Agenda Package: Governing Council - June 25, 2020

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Agenda

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


Open Session

  1. Chair’s Remarks
  2. Report of the President
  3. Items for Approval
    1. Establishment of an Extra-Departmental Unit A (EDU:A): Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) at UTM* (Arising from Report Number 42 of the UTM Campus Council (May 25, 2020)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the proposal to establish the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) at the University of Toronto Mississauga, as an EDU: A, as described in the Proposal for the Establishment of an EDU:A, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP), University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), dated April 16, 2020, be approved, effective July 1, 2020.

    2. Proposal to Convert the Centre for French and Linguistics (EDU:A) to the Department of Language Studies at UTSC* (Arising from Report Number 42 of the UTSC Campus Council (May 26, 2020)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT, the Centre for French and Linguistics (EDU:A) be converted to the Department of Language Studies, as described in the proposal recommended by the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, Professor William Gough, and dated April 17, 2020, be approved to be effective as of July 1, 2020.

    3. Proposal to Convert the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (EDU:B) to the Department of Health and Society at UTSC* (Arising from Report Number 42 of the UTSC Campus Council (May 26, 2020)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (EDU:B) be converted to the Department of Health and Society, as described in the proposal recommended by the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, Professor William Gough, and dated April 17, 2020, be approved to be effective as of July 1, 2020.

    4. Proposed Revisions to Policy on the Recognition of Campus Groups* (Arising from Report Number 218 of the University Affairs Board (May 21, 2020)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the proposed revisions to the Policy on the Recognition of Campus Groups, dated May 7, 2020, be approved, effective immediately.

    5. Capital Project: Report of the Project Planning Committee for Trinity College in the University of Toronto New Student Residence & Academic Building – The Lawson Centre for Sustainability*(Arising from Report Number 218 of the University Affairs Board (May 21, 2020) and Report Number 228 of the Academic Board (May 28, 2020))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the Report of the Project Planning Committee for Trinity College in the University of Toronto New Student Residence & Academic Building - The Lawson Centre for Sustainability, dated April 16, 2020, be approved in principle; and,

      THAT the project totaling 9,229 net assignable square metres (nasm) and 14,068 gross square metres (gsm), be approved in principle, to be funded by Trinity College by means of a combination of institutional investments, fundraising, and external loans.

    6. Report of the 2020 Committee to Review the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils (CRCC 2020)

      Be it Resolved

      THAT the Report of the 2020 Committee to Review the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils (CRCC 2020), dated June 5, 2020, be approved in principle.

    7. Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year ended April 30, 2020 * (Arising from Report Number 253 of the Business Board (June 18, 2020))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the University of Toronto audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2020 be approved.

    8. External Auditors: Appointment for 2020-2021* (Arising from Report Number 253 of the Business Board (June 18, 2020))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT Ernst & Young LLP be re-appointed as external auditors of the University of Toronto for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2021; and

      THAT Ernst & Young LLP be re-appointed as external auditors of the University of Toronto pension plans for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

CONSENT AGENDA**

  1. Summer Executive Authority

    Be It Resolved
    1. THAT until the next regular meeting of the Governing Council or its appropriate committee or board, authority be granted to the President for:
      1. decisions on other matters the urgency of which does not permit their deferral until the next regular meeting of the Governing Council or its appropriate standing committee or board,
      2. appointments to categories 21, 32, and 53 of the Policy on Appointments and Remuneration approved by the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, dated May 30, 2007;4
      3. approval of such additional curriculum changes as may arise for the summer and September 2020;

        Except to the extent that any matter encompassed within (i) to (iii) above ought reasonably be addressed by the COVID-19 Special Committee5; and
    2. THAT all actions taken under this authority be approved by the Chair of the Governing Council prior to implementation and reported to the appropriate committee or board for information.


[1] Category 2 includes the positions of Vice-President, Secretary of the Governing Council, and University Ombudsperson, which are subject to the approval of the Governing Council.
[2] Category 3 includes the positions of Deputy Provost, Associate and Vice-Provosts, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Legal Counsel and Deputy Secretary of the Governing Council, which are subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, and are reported for information to the Governing Council.

[3] Category 5 includes the head of Internal Audit (approved by the Business Board) and the Warden of Hart House (approved by the University Affairs Board); such appointments are reported for information to the Governing Council.
[4] Approval of Academic Administrative Appointments until the next regular meeting of the Agenda Committee of the Academic Board shall be approved by electronic ballot and shall require the response of at least five members of the Agenda Committee.
[5] The Governing Council approved the establishment of the COVID-19 Special Committee on April 2, 2020. This Special Committee shall exist up to and including the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Governing Council for the 2020-2021 academic year, and has the power to respond to urgent matters related to COVID-19 which do not permit their deferral until the next regular meeting of the Governing Council or its appropriate standing committee, campus council or board.


  1. Minutes of the Previous Meeting of the Governing Council – May 14, 2020* (for approval)
  2. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting
  3. Reports for Information
    1. Review of Academic Programs and Units – Part 2
      1. Follow-Up report on Reviews - (i) Edward S. Rogers St. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering); (ii) Cinema Studies Institute (Faculty of Arts and Science); (iii) The David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (formerly the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics), the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics (Faculty of Arts and Science)
      2. Semi-Annual Report on the reviews of Academic Units and Programs – October 2019 to March 2020*
    2. Report Number 218 of the University Affairs Board (May 21, 2020)*
    3. Report Number 228 of the Academic Board (May 28, 2020)*
    4. Report Number 253 of the Business Board (June 18, 2020)*
    5. Report Number 42 of the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Council (May 25, 2020)*
    6. Report Number 42 of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council (May 26, 2020)*
    7. Report Number 40 of the Pension Committee (March 25, 2020)*
    8. Report Number 87 of the Elections Committee (May 20, 2020)*
    9. Report Number 513 of the Executive Committee (May 5, 2020)*
    10. Report Number 514 of the Executive Committee (May 14, 2020)*
    11. Report Number 515 of the Executive Committee (June 16, 2020)*

  1. Date of Next Meeting – Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  2. Question Period
  3. Other Business

In Camera Session

  1. Capital Project: Report of the Project Planning Committee for the Trinity College in the University of Toronto New Student Residence & Academic Building – The Lawson Centre for Sustainability – Total Project Cost and Sources of Funding+(Arising from Report Number 218 of the University Affairs Board (May 21, 2020) and Report Number 228 of the Academic Board (May 28, 2020))
  2. Appointments
    1. Non-Governing Council Members of the Pension Committee+
    2. Senior Appointment+

* Documentation is attached.
** Documentation for consent item included. This item 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 sheree.drummond@utoronto.ca
*** Documentation is to follow
+ Confidential documentation is attached for members only