BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Ontario College of Art & Design University Act, 2002, (amended 2010) states that “the Board of Governors is responsible for governing and managing the affairs of the university and has the necessary powers to do so. The Board consists of members from the external community, including 6 individuals appointed by the Ontario government, 2 elected by the OCAD U Alumni, and 9 by the Board itself. There are also 8 internal Board members drawn from the OCAD U community, elected by staff, management and student representatives as well as faculty members cross-appointed by the Senate. The President and the Chancellor are ex-officio voting internal members.
In its meetings the Board establishes policy and institutional priorities for the university. It makes major operating decisions and receives reports from the President; Vice-President, Academic; Vice-President, Development & Alumni Relations and President, OCAD University Foundation, Vice-President, Finance & Administration; Associate Vice-President, Research & Graduate Studies; Associate Vice-President, University Relations; the Senate; Chairs of standing and ad hoc committees; and representatives of academic and administrative areas at the university, as needed. Standing committees of the Board include the Executive, Audit, Finance and Risk, Human Resources, and Advancement Committees. Sub-committees of the Board include the Senate Liaison Sub-Committee of the Executive Committee, and the Physical Resources & Capital Assets Sub-Committee of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee. Ad hoc committees and task forces are established from time to time as required.
OCAD University Board of Governors General By-Law No 1
General By-Law No. 1 of the Ontario College of Art & Design University, Approved by the Board of Governors, November 2012
Ontario College of Art & Design University Act
Ontario College of Art & Design University Act, 2002
The Board is committed to making its processes and decisions as transparent as possible. Meetings are open to all members of the university community.
Board meeting dates for 2013-2014
Communication to the Board of Governors should be addressed to Carole Beaulieu, Associate Vice-President, University Relations.
External Members Appointed by the Government of Ontario
Ian C. Tudhope
Chair, OCAD University Board of Governors
Partner, Wessex Capital Partners
Dr. John Semple
Vice-Chair, OCAD University Boad of Governors
Chief of Surgery, Women’s College Hospital
President, Indigenous Commission for Communications Technologies in the Americas
President, Tweedsmuir Green Power Group
President & CEO, Bell Kearns & Associates Ltd.
External Members Elected by the Board of Governors
Michel Frappier, AOCA
Vice-Chair, OCAD University Board of Governors
Chair of the Advertising Review Board of Ontario
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Relay Ventures
CEO, Clark Marketing Communications
President and CEO, Balmoral Marketing Inc.
Chair, OCAD U Foundation
President, CanWin Consulting Inc.
CEO, Achilles Media Ltd.
Corporate Director, Q.C.
President, Tesseract Financial
External Members Elected by the OCADU Alumni Association
Maggie Broda, AOCA, BFA
President, OCAD U Alumni Association
Sally Cumming, AOCA, BA
OCAD U Alumni Association
Dr. Sara Diamond
President, OCAD University
Catherine (Kiki) A. Delaney, CM LLD
Chancellor, OCAD University
Members elected by Faculty & appointed by the Senate
Senate Chair and Professor, Faculty of Design, Graphic Design Program
Professor, Faculty of Design, Graphic Design Program
Dr. Dot Tuer
Professor, Art History and Humanities
Chair, BA Program in Visual and Critical Studies
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Member elected by Graduate Students
Master of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation student