Members of the UBC Board of Governors represent a diversity of backgrounds and bring to the Board the views of their various constituencies; decisions are ultimately made in the best overall interest of the University.

Election to the Board of Governors of faculty members, non-academic staff, and Okanagan students is overseen by Senate and Curriculum Services.  The UBC Alma Mater Society oversees the election of Vancouver students.

Elected faculty members and other employees are elected to serve a three-year term and may be elected to a second three-year term, for a maximum of six consecutive years (a term may be extended until a successor is found if necessary).

Students are elected to the Board of Governors for one-year terms, for a maximum of six consecutive years.

University Act Part 6 – Board of Governors