MSVU is a small, supportive community with a big-city experience located just minutes from downtown Halifax, and recognized for its small class sizes and personalized approach to learning. A diverse mix of 4,000 people from across Canada and more close to 70 countries take advantage of our programs and unique sense of community through on-campus classes and distance learning opportunities.
Mount Saint Vincent University’s strategic plan, Strength Through Community, will inform who we are as an institution as we continue to nurture socially responsible global citizens and prepare them to confidently take their place in an uncertain world where activism on climate change, economic, social and political issues will be expected of them. The plan speaks to our research and scholarly work, our respect for cultural diversity, our commitment to community in every sense of the word, and will reflect and respond to an increased need for even wider diversity within our academic programming.
MSVU is governed by two bodies: the Board of Governors and the University Senate. The composition of the Board of Governors consists of various stakeholder groups mandated by the University Charter including “No fewer than 13 and no more than 17 members from the Community at Large”. The Board Nominations Committee is responsible for recommending to the Board of Governors, suitable volunteer candidates to fill these 13-17 positions.
For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please review the frequently asked questions below.