Agenda Package: Governing Council - December 15, 2022

Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall

Item 5 will involve discussions related to sexual violence. These discussions may be challenging and difficult for some attendees. You are encouraged to take care of yourself. A representative from the University’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre will be available to provide support during the meeting. If at any time during the meeting you require support, please e-mail your phone number to Individuals looking for support related to sexual violence can also contact the SVPS Centre directly at 416-978-2266 to schedule an appointment. 

The following additional supports are also available to the University community to access:

Faculty, Staff & Librarians: Employee & Family Assistance Program:  1-855-597-2110

Students: My Student Support Program (My SSP): 1-844-451-9700


Thursday, DECEMBER 15, 2022

Pursuant to section 28 (e) and 38 of By-Law Number 2,   
consideration of items 13 to 15 will take place in camera.  


  1. Chair’s Remarks 
  2. President’s Report
  3. President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability: Annual Report, 2022 (for information)* (Presentation)
    (Mr. Ron Saporta, Chief Operating Officer, Property Services & Sustainability)
  4. School of Continuing Studies – Strategic Plan Recalibration (for information)*
    (Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow, Dean, School of Continuing Studies)
  5. Item for Governing Council Approval
    1. Proposed Revisions: Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment* (for approval) (Presentation)
      (Arising from Report Number 231 of the University Affairs Board (November 22, 2022))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the proposed revisions to the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, dated October 22, 2022, be approved effective January 1, 2023.


  1. Revisions to the Terms of Reference of the Audit Committee (for approval)*
  2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting of the Governing Council – October 27, 2022 (for approval)*
  3. Business Arising from the Reports of the Previous Meetings
  4. Reports for Information
    1. Report Number 55 of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council (November 15, 2022)*
    2. Report Number 56 of the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Council (November 16, 2022)*
    3. Report Number 242 of the Academic Board (November 17, 2022)*
    4. Report Number 231 of the University Affairs Board (November 22, 2022)*
    5. Report Number 268 of the Business Board (November 23, 2022)*
    6. Report Number 536 (October 27, 2022)* and Report Number 537 of the Executive Committee (December 6, 2022)*
  5. Date of the Next Meeting – Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
  6. Question Period 
  7. Other Business 


  1. Appointment: Members of the Governing Council to Governance Bodies, 2022-23 – Addendum (for approval)+
  2. Report Number 66 of the Committee for Honorary Degrees (for approval)+
  3. Senior Appointment (for approval)++

* Documentation is attached. 
** Documentation for consent items included.  These items 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   
*** Documentation is to follow 
+ Confidential documentation is attached for members only. 
++ Confidential documentation to follow for members only.