Report: College of Electors - January 22, 2024

Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall, 2nd floor


Minutes of the College of Electors meeting held on January 22, 2024, at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber:

PRESENT: Candice Jay, (UTAA) (Chair), Tom Woods (Vice-Chair), Mohammed Amin*, Brad Beveridge, Omar Bitar*, Jennifer Boucher, Dan Bowyer, George Buldo*, Arun Channan, Doris Chee, Sofiya Datsyuk, Vidia Dhanraj, Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patino*, David Drew, Althea Fernandes, Jing Fu*, Jodeme Goldhar, Shauna Gundy, Evie Jesin*, Andrea Koop, Tamara Kronis*, Nakia Lee-Foon, Idas Levato, David McKnight, Andria Minicucci*, Asif Mohammed, Frid Mughal, Eric Noble, Ennio Palombizio, Nick Pantaleo*, Jamie Philip*, David Plant, Naraindra Prashad*, Maina Rambali*, Joy Richards, Erin Rud-Thompson, Connie Sellors*, Christophe Shammas, Rohit Singla*, Milomir Strbac, Lisa Taillefer, KimEjia Taipaleemaki, Erin Rud-Thompson*, Gina Valle, Terese Weisberg,  Steve Williams, Jinzi Zheng*

*participated remotely via Zoom 

REGRETS: Eileen de Villa, Sandra Griffiths, Sheila Ritcey, Robin Whiffen,

SECRETARIAT: Tracey Gameiro, Secretary, College of Electors

IN ATTENDANCE: Dr. Rose Patten, Chancellor


  1. Chair’s Remarks and Orientation

    The Chair welcomed members to the meeting. In order to accommodate a presentation by the Chancellor, the Chair proposed that the agenda be varied to deal with the Open Session Agenda (items 4 – 7)  first, before proceeding with the In Camera Business (items 2-3).  There were no concerns from members and the meeting proceeded accordingly until the Chancellor’s arrival.   

    Consideration of Items 4-7
  1. Report of the Previous Meeting – October 30, 2023

    On motion duly moved, seconded, and carried,

    The minutes of the meeting of October 30, 2023 were approved.
  2. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

    There was no business arising from the report of the previous meeting.

  3. Date of the Next Meeting – February 22, 2024, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    The Chair noted that the next meeting of the College of Electors was scheduled to be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on February 22, 2024.      

  4. Other Business

    There was no other business.

The College moved In Camera.   

  1. Review of Alumni Governor Applications

    The Chair reported on the work of the Nominating Committee for Alumni Governors (NC AG).  The NC AG met on January 8, 2024 to conduct an initial assessment of the alumni governor application forms that had been received.

    The College then discussed the applicants and identified a list of candidates to be invited to attend an interview with the NC AG.

    Members discussed the role of the NC AG and the alumni governor election process.
  2. Review of Interview Questions and Interview Procedures

    The College reviewed the draft interview questions for 2024.

    The Chair reported that, following the meeting, each applicant would be informed by the Secretary, as to whether or not they had been invited to attend an interview with the NC AG on February 5, 2024.  After the interviews had been completed, the Report of the NC AG would be prepared, including the Committee’s recommendations; it would be forwarded to the College for review at the next meeting (February 22, 2024). 

The meeting adjourned at 6:24 p.m.

January 23, 2024