Agenda Package: Governing Council - June 24, 2021

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AGENDA

Pursuant to section 28 (e) and 38 of By-Law Number 2,
consideration of items 12 to 17 will take place in camera.


Open Session

  1. Chair’s Remarks
  2. Report of the President
  3. Items for Approval
    1. Proposal to Establish an Extra-Departmental Unit A: Faculty of Arts & Science, School of the Environment* (Arising from Report Number 234 of the Academic Board (May 27, 2021)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the proposal to establish the School of the Environment, an (EDU: B), as an Extra-Departmental Unit Type A, as described in the proposal dated April 12, 2021, be approved effective July 1, 2021.

    2. Proposal to Establish the Centre for Critical Development Studies (EDU:B) to the Department of Global Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough* (Arising from Report Number 234 of the Academic Board (May 27, 2021)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT, the proposal to convert the Centre for Critical Development Studies (EDU:B) to the Department of Global Development Studies, as described in the proposal dated April 13, 2021, be approved effective as of July 1, 2021.

    3. Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year ended April 30, 2021* (Arising from Report Number 259 of the Business Board (June 17, 2021))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the University of Toronto audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2021, be approved.

    4. External Auditors: Appointment for 2021-2022* (Arising from Report Number 259 of the Business Board (June 17, 2021))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT Ernst & Young LLP be re-appointed as external auditors of the University of Toronto for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2022.


CONSENT AGENDA**

  1. Items for Approval
    1. Revisions to the Terms of Reference of the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs* (Arising from Report Number 234 of the Academic Board (May 27, 2021)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the proposed revisions to the Terms of Reference of the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs, dated May 5, 2021, be approved, effective immediately.

    2. Revisions to the Terms of Reference of the Planning & Budget Committee* (Arising from Report Number 234 of the Academic Board (May 27, 2021)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the proposed revisions to the Terms of Reference of the Planning & Budget Committee, dated May 6, 2021, be approved, effective immediately.

    3. Revisions to the UTM Campus Council and its Committees Terms of Reference * (Arising from Report Number 48 of the UTM Campus Council (May 25, 2021))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the proposed revisions to the UTM Campus Council and its Committees Terms of Reference, dated May 19, 2021, be approved, effective immediately.

    4. Revisions to the UTSC Campus Council and its Committees Terms of Reference * (Arising from Report Number 48 of the UTSC Campus Council (May 26, 2021))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the proposed revisions to the UTSC Campus Council and its Committees Terms of Reference, dated May 20, 2021, be approved, effective immediately.
  2. Summer Executive Authority

    Be It Resolved
    1. THAT until the next regular meeting of the Governing Council or its appropriate committee or board, authority be granted to the President for:
      1. decisions on other matters the urgency of which does not permit their deferral until the next regular meeting of the Governing Council or its appropriate standing committee or board,
      2. appointments to categories 2,1 3,2 and 53 of the Policy on Appointments and Remuneration approved by the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, dated May 30, 2007; 4
      3. approval of such additional curriculum changes as may arise for the summer and September 2021; and
    2. THAT all actions taken under this authority be approved by the Chair of the Governing Council prior to implementation and reported to the appropriate committee or board for information.

1 Category 2 includes the positions of Vice-President, Secretary of the Governing Council, and University Ombudsperson, which are subject to the approval of the Governing Council.
2 Category 3 includes the positions of Deputy Provost, Associate and Vice-Provosts, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Legal Counsel and Deputy Secretary of the Governing Council, which are subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, and are reported for information to the Governing Council.
3 Category 5 includes the head of Internal Audit (approved by the Business Board) and the Warden of Hart House (approved by the University Affairs Board); such appointments are reported for information to the Governing Council.
4 Approval of Academic Administrative Appointments until the next regular meeting of the Agenda Committee of the Academic Board shall be approved by electronic ballot and shall require the response of at least five members of the Agenda Committee.


  1. Minutes of the Previous Meeting of the Governing Council – May 13, 2021* (for approval)
  2. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting
  3. Reports for Information
    1. Report Number 44 of the Pension Committee (March 24, 2021)*
    2. Report Number 48 of the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Council (May 19, 2021)*
    3. Report Number 48 of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council (May 20, 2021)*
    4. Report Number 224 of the University Affairs Board (May 25, 2021)*
    5. Report Number 234 of the Academic Board (May 27, 2021)*
    6. Report Number 90 of the Elections Committee (June 2, 2021)*
    7. Report Number 259 of the Business Board (June 17, 2021)***
    8. Report Number 523 of the Executive Committee (June 14, 2021)*

  1. Date of Next Meeting – Wednesday, September 9, 2021 from 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  2. Question Period
  3. Other Business

In Camera Session

  1. Council on Student Services (COSS) - Chair Appointment, 2021-22+ (for information)
  2. Appointments: Membership of the Committee for Honorary Degrees, 2021-22+++(for approval)
  3. Appointment: Assistant Secretary to the Discipline Appeals Board+ (for approval)
  4. Banting Research Foundation - Revisions to Letters Patent and Bylaws+ (for approval)
  5. Appointments: Non-Governing Council Members of the Pension Committee +++ (for approval)
  6. Senior Appointment++ (for approval)

* Documentation is attached.
** Documentation for consent item included. This item will be given individual consideration
by the Governing Council only if a member so requests. Members with questions or who would
like the consent item to be discussed by the Governing Council are invited to notify the
Secretary, Ms Sheree Drummond, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting by telephone
at 416-978-2118 or by email at sheree.drummond@utoronto.ca
*** Documentation is to follow
++ Confidential documentation to be distributed at the meeting to members only.
+++ Confidential documentation to follow.