2021 Call for Applications - Community/Alumni Members of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council


Emma Thacker, Assistant Secretary of the Governing Council, is requesting assistance in identifying well-qualified individuals who would be interested in applying to serve as appointed community and alumni members on the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council (CC). Alumni and other individuals from the broader community with a close relationship with the UTSC are invited to apply. Successful applicants will serve three-year terms starting July 1, 2021 and may be eligible for re-appointment.

Please note that the positions listed below 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 four (4) community member vacancies on the UTSC Campus Council. The successful applicants will be invited to serve on the Campus Council for a term effective July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2024. Before applying, prospective applicants are encouraged to read the Terms of Reference for the UTSC Campus Council. Current community members whose terms are ending may reapply for consideration, as long as they do not exceed the number of years that a member may consecutively serve.

Online Application Form

The 2021 online application form for Community/Alumni Members is available on the website listed below.


Completed application forms must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021.

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

Selection Criteria

The UTSC Nominating Committee will 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);
  • Strong understanding of the objectives and priorities of UTSC as set out in the UTSC Strategic Plan and Academic Plan;

Background Information

The University of Toronto Scarborough (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.

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


Meetings and Member Expectations

The UTSC Campus Council meets 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 of the scheduled meetings. The Expectations and Attributes of Governors and Key Principles of Ethical Conduct, which apply to all members of Governing Council bodies, may be viewed at the link here.

For more information:

If you have any questions about serving on the UTSC Campus Council, please contact me by email at em.thacker@utoronto.ca

Thank you,

Emma Thacker, MA
Assistant Secretary of the Governing Council University of Toronto Scarborough
E: em.thacker@utoronto.ca
E: campuscouncil.utsc@utoronto.ca