Call for Nominations: 2022 Elections - Governing Council, Academic Board , UTM , UTSC and their bodies

Nominations for election to seats on the Governing Council and its bodies are now being accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Nomination forms are available at https://governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/elections.

Prospective candidates are advised to review the Elections Guidelines 2022 at the following website: https://governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/elections. These Guidelines provide important information regarding election procedures, nominator and nominee eligibility requirements, campaign principles, allowable campaign expenses, etc.

Additional information about serving on the Governing Council or the Academic Board may be obtained by contacting the Chief Returning Officer, Mr. Anwar Kazimi at anwar.kazimi@utoronto.ca or the Deputy Returning Officer, Mr. Patrick McNeill at patrick.mcneill@utoronto.ca.

GOVERNING COUNCIL

The Governing Council is the senior governing body of the University responsible for overseeing the academic, business, and student affairs of the University. Membership includes the Chancellor, the President, 8 alumni, 12 teaching staff, 8 students, 2 administrative staff, 16 government appointees, and 2 Presidential appointees. Members of the Governing Council serve as volunteers.

Governors are collectively and individually stewards of the University and are asked to contribute to decisions that affect the University’s current and future achievements. Not only do elected governors contribute to the advancement of the University's goals and objectives, they have an opportunity to find out a great deal about university issues and processes, such as, institutional budgeting, strategic planning, and academic and non-academic policy making. The Governing Council is responsible for overseeing the University's strategic direction, finances, human resources, capital expenditures and infrastructure, academic quality, and the student experience.

Nominations will be accepted for 1 Administrative Staff, 8 Students and 4 Teaching Staffs seats between Monday, January 10, 2022 starting 12:00 P.M. and Friday, January 21, 2022 by 5:00 P.M.

  • 4 full-time undergraduate student seats, each for a one-year term (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023)
    • CONSTITUENCY I: TWO (2) SEATS
    • CONSTITUENCY II: TWO (2) SEATS
  • 2 part-time undergraduate student seats, each for a one-year term (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023)
  • 2 graduate student seats, each for a one-year term (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023)
  • 4 teaching staff seats, each for a three-year term (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025)
    • CONSTITUENCY IC: ONE (1) SEAT
      • All Teaching Staff members in the Faculty of Arts and Science who hold their major appointments in the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Cell and Systems Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistical Sciences, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (excluding those who are members of Constituency II or III).
    • CONSTITUENCY IV: ONE (1) SEAT
      • All Teaching Staff members who hold their major appointments in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

    • CONSTITUENCY V: TWO (2) SEATS

      • All Teaching Staff members in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Members elected from the Temerty Faculty of Medicine may not be from the same Department within the Faculty (exclusion – Department of Surgery).

ACADEMIC BOARD

The Academic Board is composed of 115 people. Of the elected members of the Academic Board who are not also members of the Governing Council, 51 members are elected from the Teaching Staff and 2 members are elected from the Librarians. The Board is responsible for such matters as admissions and awards policies; establishment of new academic programs; establishment, termination, or restructuring of academic units; academic appointments policy; budget guidelines and annual budgets; capital plans and projects; curriculum and academic regulations; academic discipline; and research policy.

Nominations for the following 16 teaching staff seats will be accepted between Monday, January 10, 2022 starting 12:00 P.M. and Friday, January 21, 2022 by 5:00 P.M., each for a three-year term (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025):

  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE) (1 seat)
  • John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design (FALD) (1 seat)
  • Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) (5 seats)
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) (1 seat)
  • Rotman School of Management (1 seat)
  • Temerty Faculty of Medicine (MED) (3 seats)
  • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) (1 seat)
  • Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (1 seat)
  • University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) (1 seat)
  • University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) (1 seat)

UTM CAMPUS COUNCIL

The UTM Campus Council is composed of twenty-eight people. Of the elected members of the Campus Council who are not also members of the Governing Council, two Administrative Staff members, four Student members, and five Teaching Staff members may be elected by and from among their respective estates. For definitions of “Administrative Staff”, “Librarian, “Students”, and “Teaching Staff” refer to Elections Guidelines 2022 Section 1.

Nominations for the following UTM Academic Affairs Committee, UTM Campus Affairs Committee and UTM Campus Council will be accepted between Monday, January 10, 2022 starting 12:00 P.M. and Friday, January 21, 2022 by 5:00 P.M.

  • UTM Academic Affairs Committee
    • 7 Students (5 Undergraduate, 2 Graduate)
    • 5 Teaching Staffs
  • UTM Campus Affairs Committee
    • 6 Students (5 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate),
    • 1 Administrative Staff
    • 2 Teaching Staffs
  • UTM Campus Council
    • 4 Students (3 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate)
    • 1 Teaching Staff.

UTSC CAMPUS COUNCIL

The UTSC Campus Council is composed of twenty-eight people. Of the elected members of the Campus Council who are not also members of the Governing Council, two Administrative Staff members, four Student members, and five Teaching Staff members may be elected by and from among their respective estates. For definitions of “Administrative Staff”, “Librarian, “Students”, and “Teaching Staff” refer to Elections Guidelines 2022 Section 1.

Nominations for the following UTSC Academic Affairs Committee, UTSC Campus Affairs Committee and UTSC Campus Council will be accepted between Monday, January 10, 2022 starting 12:00 P.M. and Friday, January 21, 2022 by 5:00 P.M.

  • UTSC Academic Affairs Committee
    • 7 Students (5 Undergraduate, 2 Graduate),
    • 1 Librarian
    • 6 Teaching Staffs
  • UTSC Campus Affairs Committee
    • 6 Students (5 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate),
    • 1 Administrative Staff
    • 3 Teaching Staffs
  • UTSC Campus Council
    • 4 Students (3 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate)
    • 2 Teaching Staffs