The Board of Regents is responsible for the management and control of Mount Allison’s business and affairs.

The Board of Regents meets three times annually, usually in May, October, and February.

Board meeting dates 2021

  • Friday, Feb. 5 — Open meeting
  • Tuesday, May 18 — Regular meeting
  • Friday, Oct. 22 — Regular meeting
Board meetings

The Board of Regents holds three different types of meetings:

  • Regular — for Board members and invited participants
  • In camera — for Regents only (generally to deal with land, legal, or labour matters)
  • Open — any individual may attend as an observer

Guidelines for guests attending an open Board of Regents meeting

The guidelines are outlined in Policy 8905 — Board Meetings Policy and Procedures.

  • Guests should arrive before the meeting commences and sit in the designated guest seating area.
  • Larger groups (more than eight people) planning to attend a meeting should advise the Board of Regents’ secretary of their intention to attend one week prior to the meeting to confirm that sufficient seating is available.
  • Seating is limited to the gallery area provided. Invited participants are provided priority to seating with the remaining seating on a first come, first served basis.
  • Guests are not permitted to block entrances/exits to the room.
  • No person may photograph or audio or video record any meeting content or part thereof without the prior approval of the Chair. Any person attempting to do so may be asked to leave the meeting.
  • Signs and props are not permitted in the meeting room, nor is any item to be affixed to the walls or furniture in the space.
  • Meeting attendees are considered guests and must respect that they are spectators only. Guests may not vote and may not speak other than at the invitation of the Chair. Should a guest interrupt a meeting or cause any disturbance, the guest may be asked to leave the meeting immediately. If a disruption continues, the Chair may determine that continuing with the business of the meeting is not reasonable and may choose to adjourn the meeting or move to an alternate location to continue the meeting; in such situations, guests may not be re‐admitted to the meeting.
  • Guests must exit the room as directed for any in camera sessions, but may be re-admitted for any remaining public portion of the meeting.
  • Guests leaving the meeting while it is in progress are asked to do so discreetly and with as little disruption as possible.
Board membership

The Board consists of 24 individuals drawn from various University stakeholder groups.

Secretary to the Board of Regents and University Treasurer
Robert Inglisringlis@mta.ca 

 

Gita Anand
Toronto, ON
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2022

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Emeriti Appointments Committee

Charlie Burke
Sackville, NB
Appointed by the Students' Administrative Council, term ends May 31, 2022

Serves on:

  • Property and Facilities Committee
  • University Advancement Committee

Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, President and Vice-Chancellor
Sackville, NB
Ex-officio member

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee (ex-officio)
  • Finance and Administration Committee (ex-officio)
  • Investment Committee (ex-officio)
  • Property and Facilities Committee (ex-officio)
  • Student Affairs Committee (ex-officio)
  • University Advancement Committee (ex-officio)
  • Honorary Degrees Committee (Chair)

George Cooper (Chair)
Moncton, NB
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2021

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee (ex-officio)
  • Audit Committee (ex-officio)
  • Board Service Medal Committee (Chair)
  • Executive Committee (ex-officio)
  • Finance and Administration Committee (ex-officio)
  • Human Resources Committee (ex-officio)
  • Honorary Degrees Committee
  • Investment Committee (ex-officio)
  • Nominating and Governance Committee (ex-officio)
  • Property and Facilities Committee (ex-officio)
  • Student Affairs Committee (ex-officio)
  • University Advancement Committee (ex-officio)
  • Joint Board/Alumni Nominating Committee

Jane Craighead (Vice Chair)
Montreal, QC
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2024

Serves on:

  • Ad hoc Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Violence (chair)
  • Executive Committee (ex-officio)
  • Finance and Administration Committee (ex-officio)
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Nominating and Governance Committee

Sarah Crawford
Toronto, ON
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2021

Serves on:

  • Executive Committee
  • Finance and Administration Committee
  • Honorary Degrees Committee
  • University Advancement Committee (Chair)

Mark Fraser
Halifax, NS
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2021

Serves on:

  • Emeriti Appointments
  • Executive Committee
  • Property and Facilities Committee (Chair)
  • University Advancement Committee

Brent Hawkes
Toronto, ON
Appointed by the United Church of Canada, term ends Dec. 31, 2022

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Student Affairs Committee

Paul Henry
Toronto, ON
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2023

Serves on:

  • Executive Committee
  • Finance and Administration (Chair)
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Investment Committee (ex-officio)
  • Property and Facilities Committee (ex-officio)
  • University Advancement Committee

Cheryl Hodder
Halifax, NS
Appointed by the Federated Alumni of Mount Allison, term ends Dec. 31, 2024

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee (Chair)
  • Ad hoc Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Violence
  • Executive Committee
  • Joint Board/Alumni Nominating
  • Nominating and Governance Committee

Vett Lloyd 
Sackville, NB
Appointed by full-time teaching faculty, term ends Dec. 31, 2023 

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee

Lynn Loewen, Chancellor
Montreal, QC
Ex-officio member

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee (ex-officio)
  • Audit Committee (ex-officio)
  • Board Service Medal Committee
  • Executive Committee (ex-officio)
  • Finance and Administration Committee (ex-officio)
  • Honorary Degrees Committee
  • Human Resources Committee (ex-officio)
  • Investment Committee (ex-officio)
  • Nominating and Governance Committee (Chair)
  • Property and Facilities Committee (ex-officio)
  • Student Affairs Committee (ex-officio)
  • University Advancement Committee (ex-officio)

Brian MacLeod
Antigonish, NS
Appointed by the Federated Alumni of Mount Allison, term ends Dec. 31, 2021

Serves on:

  • Property and Facilities Committee

Susan McIsaac
Amherst, NS
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2023

Serves on:

  • Ad hoc Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Violence
  • Finance and Administration Committee
  • Property and Facilities Committee
  • Student Affairs Committee

Nicholas Nauss
Sackville, NB
Appointed by the Students' Administrative Council, term ends May 31, 2022

Serves on:

  • Investment Committee

Daniel Nowlan
Toronto, ON
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2022

Serves on:

  • Executive Committee
  • Investment Committee (chair)
  • University Advancement Committee

Jill Rafuse
Halifax, NS
Appointed by the Federated Alumni of Mount Allison, term ends Dec. 31, 2022

Serves on:

  • Audit Committee
  • Board Service Medal Committee
  • Student Affairs Committee

Doreen Richard
Hantsport, NS
Appointed by the United Church of Canada, term ends Dec. 31, 2021

Serves on:

  • Student Affairs Committee

Odette Snow
Moncton, NB
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2021

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee
  • Ad hoc Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Violence
  • Audit Committee
  • Student Affairs Committee

K. Brent Spencer
Riverview, NB
Appointed by the Board of Regent, term ends Dec. 31, 2023

Serves on:

  • Audit Committee (Chair)
  • University Advancement Committee

Phil Tibbo
Halifax, NS
Appointed by the Federated Alumni of Mount Allison, term ends Dec. 31, 2023

Serves on:

  • Executive Committee
  • Joint Board/Alumni Nominating
  • Student Affairs Committee (Chair)

Andrew Wilson
Sackville, NB
Appointed by full-time teaching faculty, term ends Dec. 31, 2021

Serves on: 

  • Ad hoc Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Violence
  • Property and Facilities Committee

J. Peter Winters
Sidney, BC
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2021

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee (ex-officio)
  • Audit Committee (ex-officio)
  • Board Service Medal
  • Executive Committee (chair)
  • Finance and Administration Committee (ex-officio)
  • Human Resources Committee (chair)
  • Honorary Degrees Committee
  • Investment Committee (ex-officio)
  • Nominating and Governance Committee (ex-officio)
  • Property and Facilities Committee (ex-officio)
  • Student Affairs Committee (ex-officio)
  • University Advancement Committee (ex-officio)

Lisa Yarmoshuk
Washington, DC
Appointed by the Board of Regents, term ends Dec. 31, 2023

Serves on:

  • Academic Affairs Committee
  • Ad hoc Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Violence
  • Audit Committee
  • Student Affairs Committee
 Board minutes

In April 2017, the Board approved a recommendation from the Governance Operations Sub-committee to make Board minutes publicly available, including posting them on the Mount Allison website.

All subsequent Board minutes will be posted to this site following each meeting of the Board.

2022

Feb. 4
May 17
Oct. 21

2021

Feb. 5
May 18
Oct. 22

2020

Feb. 7
May 12
Oct. 23

 


Board committees

Executive committees

Executive Committee

Members

  • Jean-Paul Boudreau
  • George Cooper
  • Jane Craighead
  • Sarah Crawford
  • Mark Fraser
  • Paul Henry
  • Cheryl Hodder
  • Lynn Loewen
  • Daniel Nowlan
  • Phil Tibbo
  • Peter Winters, Chair 

The Executive Committee shall have the general management and conduct of the affairs of the University (including, but without limitation to, the appointment and the determination of the remuneration of employees of the University) subject to review by the Board, but no action taken by the Executive Committee affecting other parties shall be invalidated or prejudicially affected by reason of any failure by the Board to approve such action. 

The Executive Committee shall have power to invest or direct the investment of the trust or endowment funds of the University in what it deems good and sufficient securities and shall have power to call in any money or funds so invested, and reinvest the same. Subject to any instructions from time to time given to it by the Board the Executive Committee shall exercise a supervising control of all financial matters which are under the direction of the Board.

Composition

The Executive Committee shall consist of:

(a) The Chancellor;

(b) The President;

(c) The Chair of the Board of Regents;

(d) The Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents;

(e) One of the Regents, appointed by the Board of Regents, and

(f)  The Chairperson of each of the Standing Committees (other than the Audit Committee).

Human Resources

Members

  • George Cooper
  • Jane Craighead
  • Paul Henry
  • Peter Winters, Chair

The Human Resources Committee shall: 
 
a) make recommendations to the Board, through the Executive Committee, concerning the senior administration of the University, including the President, vice-presidents, and any other persons deemed by the Executive Committee, on the recommendation of the President, to be members of the senior administration

b) make recommendations to the Board on procedures to ensure the proper selection of the President

c) assist in the transition from one President to another

  1. Review, annually, the President's objectives.
  2. Assess annually the President's performance.
  3. Determine the compensation of the President.
  4. Review the job functions and descriptions of other members of the senior administration and make recommendations when appropriate.
  5. Consider and approve procedures, as recommended by the President, to ensure the proper selection of other members of the senior administration.
  6. Meet annually with the President to consider the performance of other members of the senior administration.
  7. Approve the compensation of other members of the senior administration.
  8. Make any other recommendations to the President, the Board, or the Executive Committee that the Human Resources Committee deems appropriate concerning the senior administration.


Composition

The Human Resources Committee shall consist of:

  • the chair of the Board
  • the vice-chair of the Board
  • the chair of the Executive Committee
  • the chair of the Finance and Administration Committee

Standing committees

Academic Affairs

Members

  • Gita Anand
  • Brent Hawkes
  • Cheryl Hodder, Chair
  • Christina Ionescu
  • Vett Lloyd
  • Rohin Minocha-Mckenney
  • Odette Snow
  • Lisa Yarmoshuk

Ex-officio

  • Jean-Paul Boudreau, President
  • George Cooper, Board of Regents Chair
  • Peter Winters, Executive Committee Chair
  • Lynn Loewen, Chancellor
  • Jeff Hennessy, Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research

The Academic Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Board.

The Committee reviews and advises the Board on issues and topics relating to academic affairs as they fall within or affect the general scope of the Board's mandate and responsibilities.

Terms of reference

The Academic Affairs Committee shall have the following terms of reference.

The Committee shall:

  1. Examine and review the academic affairs of the University so as to inform the Board of Regents on academic matters which the Committee considers would be of general interest to the Board of Regents and provide advice to the Board including recommendations regarding policy and action when the Committee deems it necessary and appropriate.
  2. Review and monitor the implementation of or adherence to any strategic statement, objective or plan of the University as it relates to academic affairs and report to the Board accordingly.
  3. Support the vice-president, academic and research in addressing academic issues and academic initiatives.
  4. Review such other issues and topics as the Board or the Executive Committee may from time to time refer to the Committee.
  5. Meet at least three times per year.

Composition

The Academic Affairs Committee shall consist of:

  • the chairperson
  • six members, at least one of whom shall be a student and at least one of whom shall be a faculty member
  • the vice-president, academic and research (ex-officio)
  • the Chancellor (ex-officio)
  • the chair (ex-officio)
  • the chair of the Executive Committee (ex-officio)
  • the President (ex-officio)
Audit

Members

  • Brent Hawkes
  • Scott McMullen
  • Jill Rafuse
  • Mike Roberts
  • Odette Snow
  • Brent Spencer, Chair
  • Lisa Yarmoshuk

Ex-officio

  • George Cooper, Board of Regents Chair
  • Lynn Loewen, Chancellor
  • Peter Winters, Executive Committee Chair

The Audit Committee is a standing committee of the Board. The Committee shall oversee all financial matters in a manner consistent with its specific terms of reference and shall emphasize honesty and ethical behaviour in all matters pertaining to the University.

Terms of reference

The Audit Committee shall have the following terms of reference:

a) Each member of the Committee will be independent of the University and will have the ability to read and understand financial statements.

b) None of the five members of the Committee appointed by the Board shall be a member of the Executive Committee.

c) The Committee shall meet at least three times each year.

d) The Committee will recommend to the Board, on an annual basis, the appointment or reappointment of the external auditor and will recommend the compensation of the external auditor.

e) The Committee will ensure that arrangements with respect to the timing and scope of the annual audit are appropriate.

f) The Committee will be responsible for overseeing the work of the external auditor and for the resolution of disagreements, if any, between University management and the external auditor concerning financial reporting; the Committee will ensure that any matters that the external auditor wishes to bring to the attention of the Board are addressed and brought to the attention of the Board.

g) The Committee will review the annual financial statements with University management and the external auditor to gain reasonable assurance that they are fairly presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

h) Through discussion and other communication with University management and the external auditor, the Committee will obtain reasonable assurance that adequate systems of internal control relating to financial reporting are in place and are functioning effectively.

i) The Committee will have the authority to engage the external auditor and/or third-party specialists and to conduct special investigations where it believes such action to be warranted; the Committee will have the authority to set the compensation/cost for such actions to a maximum of $20,000 in any one year; should it be anticipated that the total compensation/cost will exceed $20,000 in any one year, the Committee will request the approval of the Executive Committee.

j) The Committee will pre-approve non-audit services to be provided by the external auditor in accordance with the Committee’s policy for the approval of such services. In particular, the Committee will pre-approve any non-audit engagement where the fee is, or is reasonably anticipated to be, in excess of 10 per cent of the University’s financial statement audit fee. Between meetings the chair may pre-approve engagements on behalf of the Committee.

k) The Committee will approve the annual Review of Operations and recommend it to the Board of Regents for its approval.

l) The Committee will obtain reasonable assurance that adequate procedures are in place for the receipt and treatment of complaints about accounting matters, audit matters, and internal controls and for the confidential, anonymous submission by employees of concerns about accounting, auditing, and/or other financial or ethical matters.

m) The Committee will obtain reasonable assurance that adequate procedures are in place to assess and manage the University’s financial and other risks.

n) The three ex-officio members of the Committee (refer to the composition of the Committee set out below) will not have voting rights; should the voting on any motion made at a meeting of the Committee result in a tie, the chair, in addition to his/her vote as a member of the Committee, will have the deciding vote.

Composition

No member of the Committee shall be an employee of the University or otherwise considered not to be independent of the University.

The Committee shall consist of:

  • the chairperson, a Regent appointed by the Board who is not a member of the Executive Committee
  • four Regents appointed by the Board who are not members of the Executive Committee
  • up to two members who are not Regents, employees, or students
  • the Chancellor (ex-officio)
  • the chair (ex-officio)
  • the chair of the Executive Committee (ex-officio)
Finance and Administration

Members

  • Gita Anand
  • Sarah Crawford
  • Susan McIsaac
  • Michael Nolan
  • Paul Henry, Chair
  • Ian Sutherland
  • Andrew Wilson

Ex-officio

  • Jean-Paul Boudreau, President
  • George Cooper, Board of Regents Chair
  • Jane Craighead, Board of Regents Vice-Chair
  • Peter Winters, Executive Committee Chair
  • Robert Inglis, Vice-President, Finance and Administration
  • Lynn Loewen, Chancellor

The Finance and Administration Committee is a standing committee of the Board. The Committee shall review and advise the Board on all issues and topics relating to: 

  • personnel
  • legal affairs
  • budget
  • accounting
  • fiscal management
  • such other issues and topics as the Board or the Executive Committee may from time to time refer to the Committee or which the Committee may from time to time deem to fall within the general scope of its mandate and responsibilities.

Terms of reference

The Finance and Administration Committee shall have the following terms of reference:

a) Advise and assist the Board with developing policies regarding the University's financial and administrative affairs and with reviewing these policies periodically to ensure their continued appropriateness.

b) Review, annually, the budget proposed by the President for the ensuing fiscal year, advising the President where appropriate; recommend that budget, as and if amended by the Committee, to the Executive Committee for approval.

c) Monitor financial results through the year as compared to budget and advise the Executive Committee or the President as appropriate.

d) Review recommendations on other matters of a significant financial impact proposed by the President and forward appropriate recommendations to the Executive Committee.

e) Review, periodically, the administrative structures, policies, and practices in place regarding the following matters:

  • the ongoing fiscal health of the University
  • effective management of personnel
  • prudent and practical risk management
  • effective and efficient provision of support services and systems, including information technology
  • advise the Executive Committee or the President, as appropriate, on matters arising from the review

f) Advise the President and Executive Committee on matters related to collective agreements.

Composition

The Finance and Administration Committee shall consist of:

  • the chairperson appointed by the Board
  • six members, at least one of whom shall be a student and at least one of whom shall be a faculty member
  • the vice-chair (ex-officio)
  • the vice-president, administration and finance (ex-officio)
  • the Chancellor (ex-officio)
  • the chair (ex-officio)
  • the chair of the Executive Committee(ex-officio)
  • the President (ex-officio)
Investment

Members

  • Ralf Bruening
  • Jane Craighead
  • Michael Gibbens
  • Dan Murray
  • Michael Nolan
  • Daniel Nowlan, Chair
  • Richard Price

Ex-officio

  • Jean-Paul Boudreau, President
  • George Cooper, Board of Regents Chair
  • Peter Winters, Executive Committee Chair
  • Lynn Loewen, Chancellor
  • Paul Henry, Finance and Administration Committee Chair

The Investment Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Regents. The Committee shall review and advise the Board on all issues and topics relating to investment of the University's endowment and pension funds.

Terms of reference

The Investment Committee shall have the following terms of reference:

a) Advise and assist the Executive Committee in developing policies, related to the University's investments, and in reviewing these policies periodically, to ensure the long-term health of the funds.

b) Make recommendations to the Executive Committee on the appointment of investment managers and custodians and review these arrangements on a bi-annual basis.

c) Monitor the performance of the investment managers and make recommendations with respect thereto, as deemed appropriate, to the Executive Committee.

Composition

The Investment Committee shall consist of: 

  • the chairperson
  • six members, at least one of whom shall be a student and at least one of whom shall be a faculty member
  • the chair of the Finance and Administration Committee (ex-officio)
  • the Chancellor (ex-officio)
  • the chair (ex-officio)
  • the chair of the Executive Committee (ex-officio)
  • the President (ex-officio)
Nominating and Governance

Members

  • Jane Craighead
  • Paul Henry
  • Cheryl Hodder
  • Lynn Loewen, Chair

Ex-officio

  • Peter Winters, Executive Committee Chair
  • George Cooper, Board of Regents Chair

The Nominating and Governance Committee is a standing committee of the Board.

Terms of reference

The Nominating and Governance Committee shall have the following terms of reference:

a) The Nominating and Governance Committee shall from time to time make nominations to the Board or to the Executive Committee in connection with:

  • appointments to the Board which the Board itself is empowered to make
  • appointments by the Board to Senate
  • appointments to any standing committee of the Board
  • appointments to any committee in which the Board is represented

b) The Nominating and Governance Committee shall be advisory to the Board of Regents, and shall:

  • ensure new Regent orientation and continuing education
  • monitor and suggest improvement to Board of Regents’ activities including communication with the University community
  • assess the effectiveness of the Board as a whole, the committees of the Board, and the contribution of individual Regents

Composition

The Nominating and Governance Committee shall consist of:

  • the Chancellor, who shall be the chairperson thereof
  • the chair
  • the chair of the executive Committee
  • two members of the Executive Committee to be appointed by the Executive Committee
  • one member of the Board to be appointed by the Board
Property and Facilities

Members

  • Mark Fraser, Chair
  • Brian MacLeod
  • Susan McIsaac
  • Nick Nauss
  • Jeff Paikin
  • Saikat SarKar
  • Andrew Wilson

Ex-officio

  • Jean-Paul Boudreau, President
  • George Cooper, Board of Regent Chair
  • Peter Winters, Executive Committee Chair
  • Lynn Loewen, Chancellor
  • Paul Henry, Finance and Administration Committee Chair

The Property and Facilities Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Regents. The Committee shall review and advise the Board of Regents on all issues and topics relating to:

  • real estate
  • leased property
  • buildings
  • grounds
  • physical plant infrastructure
  • related health and safety
  • such other topics as the Executive Committee may from time to time refer to the Committee or which the Committee may from time to time deem to fall within the general scope of its mandate and responsibilities

Terms of reference

The Property and Facilities Committee shall have the following terms of reference:

a) Advise and assist the Executive Committee in developing policies related to the University's real property, leased property, and physical plant (grounds, buildings, and infrastructure) and in reviewing these policies periodically, to ensure their appropriateness.

b) Review, from time to time as the Committee deems appropriate, the University's real property, its leased property, and its property needs and recommend to the Executive Committee any actions deemed appropriate in the short or long range interests of the University.

c) Review, from time to time as the Committee deems appropriate, the administrative structures, policies, and practices in place to ensure the ongoing health and safety of the physical plant (grounds, buildings, and infrastructure) and recommend to the Executive Committee or the President, as appropriate, changes in policy or practices arising from this review.

d) Provide advice to the Finance and Administration Committee, where appropriate, on matters related to collective agreements as they affect the physical plant issues.

e) Review recommendations from the President, and forward appropriate recommendations to the Executive Committee, related to:

  • the acquisition or disposition of real property, whether by purchase, sale, lease, or other transfer
  • the acquisition or construction of new space, the major renovation of existing space, or the decommissioning or disposition of existing space

f) Review each year the plan for deferred maintenance projects for the coming year and subsequent years and make recommendations to the President and the Executive Committee concerning the University's deferred maintenance needs and the resources which should be dedicated to meeting those needs.

Composition

The Property and Facilities Committee shall consist of:

  • the chairperson
  • six members, at least one of whom shall be a student and at least one of whom shall be a faculty member
  • the chairperson of the Finance and Administration Committee (ex-officio)
  • the chair (ex-officio)
  • the chair of the Executive Committee (ex-officio)
  • the President (ex-officio)
Student Affairs

Members

  • Khandra Barrett
  • Brent Hawkes
  • Hanna Fuzesi
  • Anne LePage
  • Susan McIsaac
  • Nick Nauss
  • Jill Rafuse
  • Doreen Richard
  • Mike Roberts
  • Odette Snow
  • Ian Sutherland
  • Phil Tibbo, Chair
  • Lisa Yarmoshuk

Ex-officio

  • Jean-Paul Boudreau, President
  • George Cooper, Board of Regents Chair
  • Peter Winters, Executive Committee Chair
  • Lynn Loewen, Chancellor
  • Anne Comfort, Acting Vice-President, International and Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Board. The Committee shall review and advise the Board on all issues and topics relating to student affairs as they fall within or affect the general scope of the Board's mandate and responsibilities:

  • student health
  • athletics
  • residence
  • counselling
  • discipline
  • student government
  • spiritual
  • such other issues and topics as the Board or the Executive Committee may from time to time refer to the Committee or which the Committee may from time to time deem to fall within the general scope of its mandate and responsibilities

Terms of reference

The Student Affairs Committee shall have the following terms of reference:

a) Support the vice-president, international and student affairs in addressing student life initiatives and issues.

b) Examine and review the student affairs of the University so as to inform the Board of Regents on student life matters which the Committee considers would be of general interest to the members and provide advice to the Board when the Committee deems it necessary and important.

c) Review and monitor the implementation of and adherence to the University’s strategic statement in any student affairs matters and report to the Board accordingly.

d) Review such other issues and topics as the Board or the Executive Committee may from time-to-time refer to the Committee.

e) Meet at least three times a year.

f) Report, at each regular Board meeting, on activities of the student affairs Committee.

Composition

The Student Affairs Committee shall consist of:

  • the chairperson
  • three students and one faculty member
  • three Regents
  • two members
  • the Chancellor (ex-officio)
  • the chair (ex-officio)
  • the chair of the Executive Committee (ex-officio)
  • the President (ex-officio)
  • the vice-president, international and student affairs (ex-officio)
University Advancement

Members

  • Charlie Burke
  • Andrew Clark
  • Sarah Crawford, Chair
  • Mark Fraser
  • Michael Gibbens
  • Andrew Grant
  • Daniel Nowlan
  • Brent Spencer

Ex-officio

  • Jean-Paul Boudreau, President
  • George Cooper, Board of Regents Chair
  • Peter Winters, Executive Committee Chair
  • Lynn Loewen, Chancellor

As Resource/Observer

  • Anna Abbott, Alumni Board President

The University Advancement Committee is a standing committee of the Board. The Committee shall review and advise the Board on all issues and topics relating to:

  • brand and reputation management
  • marketing and communications
  • development and fund raising
  • alumni relations
  • media and public relations
  • government relations
  • such other issues and topics as the Board or the Executive Committee may from time to time refer to the Committee or which the Committee may from time to time deem to fall within the general scope of its mandate and responsibilities

Terms of reference

The University Advancement Committee shall have the following terms of reference:

a) Advise and assist the Board with development of policy regarding the University's external relations and public affairs.

b) Identify opportunities for the University related to fund raising, special project development, communications, and alumni affairs.

c) Plan and execute, as required, major fund raising campaigns.

d) Assist with the preparation of a long term plan for all activities in University Advancement and annual operating plans.

e) Monitor the performance of University Advancement as required.

f) Ensure policy, procedures, and plans are implemented as intended.

g) Provide advice and support to the President and vice-president, university advancement.

Composition

The University Advancement Committee shall consist of:

  • the chairperson
  • eight members, at least one of whom shall be a student and at least one of whom shall be a faculty member
  • the Chancellor (ex-officio)
  • the chair (ex-officio)
  • the chair of the Executive Committee (ex-officio)
  • the President (ex-officio)

Senate-Board committee

The Board of Regents and the Senate have a joint Honorary Degrees Committee to determine honorary degree recipients.

Find out more about the Honorary Degrees Committee on the Senate page.