University of Ontario Institute of Technology Board of Governors
- Colleges and Universities
2000 Simcoe Street North
- (905) 721-8668
- (905) 721-3178
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act, S.O. 2002, C. 8, SCHED. O, S. 8 (opens a new window)
The objects of the university are: to provide undergraduate and postgraduate university programs with a primary focus on those programs that are innovative and responsive to the individual needs of students and to the market-driven needs of employers; to advance the highest quality of learning, teaching, research and professional practice; to contribute to the advancement of Ontario in the Canadian and global contexts with particular focus on the Durham region and Northumberland County; and to facilitate student transition between college-level programs and university-level programs. The board is responsible for governing and managing the affairs of the university.
The board consists of not more than twenty-five members, as follows: 1. The president of the university, by virtue of office. 2. The chancellor of the university, by virtue of office. 3. Three members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. 4. At least twelve and not more than sixteen members, as may be set out in the by-laws of the university, appointed by the board, at least six of whom shall be members of the board of governors of the college but who are not employees or students of the college. 5. Four members who are students or employees of the university and who are elected by the relevant constituencies of the university. The board elects annually a chair and at least one vice-chair from among the members who are not students or employees of the university and shall fill any vacancy in the office of chair or vice-chair from among such members. The chair shall preside over the meetings of the board and if the chair is unable to act or if the position is vacant, a vice-chair shall act in his or her place and, if both the chair and vice-chair are unable to act, the board may appoint a member who is not a student or employee of the university to act temporarily in their place.
The term of office for an elected or appointed member of the board shall be not more than three years, as determined by by-law and the term of office for a member of the board who is a student of the university shall be one year. A member of the board is eligible for reappointment or re-election. A person elected or appointed to the board may not be a member of the board for more than six consecutive years, but is eligible for reappointment or re-election after one year's absence from the board. A vacancy on the board occurs if, (a) a member resigns or ceases to be eligible for appointment or election to the board; (b) a member is incapable of continuing to act as a member and the board by resolution declares the membership to be vacated; or (c) the board by resolution declares a membership to be vacated for failure to attend sufficient meetings, as provided in the by-laws of the university. If a vacancy on the board occurs before the term of office for which a member has been appointed or elected has expired, the vacancy shall be filled in a timely fashion, as provided in the by-laws, in the same manner and by the same body as the member whose membership is vacant was elected or appointed and the new member shall hold office for the remainder of the unexpired portion of the term of the member he or she is replacing. A person elected or appointed to the board for the remainder of an unexpired term may be reappointed or re-elected upon the expiry of the term that he or she was elected or appointed to complete, but is eligible for further reappointment or re-election only after one year's absence from the board.
Appointees do not receive remuneration.