Community Sessions

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.

Community Sessions: Questions to the Board

The Board has established a set of Guidelines for Questions at Board of Governors Community Sessions which include a Question Form to be completed by an individual who wishes to submit a question.

The Guidelines and Question Form are available below:

PDF icon Community Session Guidelines

Microsoft Office document icon Community Sessions Question Form



Community Sessions take place immediately following the Board of Governors Meeting in a virtual format. Members of the community who would like to view the live transmission of the Community Session are asked to contact the Secretariat in advance of the session at bog.mcgill [at]


  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023 

PDF icon Community Session Program (February 8, 2023)

PDF icon Community Session Questions and Responses (February 8, 2023)


Questions and responses from previous Community Sessions can be viewed here


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