Board of Regents

Board of Regents Alumni Election

The voting period for the Board of Regents Alumni Election is from April 20 - May 17, 2020.

Thirty-seven candidates have put their names forward to be considered for six elected positions on the Board of Regents. All Memorial University alumni are eligible to vote. Alumni may vote for a maximum of six candidates and can only vote for each candidate once.

Get to know your candidates.

The management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of Memorial University are vested in a Board of Regents. The Board consists of 30 members, of which six are elected alumni representatives. These representatives serve three-year terms, and the terms for the current alumni representatives ends on August 31, 2020.

Become an alumni representative on Memorial University's Board of Regents

An alumni (or alumnus/alumna) is defined as any individual who has received a degree, diploma, post-graduate certificate, or certificate requiring undergraduate or academic admission from Memorial University of Newfoundland including Memorial College, the Marine Institute, Grenfell Campus and all predecessors. In all cases, the program of study must have been approved by the Senate of Memorial University or the Academic Council of the Marine Institute (or their predecessors).

The Board of Regents oversees the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the university. Memorial’s special commitment to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador extends that contribution far beyond the buildings and campuses that define the university’s physical boundaries.

The six alumni representatives who are successfully elected will serve a three-year term.

Here are the important dates for the next election process and term:
Nominations Feb. 1-29, 2020 (closes at 5 p.m. NST)
Voting  April 20 - May 17, 2020
Announcement of Elected Candidates TBD
Term Sept. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2023

If you have questions about the process or eligibility, please review the Board of Regents Alumni Elections Guidelines (PDF) and if you still have questions, please contact us at


Alumni Engagement

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000