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Board Executive and Governance Committee

Terms of Reference

The Board of Governors By-Law No. 1, section 15, sub-section 3 (b) states:

The Executive and Governance Committee of the Board shall be composed of the Chair and the Vice-Chair(s) of the Board, the Chair of the Planning and Resources Committee, six additional members of the Board, and as ex officio members, the Chancellor and the President. The Chair of the Board shall be the Chair of the Committee. Five members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.

The Executive and Governance Committee shall, between meetings of the Board, consider and take appropriate action on matters pertaining to the affairs of the Board, as referred to it by the Chair of the Board, the Standing Committees of the Board, the President or the Vice-Presidents. All decisions made by the Committee on behalf of the Board shall be reported to the Board at its next meeting and shall be subject to confirmation by the Board except that when unusual or urgent matters require decision the action of the Committee shall be brought to the attention of the Board at its next meeting for information only.

The Executive and Governance Committee shall make recommendations to the Board on the appropriate form of all by-laws of the Board and on any alteration or other matter pertaining to such by-laws.

Membership

The Executive and Governance Committee consists of six members of the Board of Governors.

The Executive and Governance Committee consists of the following members for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

Name Type Position
Q. Broad (Quentin) Member  
J. Pike (Jagoda) Member  
E. Szathmary (Emoke) Member  
C. Stefankiewicz (Connie) Member  
D. Williamson (David) Member  
N. Skelding (Neil) Member  
S. Labarge (Suzanne) Ex Officio Chancellor
P. Deane (Patrick) Ex Officio President
P. Douglas (Paul) Ex Officio Chair of the Board (Chair of the Executive and Governance Committee)
B. Merkel (Bradley) Ex Officio Vice-Chair of the Board
S. Donnelly (Sean) Ex Officio Chair of the Planning and Resources Committee

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