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Mount Saint Vincent University is governed using a bi-cameral governance structure consisting of the Board of Governors and the Senate. The Board of Governors is charged with governance, conduct, management and control of the University; the Senate is responsible for the academic policy of the University.

As stipulated by the Mount’s “University Charter“, the Board of Governors consists of the Chancellor, President, Vice-President Academic, Vice-President Administration, and members representing the Sisters of Charity, Government, faculty, students, alumnae, and the external community (Community at Large).

Board members “selected by and from” their specific constituency are appointed to the Board for a term specified by their constituency. Members from the Community at Large are appointed to the Board of Governors, through the Nominating Committee, for a three-year term. The Board may extend an invitation for reappointment for one additional three-year term to members from the “Community at Large” if there is mutual interest.

The “Board By-Laws“, developed in conjunction with the University Charter, provide the framework in which the Board of Governors works to help ensure the viability of the University. The Board governs, conducts, manages and controls the University and its property, revenues, expenditures, business and affairs; these are among the Board’s commitment and key responsibilities to the University.

Members of the 2020-2021 Board of Governors

Chair, Board of Governors
Anne McGuire

Vice-Chair, Board of Governors
Amanda Dean

Chancellor
Margaret Mary Fitzpatrick

President and Vice-Chancellor
Mary Bluechardt

Vice-President (Academic)
Julie McMullin

Vice-President (Administration)
Mustansar Nadeem

Governors Appointed by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity
Sheilagh Martin
Joan McMullin
Martha Norris
Rosemarie Sampson
Marie Scagliola

Governors Appointed by the Governor in Council
Judith Corney-Sullivan
Heather Hanson

Governors Selected by and from the Alumnae
Joanne Bernard
Alison MacDonald
Carolyn O’Malley

Governors Selected by and from the Faculty
Robert Bérard
Gabrielle Durepos
Diane Piccitto

Governors Selected by and from the Students
Gabby Côté
Charlanie Innocent
Jesse Sutherland

Governors Selected by the Board from the Community at Large
Tyrone Cotie
Mary Dable Arab
Danielle Desjardins
John Flemming
Burtley Francis
Colleen Keyes
Paul MacIsaac
Leslie McLean
Joseph (Joe) Nahas
Thomas (Tom) Nicolle
Gerry Post
Chris Ronald
Glenn Squires
Laurianne Sylvester
Diana Whalen

 

 

Last updated: November 26, 2020



Board of Governors' 2020-2021 Meetings (Agendas and Outcomes)

To ensure Board meeting time is utilized efficiently and effectively, a consent agenda (a meeting practice that packages routine committee reports, Board meeting minutes, and other non-controversial items not requiring discussion or independent action as one agenda item) is used.

Consent Agenda items are identified on the Master Agenda with a “C”; these items are received for information or approved using a single motion. Items marked “M” are included on the Meeting Agenda for discussion and/or approval at the meeting. Board members are provided with the opportunity to move any item from the Consent Agenda to the Meeting Agenda; once this happens, all items remaining on the Consent Agenda are received for information or approved by the Board using a single motion.

Board of Governors’ meetings are typically scheduled September, November, February, April and June (Annual Meeting). Meeting agendas are developed using a Macro Agenda approach; the Macro Agenda outlines the workload of the Board for the full year, evenly distributed over the Board meetings for the year (see dates listed below):


Thursday, September 24, 2020
– Master Agenda
– Meeting Outcomes

Thursday, November 26, 2020
– Master Agenda
– Meeting Outcomes

Thursday, February 25, 2021
– Master Agenda
– Meeting Outcomes

Thursday, April 22, 2021
– Master Agenda
– Meeting Outcomes

Thursday, June 24, 2021 (Annual Meeting)
– Master Agenda
– Meeting Outcomes


The minutes of each Board meeting are maintained by the University Governance Secretary (Secretary to the Board). On-site viewing of approved minutes is available (by appointment) by contacting the University Governance Secretary by phone at 902-457-6436, or by email at kim.campbell@msvu.ca.

Last updated: August 26, 2020

Board of Governors' Meetings (Past Years)

At its February 26, 2015 meeting, the Board of Governors approved a motion that on a go forward basis, it would post the master meeting agenda and synopsis of outcomes from each Board meeting on the external website. The Master agendas and outcomes of Board meetings for 2014-2020 (beginning with the February 2015 meeting) can be found via the links below.


2019 – 2020 
July 31, 2020:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
June 25, 2020:  Master Agenda  & Meeting Outcomes
April 23, 2020:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
February 27, 2020:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
November 27, 2019:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
October 9, 2019:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes


2018 – 2019
June 20, 2019:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
April 25, 2019:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
February 28, 2019: Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
November 29, 2018:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
September 27, 2018;  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes


2017 – 2018
June 21, 2018:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
April 18, 2018:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
March 1, 2018:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
November 23, 2017:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
September 28, 2017:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes


2016 – 2017
June 22, 2017:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
April 19, 2017:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
March 2, 2017:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
November 24, 2016:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
September 29, 2016:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes


2015 – 2016 
June 28, 2016:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
April 21, 2016:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
February 25, 2016:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
November 19, 2015:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
September 24, 2015:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes


2014 – 2015
June 25, 2015:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
April 16, 2015:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes
February 26, 2015:  Master Agenda & Meeting Outcomes


 

Updated:  August 26, 2020