Become a UCalgary Senator

Applications closed on April 3, 2022. 

Applications are now closed for the July 1, 2022, representative senator cohort. These positions are open to members of the public in the wider Calgary and area community. Terms are 3 years long, renewable once. Interested candidates were encouraged to submit an application by April 3, 2022.

If you are a UCalgary faculty or staff member who is interested in becoming a senator, please reach out to, to find out how you can get involved.

What does it mean to be a UCalgary Senator?

Drive community connections

UCalgary Senators are connectors and ambassadors who deepen our relationship with our city and elevate our achievements in our community. A great university is at the heart of all great cities, and as a Senator you can help tell our story.                                                                                                                                                        

Promote research and innovation

As a UCalgary Senator, you’ll be an ambassador for one of Canada’s top 5 research institutions. Use your passion for learning and discovery to impact the future of education.

Start your journey

The application process to become a UCalgary Senator is open to all. Apply to become a Senator and inspire the next generation of leaders in our community. Applicants are encouraged to read the Senate bylaws and committee terms of reference.

Please email with any questions. 

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Applications are now closed

Applicants were asked to complete the following: 

1. The application form.

2. A one-page expression of interest, including why you are applying to Senate, the specific skills you possess that would be of value to Senate, your connection to the University of Calgary, your connection to the local community and experience related to the work of Senate. 

3. A resume or CV (this is optional as your most recent experience is request in the application form).

About the Senate

The University of Calgary Senate creates a bridge between the University and the wider community. Its purpose is to represent the public interest; promote the university on local, national and international levels; foster student engagement; and promote and recognize excellence. It does this through regular meetings, standing committee work, holding special events, and by providing a contact point for all stakeholders to communicate with the university.

The Senate is comprised of 62 members including representatives of the general public, alumni, students, educators and academics. The University of Calgary Chancellor chairs the Senate.