posted on May 9: Board of Governors holding online election for teaching staff position


The Board of Governors is holding an online election next week to fill a three-year teaching staff position on the Board.

The candidates nominated for the position are:

  • Richard Butler, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine
  • Barbara Carroll, Department of Political Science
  • Ian Hambleton, Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

The candidates' resumes may be viewed online at the Board's election Web site, The elected member will serve on the Board from July 1, 2001 until June 30, 2004.

The election voting period will run from 9 a.m. Monday, May 14 until 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 18.

The election will only be conducted online.

Voters may cast their ballots one of two ways:

  1. If you have a personal identification number (PIN) issued by the human resources department you can use it to cast a ballot electronically. If you do not have a PIN you can request one by sending an e-mail to and including your employee ID number, surname, given names and birth date (month,day,year). If you do not have access to e-mail, you may go to the human resources department to obtain one.
  2. If you do not wish to obtain a PIN you can still vote by entering the following information at the time of casting your ballot: your McMaster employee number, your surname and your date of birth.

Voters who obtained PINs in the past but who have forgotten them may either apply again to the human resources department or enter their employee number, surname and date of birth at the time of voting.

Eligible voters who do not have access to the Board's Web site can go to the Board of Governors' office, Room 115, University Hall, between 9 a.m. and noon and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. during the election period to cast ballots.