Board Standing Committees

Board Audit and Risk Committee (Board Audit Committee)

On June 15, 2018, the Board of Governors approved the Report & Recommendations of the Board Working Group. To properly reflect and more overtly state the committee’s overarching oversight responsibility for the university’s enterprise-wide risk management process, one of the recommendations was to change the name of the Board Audit Committee to the Board Audit and Risk Committee.

The Board Audit and Risk Committee shall monitor, evaluate and make decisions on behalf of the Board with respect to all auditing, financial reporting and internal control functions relating to the University. The Committee shall also consider such other matters delegated to the Committee by the Board. For more detailed information on the Audit and Risk Committee, please see the committee Terms of Reference. Note: committee Terms of Reference will not reflect changes to the committee's name or mandate until revised committee Terms of Reference are approved by the Board of Governors later this year.


Board Finance and Property Committee

The Board Finance and Property Committee shall monitor, evaluate, advise and make decisions on behalf of the Board with respect to all strategic and significant financial and property matters and policies of the University. The Committee shall also consider any other matter delegated to the Committee by the Board. For more detailed information on the Finance and Property Committee, please see the Finance and Property Committee Terms of Reference.

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Board Human Resources and Compensation Committee

The Board Human Resources and Compensation Committee shall monitor, evaluate, advise and make decisions on behalf of the Board with respect to, and the Board delegates to the Committee responsibility and authority for, all policies and procedures affecting staff working conditions at the University and matters for collective bargaining and related service contracts. The Committee shall also consider any other matter delegated to the Committee by the Board. For more detailed information on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, please see the Human Resources and Compensation Committee Terms of Reference.

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Board Investment Committee

The Board Investment Committee shall monitor, evaluate and make decisions on behalf of the Board with respect to all investments, including both short-term and long-term investments (“Investments”). The Committee shall also consider such other matters delegated to the Committee by the Board. For more detailed information on the Investment Committee, please see the Investment Committee Terms of Reference.

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Board Learning and Discovery Committee

The Board Learning and Discovery Committee shall, in accordance with the Committee’s responsibilities with powers granted under the Post-Secondary Learning Act, monitor, evaluate, advise and make decisions on behalf of the Board with respect to matters concerning the teaching and research affairs of the University, including proposals coming from the administration and from General Faculties Council (the “GFC”), and shall consider future educational expectations and challenges to be faced by the University. The Committee shall also include any other matter delegated to the Committee by the Board. For more detailed information on the Learning and Discovery Committee, please see the Learning and Discovery Committee Terms of Reference.

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Board Safety, Health, and Environment Committee

The Board Safety, Health and Environment Committee shall monitor, evaluate, advise and make decisions on behalf of the Board with respect to all matters concerning environmental health and the protection of the health, safety and security of the University community and the general public at the University as well as University student health and wellness. The Committee shall also consider any other matter delegated to the Committee by the Board. For more detailed information on the Safety, Health and Environment Committee, please see the Safety, Health and Environment Committee Terms of Reference.

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Board Reputation and Public Affairs Committee (Board University Relations Committee)

On June 15, 2018, the Board of Governors approved the Report & Recommendations of the Board Working Group. Recognizing the significance of reputational issues, one of the recommendations was to change the name of the Board Universtiy Relations Committee to the Board Reputation and Public Affairs Committee.

The Board Reputation and Public Affairs Committee promotes the advancement of the University’s Mission and Vision, aligns with the University Values, complies with the University Mandate and supports institution-wide plans, priorities and objectives by fulfilling its Committee Mandate in the following areas of interest: University Relations; University Identity, University Strategic Communication; and University Philanthropy and Development. For more detailed information on the Reputation and Public Affairs Committee, please see the Reputation and Public Affairs Committee Terms of Reference. Note: committee Terms of Reference will not reflect changes to the committee's name or mandate until revised committee Terms of Reference are approved by the Board of Governors later this year.

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