Governance

U of G Board of Governers

The University of Guelph was established by the University of Guelph Act, 1964.

The University functions with a bicameral governance structure. The Act sets out governance responsibilities of the Board of Governors and the Senate.

The Board of Governors (section 11) is responsible to oversee the government, conduct, management and control of the University and its property, revenues, expenditures, business and affairs. The Board is vested with all powers necessary or convenient to perform its duties and achieve the objectives and purposes of the University.

The elected graduate student representative for  the 2017-2018 academic year is Carolyn Augusta (Math & Stats).

Board of Governors:

Board Secretariat Office
University Centre, 4th Floor
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
N1G 2W1

U of G Senate

The University of Guelph was established by the University of Guelph Act, 1964.

The University functions with a bicameral governance structure. The Act sets out governance responsibilities of the Board of Governors and the Senate.

The powers given to the Senate are specifically over academic policy (see the Act, sections 12 and 13). The Senate may create such faculties, departments, schools or institutes or establish such chairs as it may determine, subject to Board approval of related expenditure of funds and the establishment of facilities, and may enact by-laws and egulations for the conduct of its affairs.

Senate was established through the University of Guelph Act and is responsible for academic programs, regulations and policies. On their website you will find information about how Senate works, its committee structure, schedules, minutes and meeting documentation.

The GSA President holds an ex-officio seat in the Senate. Elections and By-Elections are held to seek graduate student representatives representatives for each college:

  • OAC: 
  • OVC: 
  • CSAHS: 
  • CPES: 
  • CME: 
  • College of Biological Science: 
  • College of Arts: 

Senate:

University Secretary, Vicki Hodgkinson
Email: v.hodgkinson@exec.uoguelph.ca
(519) 824-4120 Ext 56761