Governing Documents

The Governing Documents of the University of Manitoba include all Policies, Bylaws, Regulations and Procedures approved by the Board of Governors, Senate and the University Administration. The official versions of all of these documents are contained on this website, and are updated continuously as changes are approved by the Approving Bodies.
All Governing Documents are categorized under the ten subject headings listed on the left-hand side of this page. Clicking on a category will provide a list of all the Governing Documents related to that category. An alphabetical listing of all Governing Documents is also available for ease of reference.

Any questions of a general nature, including guidance related to the development of, and approval process for, Governing Documents may be referred to the Office of Legal Counsel at 204-474-7843. Any questions regarding the specific application and administration of a Governing Document may be directed to the contact listed at the beginning of each Governing Document.

Anyone who is beginning to develop a new Governing Document, or is planning to make revisions to an existing one, is required to complete a Governing Document Proposal Form and provide it to the Office of Legal Counsel for approval.

All Governing Document development templates can be found on the Office of Legal Counsel section of the Website under Governing Documents.


NEED ASSISTANCE FINDING A DOCUMENT?  Clicking this link will open an Excel spreadsheet detailing current document name, its current status, its section location in this website, and its previous policy/bylaw/senate handbook location.


These documents are available in alternate formats, upon request.  Please contact Sandi Utsunomiya at or at 204-474-8174.

New or Updated Governing Documents:


Faculties, Schools, Professional Colleges, Departments, Divisions and Institutes (revised January 1, 2018)

Distinguished Professor/Distinguished Professor Emeritus/Emerita Procedure (revised December 19, 2017)

Travel and Business Expense Claims Procedure (revisions effective December 13, 2017)

Responsible Conduct of Research - Investigation Procedure (revised October 30, 2017)

Accessibility (revised September 1, 2017)

Travel and Business Expense Claims Procedure (revised April 11, 2017)

Governing Document Development and Review (reformatted February 22, 2017)

Reporting of Actions of Senate to Faculties and Schools (reformatted February 21, 2017)

Department Council (reformatted February 21, 2017)

College Council (reformatted February 21, 2017)

Code of Conduct for Members of the Board of Governors Bylaw (reformatted February 21, 2017)

Board of Governors Meeting Rules (reformatted February 21, 2017)

Election of Students to Senate (reformatted February 21, 2017)

Faculty and School Council General Bylaw (reformatted February 17, 2017)

Audit Services (reformatted February 17, 2017)

Film Liaison (reformatted February 17, 2017)

University Office Hours (reformatted February 17, 2017)

University Mail Services (reformatted February 17, 2017)

University Building Access Control (reformatted February 17, 2017)

Sustainability (reformatted February 17, 2017)

Physical Plant Service Requests and Charging (reformatted February 15, 2017)

Naming of Buildings, Parts of Buildings and Spaces (reformatted February 15, 2017)

Capital Equipment Control (reformatted February 15, 2017)

Art Collections (reformatted February 10, 2017)

Dean, Librarian, President and Professor Emeritus/Emerita (reformatted February 8, 2017)

The Chancellor (reformatted February 7, 2017)

Directors of Schools of a Faculty or College (revised February 6, 2017)

Administrative Unit Reviews (reformatted January 26, 2017)

University Librarian (reformatted January 26, 2017)

Prohibition of the Possession of Firearms (reformatted January 26, 2017)

Safe Disclosure (reformatted January 26, 2017)

Pets on Campus (reformatted January 26, 2017)

Parking (reformatted January 26, 2017)

Honorary Degrees (reformatted January 26, 2017)

Visual Identity (reformatted January 23, 2017)

Flag Etiquette (reformatted January 23, 2017)

Distinguished Service Award (reformatted January 23, 2017)

Custody and Control of Electronic Devices and Media (reformatted January 23, 2017)

Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) Monitoring (reformatted January 23, 2017)

Intellectual Property (reformatted January 18, 2017)

Financial Aid and Awards (reformatted January 13, 2017)

Archives (reformatted January 13, 2017)

Travel and Business Expense Claims (reformatted January 10, 2017)

Purchasing (reformatted January 10, 2017)

Petty Cash (reformatted January 10, 2017)

Payroll Authorization (reformatted January 10, 2017)

Payments of Scholarships, Bursaries, Fellowships, Research Grants or Prizes (reformatted January 10, 2017)

Invoicing and Collection (reformatted January 9, 2017)

Institutional Costs of Research:  Recovery and Distribution (reformatted January 9, 2017)

Exclusive Suppliers and Administrative Systems (reformatted January 9, 2017)

Administration of Faculty and Emergency Student Loans (reformatted January 9, 2017)

Administration and Control of Operating Funds (reformatted January 9, 2017)