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OPIRG Board of Directors Nominations

  • Date

    February 3 - 10

  • What

    The elections for the OPIRG-Guelph Board of Directors will be taking place on February 17. OPIRG is a volunteer-driven non-profit activist organization for social and environmental justice. The nomination period is from February 1st to the 10th. If you are interested in running you can pick up a nomination form at the OPIRG office on 1 Trent Lane. The office is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For more information contact Sarah at [email protected]


    The elections for the OPIRG-Guelph Board of Directors will be taking place on February 17. OPIRG is a volunteer-driven non-profit activist organization for social and environmental justice. The nomination period is from February 1 to the 10.

    What does a Board Member do?

    The Board of Directors work collectively to determine the direction of OPIRG and to ensure it is meeting its legal and financial obligations. The Board is also involved with planning events and conferences that the organization holds and deciding on the focus of research projects.
    OPIRG provides training for financial management and governance of a non-profit, consensus decision making, and effective meeting skills for all of its Board members. The skills gained at OPIRG serve a person well for the rest of their life. Former Board members have become Executive Directors of non-profits all over Canada and in other countries as well.

    Being on the OPIRG Board of Directors is a big commitment but the rewards are great! At OPIRG there are staff and volunteers dedicated to local and global social and environmental justice. You can be a part of this change by running to be on the Board of Directors.

    What kind of experience do I need to be a Board Member?

    There is no experience requirement for being on the Board. You do need: to be dedicated to social and environmental justice, to be willing to work cooperatively with staff and other volunteers, to be an OPIRG member (all full time undergrad and graduate students who have not received a levy refund are members). OPIRG especially encourages the contributions and experience that individuals from marginalized communities bring can bring to the organization. OPIRG is dedicated to creating a work and volunteer environment that respects and supports the diverse experiences and contributions of all our members.

    How do I apply?

    The nomination period for the Board Elections begins February H and ends February Izzo. Elections will occur on February 17th. Anyone interested in picking up a form should come by the OPIRG office (1 Trent Lane on the University of Guelph Campus). The office is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For more information contact Sarah at [email protected]

  • Where

    The University of Guelph OPIRG office on 1 Trent Lane.

  • When

    February 1- 10

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