Report: Elections Committee - May 20, 2020

Via Virtual Meeting


May 20, 2020

To the Executive Committee,
University of Toronto.

Your Committee reports that it met on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. via virtual meeting with the following members present:

P.C. Choo, Chair; David Bowden; J.P. Morgan; Ron Levi; L.P Veilleux


David Walders, Secretary; Alexandra Di Blasio, Governance Coordinator, UTM; Patrick McNeil, Assistant Secretary of the Governing Council; Samantha Puran, Administrative Assistant, OGC; Anwar Kazimi, Deputy Secretary of the Governing Council and Chief Returning Officer (CRO); Cindy Ferencz-Hammond, Assistant Secretary of the Governing Council and Deputy Returning Officer (DRO)

  1. Report for the 2020 Elections for the Governing Council, the Academic Board, University of Toronto Mississauga and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Councils and their Standing Committees

    The Chair stated that there was considerable work related to election matters for the multiple constituencies for the Governing Council and Academic Board elections, as well, for the UTM and UTSC Campus Council and their Standing Committees. He added that, despite the complexity and multi-faceted nature of the 2020 elections, the process had run smoothly and was successfully completed.

    Mr. Kazimi noted that no violations had been identified during the elections. He commented on the issue of voter turn-out during the elections.

    In reply to a members’ comment regarding changes to the 2021 Election Guidelines as a result of COVID-19, Mr. Kazimi noted that any such amendments would be considered by the 2020-21 Elections Committee.

    The Chair thanked the CRO, the Deputy Returning Officers and UTSC Governance Coordinator for their efforts.
  2. Report of the Previous Meeting - Report Number 86 (November 28, 2019)

    On motion duly made, seconded and carried


    THAT the Report of the previous meeting be approved.
  3. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

    There was no business arising from the report of the previous meeting.
  4. Date of Next Meeting: October 14, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  5. Other Business

There was no other business.

The meeting adjourned at 5:13 a.m.