General Faculties Council in Session

Staff Needed for the 2018-2019 GFC Committees and level Appeal Bodies

New positions start July 1, 2018. Apply online now!

Michael Phair, Chair, Board of Governors

Michael Phair, Chair, Board of Governors

The Board includes 21 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and the Minister, consisting of students, staff, alumni, and public.

Objective 21 pin on a table in the Governance Offices

21. Objective

Encourage continuous improvement in administrative, governance, planning, and stewardship systems, procedures, and policies that enable students, faculty, staff, and the institution as a whole to achieve shared strategic goals. (For the Public Good institutional strategic plan)

Students Academic Building in the Spring

Get Involved in Governance!

Learn how to actively participate in university governance. There may be role that you could play in university decision making. Find out How You Can Participate today!

Board Governance

The Board has senior oversight of the institution; it concerns itself with the long-range planning and the business affairs of the institution.

Examples of its role are the approval of the mandate, the budget, tuition fees, financial statements, investment policy, collective agreements, and the appointment of the President.

Academic Governance

General Faculties Council, subject to the authority of the board, is responsible for the academic affairs of the university.

Examples of its role are granting degrees, approval of the academic plan, academic programs, academic policies, academic calendar, academic awards, and hearing & determining student appeals.

Judiciary Governance

Judiciary Governance provides neutral, third-party support for the GFC Boards and Committees which deal with student academic standing and discipline appeals.

Governance in the Community

Red Tie Gala - 2017 Awards of Distinction

Darlene Bryant and Marion Haggarty-France receiving the Rising Star award on behalf of the University of Alberta.

Darlene Bryant and Marion Haggarty-France receiving the Rising Star award on behalf of the University of Alberta.

Green and Gold Day Parade

Green and Gold Parade

Michael Phair guides the Green and Gold Day Parade as the Parade Marshall.

2017 United Way Campaign - U of A Plasma Car Derby

UofA Plasma Car Rally! A lunch hour full of fun, friendly competition in support of the University’s United Way Campaign. Here are a few fund and spirit raisers:
Champions of the 2017 Plasma Car Derby

SAB IT, the 2017 Champions of the Plasma Car Derby

    University Governance, Adopt a Planter

    Governance Education

    Governance 101

    Next Session: September 11, 2018
    12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm
    Council Chamber
    (Room 2-100 CC)
    2nd Floor, University Hall

    Register Here