Reference Documents on Governance

This section of the Board of Governors’ website describes some of the key elements in the governance process at McGill, including links to documents that play a significant role in the functioning of the University. For more information, click on the links below:

1.  PDF icon Board of Governors Handbook 2017-2018

The following items are found in the handbook:

1. 2017-2018 Board of Governors Meeting Dates
2. Key Facts About the Board of Governors
3. Statutes of McGill University
4. Code of Ethics and Conduct for Members of the Board of Governors of McGill University and Trustees of the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning
5. Insurance and Indemnification of Members of the Board of Governors
6. Regulations Relating to the Approval of Contracts and Signing Authority
7. Board of Governors Rules of Order and Procedures
8. Guidelines for Consent Agendas
9. Regulations of the Committees of the Board of Governors of McGill University
10. Terms of Reference of the Board of Governors’ Standing Committees
11. Recruitment and Succession Planning Subcommittee (Description)
12. Process for appointing members-at-large to the Board of Governors
13. List of Members of the Board of Governors, Governors Emeriti and Standing Committees of the Board of Governors
14. Board Representation on Internal and External Bodies
15. Advisory Committees
16. Statutory Selection Committees
17. Senior Administration – Description of Roles / McGill University Organizational Chart
18. Contact Information for Senior Administration

2.PDF icon Board of Governors Orientation Reference Documents for 2017-2018 Governance Year

3. PDF icon Report on Evolution of Governance Practices at McGill University  

The Report on Evolution of Governance offers a description of the role of the University’s governing bodies, presents the evolution of governance through various reviews related to the Board of Governors and to the University Senate, outlines current practices and describes, as appropriate, areas for development.