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The Board of Governors

The legal responsibilities of the Board of Governors are set out in Section 9 of The McMaster University Act, 1976.  While the President and senior administrative officers exert the central influence in policy as well as providing the dominant force in management under the authority of the Board, Board members play an important role in the governance of the University, since the Board is the legal owner and the final authority for the institution whose assets and operations the Board holds in trust.  Except for such matters as are assigned by the 1976 Act to the Senate, the government, conduct, management and control of the University and of its property, revenues, business and affairs are vested in the Board. In carrying out its financial responsibilities, the Board must accept full accountability for the finances of the University, including monitoring and authorizing the annual operating budget, prudent investments, and comprehensive fund-raising activities, as well as the obligation to ensure that financial assets are appropriately managed.  The Board receives nominations from the Senate with respect to the hiring, promoting and suspending of senior administrative and teaching personnel, and delegates the appointment, promotion, suspension or removal of all other officers, agents and employees of the University to officers of the University. The Board conducts its affairs by making by-laws, resolutions and regulations to supplement the Act. The composition of the Board of Governors is described in Section 8 of the University Act.

Standing Committees of the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors has a number of standing committees where many of the matters that come to Board of Governors for approval are discussed in detail first. The terms of reference and the composition of these committees are described in the Board of Governors By-Laws.

2023-2024 Board of Governors Meeting Dates

Meetings of the Board of Governors will begin at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise stated.

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 – Orientation
  • Friday, September 22, 2023 – Retreat
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023
  • Thursday, December 14, 2023
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Thursday June 6, 2024

2023-2024 University Planning Committee Meeting Dates

Meetings of the University Planning Committee are typically held every third Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024