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 Community Engagement


Selection/Review Committees for (ie. Chancellor, University President, Vice-Presidents, and Faculty Deans) are struck as needed at the University. In these instances, GFC is called upon to arrange for the nomination and election of representative(s) to populate approved committee compositions in accordance to Legislation.

GFC Call for Staff Nominations: Advisory Review Committee for Vice-President (Facilities & Operations)
Seeking TWO Academic Staff (A1.0/D1.2)
Apply by Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Noon)

 For GFC Nomination & Election Updates, View: Selection and Review Committees

U of A's: Adopt a Planter Program

University Governance adopted a planter, filled with red flowers.University Governance's Adopted Planter

Governance Meeting Schedules

All Meeting Schedules are subject to change. Please check regularly for update

Governance Calendars (Google)

COVID-19 Governance Decision Tracker

Governance Education

Governance 101 Webinar

Next Session: TBD

Registration details will be shared at a later date.


Board of Governors Operational Calendar

General Faculties Council Operational Calendar