2024 Call for Applications - Community/Alumni Members of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council

February 20, 2024


On behalf of the Chair of the UTSC Campus Council, Grace Westcott, Emma Thacker, Assistant Secretary of the Governing Council, is requesting your assistance in identifying well-qualified alumni and other individuals from the broader community with a close relationship to UTSC, who are not members of the Governing Council, to apply to serve as volunteer members on the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Campus Council.

Please note that the positions are unpaid; members of the UTSC Campus Council and its Committees serve as volunteers, as do all members of the Governing Council and its other Boards and Committees.

Positions Available for Community/Alumni Members 

There are FIVE (5) community member vacancies on the UTSC Campus Council. 

The successful applicants will be invited to serve a term effective July 1, 2024 until June 30, 2027. Current community members whose terms are ending may reapply for consideration. Community members who sit on the Campus Council may also be appointed to serve on another Standing Committee.

Online Application Form 

The 2024 online application form for Community/Alumni Members is available below.

https://uoft.me/2024UTSCCommunityMembersApplication (link now disabled as deadline has passed)

Completed application forms must be submitted online by Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 12 noon.

Detailed information on the UTSC Campus Council and its Standing Committees, members’ responsibilities, and the selection process is included below.

Selection PROCESS AND Criteria

The UTSC Agenda Committee will serve as a Nominating Committee for community/alumni members of the UTSC Campus Council and its Standing Committees. The Nominating Committee will meet in April of 2024 to review and recommend nominations. The Committee’s recommendations for appointments will then be forwarded to the UTSC Campus Council for final approval.   

As part of the selection process, the Nominating Committee will consider the knowledge, skills, and experience of each applicant. The Committee will be guided by the Report of the Task Force on Governance. Diverse representation from the UTSC’s community, as well as from key stakeholders is highly encouraged, so that the governance bodies may benefit from the varied views of community/alumni members. In addition, the Nominating Committee will be guided by Section 1.1 of the Election Guidelines, which notes:

“Building a culture of belonging increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. Therefore, the University of Toronto is working to correct inequities that were developed historically and are ongoing. We strongly encourage nominations from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. We value nominees who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission. We are committed to fostering a community of belonging and creating inclusive conditions in which everyone can thrive” (Election Guidelines, 2024, p. 10).

The UTSC Nominating Committee will also consider candidate criteria that includes:

  • Past or current involvement and/or contributions to UTSC;
  • Experience participating on a governance Board and/or Committee, particularly in not-for-profit or public-sector organizations;
  • A champion for the UTSC community and eastern Greater Toronto Area (GTA);
  • Understanding of the objectives and priorities of UTSC as set out in the UTSC Strategic Plan: Inspiring Inclusive Excellence.


The UTSC Campus Council is a governance body that has been established by and Reports to the Governing Council. It is comparable to a Board of the Governing Council. On behalf of the Governing Council, the UTSC Campus Council exercises governance oversight on campus specific matters. In general, it is concerned with the Campus' objectives and priorities, the development of short- and long-term plans, and the effective use of resources in the course of these pursuits.

Before applying, prospective applicants are encouraged to read the Terms of Reference for the UTSC Campus Council, the Campus Affairs Committee and the Academic Affairs Committee

Please click below to view an organization chart of the Governing Council and its bodies.


Meetings and Member Expectations

The UTSC Campus Council and its Standing Committees each meet approximately six times per year between September and June. Community members who sit on the Campus Council may also be appointed to serve on another Standing Committee. Members are expected to attend all or almost all the scheduled meetings. Applicants are also encouraged to review the Expectations and Attributes of Governors and Key Principles of Ethical Conduct, which apply to all members of the Governing Council and its bodies. Candidates located in the Greater Toronto Area will find it easier to meet these expectations.

For more information:

If you have any questions about serving on the UTSC Campus Council and its Standing Committees, please contact:

Emma Thacker, EdD
Assistant Secretary of the Governing Council
University of Toronto Scarborough
Email: campuscouncil.utsc@utoronto.ca