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University Secretariat

Here you will find information on the McMaster University Board of Governors, Senate, standing committees and boards, by-laws and elections.

University Secretariat

The University Secretariat is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the work of the Board of Governors, the Senate, and their standing and ad hoc committees, advising those bodies on governance, policy, and process.  It is a repository of information on all matters relating to the governing bodies.  In this context, the University Secretariat is a source of information, advice and guidance on matters of jurisdiction, strategy, policy and process to all members of the McMaster community. The University Secretariat has primary responsibility for the administration of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FIPPA) related matters.

The University Secretary

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The University Secretary is the chief administrative officer of the Board of Governors and the Senate and is responsible for directing the operations of the University Secretariat. The University Secretary is the appointed head of the institution for Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) purposes. In their capacity as Secretary of the Board of Governors, the Secretary reports jointly to the Chair of the Board and the President of the University.  As Secretary of the Senate, they report to the President of the University, who is the Chair of the Senate.