2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

II. The University

University Governance

The University of Guelph was incorporated by an Act of the Ontario Legislature in 1964. The Act specifies that control of the University lies with the Board of Governors and the Senate.

The Board of Governors is responsible for the government, conduct, management and control of the University and its properties, revenues and expenditures, and business affairs. For information on the Board of Governors, their roles and responsibilities, and the terms of reference, visit the website at http://www.uoguelph.ca/governors/.

The Senate has 173 members. 61 are ex-officio, including the Chancellor, the President, the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Vice-President (Research), the Associate Vice-President (Academic), the Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs), the Associate Vice-President (Research), Associate Vice-President (Research, Agri-Food & Partnerships), the Registrar, Deans and Associate Deans, Directors of Schools, Directors of Faculties, Chairs of Departments, the Chief Librarian, the Director of Open Learning, the Director of the Centre for International Programs, the Academic Commissioner of the Central Student Association, the President of the Graduate Students' Association and the Secretary of Senate; 62 are faculty members elected on a college basis; 28 are undergraduate students elected by programs on the basis of 1 for each 500 students enrolled; 7 are graduate students elected from and by the graduate students of each college and the School of Rural Planning and Development on the basis of 1 for each 500 students enrolled; 8 are alumni elected by the Alumni Association, 3 are non-university members chosen by and from the Board of Governors, 1 is a representative of the University of Guelph Faculty Association, 2 are representatives of staff and 1 is a representative of the Librarians.

The Senate has responsibility for educational policy, including the creation of faculties, departments, schools and institutes; courses of study and standards of admission and continuation of study; qualifications for and granting of degrees, including honorary degrees, and of diplomas; examinations and examiners, fellowships, scholarships and bursaries; and for the election of the Chancellor. For information on the University of Guelph Senate, its composition, membership, and bylaws, visit the website at http://www.uoguelph.ca/senate/.