Call for Applications – Alumni Governors (PDAD&C #35)

From: Corwin Cambray, Chair, College of Electors
Date: November 15, 2018
Re: Call for Applications – Alumni Governors (PDAD&C #35)

Are you an alumni member committed to the mission of Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery, and knowledge creation? Are you looking for a way to make a significant volunteer contribution to the University of Toronto? If so, consider applying for one of three alumni governor seats on the Governing Council, the senior body that oversees the University’s academic, business, and student affairs.

The College of Electors is seeking candidates who are inspired to enrich the University with special perspectives, experiences, and connections; who will actively participate in the governance of the University; and who will reflect the diversity of the University’s alumni.

Each seat is for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022. Two incumbents are eligible to stand for re-election; the third sitting Alumni Governor has reached their maximum three terms and is not eligible to seek re-election.

Collectively and individually, governors are stewards of the University who: support and advance its mission; provide relevant input into its vision; and advise on, oversee, and approve a range of University matters, within the framework of delegated authority.

Time Commitment

Members of the Governing Council make a significant time commitment in their volunteer service to the University. This is a minimum of 150 hours per year, but generally is considerably more, depending on the depth to which a governor chooses to contribute to particular issues. Sufficient time must be dedicated in the governor’s first term to become familiar with the University’s governance processes. In addition to serving on the Governing Council, governors typically serve on one or more of its governance bodies. Regular meetings are scheduled from September to June, usually begin at 4:00pm or 5:00pm, and continue for about two or two and a half hours.

In considering this rewarding volunteer commitment, applicants should take into account the time needed to prepare for and attend a minimum of twelve meetings over the academic year.

Applications are available online and should be submitted by Thursday, December 13, 2018.

For further information, please contact:

Patrick McNeill
Secretary of the College of Electors
Office of the Governing Council