Report: Executive Committee - March 22, 2022

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Via Virtual Meeting room

REPORT NUMBER 529 OF
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Tuesday, March 22, 2022


To the Governing Council,
University of Toronto.

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. with the following members present:
Present:
Brian Lawson (Chair), Janet Ecker (Vice-Chair), Meric S. Gertler (President), Vina Goghari, Sandra Hanington, Paul Huyer, Sarosh Jamal, Amin Kamaleddin, Ernest W.N. Lam, Mark Lautens, Lara Zink

Non-Voting Member:
Sheree Drummond, Secretary of the Governing Council

Secretariat:
Anwar Kazimi, Kristi Gourlay, Samantha Frost

In Attendance:
Evan Kanter, Governor
Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost and Member of the Governing Council
Vikram Chadalawada, Chair, University Affairs Board and Member of the Governing Council
Anna Kennedy, Chair, Business Board and Member of the Governing Council
Salvatore Spadafora, Chair, Academic Board and Member of the Governing Council
Grace Westcott, Chair, UTSC Campus Council and Member of the Governing Council
Samra Zafar, Chair, UTM Campus Council and Member of the Governing Council
Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships
Bryn MacPherson, Assistant Vice-President, Office of the President and Chief of Protocol
Tony Gray, Director, Strategic Research
Nadina Jamison, Chief Strategy Officer, Office of the President
Susan Mazza, Special Projects Officer, Office of the President
Kristin Taylor, University Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

Regrets:
Kikelomo Lawal, Vishar Yaghoubian

Guests:
Christopher Lang, Director, Appeals, Discipline and Faculty Grievances
Carmelle Salomon-Labbé, Associate Director, Appeals, Discipline and Faculty Grievances
Joanne McNamara (Chair of the Audit Committee and Governor)


Pursuant to section 28 (e) and 38 of By-Law Number 2, consideration of

items 13-18 took place in camera.


The meeting was held in closed Session.

  1. Chair’s Remarks

    The Chair welcomed members, Board and Council Chairs, and Vice-Presidents to the meeting and made brief introductory remarks. He noted the appointment of a new Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council (LGIC) member, Ms Mary-Agnes Wilson and the reappointment of Ms Anna Kennedy and Ms Joanne McNamara. He expressed deep regret for the death of Ms Joan Johnston, Alumni Governor and member of the Executive Committee, on March 4th.
  2. Report of the President

    Ukraine

    The President opened his remarks by addressing the situation in Ukraine. He referenced his March 1st letter to the community which had expressed outrage and sorrow over the Russian government's decision to invade Ukraine. The letter had condemned the violence and offered support to the many members of the University’s Ukrainian community, as well as those from across the region and beyond, who had been impacted by these tragic events. This included members of the Russian community who opposed the war and sought a peaceful resolution. He emphasized the unique responsibility and capacity of universities during challenging times like these to foster deeper understanding of complex issues through dialogue, discussion, and debate, and to advance the human condition globally through education, discovery, and outreach.

    President Gertler reported that the U7+ Alliance, an international coalition of university presidents devoted to advancing the role that universities can play as global actors, had also issued a statement on Ukraine. The statement, which the University had been involved in drafting, condemned the Russian government’s invasion and underscored that the invasion was an assault on the fundamental values of peace, truth, democracy, academic freedom, and international cooperation at the heart of the U7+ Alliance.

    The President reported on several specific actions the federal government had taken concerning the situation in Ukraine that had a direct impact on the higher education sector. On March 3rd, the government had announced new immigration streams for Ukrainians who wanted to come to Canada temporarily or permanently. On March 11th, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, had issued a joint open letter to Canada's research granting councils in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The statement had been endorsed by the presidents of the three federal research granting councils, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and had included a number of measures related to federally funded research collaboration with Russian research institutions and industry, as well as the establishment of a special response fund for Ukrainian trainees. President Gertler noted that the University currently had no research awards with funding from a sponsor located in Russia. There were, however, five active research grants administered through U of T with a co-investigator or field work located in Russia, each in the social sciences and humanities.

    The President announced that the University had substantially increased its investment in the Scholars-at-Risk Fund which supported refugee, asylum-seeking, or other students whose education had been impacted by unstable or violent political environments. The University would match all donations to the Fund up to $1,000,000 from those wishing to support qualified students from Ukraine coming to U of T as a result of the war. He reported that the response had thus far been very strong. He noted that this support was in addition to the University’s Emergency Grant program which was available to support the urgent needs of current students whose financial circumstances had been affected by unforeseeable emergencies.

    Provincial Updates

    The President reported that the Government of Ontario had recently announced their support for U of T’s Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH), as a part of their larger commitment to expand medical school education across the province. Prior to the public announcement, the President had spoken with Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott, and Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop, who had confirmed that SAMIH would receive new funding for additional MD spaces, medical residencies, Physical Therapy spaces, and undergraduate life sciences students. These newly funded spaces would be complemented by the relocation of some Physical Assistant spaces and Nurse Practitioner spaces from the St. George campus to Scarborough, to fulfill the Integrated Health educational model. He noted that this project represented the culmination of several years of intensive advocacy on the University’s part, and congratulated all of those involved.

    Spring Convocation

    The President concluded his remarks by reporting that plans were well underway for in-person Spring Convocation ceremonies in June. He reported that there would be 32 individual ceremonies this spring, subject to any changes in public health directives. He noted that there would be no Convocation Plaza marquee this year due to the ongoing construction of the Landmark Project, but that the University was working to replicate some of the notable features that the Plaza had added to Spring Convocation. He also reported that celebrations were being planned in the fall and winter for the 41,000 students who had graduated virtually in 2020 and 2021, and had been unable to attend an in-person ceremony due to public health restrictions. He emphasized that the health and safety of the community remained the University’s top priority, and public health directives and guidelines would be monitored closely.

    COVID-19 Update

    The Provost provided a brief update on the University’s plans in response to the provincial government’s lifting of remaining COVID-19 restrictions and policies. She noted that a key goal was to minimize uncertainty and disruption to the University community as the term concluded. In developing these plans, the University had consulted with academic leaders and other community members —assessing the legal requirements for the sector, reviewing the various activities happening between now and the end of term, and considering how community members were experiencing all of these changes. There also had been consultation with the University’s sector partners to ensure that U of T’s practices were in keeping with those of other provincial universities and colleges. Professor Regehr highlighted several components of this plan:
  • The University’s masking guidelines would stay in effect until end of the term, with some expansion of exemptions in spaces such as offices.
  • The vaccine guidelines would also remain in place until the end of term.
  • The ventilation upgrades and improvements made to buildings would remain in place.
  • The requirement for health screening before coming to campus would continue.

    She noted that the University would continue working with the sector around further changes and would keep the University community updated.

    The Provost also referred to the new University Resilience Project Team. The Team, under the guidance of Provostial Advisor Professor Nicholas Rule, would soon begin its work of considering longer-term decision-making and strategy based on what had been learned during the pandemic, with the goal of ensuring the resilience of the University in future times of challenge.

    Professor Regehr concluded her remarks by expressing gratitude to Professor Sal Spadafora, Special Advisor to the President on COVID-19, for his leadership on this issue over the past year.
  1. Items for Endorsement and Forwarding to the Governing Council
    1. Tuition Fees and Budget

      The Committee received an overview from Professor Salvatore Spadafora, Chair of the Academic Board, on the discussion of this item at the meeting of that body on March 10th. Academic Board had received a presentation from the Provost, Professor Cheryl Regehr, Professor Scott Mabury, Vice-President Operations and Real Estate Partnerships, and Jeff Lennon, Interim Assistant Vice-President, Planning & Budget, on the budget priorities and the Enrolment Report. Following discussion, the Board had supported the recommendation. During the discussion, and in answer to members’ questions, the presenters had conveyed the following:
    • while there had been a significant increase in summer enrolment numbers during the pandemic, these numbers had been steadily increasing prior to the pandemic;
    • the increased online offerings during the pandemic were expected to be a continuing source of flexibility for students;
    • with respect to pension plan reserves, there was confidence in the University’s ability to defend the reserves for potential pension plan liabilities; and
    • data collected on the 23% of undergraduate students who did not graduate within six years of starting their program would assist with efforts for more meaningful trend analysis.
    • With respect to student demand from different countries:
      • significant investments and gains were being made in diversifying source regions for recruitment;
      • this diversification was being carefully balanced with maintaining strong relationships with countries like China, which continued to be a strong source for high-calibre students;
      • admission offers were made on the basis of merit;
      • geopolitical issues leading to large declines in any region of the world would be challenging for the University sector; and
      • the risk of relying so heavily on international students had been identified in the Budget and was one that the University was proactively engaged in mitigating.

The Board also had heard from Mr. Evan Kanter (Student Governor), Mr. Ali Syed, (Advocacy Lead, Computer Science Students’ Union), and Mr. Omar Gharbiyeh, (Vice-President, Public & University Affairs, University of Toronto Students’ Union), who had been granted speaking privileges.

In response to Mr. Gharbiyeh’s comments regarding student budget priorities, the Provost had said she was happy to hear that priorities voiced by student groups reflected those identified in the Budget, and had stated that investments in those priority areas continued to increase. The Provost had reported that an extensive review of the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy and support services was currently underway, with policy revisions planned to come forward to governance before the end of this academic year. She had remarked that student financial aid programs were focused on meeting the needs of students throughout their studies.

In response to Mr. Kanter and Mr. Syed’s comments regarding Differential Tuition Fees – the Provost had noted the following:

• consultations with students had included meetings with the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS);
• student recommendations and suggestions had been considered by the FAS budget group in their decision not to reduce tuition fees for Computer Science, Bioinformatics, and Data Science students;
• differential fees were a key component of the provincial tuition fee framework;
• proposed tuition was based on market research, including earning potential;
• while the degree earned was a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), employers did value the area of focus differentially, resulting in higher incomes for graduates of Computer Science, Bioinformatics, and Data Science programs; and
• the Professional Experience Year program which was available to Computer Science students was not available to all students in programs that lead to a B.Sc.

The Committee then received an overview from the Chair of the Business Board, Ms Anna Kennedy, about the discussion of that body at its meeting on March 15th. Ms Kennedy reported that the Business Board had received the same presentation as the Academic Board. In his remarks to the Business Board, the President had expressed his support for the Budget and Long Range Budget Guidelines and had welcomed the early engagement by students this year and the opportunity for further consultation. He had referenced Moody’s credit opinion noting that the report had acknowledged that the success of U of T in maintaining a balanced budget and its excellent financial picture had been underpinned by strong governance and management oversight. In response to the comments and questions raised by a member, the Provost and Professor Mabury had reported that that provincial announcements regarding any updated Tuition Fee Framework were not anticipated, and the proposed Budget reflected a 3% differential in tuition for “out-of-province” students. With respect to the proposed pension risk contingency reserve, the CFO had reported that a slow reduction to the annual pension special payment budget was the most prudent response to build up the fund over the 5-year planning period.

Ms Kennedy concluded her remarks by noting that the Board had also received a similar CSSU presentation by Mr. Syed (CSSU) as that made at the Academic Board. In response, the Provost had stated that she welcomed further consultation with CSSU regarding access to mental health services and support and had reiterated that the University was committed to accessibility for both domestic and international students.

In response to a member’s question whether the $167 million shortfall in revenue due to the freeze in tuition fees was offset by the impact on compensation of Bill 124, Professor Mabury responded that it was difficult to provide a precise answer to what impact Bill 124 had on compensation because it varied by the 27 bargaining units at the University. He estimated that it was roughly 1% of $2 billion or $20 million per year.

  1. Annual Report on Student Financial Support, 2020-21: Vice-Provost, Students

    The Annual Report on Student Financial Support was provided to members for information.
  2. Tuition Fee Schedule for Publicly Funded Programs, 2022-23

    On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

    YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

    THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council:

    THAT the 2022-23 tuition fees as described in the Tuition Fee Schedule for Publicly-Funded Programs 2022-23 (March 1, 2022) be approved.
  3. Tuition Fee Schedule for Self-Funded Programs, 2022-23

    On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried,

    YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

    THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council:

    THAT the Tuition Fee Schedule for Self-Funded Programs for 2022-23 be approved.
  4. Budget Report 2022-23 and Long Range Budget Guidelines 2022-23 to 2026-27

    On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried,

    YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

    THAT the following recommendations be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council:

    THAT the Budget Report 2022-23 be approved, and

    THAT the Long-Range Budget Guidelines 2022-23 to 2026-27 be approved in principle.
  1. Capital Project (Level 3): Report of the Project Planning Committee for the Harbord Residence, A New Graduate Residence on Harbord Street -- Project Scope and Sources of Funding

    Professor Mabury provided a brief overview of the project highlighting the following points:
  • there was an annual waiting list for graduate residence spaces of 1,100 students;
  • the new residence would provide 182 new spots;
  • the structure would be physically connected to and integrated with the existing Graduate Residence; and
  • the local community in the Huron/Sussex neighbourhood was supportive of the project.

    Professor Spadafora reported that there had been no discussion of the item at the Academic Board meeting.

    Mr. Vikram Chadalawada, Chair of the University Affairs Board, reported that at the meeting on March 3rd, the administration had responded to questions from members noting that the new residence would address some of the current graduate accommodation needs, ventilation had been a significant part of the discussion and planning process, and that there was a self-contained HVAC for the building.

    Members had no questions or comments about this item.

    On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

    YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

    THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council:

    THAT the project scope of the Harbord Residence, as identified in the Report of the Project Planning Committee for Harbord Residence, A New Graduate Residence on Harbord Street, dated January 14, 2022, be approved in principle; and,

    THAT the project totaling 9,415.77 gross square metres (gsm), be approved in principle, to be funded by financing.
  1. Capital Project (Level 3): Report of the Project Planning Committee for the University of Toronto Emerging and Pandemic Infections Centre (EPIC) Facility (St. George) -- Project Scope and Sources of Funding

    Professor Mabury provided a brief overview of the project advising that the current containment Level 3 facility housed in the west wing of the medical science building was nearing the end of its lifespan and needed to be replaced. The new EPIC facility would address space constraints with a larger facility that would enhance collaboration across divisions and with hospital partners.

    Professor Spadafora reported that there had been no discussion of the item at the Academic Board meeting.

    Members had no comments or questions about this item.

    On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

    YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

    THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council:

    THAT the project scope of the Emerging and Pandemic Infections Centre (EPIC) Facility as identified in the Report of the Project Planning Committee for the University of Toronto Emerging and Pandemic Infections Centre (EPIC) Facility, dated February 10, 2022, be approved in principle; and,

    THAT the project totaling 1,124 net assignable square metres (nasm) 2,138 gross square metres (gsm), be approved in principle, to be funded by Temerty Faculty of Medicine (TFoM) Operating Funds, TFoM Dean’s Covid Priority Fund, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) / Ontario Research Fund (ORF) and Fundraising.
  1. Items for Confirmation
    1. Capital Project (Level 2): Report of the Project Planning Committee for the Galbraith Structural Testing Facility -- Project Scope and Sources of Funding

      Professor Scott Mabury introduced the Galbraith Structural Testing Facility project, noting that it sought to upgrade aging research facilities to meet the needs of current and future researchers. He commented that the project was driven by the researchers themselves, both in terms of imagining the need for the project and also in raising the majority of funding for it.

      Professor Spadafora reported that there had been no discussion of the item at the Academic Board meeting

      Members had no comments or questions about this item.

      On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

      YOUR COMMITTEE CONFIRMED

      THAT the project scope of the Galbraith Structural Testing Facility, as identified in the Report of the Project Planning Committee for the Galbraith Structural Testing Facility, dated January 21, 2022, be approved in principle; and,

      THAT the project totaling 667 net assignable square metres (nasms) (709 gross square metres (gsm)), be approved in principle, to be funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding, the Ontario Research Fund (ORF), Dean’s Office, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Operating Funds and, Civil and Mineral Engineering Operating Funds.
    2. New Program: MSc, Environmental Science, UTSC

      The Provost provided a brief introduction to the proposal, noting that the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences was one of the flagship programs at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and that UTSC was actively engaged in developing new programs, such as the proposed program, that would attract scholars to the Scarborough campus.

      Professor Spadafora reported that the Academic Board had received a presentation about the proposed program from Professor Mary Silcox, Vice-Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (UTSC). In response to a member’s questions regarding factors distinguishing this new program from other Environmental Sciences offerings, Professor Silcox and Professor George Arhonditsis, Chair of the Graduate Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, had noted the program’s research-intensive focus, and had pointed to the 16-month duration and timing of the program, which had been intentionally designed to maximize the number of field seasons and reduce coursework. They had noted that the program would not jeopardize the attractiveness of other existing programs because the opportunity for specialized training offered by the proposed program, coupled with the rigorous entrance requirements, would draw a different pool of students. The Board had approved the proposal, subject to confirmation by the Executive Committee.

      Members had no comments or questions about this item.

      On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

      YOUR COMMITTEE CONFIRMED

      THAT the proposed degree program, Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Science as described in the proposal from the University of Toronto Scarborough dated January 26, 2022, be approved effective May 1, 2023.

CONSENT AGENDA

On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

THAT the consent agenda be adopted and that Items 5 (a) to (f) be confirmed and Item 6 be approved.

  1. Items for Confirmation
    1. Compulsory Non-Academic Incidental Fees - Student Society Fees: UTM Student Society Proposals for Fee Increases for 2022-23

      On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried,

      YOUR COMMITTEE CONFIRMED

      THAT, beginning in the Summer 2022 session, the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union (UTMSU; legally, the Erindale College Student Union) fee be modified as follows: (a) an increase of $9.16 per Summer session (full-time and part-time) in the Mississauga Transit U-Pass portion of the fee;

      THAT, beginning in the Fall 2022 session, the UTMSU fee be modified as follows: (a) an increase of $1.85 per session ($0.06 part-time) in the society portion of the fee, (b) an increase of up to $10.21 per Fall and Winter sessions (full-time only) in the Health Plan portion of the fee, (c) an increase of up to $8.53 per Fall and Winter sessions (full-time only) in the Dental Plan portion of the fee, (d) an increase of $6.89 per Fall and Winter sessions (full-time and part-time) in the Mississauga Transit U-Pass portion of the fee, (e) an increase of $0.06 per session (full-time and part-time) in the Academic Societies portion of the fee, (f) an increase of $0.41 per session (full-time only) in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) portion of the fee, (g) an increase of $0.06 per session (full-time only) in the Downtown Legal Services portion of the fee, (h) an increase of $0.03 per session (full-time and part-time) in the Food Bank portion of the fee, (i) an increase of $0.03 per session (full-time and part-time) in the On-Campus First Aid Emergency Response portion of the fee, and (j) an increase of $0.10 per Fall and Winter sessions ($0.06 part-time) and $0.04 per Summer session (full-time only) in the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Levy portion of the fee; and

      THAT, beginning in the Fall 2022 session, the UTMSU fee charged to Mississauga Academy of Medicine (MAM) students in the Fall and Winter sessions be increased as follows: (a) an increase of $4.11 per Fall and Winter sessions in the Mississauga Transit Summer U-Pass portion of the fee.

      If approved, the total Fall/Winter UTMSU fee will be up to $425.58 per session ($157.94 part-time), charged to all UTM undergraduate students. The total Fall/Winter UTMSU fee for MAM students will be up to $519.45 per session.

      If approved, the total Fall/Winter UTMSU fee will be up to $425.58 per session ($157.94 part-time), charged to all UTM undergraduate students. The total Fall/Winter UTMSU fee for MAM students will be up to $519.45 per session.
    2. Operating Plans and Fees: UTM Student Affairs and Services for 2022-23

      On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried,

      YOUR COMMITTEE CONFIRMED

      THAT the 2022-23 operating plans and budgets for the UTM Health & Counselling Centre; the UTM Department of Recreation, Athletics & Wellness; and the UTM Student Services under the Student Services Fee, recommended by the Dean of Student Affairs, Mark Overton, and described in the attached proposals, be approved; and

      THAT the sessional Health Services Fee for a UTM-registered or UTM-affiliated full-time student be unchanged at $60.15 per session ($12.03 for a part-time student), and

      THAT the sessional Athletics & Recreation Fee for a UTM-registered or UTM-affiliated full-time student be unchanged at $205.88 per session ($41.18 for a part-time student), and

      THAT the sessional Student Services Fee for a UTM-registered or UTM-affiliated full-time student be increased to $214.67 per session ($42.93 for a part-time student), which represents a year-over-year increase of $4.31 per session ($0.86 for a part-time student) or 2%.
    3. Operating Plans: UTM Service Ancillaries

      On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried,

      YOUR COMMITTEE CONFIRMED

      THAT, the proposed 2022-23 Operating Plans and Budgets for the UTM Service Ancillaries, as summarized in Schedule 1, the service ancillary capital budgets as summarized in Schedule 5, and the rates and fees in Schedule 6, as recommended by Susan Senese, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, in the proposal dated December 3, 2021, be approved, effective May 1, 2022.
    4. Compulsory Non-Academic Incidental Fees - Student Society Fees: UTSC Student Society Proposals for Fee Increases

      On motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

      YOUR COMMITTEE CONFIRMED

      THAT, beginning in the Summer 2022 session, the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) fee be modified as follows: (a) an increase of $7.37 per session ($1.48 part-time) in the UTSC Sports & Recreation Complex Levy portion of the fee;

      THAT, beginning in the Fall 2022 session, the SCSU fee be modified as follows: (a) an increase of $1.45 per session ($0.09 part-time) in the society portion of the fee, (b) an increase of $2.17 per session ($0.65 part-time) in the Student Centre portion of the fee, (c) an increase of $0.40 per session (full-time only) in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) portion of the fee, and (d) continuation of the WUSC Program portion of the fee through the 2022-23 academic period; and subject to confirmation of approval of the following fee change proposals by the SCSU Board of Directors,

      THAT, beginning in the Fall 2022 session, the SCSU fee be modified as follows: (a) an increase of up to $8.56 per Fall and Winter sessions (full-time only) in the Health Plan portion of the fee, (b) an increase of up to $11.44 per Fall and Winter sessions (full-time only) in the Dental Plan portion of the fee.

      If approved, the total Fall/Winter SCSU fee will be up to $499.93 per session ($53.62 part-time), charged to all UTSC undergraduate students.
    5. Operating Plans and Fees: UTSC Office of Student Experience and Wellbeing

      On motion duly moved, seconded, and carried,

      YOUR COMMITTEE CONFIRMED

      THAT, the 2022-23 operating plans and budgets for the UTSC Student Experience and Wellbeing (including the Health & Wellness Centre, Athletics & Recreation, Career Services, Academic Support, Student Buildings and Other Student Services), as presented in the documentation from Mr. Desmond Pouyat, Dean of Student Experience and Wellbeing, be approved; and

      THAT, the sessional Health & Wellness Service Fee for a UTSC-registered or UTSC- affiliated full-time student be increased to $79.35 per full-time student per session ($15.87 per part-time student per session); which represents a year over year increase of 2.12% ($1.65 for full-time student; $0.33 for part-time student);

      THAT, the sessional Athletics and Recreation Fee for a UTSC-registered or UTSC- affiliated full-time student be decreased to $144.51 per full-time student per session ($28.90 per part-time student per session); which represents a year over year decrease of 1.89% ($2.78 for full-time student; $0.56 for part-time student);

      THAT, the sessional Career Services Fee for a UTSC-registered or UTSC- affiliated full-time student be increased to $90.64 per full-time student per session ($18.13 per part-time student per session); which represents a year over year increase of 1.71% ($1.52 for full-time student; $0.31 for part-time student);

      THAT, the sessional Academic Support Fee for a UTSC-registered or UTSC- affiliated full-time student be decreased to $53.45 per full-time student per session ($10.69 per part-time student per session); which represents a year over year decrease of 0.21% ($0.11 for full-time student; $0.02 for part-time student);

      THAT, the sessional Student Buildings Fee for a UTSC-registered or UTSC- affiliated full-time student be decreased to $32.42 per full-time student per session ($6.48 per part-time student per session); which represents a year over year decrease of 6.35% ($2.20 for full-time student; $0.44 for part-time student);

      THAT, the sessional Other Student Services Fee for a UTSC-registered or UTSC- affiliated full-time student be increased to $20.35 per full-time student per session ($4.07 per part-time student per session); which represents a year over year increase of 0.64% ($0.13 for full-time student; $0.03 for part-time student).
    6. Operating Plans: UTSC Service Ancillaries

      On motion duly moved, seconded, and carried,

      YOUR COMMITTEE CONFIRMED

      THAT the 2022-23 operating plans and budgets for the UTSC Service Ancillaries, as summarized in Schedule 1; the Service Ancillary capital budgets as summarized in Schedule 5; and the rates and fees in Schedule 6, as presented in the Service Ancillary Report on Operating Plans dated January 4, 2022, be approved effective May 1, 2022.
  2. Report of the Previous Meeting of the Executive Committee

    Report Number 528 from the meeting of February 7, 2022 was approved.
  3. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

    There was no business arising from the minutes of the previous meetings.
  4. Minutes of the Governing Council Meeting – February 15, 2022

    Members received the Minutes of the February 15, 2022 Governing Council meeting for information.
  5. Business Arising from the Minutes of the Governing Council Meeting

    There was no business arising from the minutes of the Governing Council meeting.
  6. Reports for Information:

    Members received the following Reports for information:
    1. Report Number 227 of the University Affairs Board (March 3, 2022)
    2. Report Number 52 of the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Council (March 8, 2022)
    3. Report Number 52 of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council (March 9, 2022)
    4. Report Number 238 of the Academic Board (March 10, 2022)
    5. Report Number 263 of the Business Board (March 15, 2022)

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Date of Next Meeting

    The Chair advised members that the next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  2. Other Business
    1. Governing Council Meeting – March 31, 2022

      The Committee reviewed the agenda for the meeting of the Governing Council on March 31, 2022. The Chair noted that one speaking request had been received from Mr. Ali Syed, Advocacy Lead and General Executive of the Computer Science Students’ Union (CSSU), who had requested to address the Governing Council on behalf of its members about the Budget (Same Degree Same Fee Campaign). The request had been granted.

The Committee Moved In Camera.

  1. Risk Management Annual Report, 2020-21

    Members received the Risk Management Annual Report, 2020-21 for information. The Chair of the Audit Committee provided a summary of the Audit Committee’s review of the Report at its meeting of March 9, 2022.
  2. Items for Approval
    1. Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters: Recommendation for Expulsion

      There was one recommendation for expulsion. 

      On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried  

      YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED 

      THAT the President’s recommendations for expulsion, as outlined in the memorandum and supporting documentation from the Secretary of the Governing Council, dated March 15, 2022, be confirmed. 
    2. External Appointment: University of Toronto Press Board of Directors

      On a motion duly moved, seconded, and carried  

      YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED 

      THAT Dr. Amit Monga replace Ms Lindsay Whillams as a member and director of the University of Toronto Press Board of Directors, effective immediately, for a term to continue until the 2022 Annual General Meeting, or until a successor is appointed.
  3. Item for Confirmation
    1. Capital Project: Report of the Project Planning Committee for the Galbraith Structural Testing Facility – Total Project Cost and Sources of Funding

      On motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

      YOUR COMMITTEE CONFIRMED

      THAT the recommendation by Professor Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships regarding the Total Project Cost and Sources of Funding for Galbraith Structural Testing Facility, as outlined in the memorandum dated March 15, 2022, be approved in principle.
  4. Items for Endorsement and Forwarding
    1. Capital Project (Level 3): Report of the Project Planning Committee for the Harbord Residence – Total Project Cost and Sources of Funding

      On motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

      YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

      THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council:

      THAT the recommendation by Professor Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships regarding the Total Project Cost and Sources of Funding for Harbord Residence, as outlined in the memorandum dated March 15, 2022, be approved in principle.
    2. Capital Project (Level 3): Report of the Project Planning Committee for the University of Toronto Emerging and Pandemic Infections Centre (EPIC) Facility (St George) -- Total Cost and Sources of Funding

      On motion duly moved, seconded, and carried

      YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

      THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council:

      THAT the recommendation by Professor Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships regarding the Total Project Cost and Sources of Funding for Toronto Emerging and Pandemic Infections Centre (EPIC) Facility (St George), as outlined in the memorandum dated March 15, 2022, be approved in principle.
  5. Committee Members with the President

    Members of the Executive Committee, with the Board and Campus Council Chairs, met with the President.
  6. Committee Members Alone

    Members of the Executive Committee, with the Board and Campus Council Chairs, met privately.

The meeting returned to closed session.


The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

March 30, 2022