of graduate studies in a graduate unit. A contract appointed staff member may be a candidate only if the appointment extends to the end of June 30, 2012. Regardless of the condition of hire, all continuing or contractually appointed graduate administrative staff working in a graduate unit may be nominators.

If you are aware of eligible administrative staff members in your graduate unit who have not received this memo, it would be appreciated if you would forward it to them.

The deadline for receipt of nominations at the School of Graduate Studies has been extended to 5 PM on Monday, March 7, 2011. Please forward the completed nomination form to the Office of Quality Assessment and Governance, 2nd Floor, 65 St. George Street with a notation on the envelope: Council Nomination. Alternatively, you may submit completed forms by Fax to 416 978-1649 or by a emailing a scanned form in PDF to

Feel free to give me a call (416 946-3102) if you would like to discuss the responsibilities of the position. Anil Purandaré, the Governance & Policy Coordinator, is also available to answer questions at 416 946-3427 or email (

Please take a moment to consider nominating a colleague.

P.S. I am very pleased to give you advance notice that this year, for the first time, staff will be submitting ballots electronically. You will need a valid UTORid in order to cast your vote. If you do not have a UTORid, please contact the business officer in your graduate unit. You will receive more information prior to the start of balloting.

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