Member-at-Large Nominations


McGill University Board of Governors

The Statutes of McGill University set out the composition of the Board of Governors, which 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 Statutes give the Board of Governors authority only with respect to the appointment of the twelve members-at-large of the Board of Governors, who are eligible to serve a maximum of two five-year terms. The remaining fifteen members are elected to the Board in accordance with other constituency directed processes described in the Statutes. For more information about the McGill Board of Governors, please see:

Recruitment and Succession Planning Subcommittee: Nominations of Members-at-Large

The Recruitment and Succession Planning (RSP) Subcommittee of the Board’s Nominating, Governance and Ethics Committee endeavors to recommend to the Nominating, Governance and Ethics Committee appointments of members-at-large that take into account the diversity of the larger community in Board membership.  In this context, the RSP Subcommittee established a process that provides members of the larger community an opportunity to submit nominations for member-at-large positions on the Board. 


Members-at-large demonstrate evidence of skills and expertise in one or more of the following areas: public policy, government relations, financial literacy and audit, real estate, technology, fundraising and philanthropy, law, communications, community involvement and human resource matters. 

Members-at-large possess strategic disposition and expertise, integrity and networks in government, industry, community and other key areas as identified by the Board, knowledge of Quebec and Canadian society, an awareness and respect for public policy issues as they frame post-secondary education, and a commitment to the University.

Members of the McGill community such as students and employees are not eligible for nomination as members-at-large.

The RSP Subcommittee endeavors to reflect the cultural diversity of the broader community and encourages nominations of candidates who reflect the diversity of our larger society.

At this time, the RSP Subcommittee is seeking nominations of candidates with skills and expertise in the following areas:

  1. Information Technology
  2. External Relations

Nomination Package

To submit a nomination, please complete the Nomination Form below in full:

Microsoft Office document icon Nomination Form

Nomination Forms should be accompanied by a covering letter stating the reasons for the nomination. In preparing a submission, nominators should pay particular attention to the statement of reasons for the nomination and ensure that they provide enough information to allow the RSP Subcommittee to give each nomination full consideration.


Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations for consideration are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed on a regular basis by the RSP Subcommittee.


All information submitted regarding a nomination will be kept confidential. The RSP Subcommittee will therefore acknowledge receipt of nominations but will not normally respond to nominators about the status of their nomination.

Contact Information

If you have any questions on the process or require assistance, please contact bog.mcgill [at]