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Board of Governors' Committees

Members of the Mount's Board of Governors and, in some cases, members of the external community, participate on "standing" and "ad hoc" committees designed to assist the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities to the University. 

Standing committees meet regularly and are accountable directly to the Board of Governors; they consider matters that fall within their specific areas of responsibility and bring recommendations to the Board for discussion and decision.  Ad hoc committees are formed to address a specific project or task and are only active until the assigned task is complete and recommendations are brought to the Board of Governors for decision. 

To view the mandate, membership and terms of reference for the Board's committees (standing and ad hoc), please click on the arrow to the right of the Committee name to toggle the open/close of the section.

For further information on the Board of Governors' standing and ad hoc Committees, please contact Kim Campbell, University Governance Secretary, by email at msvu.ca or by telephone at 902-457-6436.

The AER Committee advances the University’s mission and vision and supports institutional priorities and objectives by promoting sound relationships between the University and its communities, including alumnae, donors, government and broader community partners.  View the AER Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
H. Hanson, Chair (Board Rep)
A. Dean (Board Rep)
C. Ronald (Board Rep)
G. Squires (Board Rep)
A. MacDonald (Board Rep)
Potential Vacancy (Board Rep)
T. Poole (Alumnae Rep)
G.Durepos (Faculty Rep)
Vacancy (Student Rep)
M. MacKenzie (External Rep)
P. Sullivan (External Rep)
Potential Vacancy (External Rep)
A. McGuire (Board Chair) – ex officio, voting
M. Bluechardt (President) - ex officio, non-voting
D. Green, Ex Dir Advancement – non-voting resource
K. Gallant, non-voting resource

 

Updated:  January 15, 2020

The ABLR sets the mandate for negotiations, provides guidance and advice, and reports to the Executive Committee and to the Board of Governors, who ratify the Collective Agreement.  View the ABLR Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
A.McGuire, Chair, Board of Governors
A. Dean, Vice-Chair, Board of Governors
M. Bluechardt, President
J. McMullin, Vice-President Academic and Provost
M. Nadeem Vice-President Administration (eff. Sept 9/2019)
T. Cotie, Chair of Finance
A. Dean, Chair of HRGC
K. Healy, HR Director
K. Kienapple - Dean (Faculty Agreement)
TBC - Dean (Faculty Agreement)
K. Gallant - Member of University Relations (Communications)
T. MacAdam - Resource



Updated:  August 16, 2019

The Audit Committee provides assistance to the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities relating to financial accounting and reporting practices by overseeing the internal control environment and reviewing financial statements. As well, it maintains, by way of regularly scheduled meetings, a direct line of communication promoting transparency, honesty and ethical behaviour between the Board of Governors and the Auditors, thus ensuring the Auditors’ independence and an avenue for discussion with the Board of Governors. View the Audit Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
D. Desjardins Chair (Board Rep)
P. MacIsaac (Board Rep)
C. Ward (Board Rep)
Potential Vacancy (Board Rep)
P. Janes (External Rep)
J. Dollard (External Rep)
Potential Vacancy (External Rep)
A. McGuire (Board Chair) – ex officio, voting
M. Bluechardt (President) – ex officio, non-voting
M. Nadeem (VP Admin) - ex officio, non-voting (eff. Sept 9/2019)
S. Davis, Resource -  ex officio, non-voting

 

Updated: August 16, 2019

The Board Working Group on Quality ensures that the Board of Governors receives timely and appropriate information about quality initiatives in place at the Mount.  View the Board Working Group on Quality's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
C. Keyes, Chair, Board of Governors
M. Bluechardt, President - ex officio (non-voting)
Two Board Members to be named by the Board Chair
Two other Members of the University Staff to be named by the President 


Updated:  July 10, 2017

The purpose of the Campus Planning Committee is to advise the Board of Governors on matters related to the physical layout and protection of university lands, buildings, grounds and related infrastructure, any proposed changes thereto, and for the acquisition and/or sale of real property.  The Committee is also responsible for advising the Board of Governors on space plans and general matters that may have an impact on campus planning and sustainability.  View the Campus Planning Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
J. Flemming, Chair (Board Rep)
D. Gardam (Board Rep)
P.  Wilson (Board Rep)
P. MacIsaac (Board Rep)
L. McLean (Board Rep)
M. Norris (Board Rep)
J. Sullivan Corney (Board Rep)
Potential Vacancy (Board Rep)
S. Brigham (Faculty Rep)
T. Sawyer (Student Rep)
Vacancy (External Rep)
Potential Vacancy (Other)
A. McGuire (Board Chair) – ex officio, voting
M. Bluechardt (President) - ex officio, non-voting
J. McMullin (VP Academic) - ex officio, non-voting
M.Nadeem (VP Admin) – ex officio, non-voting (Eff. Sept 9/2019)
C. Dawson (Space Plan Ctte) – ex officio, non-voting
B. MacNeil, (Director, Facilities Mgnt), Resource


 

Updated:  August 16, 2019

The Executive Committee facilitates the operations of the Board by reviewing the Board macro-agenda to ensure that the Board is discharging its responsibilities as efficiently and effectively as possible.  Based on the macro-agenda the Executive Committee develops and plans the Board meeting agendas for regular meetings and the Annual meeting to ensure all appropriate matters are brought before the Board on a timely basis.  In addition, the Committee assists the Board by responding to matters when it is impractical to call a full Board of Governors' meeting. View the Executive Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
A. McGuire, Chair (Chair of the Board)
A. Dean, Board Vice-Chair; Ctte Vice-Chair; Chair, HRGC
D. Desjardins, Chair, Audit
C. Keyes, Chair Bylaws and Nominating
J. Flemming, Chair, Campus Planning
H. Hanson, Chair, Advancement and External Relations
T. Cotie, Chair, Finance
T. Nicolle, Chair, Investment
A. McGuire (Board Chair) – ex officio, voting
M. Bluechardt (President) - ex officio, non-voting
J. McMullin (VP Academic) - ex officio, non-voting
M. Nadeem (VP Admin) – ex officio, non-voting (Eff. Sept 9/2019)

 

Updated:  August 16, 2019

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to provide financial advice to the Board of Governors with respect to the University’s annual operating and capital budgets, funds, university fees, Government grants, borrowing of funds, unaudited financial statements, recommendations from other committees which have financial implications and other matters as presented by the University Administration and/or the Board of Governors.  View the Finance Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
T. Cotie, Chair (Board Rep)
M. Dable Arab (Board Rep)
B. Francis (Board Rep)
Vacancy (Board Rep)
J. MacLeod (President, Faculty Association)
T. Sawyer (Acting President, Students’ Union)
A. McGuire (Board Chair) – ex officio, voting
M. Bluechardt (President) - ex officio, non-voting
J. McMullin (VP Academic) - ex officio, non-voting
M. Nadeem (VP Admin) – ex officio, non-voting (Eff. Sept 9/2019)
S. Davis, Resource – non-voting resource


 

Updated:  November 15, 2019

The HRGC provides advice to the Board of Governors on matters pertaining to the terms and conditions of employment of University employees; it develops and maintains human resource policies of the University. It also oversees policies and procedures relating to the governance of the University and reviews and provides advice on other matters as presented by the University administration and/or Board of Governors.  View the HRGC's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
A. Dean, Chair (Board Rep)
J. Corney-Sullivan (Board Rep)
M. Scagliola (Board Rep)
L. Broten (Board Rep)
N. Punjabi (Board Rep)
Potential Vacancy (Board Rep)
T. Sawyer (Student Rep)
J. MacLeod (Faculty Rep)
A. McGuire (Board Chair) – ex officio, voting
M. Bluechardt (President) - ex officio, non-voting
J. McMullin (VP Academic) - ex officio, non-voting
M. Nadeem (VP Admin) – ex officio, non-voting (Eff. Sept 9/2019)
K. Healy (HR Director) – Resource

 

Updated:  August 16, 2019

The Investment Committee is charged with the oversight of the investment management of the Capital Funds, Endowment Funds, Women’s Studies Chair Funds and any other sums of money of the University, as directed by the Board of Governors.  View the Investment Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
T. Nicolle, Chair (Board Rep)
T. Cotie (Board Rep/Chair of Finance)
M. Dable Arab (Board Rep/Finance Ctte Member)
J. Alexander (External Rep)
M. Power (External Rep)
Vacancy (External Rep)
Potential Vacancy (External Rep)   
A. McGuire (Board Chair) – ex officio, voting
M. Bluechardt (President) - ex officio, non-voting
M. Nadeem (VP Admin) – ex officio, non-voting (Eff. Sept 9/2019)
D. Green (Dir Adv)– ex officio, non-voting
K. Gallant (AVP Univ Rel) - ex officio, non-voting   
C. Madgett, Resource – non voting

D. Mazzarello (Staff Resource, JF Ltd)

 

Updated:  November 28, 2019

The JBSL Committee serves as a means of communication between the Board of Governors and the Senate on matters of common concern, with special reference to the task of linking academic goals and financial forecasts.  View the JBSL Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
Vacancy (Board Rep)
A. Dean (Board Rep)  
J. MacLeod (elected by Senate)
R. Zuk (elected by Senate)
A. McGuire (Board Chair) – ex officio, voting
M. Bluechardt (Senate Chair) - ex officio, voting
J. McMullin (VP Academic) - ex officio, non-voting
M. Nadeem (VP Admin) – ex officio, non-voting (Eff. Sept 9/2019)


Updated:  August 16, 2019

It is the responsibility of the Nominating Committee to propose governors from the community at large and to propose a slate of officers and Committee Chairs. The Committee is committed to ensuring the diversity of Mount Saint Vincent University's Board of Governors and will endeavor to source skill-specific representation from Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. View the Nominating Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
C. Keyes, Chair (Past BoG Chair)
L. Sylvester (Board Rep)
Potential Vacancy (Board Rep)
Vacancy (Student Rep)
Vacancy (Alumnae Rep)
S. Brigham (Faculty Rep)
G. Haliburton (External)
M. Freeman (External)
Potential Vacancy (External)
A. McGuire (Board Chair) – ex officio, voting
A. Dean (Vice-Chair of the BoG)–ex officio, voting
M. Bluechardt (President) - ex officio, non-voting



 Updated:  November 15, 2019

The Presidential Evaluation Committee is tasked with evaluating the performance of the President with a view to recommending to the Board of Governors regarding a renewal of current contract.  The Committee endeavors to conduct its review within a two month period and present its recommendation to the Board of Governors at least fifteen months prior to the expiry date of the President’s current term of office.  View the Presidential Evaluation Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
Board of Governor (Committee Chair)
Chair of HRGC
Past Chair of the Board
Vice-Chair of the Board
Representative from the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity
Board of Governors' Representative;
Senate Representative;
Faculty Association Representative;
Student Body Representative;
Management and Professional Association (MPA) Representative;
MSV Alumnae Association Representative.


Updated:  July 10, 2017

It is the responsibility of the Presidential Search Committee to identify a candidate for the office of the President and to recommend this candidate of the Board of Governors for approval.  View the Presidential Search Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
Chair, Board of Governor (Committee Chair)
Vice-Chair, Board of Governors
Chancellor
Two additional members of the Board of Governors
Two members of faculty
Member of Senate
Representative from the student body
Member of the Alumnae
Member of administrative body
Member of Management Forum


Updated:  July 10, 2017

The Senior Administrators' Compensation Committee is tasked with establishing policy on compensation for the University’s senior management, which without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes the President and the President’s direct reports, and to approve compensation for the President.  View the SAC Committee's Terms of Reference for additional information on the composition and responsibilities of the committee.

Committee Membership
A. McGuire, Chair (Board Chair–ex officio, voting
A. Dean (Board Vice-Chair)–ex officio, voting   
T. Cotie (Chair of Finance) ex officio, voting **
A. Dean (Chair of HRGC) – ex officio, voting     
M. Bluechardt, President–ex officio, non-voting

 

Updated:  July 2, 2019