The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University is a corporation, as set out in the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act.

As the senior authority for the University, the Board is accountable to the Minister of Advanced Education and ultimately, the people of Alberta. The Board manages and operates the University within its approved mandate, establishing policies to govern the affairs of the University. On an annual basis, the Board submits a Comprehensive Institutional Plan and Audited Financial Statements to the Minister.

The Grant MacEwan University Board of Governors consists of a chair appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the president as an ex-officio member and sixteen additional governors representing students, faculty, the MacEwan Staff Association, alumni and the general public.

Bylaws and Code of Conduct

View or download the Board of Governors Bylaws and the Board of Governors Code of Conduct.

Board of Governors Bylaws

Board of Governors Code of Conduct

Mandate and roles

The Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act (APAGA), which received Royal Assent on June 4, 2009 requires all public agencies to have a Mandate and Roles Document.

The Mandate and Roles Document (MRD) for Grant MacEwan University’s Board of Governors was approved by the Board in December 2014 and received Ministerial approval in January 2015. The MRD describes:

  • The mandate of the University as well as its pillars
  • The legislation and regulations under which the University operates
  • The duties and responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, Auditor General, Minister and the Department of Innovation and Advanced Education, Academic Governance Council and the University’s Board of Governors, including the board chair, board members and the president
  • Recruitment, appointment and remuneration of board members as well as their orientation, education and development
  • Interaction between the Board and Innovation and Advanaced Education
  • Processes for renewal or revision of the document.

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