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Human Resources Committee

Terms of Reference

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

The Human Resources Committee shall be composed of the Chair, the Vice-Chair(s), the Past Chair and the Chair of the Remunerations Committee of the Board. A majority of the members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.

The Committee shall:

  1. Negotiate and approve the terms of the President's contract of employment. A summary of the contractual terms shall be reported to the Board for information and prior to the relevant Board meeting a complete copy of the contract shall be made available through the office of the Secretary of the Board for Board members to review;
  2. Evaluate, at least annually, the performance of the President;
  3. Annually determine the remuneration of the President, including the payment of any bonuses or other awards. The Committee shall report the outcome of its deliberations, together with any agreed changes to the terms of the President’s contract, to the Board for information;
  4. Review and approve the terms of the Vice-Presidents' contracts of employment prior to appointment or renewal. A summary of the terms of such contracts shall be reported to the Board for information;
  5. Annually review the President's assessment of the performance of the Vice-Presidents and approve any resultant recommendations regarding remuneration or the payment of any bonuses or other awards. Any such changes to remuneration or other contractual terms shall be reported to the Board for information;
  6. Receive, at least annually, a report on the performance of assistant and associate vice-presidents, as well as other senior executives as requested by the Committee;
  7. Review the contracts of employment of such other senior executive staff as the Committee shall determine or the Board shall request from time to time and report any concerns arising from such reviews to the Board;
  8. Annually receive a report on succession planning at the senior executive level and assist the administration where appropriate.

The Committee shall be provided with such current, comprehensive market and comparative data regarding compensation and contractual terms as it shall require in order to undertake its work.

Membership

The Human Resources Committee consists of the following members of the Board of Governors for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

Name Position
P. Douglas (Paul) Chair of the Board
B. Merkel (Bradley) Vice-Chair of the Board
J. Pike (Jagoda) Past Chair of the Board
E. Szathmary (Emoke) Chair of the Remunerations Committee

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Human Resources Advisory Panel

Terms of Reference

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

To assist the Human Resources Committee in the evaluation of the President's performance as specified in paragraph 2 above, a Human Resources Advisory Panel shall be established by the Board, upon recommendation of the Nominating Committee, composed of:

  1. At least one member from each of the:
    1. Senate appointees to the Board
    2. Alumni appointees to the Board
    3. Teaching staff elected to the Board
    4. Non-Teaching staff elected to the Board
  2. The Graduate student elected to the Board
  3. The Undergraduate student elected to the Board

with the Chair to be elected by and from the Panel.

The Committee shall determine the assistance required from the Human Resources Advisory Panel each year and shall then meet with the Panel to review both the evaluation process and the work to be undertaken by the Panel. The Panel shall provide such assistance as is requested and shall report to the Committee in such manner and by such deadline as is agreed.

Membership

The Human Resources Advisory Panel consists of the following members for July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017:

Name Position
D. Feather (David) Alumni Appointee
Vacant Senate Appointee
H. Schellhorn (Herbert) Teaching Staff
L. Allen (Leah) Non-Teaching Staff
R. Narro Perez (Rodrigo) Graduate Student
E. Alfanous (Essma) Undergraduate Student

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