Executive Committee of the Board of Governors

Role

In addition to certain specified duties largely related to matters of financial and human resources, the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors has all of the powers of the Board of Governors between the meetings of the Board, unless otherwise specified by the Board. These duties include, among others, approving policies that are not the responsibilities of other committees of the Board, recommending to the Board of governors the approval of strategic and five-year plans, receiving periodic reports on performance management of the strategic plan for presentation to the Board, exercising an oversight role in risk management and overseeing the general implementation of the Campus Master Plan and its periodic review

Terms of Reference

Powers and functions

The Executive Committee shall,

(a)    oversee the University’s processes with respect to the University’s strategic plan and its implementation;

(b)    recommend to the Board for approval, University tuition fees and incidental, ancillary and administrative fees charged to students;

(c)    oversee human resources strategies and policies;

(d)    approve the compensation framework of Officers, the deans, the associate vice-presidents, the vice-provosts and the deputy provost and University librarian;

(e)    approve the mandate for negotiations and the collective agreements for unionized University staff, and salary agreements and policies concerning non-unionized groups of employees; deal with any matter, individual or collective, where a collective agreement between the University and a union refers to the Board of, unless such matter has been specifically delegated to another Committee or the text of the agreement otherwise specifies;

(f)    review and recommend for approval by the Board, matters related to the University pension plans insofar as they may modify such pension plans;

(g)    act as a selection and nomination committee for the position of Chancellor and recommends to the Board the appointment of an individual to hold the position of Chancellor;

(h)    jointly approve with the Senate the recipient of an honorary degree;

(i)    appoint sub-committees, as needed, to exercise specific powers delegated by it; and

(j)    approve any contract or other instrument binding the University whose type or value exceeds or does not form part of an Officer’s or a Committee’s approval authority.

The Executive Committee have full power and authority to act for and on behalf of the Board, between meetings of the Board, save and except in those circumstances where the Board has reserved its powers or has delegated its powers to another Committee, to an Officer or has, by by-law or by resolution, specified otherwise.

Membership

The Executive Committee is composed of the following members:

(a)    the Chair of the Board;

(b)    the Vice-Chair of the Board;

(c)    the President;

(d)    nine (9) Board Members, of which one (1) shall be a Student, one (1) shall be a member of the Academic Staff and one (1) shall be a member of the Administrative Staff.

Committee chair and vice-chair

The Vice-Chair of the Board shall be the chair of the Executive Committee.  The Chair of the Board shall be the vice-chair of the Executive Committee.

Members

Chair

François Guimont
Former Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2023-06-30

Vice Chair

Jennifer Adams
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2023-06-30

Members

Alex Beraskow
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2024-06-30

Jacques Frémont
President and Vice-Chancellor
Ex Officio Member
End of mandate: 2026-06-30

Joe Geurts
Consultant
Business/Capital Planning and Construction
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2024-06-30

Stéphane Giguère
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2025-06-30

 
Nomi Clare Lazar
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2023-06-30

Joanne Lefebvre
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2023-06-30

Hannan Mohamud
Graduate Student
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2023-04-30

Deanna Monaghan
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2023-06-30

Norm Odjick
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2024-06-30

Marianne Saikaley
Appointed by the Board of Governors
End of mandate: 2023-06-30

Resources

Annick Bergeron
Secretary-General
Non member

Anne Bauer
Chief of Staff
Office of the Secretary-General
Non member

Catherine Schweizer
Governance Officer
Office of the Secretary-General
Non Member

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