Report: Governing Council - December 12, 2019

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Simcoe Hall, 27 King’s College Circle, Governing Council Chamber 2nd Floor Rm 214

The Governing Council

December 12, 2019

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL held on December 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall.

Present:
Claire Kennedy (Chair), N. Jane Pepino (Vice-Chair), Meric S. Gertler, President, Preet Banerjee, Harvey T. Botting, David Bowden, Catherine Bragg, Janet L. Ecker, Susan Froom, K. Sonu Gaind, Gary D. Goldberg, Avrum I. Gotlieb, Mallory Estelle Jackman, Sarosh Jamal, Joan Johnston, Amin Kamaleddin, Anna Kennedy, Paul Kingston, Ernest W.N. Lam, Mark Lautens, Brian D. Lawson, Jan K. Mahrt-Smith, Mohan Matthen, John Paul Morgan, Douglas E. McDougall, Joanne Jean McNamara, Jun Nogami, Salvatore M. Spadafora, Andrew Szende, Nicholas Terpstra, W. Keith Thomas, Laurent-Philippe Veilleux, Bruce Winter, Samra Zafar, Sheree Drummond (Secretary of the Governing Council)

Secretariat:
Tracey Gamiero, Anwar Kazimi, David Walders

Absent:
Apefa Advijon, P.C. Choo, Andrew Girgis, Yining (Elin) Gu, Ron Levi, Mark Henry Rowswell

In Attendance:
Kenneth Corts (Acting Vice-President, Operations and Acting Vice-Provost, Academic Operations), David Estok (Vice-President, Communications), Vivek Goel (Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives), Kelly Hannah-Moffat (Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity), David Palmer (Vice-President, Advancement), Ayako Ariga (Special Projects Officer), Althea Blackburn-Evans (Executive Director, Communications Strategy and Stakeholder Relations), Bob Boeckner (Member, Business Board), Heather Boon (Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life), Horatio Bot (Assistant Dean, Administration, Faculty of Arts and Science), Elizabeth Brown (Brown Mills Klinck Prezioso), Sheila Brown (Chief Financial Officer), Elizabeth Cragg (Director, Office of the Vice-President, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships), David Curtin (Director, Communications Services, Office of the President), Rosalyn Figov (Chief Operations Officer), Angela Hildyard (Special Advisor to the President), Jaime Kearns (President, Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students), Bryn MacPherson (Assistant Vice-President, Office of the President & Chief of Protocol), Susan Mazza (Special Projects Officer, Office of the President), Susan McCahan (Vice-Provost, Academic Programs), Alex McKinnon (Research Department Leader, USW), Steve Moate (Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the President), Pierre Piche (Controller and Director of Financial Services), John Robinson (Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability), Trevor Rodgers (Assistant Vice-President, Planning & Budget), Ron Saporta (Chief Operations Officer, Facilities & Services), Meredith Strong (Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Students and Student Policy Advisor), Archana Sridhar (Assistant Provost), Andrew Thompson (Chief of Government Relations), Angela Treglia (Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Support), Sandy Welsh (Vice-Provost, Students)


The meeting began in camera

1. Senior Appointment

On motion duly made, seconded and carried
It was Resolved
THAT Professor Cheryl Regehr be re-appointed as Vice-President and Provost, subject to the approval of the terms and conditions by the Senior Appointments and Compensation Committee, for a four-year term, effective July 1, 2020 and continuing until June 30, 2024.
The meeting moved into open session.

The meeting moved into open session.

2. Chair’s Remarks

The Chair welcomed members and guests to the meeting and reported that, during the in camera portion of the meeting, Professor Cheryl Regehr was re-appointed as Vice-President and Provost, for a four-year term effective July 1, 2020 and continuing until June 30, 2024. The Chair congratulated Provost Regehr on behalf of the Governing Council.

The Chair then offered thanks to Professor Don McLean and students at the Faculty of Music for hosting Governors at an event held at the Faculty on November 1st. The Chair also extended thanks to Mr. Harvey Botting, an alumni governor and a member of the Advisory Board at the Faculty. The Chair also advised members of the recent appointment of a new Lieutenant Governor-in-Council appointment. Dr. Andrew Padmos, CEO of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, had been appointed to a three-year term effective October 31, 2019 to October 30, 2022.

Finally, the Chair noted that one speaking request had been received by the Secretariat and had been granted. The request was from the Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students, and pertained to Item 7 on the agenda.

3. Report of the President

Federal

The President reported that the new federal cabinet was sworn in on November 20, 2019, and that the Speech from the Throne had taken place on December 5, 2019. The new cabinet included the following appointments:

  • The Hon. Chrystia Freeland had been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, while also retaining responsibility for Canada-US Relations
  • The Hon. Bill Morneau had been reappointed as Minister of Finance
  • The Hon Francois-Phillippe Champagne had been appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson had been appointed as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
  • The Hon. Catherine McKenna had been appointed as Minister of Infrastructure & Communities)
  • The Hon. Anita Anand, University of Toronto Faculty of Law professor and first-time Member of Parliament, had been named the Minister of Public Services and Procurement.

The President noted that there was no longer a dedicated science minister at the federal cabinet table, and that ‘science’ had been folded into the newly restructured portfolio of Innovation, Science and Industry, under the leadership of the Honourable Navdeep Bains. While this had raised some initial concern within the research community, the President had met with Minister Bains, who had reaffirmed the government’s commitment to science and research.

The President noted that the Speech from the Throne had outlined a government agenda focused on fighting climate change, strengthening the middle class, advancing reconciliation, gun control, pharmacare and “positioning Canada for success”. While postsecondary education had not been specifically mentioned as a priority area, the Speech noted that “an educated Canada is a successful Canada” and signalled that the government “will give more support to students, be they new graduates struggling with loan repayment, or be they heading back to school mid-career to learn new skills.”

On a recent visit to Ottawa, the President had the opportunity to meet with several senior civil servants in key portfolios that impacted the university sector. He noted that there was widespread recognition of the important role universities played in the social, economic, and cultural life of the country as performers of research, producers of talent, and agents for reinventing regional and national economies.

Provincial

The President reported that he had recently met with numerous ministers, including the Hon. Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities, to discuss student mental health, fiscal sustainability and tuition policy, capital support, and the innovation and job creation agenda. The President noted that there was a growing recognition of the role that universities played in anchoring the Ontario economy, attracting investment and creating prosperity.

The President noted that on November 21, 2019, the Ontario Divisional Court had ruled to quash the Provincial government’s Student Choice Initiative. The decision had read, in part, that “requiring that universities allow students to opt out of student association fees and other ‘non-essential’ services is inconsistent with the universities’ autonomous governance.” In a brief filed with the Court of Appeal in early December, the government gave notice of leave to appeal, arguing that “the court’s ruling restricts its authority to attach conditions to the funding given to public colleges and universities”. The University would continue to monitor developments on this front.

The President noted that the University had entered into bilateral negotiations with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities regarding the Strategic Mandate Agreement 3 (SMA3) process. Led by the Office of the Vice-President and Provost, the objective of the negotiations was to resolve key details regarding metrics and targets for performance-based funding. The Provincial government had responded to the University’s recommendations to build more flexibility and predictability into the funding framework, with the aim of reducing financial risk to the University. It was anticipated that the negotiation process will conclude early in the new year, with the new funding model to be implemented for the 2020-21 academic year.

The President reported that the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) had released the “Freedom of Speech on Campus – 2019 Annual Report to the Ontario Government.” The Report had noted that all public colleges and universities had posted free speech policies in 2019. There were 40,000 non-curricular “events” reported across the sector, including more than 18,000 at the University of Toronto. Across the province, only one event was reported to have been cancelled due to safety concerns. Of the 21 formal complaints that had been reported across the sector, the University of Toronto had received none.

Update on Student Mental Health

At the request of the President, the Provost provided an update on student health initiatives that were underway. The Provost highlighted the following:

  • The Expert Panel on Undergraduate Student Educational Experience (USEE) had been tasked with enunciating and enlivening a shared vision for the undergraduate education experience at the University, and finished its work in making recommendations towards continuous improvements that would lead to that vision’s implementation across the University. Following the Panel’s submission of its report, a special session for Principals and Deans was held. The session focused on examining to enhance the experience for undergraduate students and foster a more caring community across all divisions and campuses.
  • The Provost continued to work closely with Professor Joshua Barker, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education and Dean, School of Graduate Studies to focus on supervisory relationships, as this was key to graduate studies experience. SGS also had plans to develop a Healthy Labs Initiative and a new Centre on Graduate Mentorship and Supervision.
  • The University had convened the Presidential & Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health. The Task Force would make recommendations for the administration to build upon the progress underway on the priorities identified in the Student Mental Health Framework. The Task Force’s mandate included making recommendations for strengthening services, particularly with regard to students facing mental health challenges; reviewing the physical spaces in which mental health services were provided; and reviewing partnerships with community-based organizations and hospitals with the goal of strengthening those external partnerships.

The administration had made some immediate changes to improve student mental health services, including: My Student Support Program (My SSP), which provided all students with free. immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour 7-days a week, multilingual counselling services. Counselling services would be made available at Robarts Library during the exam period; and same day counselling services were now available at all campuses. For faculty and staff, the University facilitated a number of suicide-prevention workshops and would be making faculty-specific suicide-awareness and prevention workshops available in the new year

4. President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability: Annual Report, 2019: From Vision to Action

The President provided introductory remarks, noting that the Committee was established as one of the recommendations from the report Beyond Divestment: Taking Decision Action on Climate Change, and provided a focal point for the wide range of University initiatives underway, including in research, education, and operations.

Professor John Robinson, Chair and Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability, offered a presentation, appended here, which highlighted the mandate and membership of the Committee. He then highlighted the goals and current activities of the Committee, which included increasing sustainability pathways within curricula at the University, as well as taking a leadership role in international university alliances focused on addressing global issues, including climate change.

In reply to a member’s question on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Professor Robinson confirmed that SDGs, with their deeply integrative focus, were a cornerstone of the University’s approach. In reply to a member’s question regarding monitoring Scope 3 (indirect) emissions, Professor Robinson noted that while the measurement of Scope 3 emissions was not required by provincial regulations, the University had nevertheless undertaken initiatives to quantify certain of these emissions, notably from business air travel. The University would also support faculty initiatives to explore alternatives to business air travel, including virtual conferencing.

5. Strategic Presentation: Low-Carbon Action Plan

Professor Kenneth Corts, offered a presentation, appended here, which focused on current initiatives and future projects being undertaken to allow the University to meet its commitment of a 37% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from a 1990 level baseline. He noted that this goal was a reduction in raw numbers, and would not be adjusted for the reality of increases in the student population and infrastructure development. Broadly, the University’s approach would focus on producing clean energy and carbon capture, efficient distribution of energy and reduced energy consumption.

In reply to a member’s comment, Professor Corts confirmed that the 2030 reduction target was not the end goal. The larger goal was to work toward more significant reductions over the longer term. In reply to another question, Mr. Ron Saporta, Chief Operations Officer, Facilities & Services confirmed that geo exchange systems were a very efficient approach to moving away from fossil fuels and more such projects would be explored in the future.

6. Proposed Revisions: Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (the Policy)

Professor Regehr provided an overview of the review of the Policy, as was required by Section IX of the Policy, which evaluated the elements of the Policy itself, the contents of the Companion Guide to the Policy (the Guide), and the work of the Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre (the Centre). It also included open consultation sessions for students, staff and faculty as well as online consultations. As a result of the review and feedback received during consultation, both policy and operational changes were proposed. Changes to the Policy included the addition of a definition for ‘non-adjudicative resolution’, as well as clearer reference to the Companion Guide. Operational changes included revisions to the Companion Guide and a review of staffing at the Centre, as well as efforts to promote increased awareness of the Centre.

On motion duly made, seconded and carried

It was Resolved
THAT the proposed revisions to the Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, dated October 29, 2019, be approved, effective January 1, 2020.

7. Proposed Revisions: Code of Student Conduct (the Code)

Professor Welsh provided introductory comments, noting that the Code, together with other University codes of conduct such as residence, athletics facilities, professional codes, and library use codes, set out expectations for student behaviour and prescribed processes for dealing with behaviour that was prohibited under the Code.

With the implementation of the Policy, allegations of sexual violence and/or sexual harassment previously addressed under the Code were now addressed under the Policy. However, there remained interactions between the Policy and the Code in cases where a hearing was required for a student respondent. As a result, various technical changes were necessary to align the Code with the Policy. These included revisions to the definition of sexual violence and changes to the sanctions a Hearing Officer may impose.

Mr. Andrew Szende, Chair of the University Affairs Board, provided an overview of the discussion that had occurred at that Board.

Ms Jaime Kearns, President of the Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students addressed the meeting, proposing that the Code address both a punitive and non-punitive approach to student behavioral issues, thereby making policies like the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy unnecessary. She urged compassion and support by the University when dealing with students with mental health challenges.

In reply to a member’s question concerning the operation of the Code and the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy, Professor Welsh remarked that these policies were very different in terms of scope and application, and that there was significant value in keeping these policies separate. Determinations of which policy or polices would apply to a given situation was determined on a case-by-case basis.

On motion duly made, seconded and carried

It was Resolved
THAT the proposed revisions to the Code of Student Conduct, dated October 31, 2019 be approved, effective December 13, 2019.

8. Closure and Conversion of the University of Toronto Pension Plan [“the current UofT Pension Plan”]; and Proposal for the Establishment of the University Pension Plan Ontario [“the UPP”]

The Chair noted that many detailed presentations had been presented on the UPP, both within meetings of various bodies of the Governing Council and at workshops and information sessions. The Chair also outlined the voting procedure and quorum requirements.

Mr. Bruce Winter, the Vice-Chair of the Business Board and Ms Janet Ecker, Chair of the Pension Committee, provided an overview of the discussion of this item at those bodies.

On a motion duly made, seconded and carried

It was Resolved

THAT the University of Toronto Pension Plan (Registration No. 0312827; the “current UofT Pension Plan”) be amended such that, effective from the Conversion Date (defined below), it is closed to new Members and all existing Members of the current UofT Pension Plan shall cease to accrue benefits under the current UofT Pension Plan;

THAT the University of Toronto confirms its support for the establishment of the University Pension Plan Ontario (registration pending; the “UPP”) in accordance with the Milestones and Key Terms Summary Agreement regarding the University Sector Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan dated February 27, 2018, as amended (the “Milestones Agreement”);

THAT, effective January 1, 2020, the University of Toronto shall participate in the “Employer Sponsor” of the UPP, which, together with the “Employee Sponsor” of the UPP (collectively, the “Joint Sponsors”), will establish the UPP, enter into plan documents (including, but not limited to, a Sponsors’ Agreement, plan text, Trust Agreement and Funding Agreement), and appoint a Board of Trustees to administrate the UPP, all in accordance with the Milestones Agreement (including, without limitation, the confidentiality obligations set out in same);

THAT the University of Toronto shall make application to the relevant governmental authorities for approval to transfer the assets and liabilities of the current UofT Pension Plan to the UPP as at July 1, 2021 (with July 1, 2021 or, if later, the effective date of such governmental authorities’ approval) being referred to herein as the “Conversion Date”;

THAT, effective from January 1, 2020 on a contingent basis, and from the Conversion Date, upon satisfying the applicable eligibility conditions, eligible University of Toronto staff shall participate in, and accrue benefits under, the UPP, pursuant to the terms of the UPP text established by the Joint Sponsors, as such UPP text may be amended by the Joint Sponsors from time to time;

THAT the University of Toronto is authorized to enter into a participation agreement with the UPP Board of Trustees (which participation agreement shall have been approved by the Joint Sponsors) providing for the University of Toronto’s participation in the UPP in respect of its eligible staff;

THAT the University of Toronto shall, as required by the Milestones Agreement, fund through fixed annual payments for 15 years, any deficit on pre-Conversion Date service under the current UofT Pension Plan existing on the Conversion Date, regardless of any subsequent gains or losses on such deficit, such deficit being calculated using the actuarial assumptions adopted to value the benefits earned under the UPP and shall thereafter fund any losses arising after the Conversion Date related to pre-Conversion Date service as required by the Milestones Agreement;

THAT, as soon as practicable after the Conversion Date, upon the assets and liabilities of the current UofT Pension Plan having been transferred to and assumed by the UPP, the University of Toronto shall (as sponsor of the current UofT Pension Plan) take the steps necessary or desirable, if any, to confirm the termination of the registration of the current UofT Pension Plan with the applicable governmental authorities as a result of its conversion and merger into the UPP;

THAT, with a view to the orderly transfer of the assets and liabilities of the current UofT Pension Plan to the UPP, and the proper administration by the UPP Board of Trustees of contributions to and benefits under the UPP, the University of Toronto may, subject to the requirements of such agreements, and conditional upon terms and conditions satisfactory to the University of Toronto, assign to the UPP Board of Trustees (or a related entity), in whole or in part, the rights and obligations of the University of Toronto pursuant to any agreement under which the University of Toronto receives services as administrator of the current UofT Pension Plan (the “Pension Administration Service Agreements”), including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing:

  • The Amended and Restated Master Trust Agreement between The Governing Council of the University of Toronto and State Street Trust Company of Canada dated December 1, 2000;
  • The Amended and Restated Pension Trust Agreement between The Governing Council of the University of Toronto and State Street Trust Company of Canada dated December 1, 2000;
  • The service agreement between the University and the third party pension plan administrator (Alight Solutions); and

THAT, with a view to the orderly transfer of the assets and liabilities of the current UofT Pension Plan to the UPP, and the prudent investment by the UPP Board of Trustees of the assets transferred from the current UofT Pension Plan to the UPP, the University of Toronto may, subject to the requirements of such agreements, and conditional upon terms and conditions satisfactory to the University of Toronto and the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation (“UTAM”), assign to the UPP Board of Trustees (or a related entity), in whole or in part, the rights and obligations of the University of Toronto (including UTAM) pursuant to any agreement under which the University of Toronto (or UTAM) receives services as administrator of the current UofT Pension Plan (or, in the case of UTAM, on behalf of the administrator) (the “Pension Investment Service Agreements”), including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing:

  • Investment management agreements between UTAM and third party asset managers; and
  • any other investment services agreements entered into by UTAM;

THAT, with a view to the orderly transfer of the assets and liabilities of the current UofT Pension Plan to the UPP, the proper administration by the UPP Board of Trustees of contributions to and benefits under the UPP, and/or the prudent investment by the UPP Board of Trustees of the assets transferred from the current UofT Pension Plan to the UPP, the University of Toronto (including UTAM) may, on an interim basis and pursuant to terms and conditions satisfactory to the University of Toronto and/or UTAM, as applicable, provide services to the UPP as agent of the UPP Board of Trustees (in its capacity as administrator of the UPP) and, in so doing, the University of Toronto (including UTAM) may as agent of the UPP Board of Trustees engage third party service providers (including one or more of the service providers under the Pension Administration Service Agreements or the Pension Investment Service Agreements);

THAT, subject to assignment by the University of Toronto (including UTAM) of its rights and obligations under a Pension Administration Service Agreement or Pension Investment Service Agreement to the UPP Board of Trustees (or a related entity), and the assumption of such rights and obligations by the UPP Board of Trustees (or a related entity), the University of Toronto shall, in connection with the conversion and merger of the current UofT Pension Plan into the UPP and following an anticipated period of transition, terminate such Agreements when the relevant services are no longer necessary or desirable.THAT, if any of the conditions upon which the establishment of the UPP is conditional are not satisfied as required under the terms of the Milestones Agreement (as the same may be amended or superseded), then the University of Toronto shall (both directly, on its own behalf, and through its representatives on the Employer Sponsor Committee) suspend all action being taken in furtherance of the foregoing resolutions, and shall instead take such steps as are necessary or desirable to unwind any action already taken in furtherance of the foregoing resolutions (including, as necessary, withdrawal of the University’s application to the relevant governmental authorities for approval to transfer the assets and liabilities of the current UofT Pension Plan to the UPP as at the Conversion Date, and termination of the UPP);

AND THAT the proper officers of the University of Toronto are authorized and directed to do all things, including completing all necessary regulatory filings and approving or executing all documents, as may be necessary to give effect to the foregoing resolutions and to carry out their intent that such officers may, upon the advice of the University’s counsel, deem appropriate or necessary.

The Chair extended her sincere thanks to all those who had been instrumental in the development of the University Pension Plan, highlighting the following individuals:

Angela Hildyard, Special Advisor to the President and Provost, University of Toronto
Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity, University of Toronto
Sheila Brown, Chief Financial Officer
Steve Moate, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the President
Allan Shapira. Managing Director, Aon
Elizabeth Brown, Partner, Brown Mills Klinck Prezioso LLP
John E. Brooks, Partner, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Cynthia Messenger, President, University of Toronto Faculty Association
Alex McKinnon, Research Department Leader, USW
Colleen Burke, President, USW Local 1998
Wasyl Sydorenko, President, CUPE Local 1230
Horatio Bot, Executive Director, Financial Services, Faculty of Arts & Science
All other union presidents at the University

9. Update on the Budget Model Review

Professor Regehr noted that the impetus for the review was twofold: a) changes to the nature of the University’s funding, including declining provincial funding and a shift toward performance based-metrics, and; b) aspects of the budget model that had not been resolved, including interdivisional teaching and fairness in financial arrangements across all three campuses. The Budget Model Review was announced in April, 2018 and included the following five working groups, each with a different mandate: Inter-divisional Teaching Working Group; Alternative Funding Sources Advisory Group; Strategic Mandate Agreement Budget Implementation Committee; Operational Excellence Working Group; and Tri-Campus Budget Relationships Working Group. A sixth Working Group on Budget Structure and Reserves was added later.

Based on the recommendations of these working groups, several changes were being incorporated into the budget and planning processes for the coming year. These changes included:

  • A new series of bilateral meetings between Faculties engaged in inter-divisional teaching activities.
  • Changes to the University Funds Investment Policy as approved by the Business Board in October 2019.
  • Establishing a new communication channel between academic and shared service divisions to provide input on institutional and campus-specific shared services.
  • Setting aside more one-time-only funds to support cross-divisional, strategic initiatives in areas of new discovery and collaboration that could attract more external funding in the years ahead.
  • Enhancing the level of oversight and accountability around operating reserve planning within existing budget review processes.

In reply to a comment made by a member, the Provost explained that a priority identified in the review was to encourage reserves within faculties to be utilized. Faculties who were planning capital projects had the option to move the earmarked funds into a separate infrastructure fund.

10. Report of the Previous Meetings of the Governing Council – October 24, 2019

The minutes of the previous meeting of the Governing Council were approved.

11. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

There was no business arising from the report of the previous meeting.

12. Reports for Information

Members received the following reports for information:

  1. Report on the Reviews of Academic Programs and Units – Part 1
    1. Semi-Annual Report: April 2019 – October 2019
    2. Follow up Reports from Previous Reviews
      1. Department of Arts, Culture and Media (University of Toronto Scarborough)
      2. Forensic Science Program (University of Toronto Mississauga)
      3. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Faculty of Arts &Science)
      4. Department of Chemistry; Pharmaceutical Chemistry Program (Faculty of Arts and Science)
      5. Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Latin American Studies Program (Faculty of Arts & Science)
  2. Report Number 38 of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council (November 19, 2019)
  3. Report Number 38 of the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Council (November 20, 2019)
  4. Report Number 85 of the Elections Committee (October 17, 2019)
  5. Report Number 214 of the University Affairs Board (November 13, 2019)
  6. Report Number 224 of the Academic Board (November 21, 2019)
  7. Report Number 249 of the Business Board (November 27, 2019)
  8. Report Number 508 of the Executive Committee (December 4, 2019)

13. Date of Next Meeting – Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

The Chair advised that the next meeting of the Governing Council was scheduled for

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

14. Question Period

There were no questions for the administration.

15. Other Business

There was no other business.

The Governing Council moved in camera.

16. Report Number 64 of the Committee for Honorary Degrees

On motion duly made, seconded and carried

It was Resolved
THAT the recommendations contained in Report Number 64 of the Committee for Honorary Degrees be approved; and
THAT the Chancellor and the President be empowered to determine the degree to be conferred on each candidate and the date of the conferral.

The meeting moved into open session.

The meeting adjourned at 6:48 p.m.

December 13, 2019