1965 University of Ottawa Act
S.O. 1965, C.137
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
|Name Université d'Ottawa changed to Saint Paul University||
1.--(1) The corporation of "The College of Bytown", which
corporation had its name changed to "The College of Ottawa" and further
changed to "Université d'Ottawa", is hereby continued under the name
of "Université Saint- Paul" in the French language and "Saint Paul
University" in the English language and, subject to the provisions of this
Act, shall have, hold, possess and enjoy all the property, rights, powers
and privileges which it may now have, hold, possess and enjoy.
|Former names used by University||(2) Where before the passing of this Act the name "University of Ottawa" or "The University of Ottawa" or "Ottawa University" was used by Université d'Ottawa, such name shall for all purposes be taken to have meant Université d'Ottawa.|
|(Property, power to acquire and hold. R.S.O. 1960, c. 191)||(3) Saint Paul University, formerly Université d'Ottawa, has and shall be deemed always to have had, in addition to the powers, rights and privileges mentioned in section 26 of The Interpretation Act, power to purchase or otherwise acquire, take or receive by gift, bequest or devise and to hold and enjoy without licence in mortmain and without limitation as to the period of holding any estate or property whatsoever, whether real or personal, and to sell, grant, convey, mortgage, lease or otherwise dispose of the same or any part thereof from time to time and as occasion may require and to acquire other estate or property in addition thereto or in place thereof.|
2. In this Part,
3. The persons named in section 9, and such other persons who may
hereafter become members of the Board, are hereby created a body corporate
with perpetual succession and a common seal to be known in the French
language under the name of "Université d'Ottawa" and in the English
language under the name of "University of Ottawa".
|Objects of University||
4. The objects and purposes of the University are,
|Religious test not required||
5. No religious test shall be required of any professor, lecturer,
teacher, officer, servant or student of the University, nor shall any
religious observances according to the regulations of any particular
denomination or sect be imposed upon them.
|Faculties and schools||
6. The University may establish and maintain faculties, schools,
institutes, departments, chairs and courses.
7. The University may grant in all branches of learning any and
all university degrees, honorary degrees, diplomas and certificates.
|Management of University||
8. The management, discipline and control of the University shall
be free from the restrictions and control of any outside body, whether lay
or religious, and no religious test shall be required of any member of the
Board, but such management, discipline and control shall be based upon
|Composition of Board||
9. There shall be a board of governors of the University of not
more than thirty-two members, consisting of,
|Board, term of office, method of appointment||
10.--(1) No members of the Board, except the Rector, shall be
appointed for terms exceeding three years, and all members mentioned in
clauses b and g of section 9 shall be appointed in rotation
in such manner as the Board may determine by by-law.
(2) The Board shall by by-law prescribe the terms of office and the
method of retirement of the persons named in clause b of section 9,
and the terms of office and the method of appointment, replacement and
retirement of their successors, and of the persons provided for in clause
g of section 9.
(3) All members of the Board are eligible for re-appointment.
(4) After thirty days notice to any member, the Board, by a resolution
passed at a meeting at which at least two-thirds of the members of the
Board are present, may declare vacant the seat of such member.
|Filling of vacancies||
(5) Where a vacancy on the Board occurs before the term of office for
which a member has been appointed or elected has expired, the vacancy shall
be filled in the same manner and by the same authority as the member whose
membership is vacant was appointed or elected, as the case may be, and the
member so appointed or elected shall hold office for the remainder of the
term of office of the member whose membership is vacant.
(6) Fourteen members of the Board constitute a quorum.
(7) The Board shall elect from among its members a chairman and a
|Powers of Board||
11. Except in such matters as are assigned by this Act to the
Senate and the boards of federated and affiliated colleges and
universities, the government, conduct, management and control of the
University and of its property, revenues, business and affairs are vested
in the Board, and the Board has all the powers necessary or convenient to
perform its duties and achieve the objects and purposes of the University,
including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, power,
12.--(1) There shall be a Chancellor of the University who shall
be appointed by the Board with the concurrence of the Senate and who shall
hold office for four years and is eligible for re-appointment.
|Chancellor to be titular head, etc.||
(2) The Chancellor shall be the titular head of the University and be
accorded the place of honour at commencement exercises and other functions,
and, if present, he shall preside at examinations.
|Rector to be Vice-Chancellor||
(3) The Rector is Vice-Chancellor of the University and, in the absence
of or vacancy in the office of the Chancellor, shall perform the functions
of the Chancellor.
(4) In the absence of the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor, the Senate
shall appoint one of its number to confer degrees.
|Rector, appointment and tenure||
13. --(1) There shall be a Rector of the University who shall be
appointed by the Board and who, unless otherwise provided by the Board,
shall hold office during the pleasure of the Board.
|Vice-Rector and other officers||
(2) The Board shall appoint at least two Vice-Rectors and may apppoint
any other officers who shall have such powers and duties as may be
conferred on them by the Board on the recommendation of the Rector, and one
Vice-Rector shall act as Rector when the Rector is absent or if there is a
vacancy in the office of Rector and, while so acting, he has all the
rights, privileges, powers and duties of the Rector.
|Rector to be chief executive||
(3) The Rector is the chief executive officer of the University and
chairman of the Senate and has supervision over and direction of the
academic work and general administration of the University, the teaching
staff, officers, servants and students thereof, and has such other powers
and duties as from time to time may be conferred upon or assigned to him by
|Duties of Secretary||
14. The Secretary shall,
15.--(1) There shall be a Senate of the University composed of,
|Members eligible for re-election||
(2) All elected or appointed members of the Senate are eligible for
re-election or re-appointment.
|Rector or Vice-Rector to preside at meetings||
16.--(1) The Rector or, in his absence, the first Vice-Rector or,
in the absence of both, the second Vice-Rector shall preside at all
meetings of the Senate.
|Questions to be decided by vote||
(2) All questions before the Senate shall be decided by a majority of
the votes of the members present, including the vote of the Rector or other
presiding member of the Senate, and, in the case of an equal division of
such votes, the Rector or, in his absence, the presiding member at such
meeting has an additional or casting vote.
(3) A majority of all the members of the Senate constitutes a quorum.
(4) The Senate shall meet from time to time, when convened by the
Rector, and at such other times as the members of the Senate appoint and at
such place in the City of Ottawa as the Rector may choose.
|Powers of Senate||
17. The Senate is responsible for the educational policy of the
University and, subject to the approval of the Board in so far as the
expenditure of funds is concerned, may create, maintain and discontinue
such faculties, departments, schools or institutes or establish such chairs
as it may determine, may enact by-laws and regulations for the conduct of
its affairs, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, has
|Government of faculty||
18.--(1) Every faculty established by the University shall be
governed by a council, which shall consist of the Dean, the Associate Dean,
if any, the Vice-Dean, the Secretary and such other members as may be
determined by the Senate.
(2) (Powers of councils of faculties) The councils of the faculties may
appoint examiners and make by-laws for the good and efficient management of
the affairs of the faculty, provided that no such by-law is valid until
approved by the Senate with regard to matters of a purely academic nature
and by the Board with regard to all other matters.
|Powers of affiliation||
19. The Board may by by-law, confirmed by the Senate, provide that
any college, seminary or university may become federated or affiliated with
the University on such terms and for such periods of time as the Senate and
the Board may determine.
|Property, R.S.O. 1960, c. 191||
20. The University has, in addition to the powers, rights and
privileges mentioned in section 26 of The Interpretation Act, power
to purchase or otherwise acquire, take or receive by gift, bequest or
devise and to hold and enjoy without licence in mortmain and without
limitation as to the period of holding any estate or property whatsoever,
whether real or personal, and to sell, grant, convey, mortgage, lease or
otherwise dispose of the same or any part thereof from time to time and as
occasion may require and to acquire other estate or property in addition
thereto or in place thereof.
21. The property vested in the University and any lands and
premises leased to and occupied by the University are not liable to
taxation for provincial, municipal or school purposes, and are exempt from
every description of taxation so long as the same are actually used and
occupied for the purposes of the University.
|Property of University not liable to be expropriated||
22. Real property vested in the University is not liable to be
entered upon, used or taken by any corporation, except a municipal
corporation, or by any person possessing the right of taking real property
compulsorily for any purpose, and no power to expropriate real property
hereafter conferred shall extend to such property unless in the Act
conferring the power it is made in express terms to apply thereto.
|Application of statute of limitations||
23. All property vested in the University shall, as far as the
application thereto of any statute of limitations is concerned, be deemed
to have been and to be real property vested in the Crown for the public
uses of Ontario.
|Application of property||
24. The property and the income, revenues, issues and profits of
all property of the University shall be applied solely to achieving the
objects and purposes of the University.
|Investment of funds||
25. The funds of the University not immediately required for its
purposes and the proceeds of all property that come to the hands of the
Board, subject to any trust or trusts affecting the same, may be invested
and re-invested in such investments as the Board deems meet.
26. The accounts of the Board shall be audited at least once a year.
27. Upon the request of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the
Board shall submit to him its annual report and shall submit such other
reports as he may request from time to time.
|Saint Paul University federated||
28. Saint Paul University, upon the coming into force of this Act,
shall become federated with the University of Ottawa, subject to such terms
and conditions as may be agreed upon by the two corporations.
|St. Patrick's College||
29. --(1) St. Patrick's College, upon the coming into force of
this Act, has the option of,
|Effect on University undertakings||
(2) Nothing in clause b of subsection 1 shall be construed to
imply that the University of Ottawa is prevented from undertaking any other
academic activities on the campus of St. Patrick's College of the
University of Ottawa, provided such other activities are not inconsistent
with the terms and conditions mentioned in subsection 1 as incorporated in
the by-laws of the University of Ottawa.
30. Any other college or institution affiliated with Saint Paul
University upon the coming into force of this Act has the right under this
Act of continuing its affiliation with the University of Ottawa through
Saint Paul University or of negotiating separate affiliation or federation
agreements with the University of Ottawa, or both, as in its discretion it
|Students credits and marks recognized, 1965 degrees||
31. The University of Ottawa shall grant to all students past and
present of Saint Paul University full recognition towards their respective
university degrees for all credits and marks awarded by Saint Paul
University before this Act came into force, and shall grant degrees in its
own name to all of those students who are recommended for degrees by Saint
Paul University during the fall convocation for the year 1965.
|Transfer of property between universities||
32. The University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University, in order
to give effect to the intent and purpose of this Act, may make and accept
as between themselves such transfers of property upon such terms and for
such consideration, including nominal consideration, and subject to such
conditions and security for payment, as may be mutually agreed upon.
|Saint Paul Senate to act temporarily for University||
33. Until the University of Ottawa has organized its Senate, the
Senate of Saint Paul University has power to carry out in the name of and
on behalf of the Senate of the University of Ottawa its duties, functions
and powers as mentioned in section 17, but such power shall not in any
event be exercised by the Senate of Saint Paul University after the 31st
day of October, 1965.
34. This Act comes into force on the 1st day of July, 1965.
35. This Act may be cited as The University of Ottawa Act, 1965.
June 21st, 1965