Board of Governors Motions for May 19, 2015

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the May 19, 2015 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve:

  • a tuition fee increase of 1.9% effective Regular Session 2015;
  • an increase to the international graduate student differential fee multiplier from 2 to 2.2 effective Regular Session 2015;
  • increases to the international undergraduate student differential fee surcharges ranging from 10% to 18% effective Regular Session 2015;
  • a balanced fiscal operating budget based on total revenue, fund transfers and expenditures of $701,816,581, and;
  • financial plans for Research and Special, Trust and Endowment and the Capital Budget for the year ending March 31, 2016 as set out in Attachment 5 and 6.

THAT a $2.25 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the School of Dental Hygiene for a three year term commencing in the fall of 2015 as outlined in the letter from Mary Bertone, Director, School of Dental Hygiene, dated February 3, 2015.

THAT a $100 per student per year be assessed against the students in the College of Medicine for a two year term commencing in the fall of 2015 as outlined in the letter from Brian Postl, Dean, College of Medicine, dated February 26, 2015.

THAT a $4.00 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management for a three year term commencing in the fall of 2015 as outlined in the letter from Douglas Brown, Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, dated February 12, 2015.

THAT the terms of reference of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, the Finance, Administration, and Human Resources Committee, the Distinguished Service Award Committee, the Executive Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee be amended to provide that:

  • the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee be appointed annually by the Board on recommendation of the Governance and Nominating Committee;
  • the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Distinguished Service Award Committee be appointed annually by the Board on recommendation of the Governance and Nominating Committee [the Chair and Chancellor will remain on the Committee as members];
  • the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Finance, Administration and Human Resources Committee be appointed annually by the Board on recommendation of the Governance and Nominating Committee;
  • the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors continue to be the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee;
  • the Chair of the Board of Governors continue to be the Chair of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee;
  • the Vice-Chair of the Board be the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee with the Chair of the Board as a member of the Committee.

Concurrent with these changes it is proposed that:

  • the Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee be added to the membership of the Executive Committee;
  • the Vice Chair of the Board be added to the membership of the Governance and Nominating Committee;
  • it be noted that normally, committee chairs will be independent Board members, and that vice-chairs may be internal or independent Board members.

THAT the Board of Governors approve revising the terms of reference of the Chancellor's Committee and the policies related to the honorary titles Professor Emeritus/Emerita, Dean Emeritus/Emerita, President Emeritus/Emerita, Librarian Emeritus/Emerita, and Chancellor Emeritus/Emerita to reflect a change in the nomination deadline to March 31.


The Board received the following for information:


Suspension of Admissions to the Master of Science in Family Social Sciences Program