Office of the University Secretary
Leading the University Governance Secretariat and reporting to the President as well as the Chair of the Board, the University Secretary plays a senior and central role in the guidance and support of good governance at the University. Established under Board Policy B2300 (Board Bylaws), the University Secretary “provides senior level administrative, liaison, supervisory, and secretarial support to the Board of Governors and the President to enable them to carry out their corporate and governing responsibilities under the Post-Secondary Learning Act”.
As the University’s senior resource providing expertise and leadership on all board governance processes, the University Secretary advises and provides guidance on jurisdiction, strategy, policy and process. Analysis and interpretation of legislation, past and current university practice, and best practices and benchmarks from universities across Canada are key requirements. The University Secretary has a strong professional background in governance as well as a demonstrated interest in and ability to create governance and operational plans and proposals. To ensure effective and efficient operation of the University’s bicameral system of governance, the University Secretary coordinates and facilitates the business of the Board of Governors, its sub-committees, and ad hoc committees.
Board Governance Secretariat Staff
Margo Baptista, BAdmin, MA Leadership
Office: 7-210C, City Centre Campus
Chelsea McNaughton, BComm
Governance Assistant (effective June 13, 2016)
Office: 7-210D, City Centre Campus