The McGill Board of Governors in the Community

The McGill Board of Governors, the highest governing body of the University with a fiduciary responsibility for maintaining and safe-guarding the University’s assets, is committed to supporting McGill’s vision as an open, connected and purposeful institution of higher learning.

The Board forms an integral part of the McGill community. Its composition provides for a broad range of membership from the major constituencies of the University, including faculty, administrative and support staff, students and alumni, as well as 12 (out of a total of 27) members-at-large.

The Board has developed practices that aim to strengthen its presence in the community and increase transparency and accountability when it comes to Board business.  Notably, for several years, the Board has been holding annual forums with student associations. Board members also serve on a wide range of University committees and external bodies and participate in numerous campus activities including convocation ceremonies, homecoming and other university events. The majority of Board business in conducted in open session and meeting documents are available online in advance of the meeting. In addition, any member of the community wishing to send communications to the Board may do so through the bog.mcgill [at] (Secretariat). Members of the McGill community may also submit nominations for member-at-large positions on the Board.

What is more, the Board provides students, staff, faculty alumni and members of the community an opportunity to submit written questions to the Board on matters within its mandate.



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