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 10 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 & Provost; Vice-President, Advancement & Board Secretariat; Vice-President, Finance & Administration; Vice-President, Research & Innovation; 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; Investment; and Physical Resources and Capital Assets Committees. There is also a Senate Liaison Sub-Committee of the Executive 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
Ontario College of Art & Design University Act
The Board is committed to making its processes and decisions as transparent as possible. Meetings are open to all members of the university community.
Minutes of each meeting will be posted after approval by the Board of Governors.
2018/2019 MeetingsOctober 1, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes
December 3, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
May 13, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
June 17, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
August 23, 2017 Special Meeting Minutes
October 2, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
December 4, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
March 5, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes
May 7, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes
June 18, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes
October 5, 2015 Meeting Minutes
November 14, 2015 Annual General Meeting Minutes
November 14, 2015 Special Meeting Minutes
December 7, 2015 Meeting Minutes
March 7, 2016 Meeting Minutes
May 2, 2016 Meeting Minutes
June 13, 2016 Meeting Minutes
July 3, 2014 Special Meeting Minutes
October 6, 2014 Meeting Minutes
November 1, 2014 Annual General Meeting Minutes
December 15, 2014 Meeting Minutes
March 9, 2015 Meeting Minutes
April 14, 2015 Special Meeting Minutes
May 4, 2015 Meeting Minutes
June 16, 2015 Meeting Minutes
September 23, 2013 Meeting Minutes
November 16, 2013 Annual General Meeting Minutes
November 16, 2013 Special Meeting Minutes
December 9, 2013 Meeting Minutes
February 24, 2014 Meeting Minutes
May 5, 2014 Meeting Minutes
June 16, 2014 Meeting Minutes
Communication to the Board of Governors should be addressed to Tanya Bowes, Board Secretary and Director of Strategic Planning.