Agenda Package: Governing Council - December 18, 2023

Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall, 2nd floor

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Pursuant to section 28 (e) and 38 of By-Law Number 2,
 items 11 and 12 will take place in camera.


  1. Chair’s Remarks
  2. President’s Report
  3. Annual Report: President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability (Presentation) (for information) *
  4. Agreement between the University of Toronto and the University of Toronto Faculty Association regarding proposed revisions to the Policy for Librarians, 1991 (for approval) *
    (Arising from Report Number 248 of the Academic Board (November 16, 2023) and Report Number 274 of the Business Board (November 22, 2023)

    Be It Resolved

    THAT the Memorandum of Settlement Between the University of Toronto Faculty Association and the University Administration, dated October 27, 2023, regarding the Policies for Librarians    be approved, effective immediately.


  1. Minutes of the Previous Meeting of the Governing Council - October 26, 2023 (for approval) *
  2. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meetings
  3. Reports for Information *
    1. Review of Academic Programs and Units – Part 1
      (Arising from Report Number 248 of the Academic Board (November 16, 2023)
    2. Report Number 61 of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council (November 15, 2023)
    3. Report Number 62 of the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Council (November 14, 2023)
    4. Report Number 275 of the Business Board (November 22, 2023)
    5. Report Number 248 of the Academic Board (November 16, 2023)
    6. Report Number 237 of the University Affairs Board (November 21, 2023)
    7. Report Number 546 of the Executive Committee (December 5, 2023) 
  4. Date of the Next Meeting - Thursday, February 29, 2024, 4:30 p.m.

  1. Question Period
  2. Other Business


  1. Report Number 67 of the Committee for Honorary Degrees (for approval) +
  2. Senior Appointments (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.