Committee of Election

 

ELECTION OF

CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

Committee of Election to meet on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 

The current term of Harvey Secter as Chancellor ends May 31, 2019. Chancellor Secter has served with distinction as Chancellor for nine years and has indicated that he will not be standing for re-election.

The Chancellor is the titular head of the University. The Chancellor confers all degrees and is a voting member of the Board of Governors and the Senate.

The Chancellor Search Committee was seeking nominations for the Office of the Chancellor from members and assessors of the Board of Governors and the Senate, Students, Academic Staff, and Alumni of the University of Manitoba. Nomination forms were available in the Office of the University Secretary, Room 312 Administration Building, or online at umanitoba.ca/governance. Each nomination form was to be signed by any five persons who are members of the aforementioned groups and was to be received in the Office of the University Secretary no later than 4:00 p.m., October 1, 2018.

Nominators may nominate only one person each. The following persons are not eligible to be Chancellor:

1. Members of the academic or administrative staff of any University or College;
2. Members of the governing body of any University other than the University of Manitoba;
3. Members of the governing body of any College.

The University of Manitoba Act provides for a Committee of Election composed of all members of the Board of Governors and all members of the Senate. The sole purpose of the Committee of Election is to elect a Chancellor of the University. The Election of the Chancellor Policy provides for a Chancellor Search Committee to solicit and review nominations, and to submit a recommendation to the Committee on Election for approval. The meeting of the Committee of Election will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.