Board of Governors Motions for February 17, 2017


The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the February 17, 2017 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:


THAT the Board of Governors approve fifteen new offers, eleven amended offers, and the withdrawal of two offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated October 25, 2016].

THAT the Board of Governors approve three new offers and one amended offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated October 25, 2016].

THAT the Board of Governors approve eight new offers, fifteen amended offers, and the withdrawal of four offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated December 20, 2016].

THAT the Board of Governors approve four new offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated December 20, 2016].

THAT the Board of Governors approve revisions to the terms of reference for the Gerry McDole Professorship in Improved Healthcare Delivery to Rural, Remote and Underserved Populations of Manitoba.

THAT the Board of Governors approve the conversion of the Professorship in Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and the Environment to a Chair.

THAT the Board of Governors approve the conversion of the Bihlers’ Professorship in Stem Cell Research to a Chair.

That the Board of Governors:

  • approve an amendment to the governance document of the University of Manitoba Pension Plan (1986) to revise the term limits for elected or appointed members of the Pension Committee from six to nine years;
  • approve an amendment to the governance document of the University of Manitoba Pension Plan (1993) to revise the term limits for elected or appointed members of the Pension Committee from six years to nine years; and
  • approve an amendment to the governance document of the University of Manitoba Pension Plan (1993) to increase the number of elected active plan members from one to two.

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of the Institute for Leadership Development, for a period of five years, with continuation subject to a review process [as recommended by Senate, February 1, 2017].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of an endowed research Chair in Leadership Education [as recommended by Senate, February 1, 2017].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of an endowed research Chair in Leadership Research [as recommended by Senate, February 1, 2017].

That the Board consent to UMSU petitioning the Manitoba Legislature to amend The UMSU Act.

THAT the Auditor General of Manitoba be appointed auditor of the March 31, 2017 Annual Financial Statements and December 31, 2016 Public Sector Compensation Report.


The Board received the following for information:


The President’s Report

Academic Schedule for 2017-2018

Implementation of Master of Finance

THAT the Board of Governors approve the building site for the Centre for Research, Teaching and Innovation in Healthcare

THAT the Board of Governors approve the building site for the Engineering Innovation Centre